The main purpose of the Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Laboratory (STEIN) is to focus on business research. The Lab research activity is strongly interdisciplinary, drawing on economic, statistical, management and legal knowledge and competences.. This approach allows to systematically collect and assess information on the various aspects considered essential to a business at the centre of the dynamics of an economic system.
The Laboratory also intends to contribute to the professional development and the dissemination of the research results in the business world. As such, the Lab will provide empirical research training based on its data, becoming a place where to conduct applied research and where to offer continued training for managers, as well as for entrepreneurs and aspiring ones.
There are three large areas of interest:
STEIN embraces a methodology characterized by an empirical research approach based on the analysis of data, field studies and laboratory experiments as well as studies on regulatory impact and comparative case analysis. The laboratory plans to buy, build and maintain large data banks or datasets on businesses, entrepreneurship and innovation. Data will be acquired in particular through access to public or privately owned databases or by conducting specific surveys and case studies. When empirical studies involving experiments are to be carried out by the research area, CEEL will be consulted and collaboration sought.
The research group has solid experience in the field of applied business research. In particular, econometric techniques, spatial statistics and building case studies are part of the methodological makeup. The members of the laboratory integrate organizational knowledge and business strategy with the study of industrial dynamics and the analysis of innovation policies.
The Laboratory intends to become a meeting point for young aspiring entrepreneurs as well as researchers and those already active in business. Informal business analysis sessions will be organized with a view to encouraging fruitful contacts and cross-fertilization among young graduates in economics, technology and in the natural sciences (Startup Café).
The research group’s well-established network of national and international contacts is a continous source of learning and facing up to the best practices in business and innovation research.
A new laboratory on entrepreneurship will start in September, devoted to the MAIN and MIM students, as well as for students of all other Departments.
The Contamination Lab (C-LAB) will start soon: it will be an opportunity for entrepreneurial creativity and training for start-uppers, students, talented people.
The C-LAB is organized on the basis of a sound horizontal interaction and cooperation among people with different and complementary skills.
is manager, start-up mentor, coach, entrepreneur and consultant in the fields of innovation, internationalization and cooperation. He covers top roles in organizations with the task of re-focusing their strategy, rightsizing and re-launching companies, very often making use of global alliances. As a lecturer he is focused to transfer his hands-on experience through international master, PhD and post doc training programs.
|Maria Laura Frigotto|
is assistant professor in Organization and Management Theory at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento. Her studies address the generation and emergence of novelty in organizations. Laura has a Ph.D. in Management from the Ca’ Foscari Univeristy in Venice. She was visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2007 and 2012-2013.
is an Associate Professor of Business Economics and Management at the Faculty of Economics , University of Trento, where he teaches courses in operations and project management. His past and current research interests include topics such as the role of modularity and standardization in the division of intellectual labor, the characteristics and importance of managerial practices in service industries, and the dynamics of collaboration and coordination in the creation of collective knowledge (crowdsourcing).
is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Management at the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Trento. After a postdoctoral appointment at the Eindhoven University of Technology, TU/e, Alberto first joined Philips Research as a Research Scientist and then he worked as Research Fellow at the Faculty of Management at Cass Business School (City University London) where is now Honorary Visiting Fellow.
His research coalesces around digital economy and the relationship between strategy and technology development. He works on business models and business models innovation, technological platforms, smart cities, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Next Generation Networks. His papers are published on international peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Journal of Business Research, Production Planning and Control, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Government Information Quarterly, Telecommunications Policy, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, and International Journal of Production Economics) and he presents his novel research at international conferences. He is Member of the Academy of Management.
is assistant professor at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento (Italy). His research interests are in the management of innovation and in managerial decision making. He studied how organizational norms and practices shapes the collaborative production of complex artifacts and how the interplay between diversity, division of labor and communication improves decision-making in organizations.
Head of STEIN
is an associate professor of organization theory and behavior and human resource management in the Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento, Italy.
His current research interests include organizational learning, knowledge creation and replication in industrial clusters, the impact of IT artifacts on organizational knowledge, and gender issues in scientific institutions.
Zamarian has a PhD in management from the University of Bologna.
is full professor of Business Organizations Economics at the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento. He directs, with prof. A. Leijohnfvud the “Advanced Summer School on Adaptive Economic Dynamics”. His main research focuses are on: 1. Organizational capabilities, growth and firm performances; 2. The productivity slowdown of Italian economy: empirical measurement, comparative assessment and causes.Details
|Maria Luigia Segnana|
(DISSE, Università la Sapienza, Roma)
The Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Laboratory, which is located in the Department of Economics and Management in the University of Trento, focuses on business research. The Lab research activity is markedly interdisciplinary, being able to combine economic, statistical, management and legal knowledge and competences.
The Laboratory intends to contribute to the professional development of individuals, as well as to the broad dissemination of its research results into the business world. As such, the Lab will provide empirical research training based on its data and will set up the STEIN Farm as a place for continued training and personal development for managers, as well as for established and aspiring entrepreneurs.
The changes taking place in modern economics are marked by processes of decentralized manufacturing, outsourcing, and the vitalness of creative and project based activities. Over the next few years, a considerable portion of the overall skilled jobs will be linked to the creation of entrepreneurial and self-starting initiatives. Thus, there is a growing need to foster and encourage entrepreneurial, proactive and creative behaviour and in order to grasp opportunities and exploit them as key business ideas.
The STEIN Farm aims to become a center for the nurturing and growth of business creativity and innovative ideas rooted within the University and the economic and social fabric of Trentino. Its ultimate goal is to give support to new entrepreneurial initiatives. Successful business ideas are not necessarily centered on the individual but on teams and interdisciplinary experiences. These ideas rise and grow as the result of the interaction between the scientific and managerial competences already abundant in Trentino but which still tend todevelop in an independent and fragmentary manner.
The Farm will provide the following services:
The Farm includes experts in developing new entrepreneurial ideas as well as strategy specialists and experts in market research, business and commercial law, innovation management and corporate finance.
Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Laboratory (STEIN)
Laboratorio strategia, imprenditorialità e innovazione