Personal Webpage of Massimo G. Colombo

I am Professor of Innovation Economics, Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Finance at School of Management at Politecnico di Milano.

I am also Deputy Director for Research, Accreditations and Rankings.

I serve as Chief editor of Economia e Politica Industriale – Journal of Business and Industrial Economics and the Associate Editor of the Journal of Small Business Management.

I was the scientific coordinator of the FP7 VICO research project on “Financing entrepreneurial ventures in Europe: Impact on innovation, employment growth, and competitiveness”.

I am author (or co-author) of nine books and more than 80 peer reviewed publications in international journals. In particular, I have published in journals such as Science, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Research Policy, the Journal of Industrial Economics, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, Industrial and Corporate Change, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Small Business Economics, the Journal of Small Bisiness Management.

Here is my CV

Massimo G. Colombo

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Research Group

Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Innovation (EFI)
Faculty Members
Postdoctoral researchers and PhD Students
  • Keivan Aghasi, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Kourosh Shafi, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Teresa Romano, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Matteo Bonaventura, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Niccolo' Ghio, PhD
  • Paola Rovelli, PhD
  • Beatrice Matassini, PhD
  • Vincenzo Butticè, PhD
  • Francesca Tenca, PhD
  • Vahid Sadr, PhD
Associated Members
  • Fabio Bertoni, Professor of Corporate Finance, EMlyon
  • Ali Mohammadi, Researcher, KTH
  • Samuele Murtinu, Associate Professor, University of Groningen
  • Anita Quas, Assistant Professor, EMlyon
  • Diego D'Adda, Assistant Professor, Università Politecnica delle Marche
  • Larissa Rabbiosi, Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School
  • Lorenzo Pirelli, European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg

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