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Gianluca ELIA


Gianluca Elia is Senior Researcher and Assistant Professor in “Management Engineering” at the Department of Engineering for Innovation - University of Salento (Lecce, Italy). In 2017, he has received the National Scientific Qualification to be eligible for Associate Professor.
His research is characterized by a cross-disciplinary focus in the fields of Knowledge Management and Collective Intelligence, Digital Innovation, and Technology Entrepreneurship. On these topics, he published more than 100 papers on international journals, conference proceedings and books. He also edited three books.
He is supervisor and tutor of PhD students. He is reviewer in international journals and conferences, and he is Associate Editor of the “International Journal of Knowledge and Learning”.
Since 2012, he is the scientific responsible of the collaboration between the Department of Engineering for Innovation at the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy) and the Project Management Institute – Southern Italy Chapter (PMI-SIC).

In 1999 he obtained the degree in Computer Science Engineering; then, in 2000, he held a Master of Science in e-Business Management at the Scuola Superiore ISUFI (University of Salento); finally, in 2011, he participated to the Entrepreneurship Development Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, USA).

Since 2001, he teaches in academic (undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs), and corporate programs. Topics include:
• Digital Business Management
• Project Management
• Technology Entrepreneurship and Startup Creation
• Corporate Entrepreneurship
• Technology Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
• Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding
• Knowledge Management Systems
• Competitive Strategy
• Business Model
• Management Control Systems
He is also supervisor and tutor of students for their graduation projects.

He has been scientific coordinator of several research and education projects at national and international level.

• July 2014 – June 2015: Research Affiliate at the Centre for Collective Intelligence of the MIT (Boston, USA)
• March-April 2014: Visiting Researcher at the Peking University (Beijing, CHINA)