Dr Luciana D'Adderio

Reader

Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

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” (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).

Publications

Beyond routines as things : introduction to the special issue on routine dynamics
Feldman Martha S., Pentland Brian T., D'Adderio Luciana, Lazaric Nathalie
Organization Science Vol 27, pp. 505–513, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2016.1070
Performing modularity : competing rules, performative struggles and the effect of organizational theories on the organization
D'Adderio Luciana, Pollock Neil
Organization Studies, pp. 1813-1843, (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840614538962
The replication dilemma unravelled : how organizations enact multiple goals in routine transfer
D'Adderio Luciana
Organization Science Vol 25, pp. 1325 - 1350, (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2014.0913
Give me a two-by-two matrix and I will create the market : rankings, graphic visualisations and sociomateriality
Pollock Neil, D'Adderio Luciana
Accounting, Organizations and Society Vol 37, pp. 565–586, (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2012.06.004
Artifacts at the centre of routines : performing the material turn in routines theory
D'Adderio Luciana
Journal of Institutional Economics Vol 7, pp. 197-230, (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S174413741000024X
Post local forms of repair : the (extended) situation of virtualised technical support
Pollock Neil, Williams Robin, D'Adderio Luciana, Grimm Christine
Information and Organization Vol 19, pp. 253–276, (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infoandorg.2009.08.001

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Teaching

MSc Project Management and Innovation

Technology and Organisational Change

Managing Innovation

Understanding Change in Organisations

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

 

 

Professional activities

33 EGOS Colloquium
Organiser
2017
Organization Science (Journal)
Editorial board member
2015
31st EGOS Colloquium
Keynote/plenary speaker
2015
EGOS Colloquium
Organiser
2015
PhD examiner
External Examiner
2014
Academy of Management
Invited speaker
2014

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Projects

The emergence of business models in the 3D printing industries
D'Adderio, Luciana (Principal Investigator) Corney, Jonathan (Co-investigator)
This RCUK funded project will seek to examine, document and analyse the emergence of business models in the 3d printing industries, drawing on a novel inductive and observational methodology for business model taxonomy developed by the PI.
Period 01-Sep-2015 - 31-Aug-2017

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Address

Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
Duncan Wing

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