Elena Novelli

Senior Lecturer in Management
Faculty of Management
photograph of Elena Novelli


Elena Novelli is Senior Lecturer in Management at Cass Business School. Elena’s research focuses on the strategic management of knowledge, technology and innovation and the implications of these for firm performance. She is particularly interested in the mechanisms leading firms to profit from their ideas.

Her research has been published on international academic journals including the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Annals and Research Policy, and in other prestigious outlets such as The Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management; Handbook of Innovation Management- Oxford University Press, The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management.

Her work has been recognized by several awards including the 2015 Strategic Management Society Best Paper IG Knowledge and Innovation award, the 2013 SIIE.EBS/Mikroforum Best-Paper-Award Innovation Management, the 2013 Cass Business School Research Publication Prize, the 2012 University of Bath Bright Idea Award. In 2011 her Ph.D. dissertation was selected as the Finalist for the Best Dissertation Awards from the Academy of Management (BPS Division) and the Danish Research Unit on Industrial Dynamics (DRUID). In 2012 Elena was awarded a three-year ESRC Future Research Leaders grant (GBP 212,240).

Elena is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Strategic Management Journal, Strategy Science and the Journal of Management Studies. In 2015 she has been elected as the Treasurer of the Technology and Innovation Management division of the Academy of Management. She is also a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society and ESRC Peer Review College.

Elena’s teaching experience includes the design and leadership of courses in Strategy, Consulting, International Business Strategy, Research Methods and Technology and Innovation Management at the Undergraduate, MSc, MBA, Executive and Ph.D. level. In 2011 she has been the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Bath. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of Cass Business School Board of Studies.

Before joining Cass, Elena was a Lecturer at the University of Bath, where she also served as a member of the School of Management Research Committee. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management and a B.A. and M.Sc, cum laude, in Business Administration from Bocconi University, Milan. She also studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Universitad Carlos III in Madrid.

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Room number: 4037
Ph: 020 7040 0991
Email: Elena.Novelli.1@city.ac.uk
Homepage: www.cass.city.ac.uk/experts/E.Novelli