Enrico Forti

Assistant Professor, Management & Marketing

Enrico Forti is an Assistant Professor of Strategy in the O’Malley School of Business, Department of Management & Marketing.

His research program lies at the intersection of strategy and organization theory with a specific interest in strategy evolution and contemporary industries that are migrating toward more fluid and project-based production. His work has been published in leading academic journals, such as Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and Research Policy.

Enrico has taught courses and performed research at various institutions in the US, UK, EU, and China, including Columbia Business School, the UCL School of Management at University College London, the University of Bologna, and Peking University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of strategy.

Enrico received a Ph.D. degree in Management with highest honours from the University of Bologna and was a visiting doctoral student at London Business School. Before joining Manhattan College, he was a Lecturer in the Strategy & Entrepreneurship group at University College London, UCL School of Management. He currently serves as a Chazen Visiting Associate Research Scholar at Columbia Business School, in the Management Division.

Prior to his academic career, he was a business analyst at Accenture management consulting, in the Financial Services Division.

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Courses Taught

  • MBA 720: Advanced Strategic Management
  • MBAP 720: Advanced Strategic Management
  • MGMT 406: Strategic Management
  • MGMT 460: Special Topics in Management
  • Research
    My research program focuses on two central areas of investigation: (1) strategy formation and (2) organization design.

    My empirical approach primarily involves econometric studies of naturally occurring data at the individual, team, and firm level to investigate the link between strategy and performance as well as the implications of different organizational forms.

    My ultimate objective is to develop new theoretical models to explain strategy formation and patterns of coordination among economic actors on contemporary digital platforms.
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

    Ching K., Forti E., Rawley E. (2021) “Extemporaneous Coordination in Specialist Teams” Organization Science *Authors contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order. http://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/10.1287/orsc.2020.1376 [Open Access]

    • Nominee - 2019 SMS Annual Conference Best Paper Prize
    • Finalist - 2019 SMS Annual Conference Strategic Human Capital Best Paper Prize

    Forti E, Sobrero M, Vezzulli A. (2020) “Continuity, Change and New Product Performance: The Role of Stream Concentration”. Journal of Product Innovation Management https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jpim.12521 [Open Access]

    Forti E., Munari F., Zhang C. (2020). “Does VC Backing Affect Brand Strategy in Technology Ventures?”. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/sej.1318

    Forti E., Morricone S., Munari F. (2020) “Litigation Risks and Innovation Dynamics after the IPO”. Journal of Industrial and Business Economics https://doi.org/10.1007/s40812-020-00161-y

    Forti E, Franzoni C, Sobrero M. (2013). “Bridges or Isolates? Investigating the Social Networks of Academic Inventors”. Research Policy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2013.05.003

    Forti E, Jong S. (2014). “Strategic Discipline in Technology Ventures”. Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Meeting. Philadelphia, USA. 1-5 August 2014. https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/ambpp.2014.143

    Forti E, Sobrero M, Vezzulli A. (2011). “Managing Trade-Offs Within and Across Decision Domains: Continuity, Change and New Product Performance”. Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Meeting. San Antonio, USA. 12-16 August 2011. https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/ambpp.2011.65870486

     

    BOOK CHAPTERS

    Soda G., Forti E. (2013). “Technological Foundations for a Sustainable Competitive Edge” in Bergami, M., Celli, P. L., & Soda, G. (2013), National Monopoly to Successful Multinational: The Case of Enel. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-1-349-44162-4

    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9781137033901_11

    Soda G., Forti E. (2013). “2008-2010: Enel Today” in Bergami, M., Celli, P. L., & Soda, G. (2013), National Monopoly to Successful Multinational: The Case of Enel. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-1-349-44162-4

    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9781137033901_5

    Forti E., Franzoni C, Sobrero M. (2007). “The Effect of Patenting on the Networks and Connections of Academic Scientists”. In: Sri Krishna C. Academic Patents: Emerging Issues and Challenges. ISBN: 8131413497: Icfai University Press (India).

  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    Winner - 2020 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Strategic Management Division. 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. 7-10 August 2020.

    Winner - 2020 ABCD Reviewer Award, Organization and Management Theory Division. 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. 7-10 August 2020.

    Finalist - 2019 SMS Annual Conference Strategic Human Capital Best Paper Prize

    Nominee - 2019 SMS Annual Conference Best Paper Prize

    Best Paper Proceedings of the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Philadelphia, USA. 1-5 August 2014. Paper: “When Ambidexterity Backfires: Strategic Discipline in New Technology Ventures”.

    Best Paper Proceedings of the 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. San Antonio, USA. 12-16 August 2011. Paper: “Managing Trade-Offs Within and Across Decision Domains: Continuity, Change and New Product Performance”

    Marco Polo Fellowship (2009) funded final year of PhD studies as Visiting Doctoral Researcher at London Business School

    Nominee - 2020 UCL Student Choice Award – Exceptional Feedback
    Nominee - 2020 UCL Student Choice Award – Excellent Personal Tutoring
    Winner - 2018 UCL School of Management Excellence in Teaching Award (best professor, as voted by students)
    Nominee - 2017 UCL Student Choice Award – Outstanding Teaching Category