Aldo Geuna is Full Professor at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Torino and Fellow of the Collegio Carlo Alberto. He has published several books and articles in refereed journals in the area of economics of science, economics of innovation and science and technology policy. He is member of the Editorial Board of Italian Economic Journal, Journal of Technology Transfer and Research Policy. He has been a member of various scientific committees, expert groups and panels in Italy, Sweden, the UK as well as for the OECD, the National Academies (US) and the EU. He has been an invited speaker in various European countries, the US, Canada, China and Korea. He taught as invited visiting professor in Chile, France, Italy, Spain and Vietnam.
PhD in History (EHESS, Paris), conducts research and didactic collaboration at the Department of Historical Studies of the University of Turin. She is the author of numerous essays and volumes. Editor of the journal Historia Magistra: Rivista di storia critica. Research interests: contemporary social and urban history, history of political and international institutions.
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti De Martiis, University of Turin. I previously held positions at the University of Utrecht and at the University of Bologna. My research focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and evolutionary economic geography.
Alessandra Colombelli is Associate Professor at the Politecnico di Torino, where she teaches Strategy and Organisation and Business Management. She holds a PhD in Economics and Management of Technology and an MSc in Management Engineering from the University of Bergamo. She is member of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (EIC) at the Politecnico di Torino, Research Associate at the CNRS-GREDEG-University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and the BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto. She serves as Technical Assessors at the I3P (the incubator of Politecnico di Torino). She was formerly Marie Curie Fellow at the Manchester Business School, research associate at the University of Cagliari, post-doc fellow at the University Lumière Lyon2 and the University of Turin. She has been involved in several national and international research projects and as a consultant for public and private institutions. Her publications cover several topics in the fields of entrepreneurship, economics of innovation, and regional economics. Her research was published in highly ranked international journals like Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Small Business Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Technology Transfer, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Regional Studies, and International Journal of Production Economics. She has been awarded the 2005 Giorgio Rota Best Paper and the 2012 Emerald Award for Excellence.
Nicolas Conserva is a PhD Candidate in Political Science working at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs – Innovation Policy Lab. He holds a BA in Political Science and a Master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Bari Aldo Moro. He is currently working on a dissertation that explores the politics of regional innovation in the European Union.
Born: February 8, 1948, Asti, Italy.
Education: Laurea (Economics, University of Turin, Italy).
Past position: Associate Professor in Industrial Economics (Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Turin, Italy)
- Small and medium firms;
- Automotive industry;
- Electric vehicles;
- Relationships between suppliers and car makers;
- Outsourcing and offshoring.
Elena Goracinova is a PhD Candidate in Political Science working at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs Innovation Policy Lab. She received her Master’s degree in geography from the University of Toronto with a thesis on manufacturing in Developed Economies. She is currently working on her dissertation exploring the factors influencing firm collaborative behaviour in Germany and Canada.
Marco Guerzoni is a co-founder of Despina, the Big Data Lab at the Department of Economics and Statistics, where he is associate professor of applied economics. He teaches Data Science for Business Intelligence, Entrepreneurship, Economics of Innovation and Technology policy. His research area covers management and economics of innovation, technology policy, advanced data science. He has been recently working on the methodological implications of big-data and machine learning for business and in social science with a focus on the issues of model selection, inference, and hypotheses mining. He has published in international journal such as for instance Research Policy, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Italian Journal of Applied Statistics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics. He coordinates the specialization Complexity and Innovation of the doctoral program. He is also member of BRICS-Collegio Carlo Alberto and ICRIOS-Università Bocconi.
John Holmes is Emeritus Professor of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University and an Academic Partner with the Automotive Policy Research Centre. He received his B.Sc. and M.A. from the University of Sheffield in the U.K. and his Ph.D. in 1974 from The Ohio State University. In 2014, he received the Distinguished Academic Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). The North American automotive industry has been the primary focus of his research for well over thirty years and he has published extensively on various aspects of the political economy of the industry. His current research investigates (a) the dynamics of competitiveness and innovation in the Canadian automotive parts industry, and, (b) the potential impact of new and revised trade agreements on automotive production and trade within North America.
Enrico Miletto is a researcher at the Fondazione Vera Nocentini. He is also a PhD Student at the PhD School in Humanities, University of Turin. Lastly, he is involved in research project of ISMEL and of the Istituto Piemontese per la Storia della Resistenza Giorgio Agosti. His more recent research interests are on the history of the Italian Eastern borders. Still, he has also worked on Labor History, with a specific focus on the Turin industrial structure. He wrote some paper and book, the last one being entitled Torino città dell’Automobile. Un secolo di industria dalle origini a oggi (Edizioni del Capricorno, Turin 2017). He is also the editor of Skf. Un modello di partecipazione industriale. Il contributo di Aldo Erroi e del Fali (FrancoAngeli, Milan 2017).
Born 1952, Stefano Musso is associate professor (with professional qualification as full professor). He teaches Contemporary History, Labour and Business History at the University of Turin.
- 1975 BA+MA in Philosophy , University of Turin
- 1977-78 Fellowship Fondazione Feltrinelli, Milan
- 1979 Master in History and Geography – University of Turin
- 2008-2012, Director of ISMEL (Institute for the History of Labour and Business), Turin.
- 2012- 2017, President of SISLAV (Italian Society for the History of Labour).
Research interests: Social History, Urban History, Labour movements and Trade Unions, Industrial Relations, Business History, Education and Vocational Training.
- Gli operai di Torino 1900-1920, Milano, Feltrinelli, 1980.
- La gestione della forza lavoro sotto il fascismo, Milano, Angeli, 1987.
- Tra fabbrica e società. Mondi operai nell’Italia del Novecento, (ed.), “Annali” Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, a. XXXIII, 1997, Feltrinelli, Milano, 1999.
- Le regole e l’elusione. Il governo del mercato del lavoro nell’industrializzazione italiana (1888-2003), Torino, Rosenberg & Sellier, 2004.
- La partecipazione nell’impresa responsabile. Storia del Consiglio di gestione Olivetti, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2009.
- Storia del lavoro in Italia dall’Unità a oggi, Venezia, Marsilio, 2011.
- Storia del lavoro in Italia. Il Novecento. 1896-1945. Il lavoro nella società industriale. 1945-2000 La ricostruzione, il miracolo economico, la globalizzazione, (ed.), Roma, Castelvecchi di Lit Edizioni, 2015.
Paolo Neirotti is Associate Professor at the Politecnico di Torino, in the Department of Management and Production Engineering.
His research interests include the topic of the work transformation ignited by digital technologies. With reference on the resurgence of the manufacturing industry in the Western world, Paolo’s interest mainly deals with how lean and high-performance work systems can find new and more sustainable ways of application through the use of new digital technologies on the shop floor like Internet of Things, Big Data and Collaborative Robotics.
His research has been published on Industrial and Corporate Change, International Journal of Human Resource Management, New Technology, Work and Employment, and Information & Management.
PhD in Economics of Communication, Massimiliano’s research interests include urban and regional development, digital economy and data analytics, cultural and creative industries. He’s one of the founders of DESPINA Big Data Lab at the University of Torino, where won a Marie Curie fellowship. Previously he was research fellow at Bocconi University Milano and for two years visiting professor in regional development at Leuphana University Lüneburg and He published several articles and he has taught in different university in Italy and abroad. At CCA is deputy director of the program MADAS.
PhD candidate at Doctoral School ScuDo of Politecnico di Torino focusing on research fields related to entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer. Bachelor degree in Ingegneria Gestionale at University of Bologna and master degree in Engineering and Management at Politecnico di Torino in March, 2017. Previous work experience in the ICT department of CNH Industrial.
Yale PhD, teach in a liberal arts college, do research on the auto industry and the Chinese and Japanese economies. Serve as a judge for the Automotive News PACE Award, which recognizes innovation in the supply chain. On the steering committee of GERPISA, a consortium of auto industry researchers.