UCL School of Management

Enrico Forti

Senior Teaching Fellow
Honorary Research Associate
Phone number
(0)20 3108 6023
(internal 56023)
Office location
Level 38, 1 Canada Square
Rm C8
Elsewhere

Biography

Enrico Forti is Research Associate and Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL School of Management. He served as a Chazen Visiting Associate Research Scholar at Columbia Business School between 2017 and 2019. Enrico received a PhD in Management from the University of Bologna. Previously, he was a management consulting analyst at Accenture.

Enrico does research at the intersection of entrepreneurship and strategic management in the context of contemporary industries that are migrating toward more fluid and project-based production. His research has been published in leading journals, such as Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Research Policy. He teaches courses in the areas of strategy and has been the recipient of the 2017/18 UCL School of Management Excellence in Teaching Award (best professor, as voted by students).


Research

Enrico does research at the intersection of entrepreneurship and strategic management in the context of contemporary industries that are migrating toward more fluid and project-based production. He teaches courses in the areas of Strategy and Technology Management.

His research program is driven by theoretical tensions around issues of specialization and strategic change at the individual, team, and firm level. His empirical approach primarily involves econometric studies of naturally occurring data to investigate patterns of change and performance as well as the drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Research projects

The social networks of academic inventors

Comparing the social networks of academic inventors and non-inventors to study the impact of patenting on scientific communities.

Change and performance in new product streams

Studying the performance implications of the coevolution of team composition and market categories in the context of temporary organizations

Strategic Discipline in New Technology Ventures

How do new firms that lack pre-defined capabilities and market positions develop a strategy for commercializing technological breakthroughs?
Selected publications
Forti, E., Munari, F., & Zhang, C. (2019). Does vc backing affect brand strategy in technology ventures?. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. doi:10.1002/sej.1318 [link]
Forti, E., & Jong, S. (2014). When Ambidexterity Backfires: Strategic Discipline in New Technology Ventures. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2014 (1), 11111. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2014.143 [link]
Forti, E., Franzoni, C., & Sobrero, M. (2013). Bridges or isolates? Investigating the social networks of academic inventors. Research Policy, 42 (8), 1378-1388. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2013.05.003 [link]
Forti, E., Sobrero, M., & Vezzulli, A. (2011). Managing trade-offs within and across decision domains: Continuity, change and new product performance. Academy of Management 2011 Annual Meeting - West Meets East: Enlightening. Balancing. Transcending, AOM 2011.

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