Valentina Tartari is a professor at the Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology (DEIT) and also the Center Director for the Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Center for Innovative and Sustainable Business Development. She is also affiliated with the department of Strategy and Innovation at Copenhagen Business School. Valentina has received her PhD from Imperial College Business School in 2013 and she has been a visiting scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2015. Her research focuses on the determinants of knowledge production and transfer, inside and outside academia. Specifically, she studies how academic researchers produce scientific knowledge and how this knowledge is transferred to industry and society. Valentina is also interested in the role universities have in stimulating local entrepreneurship.
Valentina is currently leading two large research projects in the field of science of science. The first one, funded through a Semper Ardens Accelerate grant from the Carlsberg Foundation, studies the effects of parenthood and family structure on gender inequality in scientific production. The second one, funded through a Sapere Aude grant from the Danish Foundation for Independent Research, investigates the influence of scientific funding on the rate and trajectory of scientific knowledge production. With this project, Valentina and her team will generate insights into how funding processes and results ultimately influence the scale, scope and outcomes of the scientific enterprise.
Valentina is an active member of the international research community. She is currently the PDW chair for the TIM division of the Academy of Management, where she served as a rep-at-large in 2019/2020. She is a member of the executive committee of the SEI Consortium (https://www.seiconsortium.com/), where she coordinates the organization of a yearly meeting for European-based doctoral and junior researcher in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. At the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic, Valentina started co-organizing (along with four colleagues from other prominent European business schools) an on-line seminar series in the area of innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship: the SIE workshop seminar series (https://sites.google.com/view/sieworkshop), which is now a bi-monthly event attracting on average an audience of 75-100 participants from all over the world.
Valentina referees for all the most prominent management and innovation journals (Research Policy, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science), and she is part the Editorial Board of Research Policy and of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Her work has been published in leading innovation and management journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Research Policy and Journal of Management Studies.