One of the fundamental issues for the field of strategy is to
understand how managers develop and make use of firm’s
capabilities to achieve greater performance. My work
attempts to contribute to this field of research by
investigating on one hand how managers exploit and
transfer firm’s capabilities and on the other hand how
managers explore firm’s capabilities by identifying new
My research also considers how firms acquire capabilities
that allow them to improve their performance relative to
new criteria. With growing demands on firms to improve
their social and environmental performance, this research
is of increasing importance. My work clarifies the role that
both intentional search and unintentional discovery play in
the acquisition or development of these capabilities.
There are three main themes in my research which explore
a) the choice of where to source capabilities, b)
mechanisms for the internal development of capabilities,
and c) the consequences of capabilities on performance
and firm strategy. My research uses innovative data from
several sources and at multiple levels.
My latest research has been published in journals such as
Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship
Journal, Research Policy, IEEE Transactions on
Engineering Management, Journal Product innovation
Management and Academy of Management Annals.
Berchicci, L., & King, A. A. (2022). Building knowledge by mapping model uncertainty in six studies of social and financial performance. Strategic Management Journal, 43(7), 1319-1346. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.3374
Micheli, M. R., Berchicci, L., & Jansen, J. J. P. (2020). Leveraging diverse knowledge sources through proactive behaviour: How companies can use inter-organizational networks for business model innovation. Creativity and Innovation Management, 29(2), 198-208. https://doi.org/10.1111/caim.12359
Ahmadi, S., Khanagha, S., Berchicci, L., & Jansen, J. (2017). Are Managers Motivated to Explore in the Face of a New Technological Change? The Role of Regulatory Focus, Fit, and Complexity of Decision-Making. Journal of Management Studies, 54(2), 209-237. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12257
Berchicci, L., de Jong, PJ., & Feel, M. (2015). Remote collaboration and innovative performance: the moderating role of R&D intensity. Industrial and Corporate Change, 25(3), 429-446. https://doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtv031
Berchicci, L., Tucci, C., & Zazzara, C. (2014). The influence of industry downturns on the propensity of product vs. process innovation (forthcoming). Industrial and Corporate Change, 23(2), 429-465. https://doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtt011
Berchicci, L. (2013). Towards an open R&D system: internal R&D investment, external knowledge acquisition and innovative performance. Research Policy, 42(1), 117-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2012.04.017
Berchicci, L., Dowell, G., & King, AA. (2012). Environmental Capabilities and Corporate Strategy: Exploring Acquisitions Among US Manufacturing Firms. Strategic Management Journal, 33(9), 1053-1071. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.1960
Berchicci, L. (2011). Heterogeneity and intensity of R&D partnership in Italian manufacturing firms. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 58(4), 674-687. https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2011.2125966
Berchicci, L., King, AA., & Tucci, CL. (2011). Does the Apple Always Fall Close to the Tree? The Geographic Proximity Choice of Spinouts. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 5(2), 120-136. https://doi.org/10.1002/sej.110
Berchicci, L., & Tucci, CL. (2010). There is more to market learning than gathering good information: the role of shared team values in radical product definition. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 27(7), 972-990. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5885.2010.00765.x
Brown, H., Vergragt, P., Green, K., & Berchicci, L. (2003). Learning for sustainability transition through bounded socio-technical experiments in personal mobility. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 15(3), 291-315.
Berchicci, L. (2009). Innovating for Sustainability: green entrepreneurship in personal mobility. Routledge. Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organization and Technology; 11
Berchicci, L. (2008). Too much of a good thing? Innovation driven by environmental ambition. In R. Wustenhagen, & J. Hamschmidt (Eds.), Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship (pp. 119-137). Edward Elgar Publishing.
Berchicci, L., & King, A. (2007). Postcards from the Edge: a Review of the Business and Environment Literature. In J. P. Walsh, & A. P. Brief (Eds.), Academy of Management Annals (pp. 513-547). Lawrence Erlbaum.
Berchicci, L., & Tucci, CL. (2006). Entrepreneurship, Technology and Schumpterian Innovation: Entrants and Incumbents. In M. Casson, & B. Yeung (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship
Ahmadi, S., Berchicci, L., & Jansen, J. (2015). A Motivational Perspective of Exploration: The Effects of Regulatory Focus and Managerial Decision-making Complexity on Exploration. Academy of Management Conference, Vacouver- Canada- August 2015.
Berchicci, L., & Dowell, G. (2010). Whether it's Green or Brown: Buy Local. Exploring the Acquisition Choice of Manufacturing Firms. In Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings Academy of Management.
Berchicci, L., King, A., & Tucci, CL. (2008). No Place Like Home? Spin-off's Strategy and Location Choice. In Academy of Management Conference Best Paper Proceedings Academy of Management.
Berchicci, L., & Hulsink, W. (2006). Of bikes and men. Innovation patterns and strategic entrepreneurship in the human-powered vehicle sector. In Paper prepared for the workshop on Strategic Entrepreneurship: the role of networking
Jarzabkowski, P., Dowell, G. W. S., & Berchicci, L. (2021). Strategy and organization scholarship through a radical sustainability lens: A call for 5.0. Strategic Organization, 19(3), 449-455. https://doi.org/10.1177/14761270211033093
Hulsink, W., Boons, FAA., & Berchicci, L. (2013). Learning from Learning Regions? What can the emerging Rotterdam Clean Tech Cluster learn from its own evolution and innovation hot spots elsewhere? Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).
Berchicci, L., (2009). MITKA: SUSTAINABLE COMMUTER TRANSPORT?, No. 809-055-1
Behavioral Strategy & Entrepreneurial Behavior
- Study year: 2022/2023, 2020/2021
- Code: BERMASC047
- Level: PhD
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- Code: BMME078
- Level: Master, Master, Master, Master
IM Research clinic
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- Code: BM-IM-RC
- Level: Master
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- Code: BMSE01
- Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master
- Study year: 2019/2020
- Code: BERMAMC020
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- Study year: 2017/2018, 2014/2015
- Code: BERMASC027
- ECTS: 5 Level: Master
Start Up & Growth
- Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016
- Code: BM02SE
- ECTS: 6 Level: Master
Start Up & Growth
- Study year: 2014/2015
- Code: RSM09ES
- ECTS: 6 Level: Master
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