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Eugenia’s interests center around the creation and operation of complex, science- and technology-intensive products. At micro-level, she investigates the role of objects, such as physical and virtual models, on the knowledge creation and exchange processes, particularly among scientists and engineers. At macro level, she is interested in the evolving pattern of division of labor and cospecialization in industries. Her research interests include:
• Catastrophe models and the protection gap
• Emergence, stabilization and replication of organizational routines
• Digital technologies and the material context of organizing
• The organizational processes of innovation
• Coordination in knowledge intensive work
• Organizing for high-reliability
• Learning and innovation in project-based contexts.
Eugenia holds a PhD in Science and Technology Policy and an MSc in Technology and Innovation Management, both from SPRU (University of Sussex). She graduated in Industrial Engineering with Management at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Before joining Cass, Eugenia was Senior Scientist at ETH Zurich and, previously, Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, where she was also a fellow in the research centers CRORA and CROMA.
Eugenia’s research has been published in journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies and Research Policy. She has extensive teaching experiences in the broad areas of organization studies and innovation.
- Innovation & Creativity
- Knowledge Management
- Organization Theory
Emergence, stability and change in organizational routines
Innovation in vaccines for neglected diseases
Learning in high-reliability organizations
The insurance protection gap for catastrophes - modelling and organizational solutions
Digital technologies and innovation
- Turner, S. and Cacciatori, E. (2016). The multeplicity of habit: Implications for routines research. In Howard-Grenville, J., Rerup, C. and Tsoukas, H. (Eds.), Organizational Routines: How They Are Created, Maintained, and Changed (pp. 71–95). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-875948-5.
- Davies, A., Frederiksen, L., Cacciatori, E. and Hartmann, A. (2018). The long and winding road: Routine creation and replication in multi-site organizations. Research Policy, 47(8), pp. 1403–1417. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2018.04.016.
- Heinzen, M., Cacciatori, E., Zoller, F.A. and Boutellier, R. (2018). Who talks to whom about what? How interdisciplinary communication and knowledge of expertise distribution improve in integrated R&D labs. Ergonomics, 61(8), pp. 1139–1153.
- Cacciatori, E. (2012). Resolving Conflict in Problem-Solving: Systems of Artefacts in the Development of New Routines. Journal of Management Studies, 49(8), pp. 1559–1585. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.2012.01065.x.
- Cacciatori, E., Tamoschus, D. and Grabher, G. (2012). Knowledge transfer across projects: Codification in creative, high-tech and engineering industries. Management Learning, 43(3), pp. 309–331. doi:10.1177/1350507611426240.
- Cacciatori, E. and Grandori, A. (2011). Networked Resource Access and Networked Growth: A Double Network Hypothesis on the Innovative Entrepreneurial Firm. In Tuunanen, M., Windsperger, J., Cliquet, G. and Hendrikse, G. (Eds.), New Developments in the Theory of Networks Franchising, Alliances and Cooperatives (pp. 239–257). Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-3-7908-2615-9.
- Cacciatori, E., Orsenigo, L. and Brusoni, S. (2008). Beyond market failures: IAVI and the organizational challenges of vaccine
development. In Matlin, S.A., de Francisco, A., Sundaram, L., Faich, H. and Gehner, M. (Eds.), Health Partnerships Review (pp. 46–48). Geneva: Global Forum for Health Research. ISBN 978-2-940401-05-5.
- Cacciatori, E., Chataway, J., Brusoni, S., Hanlin, R. and Orsenigo, L. (2008). The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) in a changing landscape of vaccine development: A public private partnership as knowledge broker and integrator. In Wuyts, M., Chataway, J. and Mackintosh, M. (Eds.), Promoting Innovation, Productivity and Industrial Growth and Reducing Poverty Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-46528-1.
Journal articles (3)
- Cacciatori, E. (2008). Memory objects in project environments: Storing, retrieving and adapting learning in project-based firms. Research Policy, 37(9), pp. 1591–1601. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2008.04.028.
- Chataway, J., Brusoni, S., Cacciatori, E., Hanlin, R. and Orsenigo, L. (2007). The international AIDS vaccine initiative (IAVI) in a changing landscape of vaccine development: A public/private partnership as knowledge broker and integrator. European Journal of Development Research, 19(1), pp. 100–117. doi:10.1080/09578810601144350.
- Cacciatori, E. and Jacobides, M.G. (2005). The dynamic limits of specialization: Vertical integration reconsidered. Organization Studies, 26(12), pp. 1851–1883. doi:10.1177/0170840605059160.
Editorial activity (6)
- Journal of Management Studies, Referee, 2011 – present.
- Management Learning, Referee, 2011 – present.
- Organization Science, Referee, 2010 – present.
- Industrial and Corporate Change, Referee, 2009 – present.
- Organization Studies, Referee, 2009 – present.
- Research Policy, Referee, 2009 – present.