Nicoletta Corrocher


I am a Lecturer in Applied Economics at Bocconi University and Research Fellow at ICRIOS (Invernizzi Center for Research on Innovation, Organization, Strategy and Entrepreneurship), Bocconi University. I obtained a PhD in Economics and Management of Innovation at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies and an MSc in Science and Technology Policy at SPRU, University of Sussex.


I’m currently working on the following projects/paper:

“International collaborations in green energy technologies: What is the role of distance in environmental policy stringency?” (with M.L. Mancusi)

“Green Technological Diversification and International Co-Inventor Linkages” (with A. Morrison and S. Grabner)

“China's leapfrogging in electromobility: a tale of three windows of opportunities” (with T. Altenburg and F. Malerba)

“Patterns of Collaboration in mHealth: a Network Analysis” (with G. Capponi)

 “Value creation in policy driven clusters: Evidence from the Croatian Competitiveness Clusters” (with D.Anic)

Research interests

My main research interests concern the diffusion of innovations and industrial dynamics - particularly in ICT industries and service sectors – and the emergence of eco-innovations in the framework of sustainable development. I have published in international journals such as Research Policy, Regional Studies, Industry and Innovation, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Selected Publications

I teach in three main areas:

  • Economics (micro and macro - undergraduate level)
  • Innovation in ICT and service industries (postgraduate level)
  • Sustainability (postgraduate level)

My teaching style is developed around the following principles:

  • Empathy with students
  • Clarity of exposition – use of interactive pen displays for basic courses and very structured slides for advanced courses
  • Accurate organization of the course structure and of every single lesson 
  • Interactivity
  • Data-based / Real-life Example-based lessons