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New frontiers in the economics and management of innovation

KITeS Conference

"New frontiers in the economics and management of innovation"

March 22nd-23rd 2012

Room N01 - P.zza Sraffa 13


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Thursday 22 March
9:00am Welcome Address
Guido Tabellini
Rector, Università Bocconi
Introduction to the Conference
Franco Malerba KITeS Università Bocconi

Innovation and Growth
Chairman Gianmario Verona KITeS Università Bocconi

Innovation, Productivity, and Growth
Bronwyn Hall University of California, Berkeley
Management as a Technology
John Van Reenen London School of Economics
The Value of Patented Inventions at the Extensive and Intensive Margin
Alfonso Gambardella KITeS Università Bocconi

Coffee break

Innovation and Industrial Dynamics
Chairman Marco Giarratana KITeS Università Bocconi

Looming Creative Destruction (or not) in 2.5 Large Sectors
Tim Bresnahan Department of Economics, Stanford University
Learning by Supplying
Juan Alcacer Harvard Business School (pdf)
Europe’s Missing Yollies
Reinhilde Veugelers KU Leuven Universiteit
The Value and Dangers of Remembrance in Changing Worlds: A model of cognitive and operational memory of organizations
Giovanni Dosi Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (pdf)(ppt)

 1:15pm  Lunch

Innovation and IPR
Chairman Salvatore Torrisi Università di Bologna

Performance Effects of Resource Interdependence: A study of firms’ product and process innovations
Gautam Ahuja University of Michigan
Patent System Design
Dietmar Harhoff Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Kitchen Confidential? Norms for the use of transferred knowledge in gourmet cuisine
Andrew King Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
The Influence of Intellectual Property Protection on the Geography of Trade in Knowledge-Intensive Goods
Anita McGahan Rotman School of Management

4:15pm Coffee break

Scientists and Inventors
Chairman Alberto Grando SDA Bocconi School of Management

Why Don’t Women Ask? The gender gap in inventive jobs
Myriam Mariani
KITeS Università Bocconi
Individual Preferences, Organization, and Competition in a Model of R&D Incentive Provision
Lorenzo Zirulia
Università di Bologna
Breakthrough Innovations: Using topic modeling to distinguish the cognitive from the economic
Sarah Kaplan
Rotman School of Management


Friday 23 March


Demand-Based Innovation
Chairman Emanuela Prandelli KITeS Università Bocconi

Peer-to-Peer vs. Marketplace Diffusion: Substitutes and complements
Eric von Hippel MIT Sloan School of Management (pdf)
The Revolution That Never Arrived: Clinical and genetic paradigms in bio-medical discovery and the R&D productivity paradox
Michelle Gittelman Rutgers Business School (ppt)
Spin-Offs, Technological and Demand Regimes and Industry Evolution

Franco Malerba KITeS Università Bocconi
Richard Priem TCU-The Neeley School of Business


Coffee break


Network-Based Innovation
Chairman Giuseppe Soda Università Bocconi

Life after Death? Citations and Social Influence
Jasijt Singh INSEAD
Does Evidence of Network Effects in Cross-Section Support Them?
Robin Cowan
UNU Merit University of Maastricht
Unleashing Explorative Potential: Spin-outs as linking contexts of inventors’ communities
Stefano Breschi KITeS Università Bocconi

 1:15pm  Lunch

Human-Capital and Innovation
Chairman Fabrizio Onida KITeS Università Bocconi

Real Options Theory, Firm-Specific Capital Investments, and Implications for Innovation
Joe Mahoney University of Illinois at Urbana
Utility Players and Utility Functions: How compensating differentials affect rent appropriation in the NBA
Russel Coff Wisconsin School of Business
Innovation and the Corner Suite
Rajesh Chandy London Business Schoool
Value Creation, Trust, and Value Capture in Economic Transactions
Claudio Panico
KITeS Università Bocconi

4:15pm Coffee break

Reflections & Wrap-Up
Stefano Brusoni Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ)
Bronwyn Hall University of California, Berkeley