Margherita Balconi

Full professor  Applied Economics

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Curriculum vitae

Current position:
Full Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Pavia.

Current teaching:
Microeconomics and Economics of Innovation (Faculty of Engineering, University of Pavia, see
http://www-3.unipv.it/webbalco/).
Ph.D. Program DREAMT, University of Pavia

Education
1973: Graduated in Political Sciences at the University of Pavia.

Previous positions:
Assistant Professor (1975-82) and Associate Professor (1983-86) of Applied Economics at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Modena. In 1980 visiting scholar at the Sussex European Research Centre (SERC), Sussex University (U.K.), and in 1982 at the Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge (U.K.).
1984-89: Charged  by the Italian Parliament to write reports on the restructuring of the steel industry. Contributor to the newspaper Il Sole-24 Ore and the magazine Steel Times.
1994: Member of the Technical Committee of the Ministry of Industry created with the aim of allocating aids to capacity cuts in the steel sector. Contributor to the newspaper Il Sole-24 Ore and the magazine Steel Times.
2006-08: Member of the Scientific Commettee as by Piemonte Regional Law n. 4, 2006, Sistema regionale per la ricerca e l'innovazione.
2007-12: President of the Board of the Polo Tecnologico Servizi Company,  a company founded by the University of Pavia, the Municipality , the  Province and the Chamber of Commerce, with the mission of  creating a science and technology park in Pavia.
2005-2013 University Rector Delegate for Pavia Science Park.

Referee:
Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Minerva, Industry and Innovation, Scientometrics, Science and Public Policy, Journal of Management Studies, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management.

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Research interests

The evolution and the organization of industries, the history of the state-owned firms in Italy, the emergence of middle-sized business groups, economics of research and innovation, economics of knowledge, firm boundaries, the relations between university and industry, science parks and incubators, technological entrepreneurship.

 

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Main recent publications

 

Books

M.Balconi, A. Passannanti, 2006, I parchi scientifici e tecnologici nel Nord Italia, FrancoAngeli, Milano.

M.Balconi, 1991, La siderurgia italiana 1945-90. Tra controllo pubblico e incentivi del mercato, Il Mulino, Bologna.

 

Refereed journal articles

M.Balconi, R. Fontana, 2011, “Entry and innovation: an analysis of the fabless semiconductor business”, Small Business Economics, n. 37, 87-106.
M.Balconi, S.Brusoni, L.Orsenigo, 2010, “In defence of the linear model: An essay”, Research Policy, n.39, 1-13.

M. Balconi, A. Pozzali and R. Viale, 2007, The “codification debate” revisited: a conceptual framework to analyze the role of tacit knowledge in economics, Industrial and Corporate Change, Volume 16, n. 5, pp. 823–849.

M. Balconi, A. Laboranti, 2006, "University-industry interactions in applied research: The case of microelectronics", Research Policy, n.35, 1616-1630.

Balconi M., Breschi S., Lissoni F., 2004, "Networks of Inventors and the Role of Academia: An Exploration of Italian Patent Data" Research Policy, n.33, 127-45.

M.Balconi, 2002 "Tacitness, codification of technological knowledge and the organization of industry", Research Policy, n.31, pp. 357-379.

M.Balconi, 1998, "Technology, codification of knowledge and firm competences", Revue Internationale de Systémique, vol.12, n.1, pp.63-82.

M.Balconi, A.Moisello, M.Mutinelli, 1998, "La fine della polarizzazione: le caratteristiche e la crescita dei gruppi medi italiani", Economia e Politica Industriale, N.97, pp.25-77.

M.Balconi, 1996, "Sistemi informativi e crescita delle imprese. Un'interpretazione del recente sviluppo di gruppi medio-grandi in Italia e una rivisitazione teorica di 'crescita' e 'dimensione'", Economia e Politica Industriale, N.92, pp.35-78.

M.Balconi, 1993, "The notion of industry and knowledge bases: the evidence of steel and mini-mills", Industrial and Corporate Change , n. 3, pp.471-507.

 

Book chapters and published reports

M. Balconi, 2015, “La siderurgia e la metallurgia non ferrosa in Italia”  in M. Fortis e A. Quadrio Curzio (a cura di) Il ruolo strategico del sistema metalmeccanico italiano. Dai metalli alla meccatronica, Il Mulino, Bologna, pp. 43-78.

M. Balconi, 2012, “La siderurgia italiana” in M. Fortis e A. Quadrio Curzio (a cura di)  L’industria nei 150 anni dell’Unità d’Italia. Paradigmi e protagonisti, Il Mulino, Bologna,  pp. 261-306.
M. Balconi, 2004, “The social division and the integration of research and design labour: the case of microelectronic circuits”, in A. Zucchella (ed.) Essays on the Economics and Management of Innovation, IUSS Press, Pavia, pp.29-47.
M. Balconi, 2004, “De la codification de la connaissance technologique et de l’automation informatisée: impact sur le travail et les entreprises industrielles” in A. Sassu, A. Sid Ahmed (eds.) Technologies de l’information et développement économique local, Isprom- Publisud, Paris, pp. 87-107.

M. Balconi, A. Centuori, 2004, "On the creation and distribution of knowledge in microelectronics", in Innovation in the Knowledge Economy: Implications for Education and Learning, OECD (www.oecd.org/edu/km/mappinginnovation), Paris.

Balconi M., Breschi S., Lissoni F., 2003, "Il trasferimento di conoscenze tecnologiche dall'università all'industria in Italia: nuova evidenza sui brevetti di paternità dei docenti" in: Il sistema della ricerca pubblica in Italia, a cura di A.Bonaccorsi, FrancoAngeli, Milano, pp.58-100.

Balconi M., Borghini S., Moisello A., 2003, "Ivory Tower vs. Spanning University: Il caso dell'Università di Pavia" in: Il sistema della ricerca pubblica in Italia, a cura di A.Bonaccorsi, FrancoAngeli, Milano, pp.133-175.

Working papers:

M. Balconi, V. Lorenzi, P. Saviotti, A.Zucchella, 2013, "Cognitive distance in research collaborations", DEM Working Paper Series, Department of Economics and Management, University of Pavia, n. 51 (09,13)
M. Balconi, S. Brusoni, L. Orsenigo, 2008, “In Defence of the Linear Model: An Essay”, CESPRI, Università Luigi Bocconi, WP n.216, Aprile.

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