Pro-Rettore alla Valorizzazione della Ricerca
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U07, Piano: P02, Stanza: 2037
Via Bicocca degli Arcimboldi 8 - 20126 MILANO


Salvatore Torrisi is Professor of Strategic Management at the Department of Economics, Management and Statistics (DEMS) of the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) where he coordinates the Management Division. He has directed the PhD Program in General Management at the University of Bologna and he is currently responsible for the core course in Economics and Management of Innovation.

He graduated from Bocconi University in Italy (Major: Economics) and obtained a PhD from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex in the UK. He is Associate editor of  Journal of Industrial and Business Economics and serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the European Management Review.

He is Affiliate to ICRIOS-Bocconi University of Milan, CefES_DEM and the European Policy for Intellectual Property Association (EPIP).

He has been Visiting professor at the Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, the School of Economics, Wuhan University of Technology in China, and the Faculty of Applied Economics, University of Antwerp in Belgium. 

He has participated in various national and international research projects sponsored by the European Commission, the Alfred Sloan Foundation, UNDP, European Investment Bank and the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).

His research focuses on the economics and management of innovation, competitive strategy, strategic management of IP, technology transfer and entrepreneurship, digital technology and corporate change.


  • Giarratana, M., & Torrisi, S. (2010). Foreign entry and survival in a knowledge-intensive market: emerging economy countries' international linkages, technology competences, and firm experience. STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP JOURNAL, 4(1), 85-104. Detail
  • Giachetti, C., & Torrisi, S. (2018). Following or Driving Away from the Leader? A Question of Environmental Uncertainty and Visibility. EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 15(3), 445-463. Detail
  • Torrisi, S., Gambardella, A., Giuri, P., Harhoff, D., Hoisl, K., & Mariani, M. (2016). Used, blocking and sleeping patents: Empirical evidence from a large-scale inventor survey. RESEARCH POLICY, 45(7), 1374-1385. Detail
  • Corsino, M., Giuri, P., & Torrisi, S. (2019). Technology spin-offs: teamwork, autonomy, and the exploitation of business opportunities. THE JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, 44(5), 1603-1637. Detail
  • Corsino, M., Mariani, M., & Torrisi, S. (2019). Firm strategic behavior and the measurement of knowledge flows with patent citations. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 40(7), 1040-4069. Detail