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Doctoral Defense: Collective and individual identities in the external communication of regional cluster firms – The case of Franciacorta wineries

On Monday, November 25th 2013, Alessandra Zamparini will defend her doctoral thesis on “Collective and individual identities in the external communication of regional cluster firms: The case of Franciacorta wineries”. The defense will take place at 17:15 in room 250.

The committee will be composed of Prof. F. Lurati, USI (thesis supervisor), Prof. R. Grandinetti, Universitą degli Studi di Padova (co-supervisor), Prof. P. Foreman, Illinois State University (external jury member), Prof. D. Ravasi, Cass Business School (external jury member). It will be chaired by Prof. Suzanne Suggs.

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A Warm Welcome to Prof. Dr. Reto Hofstetter

IMCA is proud to welcome Dr Reto Hofstetter to the team who has been appointed as Associate Professor in Marketing. Reto’s research is mainly concerned with consumer behavior in online environments, in particular with network-effects of user-generated-content and incentive-mechanisms in innovation-contests.

Reto has published his work in very prominent journals such as Management Science, Journal of Marketing Research, or Journal of Product Innovation Management. He gained his PhD in Marketing from the University of Bern, Switzerland and visited the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and Stanford University.

We are looking forward to inspiring conversations and forthcoming research activities with Reto.

PhD position in Interdisciplinary Innovation Management

The Faculty of Communication Sciences at the University of Lugano (USI) has issued a call for an interdisciplinary Ph.D. position in innovation management, under the joint supervision of Professors Jeanne Mengis, and Michael Gibbert. For more information, please see: Job Announcement

Auguri to Dr. Comi!

Alice Comi has successfully defended her PhD thesis:

Understanding the Impact of Visual Facilitation on Inter-Organizational Teamwork: An Experimental Evaluation with Follow-Up Focus Group Interviews

She now works as a visiting scholar at the Design Innovation Research Center at the University of Reading thanks to a grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Best Scholar Award for Francesco Lurati

Francesco Lurati received the Reputation Institute’s 2012 ‘Best Scholar Award’ at the 16th International Conference on Corporate Reputation (held in Milan, 30.5-1.6.). Each year, the Reputation Institute recognises individuals who have greatly contributed to the field of reputation through both scholarship and practice by awarding them a place in their Hall of Fame. Congratulations Francesco!