Andrea Prencipe

Andrea Prencipe

Master in Philosophy Director, LUISS Business School Full Professor of Economics and Management Innovation at LUISS Guido Carli University

  • PhD, Science and Technology Policy, SPRU - University of Sussex
  • MSc, Technology and Innovation Management, SPRU - University of Sussex
  • MA, Management of Innovation, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa
  • Visiting Scholar, Harvard Business School, London Business School, Ross Business School


He has held academic positions at SPRU, INSEAD, and University ‘Gabriele D’Annunzio’. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School, London Business School, and Ross Business School at the University of Michigan. He has been invited speaker at a variety of institutions such as Harvard Business School, Cass Business School, Copenhagen Business School, University of Michigan, and University of Rotterdam. Andrea is an associate editor of Industrial and Corporate Change, Advisory Editor to Research Policy, and sits on the editorial board of Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, International Journal of Project Management, Long Range Planning, and IEEE Transactions on Technology and Engineering Management.

Andrea pursues three parallel research streams: the division and coordination of knowledge and labor in multi-technology contexts; learning, memory, and routines in project-based contexts, such as engineering and emergency projects; and the relationships between regional social capital and firms’ innovation performance. He has published articles on this subject in management journals as well as in major innovation journals. He has also edited books for Edward Elgar and Oxford University Press. A member of the Academy of Management since 1998, Andrea has been representative-at-large for the Technology and Innovation Management Division between 2009 and 2011.

His teaching experience spans course design and delivery at undergraduate and graduate levels, and the development of the associated teaching materials. Andrea has designed and delivered custom executive education programmes for major industrial firms. He has been the Scientific Director of the Finmeccanica Corporate Programme on International Business Engineering.
Relying on his research findings, he has also advised large industrial corporations on executive education initiatives and regional governments on their innovation strategy. He is an active fundraiser for research purposes from both public and private sources.


  • Innovation Management
  • Social Capital in Foreign Markets
  • Business of System Integration