Mattia Bianchi has been awarded the Corporate Partnership Program’s Research Award for 2015 at the Stockholm School of Economics. The prize constitutes an award of SEK 100,000 from the Stockholm School of Economics’ corporate partners and was presented during the Corporate Partners’ Meeting.
This year’s prize winner, Mattia Bianchi, is distinguished by his top-quality research, which has a direct bearing on the business sector, and his strong commitment to both research and teaching. His research, which focuses on innovations of direct relevance for business, has been published in top-ranked international journals. Mattia Bianchi is heavily involved in the School’s educational programme, where his efforts have been highly significant.
The research award was established in 2003 to promote research at the Stockholm School of Economics. During the Corporate Partners’ Annual Meeting, the prize is awarded to a promising researcher who is either successful in his/her field or who has produced a work that has contributed to the development of knowledge within his/her discipline.
Mattia Bianchi’s research deals with innovation processes. He analyses the underlying reasons why they often fail to meet time, cost and quality targets, but also what companies can do to avoid getting stuck in failed projects.
“My research shows how companies can avoid the pitfalls and create innovation projects that are both creative and effective instead. The solution is to work in short iterative cycles where the focus is on capturing and reusing knowledge,” says Mattia Bianchi.
About the Corporate Partnership Program
The SSE’s Corporate Partnership Program currently involves more than 110 companies that contribute to and support the School’s research. Each year, the Chairpersons and CEOs of these companies are invited to a meeting of partners.
“The corporate partner companies contribute some SEK 28 million annually to the School’s research. This corresponds to more than 44 percent of the direct research costs, meaning that the partners account for seven percent of the School’s funding,” says Henrik Björck, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Corporate Relations.
See which companies are included in the Stockholm School of Economics’ Corporate Partnership Program.