Piero Formica

Name: Piero Formica

Title: Dean, International University of
Senior Research Fellow, INTEL Innovation Value Institute

Affiliation: Univerita di Bologna [Italy], National University of Ireland [Ireland], University of Tartu [Estonia], University of Tehran [Iran], University of Calicut in Kerala [India]

URLs: www.intentac.org

Country: Italy


"Autocatalytic networks are forming through organic processes of tacit knowledge diffusion."

"How to fill the gap between individual and organizational knowledge?"

"Shift the traditional culture…in favor of a more advanced culture of co-opetition among all parties in the supply chain."

"The invisible hand of the market must be accompanied by an invisible handshake (i.e., connectivity and trust led business)"

Professor Piero Formica is Founder of the International Entrepreneurship Academy and has been till his retirement on 31 December 2009 Professor of Economics with special focus on innovation and entrepreneurship at the Jonkoping International Business School. Currently, he is Senior Research Fellow of the INNOVATIONAL VALUE INSTITUTE, (a consortium founded by Intel, National University of Ireland and Boston Consulting Group) at the National University of Ireland, where he leads an international research team on experimentation and simulation of high-expectation startups and is the course leader of Experimental Entrepreneurship at the University Centre for Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation (www.eden.nuim.ie) Piero is also Guest Professor of Knowledge Economics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Tartu, Estonia, and at the Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran. In 2013, Piero has been appointed Erudite Scholar at the University of Calicut in Kerala (India)

In 2011 Piero was Guest Professor at the Chair of Human Resources and Entrepreneurship Research at the King Saud University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). Between 2003 and 2006, Piero has been Professor of Knowledge Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates. Between 2004 and 2009, Piero held the Special International Professorship of Knowledge Economics and Entrepreneurship at the School of Economics and Management – Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and was Visiting Professor at the Jean Monnet Faculty of Political Studies (Second University of Naples).

Between 2003 and 2006 he held the Marie Curie Professorship at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu, Estonia. Between 1982 and 2003 he held the professorship of Economics of Innovation in the Masters of Business Law and Technology Management programmes at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he was in the Board of Governors between 1990 and 1994.

Professor Piero Formica has over 30 years of experience in the fields of international economics, economic forecasting, econometrics, and economics of entrepreneurship and innovation, working with OECD Economic Prospects Division in Paris, academic institutions, large corporations and small companies, governmental bodies, and the European Union. He serves as board member of Industry & Higher Education, the International Journal of the Knowledge Economy, the Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, the International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, and the South Asian Journal of Management.

In the last five years Piero Formica has extensively published in the fields of knowledge economics, entrepreneurship and innovation. THE EXPERIMENTAL NATURE OF NEW VENTURE CREATION. Capitalizing on Open Innovation 2.0, Springer, June 2013, is his new book co-edited with Professor Martin Curley (VP Intel Co.). STORIES OF INNOVATION FOR THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION. Piero's most recent essay is STORIES OF INNOVATION FOR THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION. The Lynceus Long View, Palgrave Macmillan, August 2013. His upcoming essay THE ROLE OF CREATIVE IGNORANCE. Profile of Pathfinders and Path Creators, Macmillan Palgrave, is expected to be released in December 2014.

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