Dr. Piero Formica is Professor of Economics with special focus
on innovation and entrepreneurship at the Jonkoping International
Business School and Dean of the International Entrepreneurship Academy
at the Jonkoping University. He is also Special International Professor
of Knowledge Economics and Entrepreneurship, School of Economics
and Management - Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
Scientific Director of the Higher Education Programmes at COFIMP
(the Higher Education Institution of the SMEs in Bologna, Italy),
and Visiting Professor of Knowledge Economics and Entrepreneurship
at the Link Campus of the University of Malta in Rome. Between 2003
and 2006 he held the Marie Curie Professorship at the Faculty of
Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu, Estonia.
Between 1982 and 2003 he worked as Professor of Economics of Innovation
in the Masters of Business Law and Technology Management programmes
at the University of Bologna, Italy.
Professor Piero Formica has over 30 years of experience in the fields of international economics and economics of entrepreneurship and innovation, working with OECD Economic Prospects Division in Paris, academic institutions, large corporations and small companies, governmental bodies, and the European Union.
His advice has been sought by diverse organisations such as Xerox Corporation - Xerox Professional Document Services, TELECOM Italia Spa, the British Council, the European Commission (DGXIII, Science Parks, RITTS-Regional Innovation and Technology Transfer Infrastructures and Innovation Programme; DG XVI, RIS-Regional Innovation Strategies; DG XII, Evaluation), The European Business & Innovation Centre Network (Brussels), the DATAR (the French Government DELEGATION A L'AMENAGEMENT DU TERRITOIRE ET A L'ACTION REGIONALE), the Institute for Enterprise and Innovation (University of Nottingham), the Institute of Competitiveness, and the public authorities in Australia, India, China, and the Middle East.
His presentations in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation have been heard throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America, Canada, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Formica most recent publications include:
The Argument for International Entrepreneurship in the Knowledge Economy, in: Structural Change in Europe 4, Entrepreneurial Spirit in Cities and Regions, Hagbarth Publications, 2005
KNOWLEDGE ECONOMICS: Emerging Principles, Practices and Policies (co-editor), Tartu University Press, 2006
KNOWLEDGE MATTERS: Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Innovation Networks and Knowledge Clusters. A Comparative, Socio-technical Systems Approach in the US, Europe and Asia (co-editor), MacMillan, (forthcoming)