Projects per year
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” (www.dependableinnovation.org) 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 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).
PHD STUDENTS AND PROJECTS
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
MSc Project Management and Innovation
Technology and Organisational Change
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)
Business Models and Practices for Digital Innovation
The Diffusion and Implementation of Open Innovation Strategies
Managing Change, Innovation and Creativity
Technology, Artifacts and Materiality
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sussex
Master of Social Science, University of Sussex
Reviewer, ESRC Peer Review College1 Oct 2015 → 30 Sep 2019
Organization Science Editorial Board1 Sep 2014 → …
Senior Editor, Organization Science - Informs1 Sep 2013 → …
AIM Innovation Fellow, AIM Research2007 → …
- Innovation Management
- Organizational Routines
- Creativity in organisations
ESRC -The Second Most Important Pitch: How Digital Start-Ups Must Navigate the Endorsement Economy to Scale
D'Adderio, L., Pollock, N. & Harrison, R. T.
Project: Internally funded project
Research Output per year
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Luciana D'Adderio (Recipient), 2007
Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively