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Dr Giacomo Carli

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in Strategic Management
  • The Faculty of Business and Law
  • The Open University Business School
  • Department for Strategy and Marketing
  • giacomo.carli

Professional biography

Giacomo is a Lecturer in Strategic Management at The Open University Business School. After the completion of his PhD in Management in 2012 at the University of Bologna in Italy, he was awarded a PostDoc scholarship at the at the Department of Management  and worked as a project manager for a EU-funded research project on innovation in agriculture. Giacomo had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant at Bocconi University and a visiting PhD student at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Giacomo holds a Master’s and Bachelor Degree in Engineering Management, he worked as a management consultant in strategic and organizational change projects in large companies, and he is a Fellow of the High Education Academy.

Research interests

Giacomo's research interests are inspired to the capability-view of the firm. During his PhD, he studied the process of development of dynamic capabilities. Now he focuses on the relationship between capabilities and organizational values. His primary research settings are professional service firms and consulting companies.

  • Organizational capabilities 
  • Dynamic capabilities
  • Organizational identity and values
  • Professional service firms
  • Management consulting

During the PostDoc at the University of Bologna, Giacomo developed a specific background on agriculture and food innovation, which is now part of his research agenda, in combination with an interest on business model innovation. He has been working with several international partners and intitutions at EU-funded reasearch projects.

  • Business Model Innovation
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture
  • Technology adoption in agriculture

Teaching interests

  • Strategic management
    • Competitive strategy
    • Business models
    • Strategic analysis
    • Strategy implementation
  • Organizational change
    • Business process analysis and modeling
    • Change management
  • Project management

External collaborations

Publications

One size does not fit all: the influence of individual and contextual factors on research excellence in academia (2018)
Carli, Giacomo; Tagliaventi, Maria Rita and Cutolo, Donato
Studies in Higher Education ((Early Access))
The role of brokers and social identities in the development of capabilities in Global Virtual Teams (2017)
Mattarelli, Elisa; Tagliaventi, Maria Rita; Carli, Giacomo and Gupta, Amar
Journal of International Management, 23 (pp. 382-398)
Farm management information systems: Current situation and future perspectives (2015-07)
Fountas, S.; Carli, G.; Sørensen, C.G.; Tsiropoulos, Z.; Cavalaris, C.; Vatsanidou, A.; Liakos, B.; Canavari, M.; Wiebensohn, J. and Tisserye, B.
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 115 (pp. 40-50)
Promoting Entrepreneurship in the Agri-food Industry: Policy Insights from a Pan-European Public–Private Consortium (2015)
Bolzani, Daniela; Carli, Giacomo; Fini, Riccardo and Sobrero, Maurizio
Industry and Innovation, 22(8) (pp. 753-784)
What really matters? A qualitative analysis on the adoption of innovations in agriculture (2015)
Pignatti, Erika; Carli, Giacomo and Canavari, Maurizio
Journal of Agricultural Informatics, 6(4)
Introducing Activity-Based Costing in Farm Management: The Design of the FarmBO System (2014)
Carli, Giacomo; Canavari, Maurizio and Grandi, Alessandro
International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems, 5(4) (pp. 69-84)
Introducing Activity-Based Costing in Farm Management: The Design of the FarmBO System (2018)
Carli, Giacomo; Canavari, Maurizio and Grandi, Alessandro
In: Papajorgji, Petraq and Pinet, Francois eds. Innovations and Trends in Environmental and Agricultural Informatics
ISBN : 9781522559788 | Publisher : IGI Global | Published : Hershey, USA
Future Perspectives of Farm Management Information Systems (2017)
Tsiropoulos, Zisis; Carli, Giacomo; Pignatti, Erika and Fountas, Spyros
In: Pedersen, Søren Marcus and Lind, Kim Martin eds. Precision Agriculture: Technology and Economic Perspectives. Progress in Precision Agriculture (pp. 181-200)
ISBN : 978-3-319-68713-1 | Publisher : Springer
How to Model the Adoption and Perception of Precision Agriculture Technologies (2017)
Carli, Giacomo; Xhakollari, Vilma and Tagliaventi, Maria Rita
In: Pedersen, Søren Marcus and Lind, Kim Martin eds. Precision Agriculture: Technology and Economic Perspectives. Progress in Precision Agriculture (pp. 223-249)
ISBN : 978-3-319-68713-1 | Publisher : Springer
The Trade-Off Between Research and Academic Citizenship in Modern Universities (2018-07-01)
Cutolo, Donato; Tagliaventi, Maria Rita and Carli, Giacomo
In : Academy of Management Annual Meeting (9-14 Aug 2018, Chicago, USA)
Big Data and Organizational Capabilities: A Grounded Study in a Pharmaceutical Company (2018-06-15)
Grishikashvili, Ketevani and Carli, Giacomo
In : Academy of Management Specialized Conference - Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy (18-20 Apr 2018, Guildford, UK)
The Development of Capabilities in Globally Distributed Teams (2015)
Carli, Giacomo; Mattarelli, Elisa; Tagliaventi, Maria Rita and Gupta, Amar
In : Academy of Management Annual Meeting (7-11 Aug 2015, Vancouver, Canada)
Aligning consultants' routines and organizational identity to foster exploration and exploitation (2015)
Carli, Giacomo; Tagliaventi, Maria Rita and Grandi, Alessandro
In : Academy of Management Annual Meeting (7-11 Aug 2015, Vancouver, Canada)
Doing what you are or becoming what you do: the interplay between identity and dynamic capabilities (2014)
Carli, Giacomo; Mattarelli, Elisa and Tagliaventi, Maria Rita
In : Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014 (1-5 Aug 2014, Philadelphia, PA)
Capability building from management consulting projects: evidence from case studies (2014)
Carli, Giacomo; Tagliaventi, Maria Rita and Grandi, Alessandro
In : Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014 (1-5 Aug 2014, Philadelphia, PA)