Dr Paolo Aversa
Paolo Aversa is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Strategy and Director of the Full Time MBA at Cass Business School, visiting Professor at the University of Trento (Italy). He is also Fellow of the Center for Automotive and Mobility Innovation (CAMI) at University Ca’ Foscari in Venice (Italy), and Research Fellow at the Center for Sport and Business at the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden). At Cass he teaches strategy and innovation-related subjects at the Full Time MBA, the Executive MBA in Dubai, the MSc in Management, the MSc in Actuarial Management, the PhD in Management, and he collaborates with Cass Executive Education. Paolo originally joined Cass thanks to a IEF Marie Curie Fellowship (2012-2014).
Before joining Cass, Paolo worked as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Management Department of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he also held a visiting scholar position at the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Center.
His general research interests are related to determinants of performance in technology-based settings characterised by fierce competition and changing environments. He investigated the interplay of innovation, business models, and alliances on firm performance. He is considered one of the leading academic experts in the motorsport industry and his empirical fields of research are often based on Formula 1, motorcycles, and automotive. His recent academic works are published in Organization Science, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Advances in Strategic Management, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, among others.
He is Director of Communications and Appointed Officer of the Strategic Management “STR” Division (formerly known as BPS), of the Academy of Management. He has served as ad-hoc reviewer for most top journals in the field of management and strategy.