Valentina Tartari

Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School


I have joined the department of Innovation and Organizational Economics at Copenhagen Business School as an assistant professor in September 2012. Previously, I have received a PhD in Management from Imperial College London with a thesis titled “The Microfoundations of University-Industry Interaction” and a Master of Science degree with first class honours in Economics and Management of New Technologies from Bocconi University. I spent several months working at UN offices in Geneva and at the DG Research of the European Commission in Brussels. I have also been a visiting researcher at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC, USA). 


My overall research interests are centred around themes related to economics of science, university-industry collaboration, academic entrepreneurship, knowledge workers mobility, and entrepreneurial cognition.


At the moment, I am mostly working on three projects. The first one, financed by a Postdoc grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research, will analyse how social influence shapes individual scientific productivity, in the context of the re-organization of a large scientific faculty in Denmark. The second one, in collaboration with Francesco di Lorenzo, looks at the role of mobility in explaining academics’ performance. The third one, in collaboration with Toke Reichstein and researchers at the Neurobiology Research Unit of Rigshospitalet, will investigate the neurobiological mechanisms underpinning entrepreneurial choices.


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