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An Honorary Doctorate to Alfonso Gambardella

Director of Bocconi´s Department fo Management and Technology


On Tuesday, 3 December, Prof. Alfonos Gambardella, Director of Bocconi´s Department of Management and Technology was awarded an honorary doctorate from the LMU Munich School of Management (Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaft) for his outstanding scientific achievements in Management— including the launch of a new research field (Markets for Technology). The award is also motivated by his remarkable institutional contributions in building the strategy and broader management community in Europe, and for bringing scientific knowledge to practice and education», as the official motivation states.

In his honorary lecture at the awarding ceremony, Prof. Gambardella analyzed recent research developments in strategic management. «Strategic management is emerging as an autonomous discipline», he said, «with implications for sustainability, innovation and managers’ ability to make decisions». Prof. Gambardella also invited Management scholars to combine rigor and relevance in their research.



Prof. Ingo Weller, Dean of LMU Munich School of Management,
awarding the honorary doctorate to Prof. Alfonso Gambardella