dr. (Luca) L Berchicci

dr. (Luca) L Berchicci

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

Associate professor Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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One of the fundamental issues for the field of strategy is to understand how managers develop and make use of firm’s capabilities to achieve greater performance. My work attempts to contribute to this field of research by investigating on one hand how managers exploit and transfer firm’s capabilities and on the other hand how managers explore firm’s capabilities by identifying new market opportunities.

My research also considers how firms acquire capabilities that allow them to improve their performance relative to new criteria. With growing demands on firms to improve their social and environmental performance, this research is of increasing importance. My work clarifies the role that both intentional search and unintentional discovery play in the acquisition or development of these capabilities.

There are three main themes in my research which explore a) the choice of where to source capabilities, b) mechanisms for the internal development of capabilities, and c) the consequences of capabilities on performance and firm strategy. My research uses innovative data from several sources and at multiple levels.

My latest research has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Research Policy, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal Product innovation Management and Academy of Management Annals.

  • Luca Berchicci (2009) - Innovating for Sustainability: green entrepreneurship in personal mobility - Routledge

  • Luca Berchicci (2008) - Too much of a good thing? Innovation driven by environmental ambition - Edward Edgar
  • Luca Berchicci & A King (2007) - Postcards from the Edge: a Review of the Business and Environment Literature - Lawrence Erlbaum
  • Luca Berchicci & CL Tucci (2006) - Entrepreneurship, Technology and Schumpterian Innovation: Entrants and Incumbents

  • Saeedeh Ahmadi, Luca Berchicci & Justin Jansen (2015) - A Motivational Perspective of Exploration: The Effects of Regulatory Focus and Managerial Decision-making Complexity on Exploration

  • Luca Berchicci & G Dowell (2010) - Whether it's Green or Brown: Buy Local. Exploring the Acquisition Choice of Manufacturing Firms - Academy of Management
  • Luca Berchicci, A King & CL Tucci (2008) - No Place Like Home? Spin-off's Strategy and Location Choice - Academy of Management
  • Luca Berchicci & Willem Hulsink (2006) - Of bikes and men. Innovation patterns and strategic entrepreneurship in the human-powered vehicle sector.

  • Willem Hulsink, FAA (Frank) Boons & Luca Berchicci (2013) - Learning from Learning Regions? What can the emerging Rotterdam Clean Tech Cluster learn from its own evolution and innovation hot spots elsewhere? - Erasmus University Rotterdam


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Opportunity Creation

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  • Maria Rita Micheli

    Business model innovation: a journey across managers’ attention and inter – organizational networks
  • Saeedeh Ahmadi

    A motivational perspective to decision-making and behavior in organizations
  • S M Musa

    Life in Limbo: Institutions, Identity and Entrepreneurship in a Refugee Camp

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