Giuseppe Scellato

Giuseppe Scellato

Giuseppe Scellato holds a Ph.D. in Economics and is Full Professor at Politecnico di Torino, where he teaches corporate finance and economics and management of innovation. From 2015 to 2018 he has been the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management. Since 2018 he is the president and CEO of the Innovative Companies Incubator (I3P) of Politecnico di Torino. Since 2017 he is a member of the board of the Future Urban Legacy Lab (FULL) at Politecnico di Torino. Since 2008 he is research affiliate of the Bureau of Research in Innovation Complexity and Knowledge (BRICK) at Collegio Carlo Alberto.

His main research interests are in the areas of economics and management of innovation, industry dynamics, the economic analysis of intellectual property rights, and the economics of science. His scientific publications have appeared in leading international journals, including Science, Nature, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance, Research Policy, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Research, and Cambridge Journal of Economics. He has been guest editor for different journals in the field of innovation studies.

In recent years, he has been the principal investigator of research projects funded by the European Commission, the European Patent Office, the Joint Research Center, the European Investment Bank, the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has been member of expert groups and committees for the evaluation of public policies for research and innovation in different Italian regions. He has managed numerous consulting project with public and private organisations in the areas of intellectual property and innovation.

Selected publications

  • GRILLI, L., MAZZUCATO, M., MEOLI, M., SCELLATO, G., (2018), “Sowing the seeds of the future: policies for financing tomorrow’s innovations”, Technology Forecasting & Social Change, 127, 1-7, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.TECHFORE.2017.10.021
  • SCELLATO, G., FRANZONI, C., STEPHAN, P., (2018), “Context factors and the performance of mobile individuals in research teams”, Journal of Management Studies, 55(1), 27-59, Wiley, 10.1111/JOMS.12279
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., (2017), “Corporate strategies for technology acquisition: evidence from patent transactions”, Management Decision, 55(6), 1163-1181, Emerald Publishing, 10.1108/MD-04-2016-0220
  • DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., CAVIGGIOLI, F., (2017), “Global markets for technology: evidence from patent transactions”, Research Policy, 46(9), 1644-1654, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.RESPOL.2017.07.015
  • SCELLATO, G., FRANZONI, C., STEPHAN, P., (2017), “A mobility boost for research”, Science, 356(6339), 694-694, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 10.1126/SCIENCE.AAN4052
  • UGHETTO, E., SCELLATO, G., COWLING, M., (2017), “Cost of capital and public loan guarantees to small firms”, Small Business Economics, 49(2), 319-337, Springer, 10.1007/S11187-017-9845-Y
  • ANTONELLI, C., CRESPI, F., OSPINA, C., SCELLATO, G., (2016), “Knowledge composition, Jacobs externalities and innovation performance in European regions”, Regional Studies, 51(11), 1708-1720, Taylor & Francis, 10.1080/00343404.2016.1217405
  • CAMBINI, C., CAVIGGIOLI, F., SCELLATO, G., (2016), “Innovation and market regulation: evidence from the European electricity industry”, Industry and Innovation, 23(8), 734-752, Taylor & Francis, 10.1080/13662716.2016.1206464
  • FRANZONI, C., SCELLATO, G., STEPHAN, P., (2016), “Global competition for scientific talent: evidence from location decisions of Ph.D.s and postdocs in 16 countries”, Industrial and Corporate Change, 25(3), 457-485, Oxford University Press, 10.1093/ICC/DTV037
  • ANTONELLI, C., CRESPI, F., SCELLATO, G., (2015), “Productivity growth persistence: firm strategies, size and system properties”, Small Business Economics, 45(1), 129-147, Springer, 10.1007/S11187-015-9644-2
  • BUZZACCHI, L., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., (2015), “Investment stage drifts and venture capital managerial incentives”, Journal of Corporate Finance, 33(C), 118-128, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.JCORPFIN.2015.05.006
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., ROGO, F., (2015), “Patenting strategies and characteristics of declared inventions in the Long Term Evolution standard”, R&D Management, 46(2), 664-676, Wiley, 10.1111/RADM.12194
  • FRANZONI, C., SCELLATO, G., STEPHAN, P., (2015), “Migrant scientists and international networks”, Research Policy, 44(1), 108-120, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.RESPOL.2014.07.014
  • ANTONELLI, C., SCELLATO, G., (2014), “Firm size and directed technological change”, Small Business Economics, 44(1), 207-218, Springer, 10.1007/S11187-014-9593-1
  • FRANZONI, C., SCELLATO, G., STEPHAN, P., (2014), “The mover’s advantage. The superior performance of migrant scientists”, Economic Letters, 122(1), 879-893, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.ECONLET.2013.10.040
  • LE BAS, C., SCELLATO, G., (2014), “Firm innovation persistence: a fresh look at the framework of analysis”, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 23(5-6), 423-446, Taylor & Francis, 10.1080/10438599.2014.895511
  • ODASSO, C., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., (2014), “Selling patents at auction: an empirical analysis of patent value”, Industrial and Corporate Change, 24(2), 417-438, Oxford University Press, 10.1093/ICC/DTU015


  • CIFFOLILLI, A., COLOMBELLI, A., PRIMERI, E., REALE, E., SCELLATO, G., (2016), “An analysis of the role and engagement of universities with regard to participation in the Framework Programmes”


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (EIC)
Department of Management and Production Engineering (DIGEP)
Politecnico di Torino Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
10129 Torino (TO)