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roberto.verganti@polimi.it

current position

Full Professor
Core Faculty

educational background

MSc Course(s): Electronic Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 1989 
  

academic and research areas

BSc Course(s): Business Administration
MIP Academic area: Innovation, Design & Project Management (IDPM)
Research area: Management 
Research Field: Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
  

other information

Visiting Professor at Mälardalen University - Sweden (2011-2012). Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School - Denmark (2010-2011). Visiting Professor at Harvard Business School (1997-1998; 2007-2008). Member of the European Design Innovation Leadreship Board of the European Commission.
Member of the Board of the EIASM (the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management) from 2009 to 2012. Member of the Scientific Committee of the EIASM from 2004 to 2007. Member of the Board of the EIASM International Product Development Management Conference. Member of the Advisory Council of Design Management Institute, Boston. Expert in Innovation and R&D for Keystone Strategy, consulting firm founded by Marco Iansiti of Harvard Business School. Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Product Innovation Management and of the journal Research in Engineering Design.

publications

2012
Micheli P., Jaina J., Goffin K., Lemke F., Verganti R., 2012. Perceptions of industrial Design: The ‘means’ and the ‘ends’. Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 29, N. 5, pp. 687-704.
Abecassis-Moedas C., Mahmoud-Jouini S. B., Dell’Era C., Manceau D., Verganti R., 2012. Key resources and internationalization modes of creative knowledge-intensive business services: the case of design consultancies. Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol 21, N. 3, pp. 315-331.
Agasisti T., Catalano G., Landoni P., Verganti R., 2012. Evaluating the performance of academic departments: an analysis of research-related output efficiency. Research Evaluation, pp. 1-13.

2011
Verganti R., 2011. Designing Breakthrough Products. Harvard Business Review, Vol. 89, N 10, pp. 114-120.
Dell’Era C., Verganti R., 2011. Diffusion Processes of Product Meanings in Design-Intensive Industries: Determinants and Dynamics. Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 28, pp. 881-895.
Verganti R., 2011. Radical Design and Technology Epiphanies: a new focus for research on design management. Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 28, pp. 384-388.
Sala A., Landoni P., Verganti R., 2011. R&D network: an evaluation framework. International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 53, N. 1, pp. 19-43.
Dell’Era C., Buganza T., Fecchio C., Verganti R., 2011. Language Brokering: stimulating creativity during the concept development phase. Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 20, pp. 36-48.

2010
Dell’Era C., Marchesi A., Verganti R., 2010. Mastering technologies in design-driven innovations: how two Italian furniture companies make design a central part of their innovation process. Research Technology Management, pp. 12-23.
Dell’Era C., Verganti R., 2010. Collaborative Strategies in Design-Intensive Industries: Knowledge Diversity and Innovation. Long Range Planning, Vol. 43, pp. 123-141.
Buganza T., Gerst M., Verganti R., 2010. Adoption of NPD Flexibility Practices in New Technology-Based Firms. European Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 13, N. 1, pp. 62-80.
Dell’Era C., Verganti R., 2010. Diffusion of product signs in industrial networks: the advantage of the trend setter. European Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 13, N. 1, pp. 81-99

2009
Verganti R., 2009. Design-Driven Innovation - Cambiare le regole della competizione innovando radicalmente il significato dei prodotti e dei servizi. ETAS, Milano, (282 pages).
Verganti R., 2009. Design-Driven Innovation - Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating what Things Mean. Harvard Business Press Boston, (272 pages).
Buganza T., Dell'Era C., Verganti R., 2009. Exploring the Relationships between Product Development and Environmental Turbulence: The Case of Mobile TLC Services. The Journal of product Innovation Management, Vol. 26, pp. 308-321.
Dell'Era C., Verganti R., 2009. The impact of international designers on firm innovation capability and consumer interest. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 29, pp. 870-893.
Dell’Era C., Verganti R., 2009. Design Driven Laboratories: Organization and Strategy of Laboratories Specialized in the Development of Radical Design Driven Innovations. R&D Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford, UK, Vol. 39, pp. 1-20

2008
Salerno M., Landoni P., Verganti R., 2008. Designing foresight studies for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NST) future developments. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 75, pp. 1202-1223.
Dell’Era C., Marchesi A., Verganti R., Zurlo F., 2008. Language Mining: Analysis of the innovation of dominant product languages in design-intensive industries. European Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 11, pp. 25-50.
Dell'Era C., Marchesi A., Verganti R., 2008. Linguistic network configurations: management of innovation of dominant product languages in design-intensive industries. International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 12, pp. 1-19.
Pisano G. P., Verganti R., 2008. Which Kind of Collaboration is Right for You? The new leaders in innovation will be those who figure out the best way to leverage a network of outsiders. Harvard Business Review,Harvard Boston, USA, Vol. 86, pp. 78-86.
Verganti R., 2008. Design, Meanings, and Radical Innovation: a meta-model and a research agenda. The Journal of Product Innovation Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford ,UK, pp. 436-456.