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Personal Statement


I am Reader in Management in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship where I also act as Knowledge Exchange Director. I joined SBS in 2013 as Reader in the Department of Strategy and Organisation. I have been the holder of one of seven Innovation Fellowships with the RCUK Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Research. 

I am currently leading a number of high profile interdisciplinary projects, including the ESRC/CREATe project on Open Business Models for 3D Printing Innovation and the Open Innovation Initiative project sponsored by the Scottish Government.

Before joining SBS, I worked at Edinburgh University where I was involved in a number of high profile interdisciplinary projects. These included the ESRC/EPSRC-sponsored AIM project, titled “Making Innovation Dependable” which examined the challenges to innovation in the context of global high-technology production; the EPSRC research centre on ‘Dependable Computing’, and the ESRC ‘Software Biographies’.

I hold Master and Doctoral degrees in Technology and Innovation Management from SPRU (Sussex University) where I also worked as a Research Fellow on the ESRC Innovation Programme. Before moving to Sussex I studied for an undergraduate degree at Politecnico di Torino’s Energy Systems Department where I specialised in Engineering Physics.

Over the past 20 years I have been nurturing close collaborations with leading global technology companies and innovators including SAP, Hewlett Packard, Parametric Technology Corporation, Sun Microsystems, IBM, Black & Decker, FIAT, Daewoo Motors, GKN Westland Helicopters.

My expertise in Technology and Innovation Management and background in Science and Technology, provide me with a strong focus on the study of technology and how it shapes organisational structure, culture, work practices and change, topics which I analyse from an empirically-grounded and theoretically-informed social science perspective.

My scholarly publications include research articles in leading Organisational, Innovation and Information Systems journals (including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Information and Organizations, Accounting Organization and Society) as well as a monograph with Elgar (2004) titled ‘Inside the Virtual Product’.

I am a member of the editorial board of Organization Science while also acting as Senior Editor for the Organization Science Special Issue on Routines Dynamics (with Martha Feldman, Nathalie Lazaric and Brian Pentland).


I very much welcome the opportunity to supervise doctoral students - especially those with an interest in Innovation, Technology and Organisation and immersive, qualitative approaches (i.e. ethnographic analysis). Potential topics include: technology and innovation management, organisational practices and processes, information systems and digital technologies, dependability of socio-technical systems and high-reliability organisations.

My students are typically affiliated to one or more of my ongoing projects involving substantial opportunities for close collaboration with industrial companies and government (see Projects section under My Research tab).

Expertise & Capabilities

Innovation, Technology and Organisation

Open Innovation Strategy

Digital Innovation Practices and Business Models

Organisational Practices, Processes and Routines

Technology and High Value Manufacturing

Information Systems


Teaching Interests

MSc Project Management and Innovation

Technology and Organisational Change

Managing Innovation

Understanding Change in Organisations

Academic / Professional qualifications

Senior Editor, Organization Science Special Issue on Routine Dynamics

Organization Science Editorial Board Member

Innovation Fellow (Advanced Institute of Management - AIM Research)

Research Interests

Business Models and Practices for Digital Innovation

The Diffusion and Implementation of Open Innovation Strategies

Managing Change, Innovation and Creativity

Technology, Artifacts and Materiality



Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sussex

Master of Social Science, University of Sussex

External positions

Reviewer, ESRC Peer Review College

1 Oct 201530 Sep 2019

Organization Science Editorial Board

1 Sep 2014 → …

Senior Editor, Organization Science - Informs

1 Sep 2013 → …

AIM Innovation Fellow, AIM Research

2007 → …


  • Innovation Management
  • Technology
  • Organization
  • Organizational Routines
  • Creativity in organisations
  • Knowledge
  • Reliability
  • Practices

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Technology Medicine & Life Sciences
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Projects 2004 2017

Research Output 2008 2018

  • 8 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Special issue

Performing theories, transforming organizations

D'Adderio, L., Glaser, V. & Pollock, N., 31 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Academy of Management Review. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Boundary conditions
Organization theory

Business models: a routine dynamics reconceptualization

Nair, A. K., D'Adderio, L. & Corney, J., 5 Sep 2017, British Academy of Management 2017 Conference: Re-connecting Management Research with the Disciplines : Shaping the Agenda for the Social Sciences. Warwick

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Business model
Organizational theory
Transaction cost economics


Publication Prize 2018

Luciana D'Adderio (Recipient), 7 Nov 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2014 2019

Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organizations

Luciana D'Adderio (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia

Designing for Complexity:Data Visualizations in Megaproject Management

Luciana D'Adderio (Examiner)
17 Oct 2018

Activity: Examination typesExamination