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The Advanced Marketing course for the A.A. 2018/2019 will start the 1st 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 sostenibile per le PMI/Innovation patterns of SMEs

Curriculum Vitae
Professional Appointments
2015- current: Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Management, University of Padova (Italy)
2006 – 2015: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Management, University of Padova (Italy)
2004-2006: Post-doc fellow, Department of Economics and Management, University of Padova (Italy)

(2004) Ph.D. Economics and Management of Small firms and Local Development
(2000) Laurea Statistical and Economic Sciences, University of Padova

Academy of Management Association (2007, 2010, 2012, 2017); Academy of International Business Association (2009); Strategic Management Society (2007, 2008); DRUID Society (dal 2002 al 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013); EGOS - European Group for Organizational Studies - Association (2010, 2014); EURAM - European Academy of Management - Association (2010, 2012, 2014); Regional Studies Association (2003, 2008, 2015); American Association of Geographers (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018); AISRE – Associazione Italiana di Scienze Regionali (2013, 2014, 2017); ERSA (2017).

Projects participation (selection)
2014-2018, Project manager, PRAT 2014 - Moving knowledge into action: exploring the micro-foundation of an innovation ecosystem, project funded by the University of Padova.
2012-, member, SmartSpec – Smart Specialization and Policy in European Regions, EU 7th FP.
2012-2014, Project manager, Profili – Creation of a trans-regional platform for the improvement of the PPPs in the construction sector. EU Interreg – Trans-regional cooperation Italy-Slovenia.
2009-2012, member, ICaTSEM - Institutional Changes and Trajectories of Socio-Economic development Models.EU 7th FP.

Selected Awards and Honors
2011, Marco Fanno Prize for the paper "How Do Collaborations with Universities Affect Firms' Innovative Performance? The Role of "Pasteur Scientists" in the Advanced Materials Field, RESEARCH POLICY, vol.38 (5), 2009, pp. 756-764 (with Y. Baba and N. Shichijo)
2012, Award for Best Paper - International Journal of Emerging Markets, as co-author with FiorenzaBelussi e Annalisa Caloffi of "Heterogeneity in cluster life cycle: the role of MNEs", presented at the AIB-MENA 2012 conference, January 13-15, 2012, Dubai (UAE).

Research areas
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.

Recent publications

Sedita S.R., Apa R., Bassetti T., Grandinetti R. (2018) Incubation matters. Measuring the effect of business incubators on the innovation performance of start-ups. R&D Management, on line first,

Apa R., De Noni I., Orsi L., Sedita S.R. (2018) Knowledge space oddity: How to increase the intensity and relevance of the technological progress of European regions. Research Policy, 47 (9): 1700-1712.

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

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 6821C6302329B2AB3661C6430D9ADD5A.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
EP2423 002PD EPP7081317 9 2nd Year (2019/20) First
IF0313 COMMON LE05105549 6 2nd Year (2019/20) First

Responsibility of other activity for A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IF0313 COMMON SPL1002458 6 3rd Year (2019/20) Annual ITA SILVIA RITA SEDITA