Paolo Landoni

Paolo Landoni

Paolo Landoni is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino. He teaches innovation topics at MBA, Executive MBA and ad-hoc executive courses in several business schools. His research is on innovation and entrepreneurship with a focus on social innovation and sustainability. He considers both the firms perspective and the perspective of public institutions and non-profit and hybrid organizations.

He has published many books and papers in peer-reviewed journals such as Research Policy, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, R&D Management, Industry and Innovation, International Journal of Technology Management, Creativity and Innovation Management, International Journal of Project Management, Project Management Journal, Research Evaluation, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management.

He serves as a consultant for firms, non-profit organisations and governmental institutions for innovation strategies. He has been founder, investor and advisor for several start-ups and non-profit organizations.

Selected publications

  • COLETTI, M., LANDONI, P., (2018), “Collaborations for innovation: a meta-study of relevant typologies, governance and policies”, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 27(5-6), 493-509, Taylor & Francis, 10.1080/10438599.2017.1376166
  • DELL’ERA, C., ALTUNA, N., LANDONI, P., VERGANTI, R., (2018), “Radical circles: the contribution of small groups of individuals challenging the dominant visions and transforming entire industries”, International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 12(2), 173-208, Inderscience, 10.1504/IJTIP.2018.096102
  • DELL’ERA, C., LANDONI, P., GONZALEZ, S.J., (2018), “Investigating the innovation impacts of user-centred and participatory strategies adopted by European living labs”, International Journal of Innovation Management, Imperial College Press, 10.1142/S1363919619500488
  • GOLINI, R., LANDONI, P., KALCHSCHMIDT, M., (2018), “The adoption of the logical framework in international development projects: a survey of non-governmental organizations”, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 36(2), 145-154, Taylor & Francis, 10.1080/14615517.2017.1354643
  • IKA, L., SÖDERLUND, J., MUNRO, L., LANDONI, P., (2018), “When project management meets international development, what can we learn?”, International Journal of Project Management, 36(2), 331-333, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.IJPROMAN.2017.05.005
  • ALTUNA, N., DELL’ERA, C., LANDONI, P., VERGANTI, R., (2017), “Developing radically new meanings through the collaboration with radical circles: slow food as a platform for envisioning innovative meanings”, European Journal of Innovation Management, 20(2), 269-290, Emerald Publishing, 10.1108/EJIM-06-2015-0045
  • BARUFFALDI, S., DI MAIO, G., LANDONI, P., (2017), “Determinants of Ph.D. holders use of social networking sites: an analysis based on LinkedIn”, Research Policy, 46(4), 740-750, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.RESPOL.2017.01.014
  • BATTAGLIA, D., LANDONI, P., RIZZITELLI, F., (2017), “Organizational structures for external growth of university technology transfer offices: an explorative analysis”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 123, 45-56, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.TECHFORE.2017.06.017
  • GOLINI, R., CORTI, B., LANDONI, P., (2017), “More efficient project execution and evaluation with logical framework and project cycle management: evidence from international development projects”, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 35(2), 128-138, Taylor & Francis, 10.1080/14615517.2016.1239495
  • BARUFFALDI, S., LANDONI, P., (2016), “Mobility intentions of foreign researchers: the role of non-economic motivations”, Industry and Innovation, 23(1), 87-111, Taylor & Francis, 10.1080/13662716.2015.1126502
  • BRESCIA, F., COLOMBO, G., LANDONI, P., (2016), “Organizational structures of knowledge transfer offices: an analysis of the world’s top-ranked universities”, The Journal of Technology Transfer, 41(1), 132-151, Springer, 10.1007/S10961-014-9384-5
  • COLOMBO, G., FRATTINI, F., DELL’ERA, C., LANDONI, P., (2016), “Understanding virtual knowledge brokers and their differences with traditional ones”, International Journal of Innovation Management, 20(1), 1-23, World Scientific, 10.1142/S1363919616500158
  • LANDONI, P., DELL’ERA, C., FERRALORO, G., PERADOTTO, M., KARLSSON, H., VERGANTI, R., (2016), “Design contribution to the competitive performance of SMEs: the role of design innovation capabilities”, Creativity and Innovation Management, 25(4), 484-499, Wiley, 10.1111/CAIM.12165
  • MIRPOURIAN, S., CARAGLIU, A., DI MAIO, G., LANDONI, P., RUSINÀ, E., (2016), “Determinants of loan repayment performance among borrowers of microfinance institutions: evidence from India”, World Development Perspectives, 1, 49-52, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.WDP.2016.06.002
  • SALA, A., LANDONI, P., VERGANTI, R., (2016), “Small and medium enterprises collaborations with knowledge intensive services: an explorative analysis of the impact of innovation vouchers”, R&D Management, 46(S1), 291-302, Wiley, 10.1111/RADM.12196
  • CALLAERT, J., LANDONI, P., VAN LOOY, B., VERGANTI, R., (2015), “Scientific yield from collaboration with industry: the relevance of researchers’ strategic approaches”, Research Policy, 44(4), 990-998, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.RESPOL.2015.02.003
  • DELL’ERA, C., LANDONI, P., VERGANTI, R., (2015), “From creative individuals to creative capital: value creation and appropriation strategies of creative knowledge-intensive business services”, International Journal of Innovation Management, 19(2), 1-24, World Scientific, 10.1142/S1363919615500164
  • GOLINI, R., KALCHSCHMID, M., LANDONI, P., (2015), “Adoption of project management practices: the impact on international development projects of non-governmental organizations”, International Journal of Project Management, 33(3), 650-663, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.IJPROMAN.2014.09.006
  • BUGANZA, T., COLOMBO, G., LANDONI, P., (2014), “Small and medium enterprises’ collaborations with universities for new product development: an analysis of the different phases”, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 21(1), 69-86, Emerald Publishing, 10.1108/JSBED-10-2013-0160
  • DELL’ERA, C., LANDONI, P., (2014), “Living lab: a methodology between user-centred design and participatory design”, Creativity and Innovation Management, 23(2), 137-154, Wiley, 10.1111/CAIM.12061
  • GOLINI, R., LANDONI, P., (2014), “International development projects by non-governmental organizations: an evaluation of the need for specific project management and appraisal tools”, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 32(2), 121-135, Taylor & Francis, 10.1080/14615517.2014.894088
  • LETEN, B., LANDONI, P., VAN LOOY, B., (2014), “Science or graduates: how do firms benefit from the proximity of universities?”, Research Policy, 43(8), 1398-1412, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.RESPOL.2014.03.005


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