Paola Cillo is Associate Professor of the Department of Management and Technology at Bocconi University where she serves as Vice Director (as of November 2016). Since January 2017, she serves as the Department of Management & Technology Liaison Officer.
She served as Director of the Master of Science in Economics and Management of lnnovation and Technology (EMIT), at Bocconi University (2011-2016). She also serves as the academic coordinator for the Concentration in Luxury Business Management of the Full Time MBA Program (as of January 2017). She conducted different research projects and has been working both in executive education programs and advising activities with some of the most important companies in the FMCGs, in the digital and pharmaceutical industries.
Her areas of expertise include innovation in symbolic and creative industries, big data and innovation strategies and the impact of innovation on investors’ response. Currently, she is focusing on the following themes: data analytics and innovation; innovation and investors' response;Tech and digital innovation in fashion and luxury industries.
She is the author of 40 articles and 2 books on marketing strategies, innovation and new product development. She currently works on different international research projects with teams in leading institutions in Europe and in the US. Her research has been funded by public institutions and private companies in Italy and abroad and has been published in leading academic management outlets at an international level, such as Research Policy, The Journal of Product Innovation Management, and Long Range Planning among the others. She was Visiting Professor at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth (USA) in 2008, Visiting Assistant Professor at Marketing Department Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota in 2005 and Visiting Scholar at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2000. She sits in the board of private and public companies.
Paola earned a Degree in Business Administration cum laude (1996) and a Ph.D. in Management (2001) both from Bocconi University.