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Alessandro Marino

Alessandro Marino
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I was born in 1975 in Italy. In 2000 I earned a laurea degree in business administration from Bocconi University, Milan. In 2010, I obtained a Master of Science in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from University of Pennsylvania and in 2013 I earned a PhD in Management from the Wharton School in Philadelphia.
My research interests are at the intersections between Business Strategy and Organization Theory. In my research, I focus on the theoretical conceptualization and empirical investigation of organizational adaptation, examining how organizations evolve and learn and under which conditions they successfully adapt to changing environments. Moreover, I dedicate consistent efforts in the understanding of the determinants of the competitive advantage and corporate strategy. From a methodological standpoint, I am convinced that the field of Strategy, in order to be fully understood, needs to be explored from a multidisciplinary perspective. As a result, I attempt to delve into related fields, such as neuroscience, psychology and biology, as far as methods and topics are concerned, to investigate the organizational phenomena by using different and complementary lenses.
I also have prior experiences as high tech entrepreneur, strategy consultant for leading consulting firms and as board member in various industrial companies. I am currently board member and non-executive VP of Fluorsid Group – a world leading mining and chemical group.
Honors, Grants and Awards
Doctoral Fellowship The Wharton School, 2007-2012, Philadelphia.
Research Grant The Mack Center for Technological Innovation – The Wharton School, 2010, for the research project “Internal Ecology of Organizational Learning” (P.I. Prof. Dan Levinthal).
Research Scholarship Bocconi University, 2006, for the Innovation Financing Studies Program: Universitas (G. Pivato Department of Management) from Italian Minister of University and Scientific Research, Milan.
Winner of the Argos Hippium Award 2012, Italian Excellence Abroad.
Research Grant Summer Doctoral Grant – The Wharton School, 2010.   
Membership, Committees and Service
Conference Discussant for Druid Society since 2011.
Ad-Hoc Reviewer for Organization Science since 2010.
Ad-Hoc Reviewer for European Management Journal since 2011.
Ad-Hoc Reviewer for Academy of Management since 2011.
Ad-Hoc Reviewer for Industrial Corporate Change since 2012.
Member of the TOM Society, Theoretical Organizational Model since 2011
Member of the Academy of Management since 2008 (Divisions: BPS, TIM, ENT, RM)
Member of the Strategic Management Society since 2010
Member of the Committee, Information Technology and Communication Department – Business Lab. University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
Member of the Committee and Referee. Italian Innovation Prize – Start Cup – Italian University Incubators Association. Co-founder of the 2007 edition.


  • Levinthal, D.; Marino, A. (2016). Organizational Evolution and Dynamic Capabilities. In: The Oxford Handbook of Dynamic Capabilities, Month 1, p. 1-20. ISBN: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199678914.001.0001.
  • D. Levinthal; A. Marino (2015). The Three Facets of Organizational Adaptation: Selection, Variety, and Plasticity, in ORGANIZATION SCIENCE. p. 743-755.
  • Marino, Alessandro; Aversa, Paolo; Mesquita, Luiz; Anand, Jaideep (2015). Driving Performance via Exploration in Changing Environments: Evidence from Formula One Racing, in ORGANIZATION SCIENCE. p. 1079-1100.
  • Aversa, Paolo; Santoni, Simone; Marino, Alessandro (2015). Top Management Teams And Vertical Alliance Portfolio Variety. In: , Month 1.
  • A. Marino; P. Aversa; L.F. Mesquita; J. Anand (2014). Driving Performance via Exploration in Changing Environments: Evidence from Formula one Racing. In: , Month 1.
  • Alessandro Marino (2013). Dynamicity and Performance in Adaptive Organizations. Month 1, p. 1-121. ISBN: 9781303146633.
  • A. Marino; P. Aversa; L.F. Mesquita (2013). Fast enough but not too fast: adaptive vs. pioneering strategies in turbulent environments. In: ,
  • Alessandro Marino; David Hsu (2010). Organizational Routines Development and New Venture Performance. In: SSRN Working Paper Series, Month 1, ISBN:
  • A. Marino; M. Benassi; T. Di Noia (2008). A Web Based Matchmaking Architecture for Supporting Innovation by Fostering the Supply and Demand of Venture Capital. In: E-Commerce and Web Technologies, p. 61-70. ISBN: 10.1007/978-3-540-85717-4_7.
  • A. Marino, D. Montemerlo; F. Perrini (2006). Economia Aziendale e gestione d’impresa. Casi ed esercizi. MILANO: EGEA. Month 1, p. ---. ISBN: 9788875340339.
  • A. Marino (2006). The Role of Financing in Ensuring Growth: What Matters Most?. In: The New Social Entrepreneurship. What Awaits Social Entreprenurship Ventures, Month 1, p. ---. ISBN: 9788875340339.
  • A. Marino (2006). L'innovazione attraverso la creazione di start-up ad alta tecnologia : problemi e opportunità connessi al reperimento di capitale di rischio. Milano: Egea. Month 1, p. 1-121. ISBN: 88-238-5062-2.
  • A. Marino (2006). Il processo di nascita e finanziamento delle social entrepreneurial ventures. In: Social Entrepreneurship, Month 1, p. ---. ISBN: 88-238-5062-2.
  • A. Marino (2006). The innovative home care services for third age in Italy: the case of Teleserenità. In: The New Social Entrepreneurship. What Awaits Social Entreprenurship Ventures, Month 1, p. ---. ISBN: 88-238-5062-2.
  • A. Marino; F. Perrini (2006). The Basis for Launching a New Venture. In: The New Social Entrepreneurship. What Awaits Social Entreprenurship Ventures, Month 1, p. ---. ISBN: 88-238-5062-2.
  • A. Marino (2005). I vivai calcistici: modelli ad uso del management delle società sportive, in ECONOMIA & MANAGEMENT. p. 71-88.
  • Marino, Alessandro (2005). Il finanziamento dell'innovazione. Padova: Cedam. Month 1, p. 1-174. ISBN: 9788813256371.
  • A. Marino (2005). La Finanza. In: Economia e Gestione delle Imprese, Month 1, p. ---. ISBN: 9788813256371.
  • A. Marino; F. Perrini (2004). Gestione d'Impresa. Casi ed esercizi.. Month 1, p. ---. ISBN: 9788813256371.