BIO

I am an Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. I received my PhD in Strategy at the University of Michigan. 

Inspired by the classical work of Adam Smith and George Stigler, I study the impact of resource attributes and demand characteristics on the division of labor. At the time of their writing Adam Smith drew insights from butchers, bakers and brewers in the Highlands of Scotland in 1776, and George Stigler from the Lancashire textile industry in 1951; nowadays the productive system in developed economies is mainly devoted to the tertiary and quaternary sectors. Moving with the times, I apply and extend the classic theories to service and high-tech industries.

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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management ▪ Strategy ▪ Management Department ▪ Adickesallee 32-34, 60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany ▪ Phone: Tel: +49 69 154 008 834 ▪ Email: g.giustiziero@fs.de

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Assistant Professor of Strategy from August, 2018 to present

 

SKEMA Business School, Université Côte d’Azur, France

  • Assistant Professor (with tenure) of Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Economics from August, 2015, to August, 2018

 

Waseda University, Japan

  • Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Commerce from July 2016 to August 2016

EDUCATION

 

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

  • Ph.D. in Strategy in 2015

  • Awarded “high pass” on doctoral qualifying exams

 

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

  • Master of Science, International Management, graduated with summa cum laude in 2008

  • Bachelor of International Economics & Management, valedictorian, graduated with summa cum laude in 2006

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

The dynamics of learning and competition in Schumpeterian environments (with A. Kaul and B. Wu)

  • Organization Science (2019) 

WORK IN PROGRESS

 

Is the division of labor limited by the extent of the market? Evidence from residential real estate

  • R&R at Strategic Management Journal

 

A resource-based theory of hyperspecialization and hyperscaling (with B.Wu and D. Somaya)

 

​Vertical and horizontal expansions in value-based models

  • Winner of the distinguished student paper award from the BPS Division, AOM 2013

 

When losing a valuable resource enhances performance: Resource turnover on rugged landscapes (with D. Martignoni) 

 

Adverse selection and moral hazard with perfect information (with R. Klingebiel, F. Ellsaesser, and J. Nagler) 

 

The Coase conjecture and the innovation-competition paradox

EARLY-STAGE PROJECTS

 

Coase’s last theorem: digital technologies, stars, and hyperscalers (with M. Reisenger)

 

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts: Corporate spinouts as means to capture competitors’ knowledge (with B. Cirillo and V. Fani)

 

What Allows a Star to Shine? The Effect of Team Diversity on Star Scientist Performance (with N. Betancourt and M. Tempelaar)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

Giustiziero, G. 2011. Open innovation in the pharmaceutical industry: Does friendship have a price? LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

AWARDS & HONORS

 

2014 – University of Michigan, Ross School of Business Stark award ($6000) for academic excellence

 

2013 – Winner of the distinguished student paper award from The Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management, 2013

 

2012 – University of Michigan, Ross School of Business Neary award ($2,500) for academic excellence

 

2011 – Finalist for the best paper award at the Midwest Academy of Management, 2011

 

2011 – University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School pre-candidacy research grant ($1,500) for academic excellence

 

2011 – “High Pass” on doctoral qualifying exams

 

2006 – Valedictorian at Bocconi University

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS & CONSORTIA

 

The dynamics of learning and competition in Schumpeterian environments

  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt, December, 2017; ESMT, Berlin, May, 2017; University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, May, 2016; SEI Faculty Workshop, Frankfurt, May, 2016; Academy of Management Conference, Boston, 2012; Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference, Atlanta, 2012; Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference, London, 2012; Midwest Academy of Management Conference, Omaha, 2011

 

Is the division of labor limited by the extent of the market? Evidence from residential real estate

  • Erasmus University, Rotterdam, December 2014; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, November 2014; University of Maryland, College Park, November 2014; HEC, Paris, November 2014; Tulane University, New Orleans, November 2014; SKEMA, Sophia Antipolis, October 2014; IE Business School, Madrid, October 2014

 

A resource-based theory of hyperspecialization and hyperscaling

  • Invited to a symposium at the Academy of Management Conference, Boston, 2019; Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Frankfurt, 2018; Strategic Management Society Meetings, Madrid, 2014

 

Vertical and horizontal expansions in value-based models

  • Strategic Management Society Meetings, Atlanta, 2013; Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, 2013; Druid Conference, Barcelona, 2013

 

When losing a valuable resource enhances performance: Resource turnover on rugged landscapes (with D. Martignoni) 

  • Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, 2018; Complexity Days, Université Côte d'Azur, 2019; Druid Conference, New York, 2017

 

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts: Corporate spinouts as means to capture competitors’ knowledge (with B. Cirillo and V. Fani)

  • Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, 2018

 

EDISON Summer School, Munich, 2019

 

SEI Faculty Meeting, Frankfurt, 2016

 

Academy of Management BPS Division Doctoral Consortium, Philadelphia, 2014

 

Midwest Strategy Meeting Doctoral Workshop, Madison, 2014

 

Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation (CCC), Boston, 2014

 

Strategic Management Society Meetings Doctoral Workshop, Atlanta, 2013

 

Wharton Emerging Scholars Workshop, Philadelphia, 2013

 

Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference Doctoral Consortium, College Park, 2013

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2019 – Strategy MBA

  • Evaluations: 1.32 (equivalent to 4.9/5)

 

2016/2017/2018 – Strategy (SKEMA MSc Core Course)

  • Average evaluations: 95% (equivalent to 4.75/5)

 

2015/2016/2017/2018/2019 – Theories of the firm (taught both at the Frankfurt School and SKEMA)

  • Average evaluations: 1.3 at the Frankfurt School and 100% at SKEMA (equivalent to 4.9/5 and 5/5, respectively)

 

2016/2017 – Managerial Economics (SKEMA MSc Core Course)

  • Average evaluations: 83% (i.e., equivalent to 4.15/5)

SERVICE & MEMBERSHIP

Reviewer

  • Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal

  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting (BPS and TIM Division)

  • Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting and Special Conferences

Membership

  • Academy of Management

  • Strategic Management Society