Professor Silvia Massini

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Position: Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation
Academic unit: Innovation, Management and Policy
 

Biography

Silvia Massini is Associate Head of Research in the Innovation Management and Policy (IMP) Division at Alliance Manchester Business School. Prior to this she was a Director of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) and Head of the Innovate and Sustain Subject Group. She joined Manchester School of Management at UMIST in January 2000. Silvia was Research Fellow at the Centre for Creativity Strategy and Change (CCSC), Warwick Business School (1999). Prior to that, she has worked as a researcher at the Institute for Scientific Research and Documentation Studies (ISRDS) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome, and at the Policy Research in Engineering Science and Technology (PREST) at the University of Manchester. She has been a visiting research fellow at Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU) at the University of Sussex and at the ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC) at the University of Manchester. Silvia holds Laura (Cum Laude) in Statistics and Economics (La Sapienza University, Rome), MSc in Economics (Warwick University), Doctorate in Economics (La Sapienza University, Rome). She has been Visiting Scholar at Duke University April-September 2007.

Research Interests

Silvia's main current research is on Global Sourcing of Innovation, and other Business Services. This is part of an international research programme led by Prof. Arie Lewin at Duke University and in collaboration with colleagues in other leading European Business Schools. The study is based on a survey, launched in UK in June 2006, and case studies. It is aimed at understanding nature, characteristics, and trends of emerging offshoring strategies and practices, and builds on the ongoing conceptual work on internal and external absorptive capacity routines and innovator and imitators dynamics.

Other research activities, and areas for PhD supervised research, include diffusion of technological and organisational innovations; technology flows between sectors, intellectual property strategies; intellectual property flows between countries and companies; knowledge management (creation, transfer and absorption), at firm level and in relation to firm collaborations, networks and alliances. The domain of the research is often, but not only, international, and can involve international comparisons across countries or globalised companies.

Silvia currently teaches "Managerial Economics", 2nd UG, on the Singapore Programmes, "New Product Development and Innovation". She has taught “Technology and Innovation Management" core course in the MSc in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, "International Competitiveness and Technical Change", and contributed to Research Methods courses. She supervises MSc and PhD dissertations in the area of innovation management and strategy, international business and economics of innovation and technological change.

Additional Information

Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review (MOR) since January 2014.
Guest editor, with Prof. Tom Murtha (U. of Minneapolis) and Prof. Martin Kenney (U. of California, Davis), of a special issue of the Journal of International Business Studies on Offshoring of white collar work, 2009.
Editorial Review Board of the Journal of International Business Studies (2003-2007); Organization Studies (2003-2006).

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2016

  • Khan, A. A., Massini, S., & Rider, C. (2016). Innovation Management in Organic and Printed Electronic. In Organic and Printed Electronics: Fundamentals and Applications. (pp. 473-508). Singapore: Pan Stanford Publishing. . Publication link: 65376dbc-bc10-435d-8bb1-53664f700b94
  • Massini, S., Caspin-Wagner , K., & Chilimoniuk-Przezdziecka, E. (2016). Global Sourcing and the Unbundling of Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Countries. In A. Y. Lewin, M. Kenney, & P. Murmann (Eds.), China’s Innovation Capacity: Overcoming the Middle-Income Trap. (pp. 267-297). Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: 33e240c5-a17c-4ac8-9c36-e114d54f0c1a

2015

  • Gusenbauer , M., Massini, S., & Fink, M. (2015). Innovation Offshoring by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises – Establishing the Research Gap. In I. Oshri, J. Kotlarsky, & L. Willcocks (Eds.), Global Sourcing. (pp. 156-170). Springer Verlag. . Publication link: 77324fe3-7f4a-4709-9df1-db04902356a4

2014

  • Massini, S. (2014). Emerging trends in global sourcing of innovation. Globalizatio of knowledge creation and innovation in the context of emerging economies, LSK Business School, HKUST (Hong Kong), .. Publication link: 1645eaf1-5b19-49ce-a4e2-dcc4f8f2d606
  • Peeters, C., Massini, S., & Lewin, A. Y. (2014). Sources of Variation in the Efficiency of Adopting Management Innovation: The Role of Absorptive Capacity Routines, Managerial Attention and Organizational Legitimacy. Organization Studies, 35(9), 1343-1371. DOI: 10.1177/0170840614539311. Publication link: 33dc20f6-bf20-4f56-8e98-fef91fea28ec

2013

  • Caspin-Wagner, K., Lewin, A. Y., Massini, S., & Peeters, C. (2013). The Underexplored Role of Managing Interdependencies Fit in Organization Design and Performance. Journal of Organization Design, 2(1), 34-41. . Publication link: efaba892-f40d-4099-8e0e-65405d8370d6

2012

  • Massini, S., Lewin, A. Y., Wang, C. L. (Ed.), Jr, D. J. K. (Ed.), & Bergh, D. D. (Ed.) (2012). Global Sourcing of Business Services: A Co-evolutionary Analysis. In West Meets East: Building Theoretical Bridges: Research Methodology in Stratey adn Management Volume 8. (pp. 323-355). UK: Emerald. . Publication link: e468ef18-5133-40e0-93a8-edc72c193fb1

2011

2010

  • Massini, S., Perm-Ajchariyawong, N., & Lewin, A. Y. (2010). The role of corporate offshoring strategy on offshoring exploitation and exploration decisions for firm innovation. In host publication.. Publication link: 8a03e9ef-0fcb-4b79-9fe3-ae4e4b88863b
  • Massini, S., & Lewin, A. Y. (2010). Why do companies offshore innovation to India and China: Evidence from the ORN. In host publication.. Publication link: 85cf07cd-e8c6-4b0b-a56a-b3ef891efc9d
  • Lewin, A. Y., Manning, S., Massini, S., & Peeters, C. (2010). Shifting firm boundaries in global services sourcing: Transaction costs and emerging capabilities. In host publication.. Publication link: 4505b1e4-6c2b-4aba-9b2f-7f42b024137f
  • Massini, S., & Miozzo, M. (2010). Outsourcing and offshoring of knowledge-intensive business services: Implications for innovation. In F. Gallouj, F. Djellal, & C. Gallouj (Eds.), The Handbook of Innovation and Services: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective. (pp. 469-500). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. . Publication link: 00e9a642-43d1-49ee-b62b-54596d82c58d

2009

  • Filiou, D., & Massini, S. (2009). Exploration and Exploitation Alliances in Bio-Pharma: Do they Increase Innovation Performance? In host publication.. Publication link: ea6b66ad-93f9-41de-8c01-a12a7bd041ec
  • Kenney, M., Massini, S., & Murtha, T. P. (2009). Offshoring administrative and technical work: New fields for understanding the global enterprise. Journal of International Business Studies, 40(6), 887-900. DOI: 10.1057/jibs.2009.22. Publication link: d23f739b-0943-49aa-a32c-808b97fb01be

2008

2007

  • Lewin, A. Y., Massini, S., & Peeters, C. (2007). From offshoring to globalization of human capital and innovation. In AOM 2007, Philadelphia.. Publication link: bd1d3042-b0c3-442e-b728-2ab0e73df0ce
  • Massini, S., Lewin, A. Y., & Peeters, C. (2007). From offshoring to globalization of human capital and innovation. In AIB 2007 - Bringing the country back in: the importance of local knowledge in a global economy.. Publication link: ab656fb6-e382-4488-b0d5-ae9e9963d7d7
  • Massini, S. (2007). Intellectual Property Protection in Services: Evidence from the UK CIS. In Innovation in Services Conference.. Publication link: 46663a7b-059b-410c-91c2-99a1789b3a91

2006

  • Lewin, A. Y., Massini, S., & Peeters, C. (2006). Absorptive Capacity Routines in Firms’ Innovation and Imitation Behaviors. In Organization Science Winter Conference in honour of James March.. Publication link: 5d740263-4116-4480-944e-052f38ed65b6

2005

  • Bosworth, D. L., Massini, S., & Nakayama, M. (2005). Quality Change, Productivity Improvements and the Rate of Growth in Japan, Uk and USA. Unknown Journal, 17. . Publication link: c1cc7bc8-6b72-4afa-a0a7-6ad24bdacee6

2004

  • Massini, S., Lewin, A. Y., Marengo, L., & Valente, M. (2004). Comparison Groups and Adaptation Patterns of Innovating and Imitating Firms. In host publication.. Publication link: 2d28823b-e21f-46e9-868c-119372080ff4

2003

  • Massini, S., & Pettigrew, A. M. (2003). Complementarities in Organisational Innovation and Performance: empirical evidence from the INNFORM survey. In host publication. London: Sage. . Publication link: 9a40e1b9-635f-41c9-9579-70dd3f8c0ae7
  • Massini, S., Lewin, A. Y., & Ruigrok, W. (2003). Convergence and Divergence of Organising: moderating effect of nation state. In host publication. London: Sage. . Publication link: 8ab0f0b0-cbd1-40c0-9f0b-56018d78e554
  • Massini, S., Sanchez-Runde, C., Quintanilla, J., Pettigrew, A. M. (Ed.), Whittington, R. (Ed.), Melin, L. (Ed.), ... Numagami, T. (Ed.) (2003). People Management Dualities. In Innovative Forms of Organizing. International Perspectives. Sage. . Publication link: 5351aa03-e87e-4cc5-ae4b-3a7a0257414b
  • Massini, S., & Lewin, A. Y. (2003). Knowledge Creation and Organisational Capabilities of Innovating and Imitating Firms. In host publication. Basingstoke. . Publication link: 396b2f77-cc9d-4abc-8fd9-22879303ac59
  • Lewin, A. Y., & Massini, S. (2003). Knowledge Creation and Organizational Capabilities of Innovating and Imitating Firms. In Organization Science Winter Conference.. Publication link: 4b70ffb6-f1c6-475b-abac-f60edf72954a
  • Massini, S., Sanchez-Runde, C., & Quintanilla, J. (2003). People Management Dualities in A M Pettigrew, R Whittington, L Melin, C Sanchez-Runde, F van den Bosch, W Ruigrok and T Numagami (eds). In host publication. Sage. . Publication link: 03e44d10-2bd7-41ee-ab01-739d2d6f068d
  • Bosworth, D. L., Massini, S., & Nakayama, M. (2003). The Role of Innovation and Quality Change in Japanese Economic Growth. In host publication. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag. . Publication link: e73395ce-9568-47f1-840e-a8720a7e8c5a
  • Massini, S., Pettigrew, A. M., Whittington, R. (Ed.), Melin, L. (Ed.), Sanchez-Runde, C. (Ed.), Bosch, F. V. D. (Ed.), ... Numagami, T. (Ed.) (2003). Innovative Forms of Organizing: Trends in Europe, Japan and the USA in the 1990s. In Innovative Forms of Organizing. International Perspectives. Sage. . Publication link: b4392024-2e7f-4854-a7f2-7422d06b9fd3
  • Massini, S., Lewin, A. Y., & Greve, H. R. (2003). Comparison Groups and the Adaptation Patterns of Organisational Routines. In host publication.. Publication link: b14550a6-b177-4c7a-8518-3dbb089d666e
  • Bosworth, D. L., Haar, L. N., & Massini, S. (2003). Changes in the Global Concentration of R&D, Invention, and New Product Launch Activity: an empirical study (keynote speech). In IoIR/ASEAT Conference on 'Knowledge and Economic and Social Change: new challenges to innovation studies'.. Publication link: ccb3a3ad-3d31-42c0-a150-01b5911abefc

2002

  • Massini, S., Numagami, T., Van, W. R., Van, D. B. F., & Volberda, H. (2002). Knowledge Integration Strategies: a comparative study of Europe, Japan and the United States. In host publication.. Publication link: d525f3e8-a323-4985-abb4-5597b0580630
  • Massini, S., & Lewin, A. Y. (2002). Knowledge in Theories of Adaptation and Innovation [keynote speech]. In host publication.. Publication link: b87e2a97-488c-435d-aa9c-0fc1bdb1da07

2001

  • Massini, S., Lewin, A. Y., Numagami, T., & Pettigrew, A. M. (2001). Relating Organisational Change to Knowledge Management Practices, Technological Commitment and Competitiveness Amongst Large Western and Japanese Firms. In host publication.. Publication link: 7fa8de5f-83a4-4f9c-a3a6-7b964612efe5
  • Massini, S., & Pettigrew, A. M. (2001). The Adoption of Innovating Forms of Organising in Europe and Japan in the 1990s. In host publication.. Publication link: 36cbd15c-dbb0-4df8-a6e6-b71de21a1722
  • Massini, S., Lewin, A. Y., Numagami, T., Van, W. R., Van, D. B. F., & Volberda, H. (2001). Organising for Knowledge Integration: a comparative study of Europe, Japan and the US (1992-1996). In host publication.. Publication link: 3dc45d8d-de1e-4934-be47-7b441c1b4198
  • Bosworth, D. L., Massini, S., & Nakayama, M. (2001). Quality Change, Productivity Improvement and the Rate of Growth in the Japanese Economy. In host publication.. Publication link: 2c94a238-8c4b-4c07-b334-3d19b1edb758
  • Massini, S., Lewin, A. Y., & Ruigrok, W. (2001). Convergence and Divergence of Organising: moderating effect of nation state. In host publication.. Publication link: e67aa684-4067-47a6-8023-651e30704325

2000

  • Pettigrew, A., Massini, S., & Numagami, T. (2000). Innovative Forms of Organising in Europe and Japan. European Management Journal, 18(3), 259-273. . Publication link: 742ca728-ee0e-451a-9380-e436688700a9
  • Bosworth, D. L., Massini, S., & Nakayama, M. (2000). The Role of Innovation and Quality Change in Japanese Economic Growth. In host publication.. Publication link: 5ac9403d-b143-44a2-a1f8-dfe799a80425
  • Bosworth, D. L., Haar, L. N., & Massini, S. (2000). Change in the Global Concentration of R&D, Invention, and New Product Launch Activity [keynote speech]. In Applied Econometrics Association Conference on Trademarks and Patents.. Publication link: de305d80-e921-4b01-9a10-8dd98c2e9508

1999

  • Massini, S., & Ruigrok, W. (1999). International Organising/Strategising: does internationalisation lead to innovative forms of organising? In host publication.. Publication link: 65516995-f773-47cd-a359-8cb51a07f273
  • Massini, S. (1999). The Adoption of Organisational Innovations: evidence from Europe, Japan and the US. In host publication.. Publication link: a774974f-a75c-44dd-919e-e9601a91d376

1998

  • Massini, S., & Tether, B. (1998). Employment Creation in Small Technological and Design Innovators in the UK During the 1980s. Unknown Journal, 11. . Publication link: 90a8bb9e-452f-44c5-b00e-131c6ad28d3e

1996

  • Massini, S., Cesaratto, S., & Mangano, S. (1996). New Dimensions on Division of Labour: the case of Italy (1981-1985). In host publication. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. . Publication link: 96cd9fdc-b2d2-4735-8b8e-dc879b2f3a30