Faculty Profile

Alessandra Luzzi

Associate Professor - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Biography

I am an Associate Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at BI.

My research interests focus on Innovation strategy, Entrepreneurship, Firm growth and the effects of Financial constraints for innovative firms. My research papers have been published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Organization Science, Research Policy and Industrial and Corporate Change. 

My teaching interests mainly focus on Innovation and technology strategy. I am also teaching in Data Science/Analytics Master of Management courses together with Espen Andersen and John Chandler Johnson. I have been teaching courses in Economics of organization and Statistics at the undergraduate level; Economics of Innovation at the PhD level and International Business at the MBA and MSc level.

Before joining BI I was an Assistant Professor in the Business Department at Carlos III University, Madrid. I received my Ph.D. in Economics and Management from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy. I received a degree in Statistics from the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy.

Publications

Luzzi, Alessandra & Sasson, Amir (2016)

Individual Entrepreneurial Exit and Earnings in Subsequent Paid Employment

Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 40(2), s. 401- 420. Doi: 10.1111/etap.12225

Luzzi, Alessandra & Sasson, Amir (2015)

Entrepreneurial skills or reward for success? Does entrepreneurship pay in future paid employment?

Academy of Management Proceedings, 1

Fosfuri, Andrea; Giarratana, Marco & Luzzi, Alessandra (2008)

The Penguin Has Entered the Building: The Commercialization of Open Source Software Products

Organization science (Providence, R.I.)

Giuri, Paola; Mariani, Myriam, Luzzi, Alessandra & Et, Al (2007)

Inventors and Invention Processes in Europe. Results from the PatVal-EU survey

Research Policy

Gambardella, Alfonso; Giuri, Paola & Luzzi, Alessandra (2007)

The Market for Patents in Europe

Research Policy

Fagiolo, Giorgio & Luzzi, Alessandra (2006)

Do liquidity constraints matter in explaining firm size and growth? Some evidence from the Italian manufacturing industry

Industrial and Corporate Change

Boustanifar, Hamid; Luzzi, Alessandra, Zhang, Dan & Zilja, Flladina (2017)

Entrepreneurs' Risk-aversion: effects on new ventures performance.

[Academic lecture]. DRUID17 Conference, New York.

Boustanifar, Hamid; Luzzi, Alessandra, Zhang, Dan & Zilja, Flladina (2017)

Entrepreneurs' Risk-aversion: effects on new ventures performance.

[Academic lecture]. 2017 ESA World Meeting, San Diego.

Boustanifar, Hamid; Luzzi, Alessandra, Zhang, Dan & Zilja, Flladina (2017)

Entrepreneurs' Risk-aversion: effects on new ventures performance.

[Academic lecture]. SMS 37th Annual Conference, Houston.

Luzzi, Alessandra & Sasson, Amir (2016)

Rich and King? Why do entrepreneurs leave their throne?

[Academic lecture]. Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Decision Making, CEDAG Paris Descartes Sorbonne Paris Cité.

Luzzi, Alessandra & Sasson, Amir (2015)

Entrepreneurial skills or reward for success? Does entrepreneurship pay in future paid employment?

[Academic lecture]. Invited Seminar Speaker, Ca' Foscari University, Department of Management, Venice.

Luzzi, Alessandra & Sasson, Amir (2015)

Entrepreneurial skills or reward for success? Does entrepreneurship pay in future paid employment?

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Conference.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2004 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies Ph.D.
1999 La Sapienza M.S.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2016 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
2013 - 2015 BI Norwegian Business School, Strategy Department Assistant Professor
2005 - 2013 University Carlos III, Business Department Assistant Professor
2011 - 2012 Wharton School Visiting Scholar
2009 - 2009 Luiss University Visiting Professor
2004 - 2005 University Carlos III Post-doctoral Fellow