Full Professor of Innovation Economics, Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Finance School of Management Deputy Director for Research and Ranking, Department of
Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Prof. Colombo’s main research interests are in the organization, financing and growth of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures, strategic alliances, acquisitions and open innovation. Prof. Colombo has been the scientific coordinator of the FP6 PICO research project on academic start-ups in Europe and the FP7 VICO research project on the real effect of venture capital, promoted by the EC.
He has also conducted consultancy work for governmental departments and international institutions.
He is the Associate Editor for Technology Strategy of the Journal of Small Business Management and Editor-in Chief of Economia e Politica Industriale-Journal of Industrial and Business Economics. He is author (or co-author) of numerous books and articles in journals such as Science, the Strategic Management Journal, the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of Industrial Economics, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, and many others.