Carmelo Cennamo is a SDA Affiliate Professor of Digital Transformation II at SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School.
At SDA Bocconi, as a subject matter expert,Carmelo conducts the project "A guide to platform economy for incumbents", part of the Devo Lab research activities
A frequent speaker in academic, corporate and industry events on platform competition, ecosystem strategy and digital transformation, he also actively contributes to the public debate on the regulatory framework for digital platforms and digital markets.
His research activities focus on platform competition, ecosystem strategy, digital markets and digital transformation. His current research addresses three main questions. The first is the impact of digital platforms on competitive dynamics in a market/sector. The second focuses on the role of ecosystem governance for competitive advantage in companies. The third is aimed at understanding the factors driving digital platform disruption of incumbent businesses and entire sectors.
He is the author of numerous articles on his topics of interest. His work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, The Journal of Management, Research Policy, The Journal of Management Studies, The Academy of Management Perspectives, The Academy of Managment Discoveries, Information Systems Research, The MIT Sloan Management Review, The California Management Review, among others. Carmelo has won numerous research awards, including the Best Paper Prize (finalist) from the Strategic Management Society (2014, 2018), Best Paper Award (finalist, 2017), Best Paper Proceedings (2017, 2015, 2013), Best Dissertation Award (finalist, 2011), and Distinguished Student Paper Award (2010) from the Academy of Management. Carmelo has served as a guest associate editor for the Information Systems Research's special Issue on platforms and infrastructures in the digital age, and as a guest editor for the California Management Review's special section on Digital transformation. He is a member of the Strategic Managment Society (SMS) and the Academy of Management and a member of the Scientific Board of AgendaDigitale.eu.
Carmelo earned an MSc in Economics from Università Bocconi and a PhD in Strategic Management from IE Business School. He is married with two children.