is a Full Professor at the Department of Management and Technology at Bocconi University. He holds a PhD in Economics from University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and a Licentiate degree in Management from the University of Urbino. 

Previously he was a faculty member (1998-2012) of the Department of Business Administration of University Carlos III (Madrid), which he chaired during the period 2009-2011. He also taught at Boston University, IESE Business School and Carnegie Mellon University and was research affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

He is an Associate Editor of Management Science for the Strategy Division, and editorial board member of the Academy of Management Review and Strategic Management Journal. Along with Ashish Arora and Alfonso Gambardella, Andrea is a co-author of Markets for Technology: Economics of Innovation and Corporate Strategy, published by MIT Press. 

His recent studies examine the internal organization of licensing activity, the interaction between product and technology strategies, the determinants and implications of “green” patenting, and the virtues and limitations of community-focused strategies. His works have been cited more than 1000 times according to Cited References Search in Web of Science and more than 4000 times according to Google Scholar.


Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs.

Herbert Hoover


Good health is essential to social and economical development and it empowers all of the public sectors.

World Health Organization


Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.

Peter Drucker

Human Capital

Talent is a source from which water flows constantly renewed. But this source loses its value unless it is properly used.

Ludwig Wittgenstein