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Gianluca Biggi

Research Assistant


Gianluca Biggi holds a PhD in Management from the University of Pisa where he is currently employed as a Post-doctoral researcher.

He has been a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Science and Technology Studies of the University College London (UCL) from January 2020 to September 2020.

Research interests

His research focuses on the nature and dynamics of chemical innovation. Grounded in the broader area of innovation studies, his research explores the extent and modalities under which firms react to regulations in their corporate and innovative strategies.

He uses patent data as measures of innovation and knowledge flows. During his PhD, he contributed to the development of a novel methodology combining the extraction of the chemical content from patents with computational chemistry techniques to understand the nature of chemical inventions.

He was nominated for the Aalto Business School ‘That’s interesting!’ Award during the 2020 Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting. He has also been awarded the 2019 ONE (Organization and the Natural Environment) Best Reviewer at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM).


Gianluca is part of the Green and Dark Innovation focus area.

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