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Alessio Cozzolino

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Business
Quinn School of Business
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7164745
Email: alessio.cozzolino@ucd.ie

Biography

Alessio Cozzolino is Assistant Professor of Strategy at UCD and he is the Academic Co-Director of the Master in Strategic Management and Planning for the Smurfit Business School. He joined UCD in Sept. 2015 after earning a PhD in Business Administration & Management from Bocconi University. During Spring 2014, he was visiting scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), and was a short-visitor at Boston University (USA) during Spring 2014. He also holds a MSc in Engineering Management from the University of Rome La Sapienza.

In 2015, Alessio was the Winner of the INFORMS Best Dissertation Award (in the Technology, Innovation Management, and Entrepreneurship Section - TIMES). In 2013, his research received the Honorable Mention of the SMS Best Conference Paper Prize (at the Strategic Management Society), and in 2017 he won the AOM Best Paper Proceeding (at the Academy of Management). In 2013-2015, he received a Telecom Italia Research Grant to pursue his current studies.

Alessio's research examines how technological changes affect the competitive advantage between established organizations and entrants. His main contribution is the definition and study of complementary asset discontinuities, a type of technological change introducing radically new assets (e.g., manufacturing, distribution) without necessarily destroying the core knowledge of organizations. By combining qualitative and quantitative methods, he has studied extensively the digital transformations in knowledge and cultural industries (newspapers, TVs, advertising, education, music). His work has been accepted for publication in Strategic Management Journal (SMJ). 

Alessio teaches 'Strategic Management' and 'Technology & Innovation Strategy' for UCD in Dublin, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He has taught on MBA, graduate, and undergraduate courses at UCD, Bocconi U, and Georgia Tech.

Prior to his PhD, Alessio worked in a large Media Company, Gruppo Editoriale l'Espresso, for five years. He has also collaborated for two years with Telecom Italia on a major research-based industrial project.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2015.
Title: Winner of the 2015 INFORMS Best Dissertation Award, Technology, Innovation Management, and Entrepreneurship Section (TIMES)
Year: 2013.
Title: SMS Best Conference Paper Prize (Honourable Mention), 2013 Strategic Management Society
Year: 2017.
Title: Best Paper Proceeding at the AOM for the manuscript: Business Model Innovation after Disruptions: A Process Study of an Incumbent Media Organization
             

Education

Year 2015 Institution: Univ Commerciale 'Luigi Boccon
Qualification: PhD Subject: Business Administration and Management
     

Journals Edited

Organization Science: Reviewer.
Strategic Organization: Reviewer.
 

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Cozzolino A., Rothaermel, F.T (2018) 'Discontinuities, competition, and cooperation: Coopetitive dynamics between incumbents and entrants'. Strategic Management Journal, 39 :1-33. [Details]
Cozzolino A., Rothaermel, F.T., Verona G. (2017) 'Business Model Innovation after Disruptions: A Process Study of an Incumbent Media Organization'. Academy of Management Proceedings, . [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Cozzolino, A; Rothaermel, FT (2017) Discontinuities, Competition, and Cooperation: Competitive Dynamics between Incumbents and Entrants Strategic Management Society, Annual Conference 2017, Houston [Details]
Cozzolino A., Rothaermel, F.T., Verona G (2017) Business Model Innovation after Disruptions: A Process Study of an Incumbent Media Organization Academy of Management, Annual Meeting 2017, Atlanta [Details]
Cozzolino A., Rothaermel F.T. (2016) Competing through Cooperation: How the Nature of Technological Change Affects Coopetition Academy of Management, Annual Meeting 2016, Anaheim [Details]
Cozzolino A., Rothaermel F.T. (2016) Managing Core Knowledge after Downstream Destructions: A Model of Cooperation with Competitors Strategic Management Society, Annual Conference 2016, Berlin [Details]
Cozzolino A., Rothaermel F.T. (2016) Competitive Advantage through Cooperation: How the Nature of Technological Change Affects Cooperation Strategic Management Society, Special Conference 2016, Rome [Details]
Cozzolino A., Verona G. (2015) Breaking News: A Model of Complementary-asset Destroying Discontinuity in the Italian Newspaper Industry CCC - Competition and Cooperation Consortium, NYU Stern [Details]
Cozzolino A., Verona G. (2015) Breaking News: A Model of Complementary-asset Destroying Discontinuity in the Italian Newspaper Industry Academy of Management, Annual Meeting 2015, Vancouver [Details]
Cozzolino A. (2015) Three Essays on Technological Changes and Competitive Advantage: Evidence from the Newspaper Industry INFORMS Annual Meeting 2015, Philadelphia [Details]
Cozzolino A. (2015) Let us Open this Model: How Organizations Balance Internal and External Knowledge to Sustain their Competitive Advantage Academy of Management, Annual Meeting 2015, Vancouver [Details]
Cozzolino A., Verona G. (2014) A Model of Complementary-asset Destroying Discontinuity in the Italian Newspaper Industry Emerging Scholar Workshop on Evolutionary Strategy, The Wharton School [Details]
Cozzolino A., Giarratana M. (2014) Technological Change and Platform Performance in the Italian Newspaper Industry: Value Creation Mechanisms in addition to Network Size Strategic Management Society, Special Conference 2014, Tel Aviv [Details]
Cozzolino A., Giarratana M. (2014) Mechanisms of Value Creation in Platform Markets: Evidences from the Digitalized Newspaper Industry DRUID Society Conference 2014, Copenhagen [Details]
Cozzolino A., Giarratana M (2014) Value Creation in Platform Markets after Technological Change: Mechanisms beyond Network Size Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014, Philadelphia [Details]
Cozzolino A., Verona G. (2013) Shift in Value Creation: Competence-destroying Discontinuity on Complementary Assets Strategic Management Society, Annual Conference 2013, Atlanta [Details]
                                                     

Research Seminars

Cozzolino A., Rothaermel F.T. (2016) Technological Discontinuities, Competition, and Cooperation: Strategies for Incumbent Firms (Nanyang Technological University - NTU). Research Seminars [Details]
Cozzolino A., Rothaermel F.T. (2016) Technological Discontinuities, Competition, and Cooperation: Strategies for Incumbent Firms (Singapore Management University - SMU). Research Seminars [Details]
                                           

Articles

Cozzolino A., Verona G. (2013) Breakout News! The Changing Technology of the Publishing Sector (Bocconi Case Collection 2013). Bocconi School of Management - Case Collection: Articles [Details]
Cozzolino A., Verona G. (2014) Let us Open this Model! The case of Gruppo Espresso between Professional and Participatory Journalism (Bocconi Case Collection 2014). Bocconi School of Management - Case Collection: Articles [Details]
                                 

Research

Research Interests

  • Technological discontinuities
  • Disruptive innovations
  • Resource and knowledge-based views of the firm 
  • Organizational adaptation & change
  • Platforms, business models, strategic alliances. 

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Firm Strategies to cope with Technological Changes: new Evidence from the Digitalized Media Sector
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-16 / 30-APR-18
   

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201700   BMGT43850     Business Management: Technology & Innovation Strate
201700   BMGT45080     Business Management: Technology & Innovation Strate
     

Innovation & Leadership

Academic Co-Director of the MSc in Strategic Management and Planning, at UCD Smurfit