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Structure Department of Economics and Management
Telephone 0498274236
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Scientific sector SECS-P/08 - CORPORATE FINANCE
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Notice and additional information
The Advanced Marketing course for the A.A. 2017/2018 will start the 10th of October.

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Proposals for thesis
1) Modelli di innovazione partecipata: crowdsourcing e crowdfunding/Open innovation: crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
2) Ecosistemi per l'innovazione: relazioni università impresa e ruolo degli incubatori/Innovation ecosystems: university-industry relationshipd and role of business incubators
3) Processi di internazionalizzazione delle PMI/ Internationalization processes of SMEs
4) Percorsi di innovazione per le PMI/Innovation patterns of SMEs

Curriculum Vitae
I am associate professor of management at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Padova, where I teach Marketing, Advanced Marketing and Management of Creativity.

My research agenda includes issues within the field of management of creativity and innovation in inter-organizational networks. The theoretical focus is on agglomerations (clusters and industrial districts), project based organizations in creative industries and university-industry collaborations in high-tech industries. The main research settings are creative industries (design, music industry), high-tech industries (life science, advanced materials), Italian industrial districts and clusters.

After finishing my PhD in Economics and Management of Firms and Local Sytems at the University of Florence, I obtained a postdoctoral position at the University of Padova, where I’ve been employed as assistant professor of Economics and Management from 2006 to 2015.

During the years I have been involved in a number of national, international and EU research projects, which also lead me to spend several periods of study and research abroad, at the Copenhagen Business School (DK), The University of Tokyo (JP) and the University of Nairobi (Kenya).

I published articles and book chapters in national and international outlets in the field of inter-organizational networks for innovation in clusters and industrial districts.

Recent publications

Caloffi A., Pryke S., Sedita S.R., Semiatycki M. (2017) “Public-private partnerships and beyond: potential for innovation and sustainable development”. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 35 (5), 739-745.

Apa, R., & Sedita, S. R. (2017). “How (do) internal capabilities and the geography of business networks shape the performance of contractors in public procurement tenders? Evidence from the construction industry”. Construction Management and Economics, 35 (7): 404-419.

Grandinetti R., Sedita S.R., Apa R. (2017) “The social and business dimension of a networked business incubator: the case of H-Farm”. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 24 (2), 198-221.

Sedita S.R., De Noni I., Pilotti L. (2017) “Out of the crisis: an empirical investigation of place-specific determinants of economic resilience”. European Planning Studies, 25(2), 155-180

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2017/18
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17
Current A.Y. 2017/18
10 2nd Year First
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17
Current A.Y. 2017/18
6 2nd Year First