Professor of Strategic Management

• PhD in Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
• Degree in Management Engineering, University of Brescia

Giovanni Valentini is professor in the Strategic Management Department and Director of the PhD Program. Prof. Valentini holds a PhD in Management from IESE Business School and a degree in Management Engineering from the University of Brescia, Italy. Before joining IESE, he was an Associate Professor of Strategy at Bocconi University.

Most of his research has tried to contribute to a better understanding of how firms can combine internal and external knowledge to gain competitive advantage through technological innovation and growth. His work has been published in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Research Policy, and Strategic Management Journal. He is co-editor of Industrial and Corporate Change.

Areas of interest

* Strategy
* Innovation Strategy
* Corporate Growth
* Non-market strategies


Journal Articles (refereed)

VALENTINI, G., CONTI, R. (2018). Super Partes? Assessing the Effect of Judicial Independence on Entry. Management Science, 64 (8), 3469 - 3970. doi:10.1287/mnsc.2017.2794.
CASTELLANETA, F., VALENTINI, G., ZOLLO, M. (2018). Learning or Inertia? The Impact of Experience and Knowledge Codification on Post-Acquisition Integration. Industrial and Corporate Change, 27 (3), 577 - 593. doi:10.1093/icc/dtx043.
BIRHANU, A., GAMBARDELLA, A., VALENTINI, G. (2016). Bribery and Investment: Firm-Level Evidence from Africa and Latin America. Strategic Management Journal, 37 (9), 1865 - 1877. doi:10.1002/smj.2431.
CASSIMAN, B., VALENTINI, G. (2016). Open Innovation: Are Inbound And Outbound Knowledge Flows Really Complementary? Strategic Management Journal, 37 (6), 1034 - 1046. doi:10.1002/smj.2375.
MAS, N., VALENTINI, G. (2015). Technology Complexity and Target Selection. The Case of US Hospital Mergers. Industrial and Corporate Change, 24 (2), 511 - 537. doi:10.1093/icc/dtu017.
GAMBARDELLA, A., PANICO, C., VALENTINI, G. (2015). Strategic Incentives to Human Capital. Strategic Management Journal, 36 (1), 37 - 52. doi:10.1002/smj.2200.
CIRILLO, B., BRUSONI, S., VALENTINI, G. (2014). The Rejuvenation of Inventors through Corporate Spin-Outs. Organization Science, 25 (6), 1764 - 1784. doi:10.1287/orsc.2013.0868.
GOLOVKO, E., VALENTINI, G. (2014). Selective Learning-by-Exporting: Firm Size and Product Versus Process Innovation. Global Strategy Journal, 4 (3), 161 - 180. doi:10.1002/gsj.1080.
VALENTINI, G., DI GUARDO. M.C. (2012). M&A and the Profile of Inventive Activity. Strategic Organization, 10 (4), 384 - 405. doi:10.1177/1476127012457980.
VALENTINI, G. (2012). Measuring the Effect of M&A on Patenting Quantity and Quality. Strategic Management Journal, 33 (3), 336 - 346. doi:10.1002/smj.946.

Working Papers

MAS, N., VALENTINI, G. (2012). The importance of technology in the consolidation of hospital markets. The case of the United States (DI-953-E).
CASSIMAN, B., DIGUARDO, C., VALENTINI, G. (2005). Organizing for innovation: R&D projects, activities and partners (DI-597-E).
CASSIMAN, B., DIGUARDO, C., VALENTINI, G. (2005). The organization and performance evaluation of R&D projects in a dynamic environment (DI-605-E).


CONTI, R., KACPERCZYK, A. J., VALENTINI, G. (2018). Discrimination and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from LGBT Rights Laws. Academy of Management Proceedings.

Articles in other publications

CASSIMAN, B., DIGUARDO, C., VALENTINI, G. (2004). Abrirse para innovar. Iniciativa Emprendedora (45), pp. 25 - 39.


VALENTINI, G., ARIÑO, M. A. (2002). Cementos Elola. IESE, AD-284-E.