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Alberto Bertello

Alberto Bertello is a Research Fellow in the Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society research group at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

He is Assistant Professor in Business Organisation at the University of Turin, Italy, where he teaches Business Organisation and Organisational Behaviour.

Alberto has a PhD in Business and Management from the University of Turin, Italy. In his dissertation, he studied different facets of open innovation such as organizational challenges, opportunities, microfoundations, and theoretical developments. Currently, his research qualitatively explores the open innovation – grand challenges nexus in different empirical contexts such as crowdsourcing and university-industry-government collaboration.

He is also interested in exploring how digital technologies impact inter-organizational collaboration and the future of work.

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Bertello, A., Bogers, M. L., & De Bernardi, P. (2022). Open innovation in the face of the COVID‐19 grand challenge: insights from the Pan‐European hackathon ‘EUvsVirus’. R&D Management, 52(2), 178-192. DOI: 10.1111/radm.12456 Publication details

Bertello, A., De Bernardi, P., Ferraris, A., & Bresciani, S. (2022). Shedding lights on organizational decoupling in publicly funded R&D consortia: An institutional perspective on open innovation. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 176, 121433–. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2021.121433 Publication details

Bertello, A., Battisti, E., De Bernardi, P., & Bresciani, S. (2022). An integrative framework of knowledge-intensive and sustainable entrepreneurship in entrepreneurial ecosystems. Journal of Business Research, 142(1), 683-693. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.12.054 Publication details

Bertello, A., De Bernardi, P., Santoro, G., & Quaglia, R. (2022). Unveiling the microfoundations of multiplex boundary work for collaborative innovation. Journal of Business Research, 139(0148-2963), 1424-1434. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.10.039 Publication details

Book contributions and chapters

Forliano, C., Bernardi, P. D., Bertello, A., & Ricciardi, F. (2022). Institutional Logics to Unveil Entrepreneurial Universities’ Performances: A Cross-Country Comparative Study. In E. Caperchione & C. Bianchi, Governance and Performance Management in Public Universities, SIDREA Series in Accounting and Business Administration (pp. 179-196). Basel: Springer Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-85698-4_9 Publication details



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