Marco Furlotti

Marco Furlotti

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division Department of Management


Dr. Marco Furlotti is leadership of the undergraduate, graduate and post-experience graduate modules, within the Nottingham Business School, focusing on the supervision of PhD and DBA course delivery and research.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU, Marco has been a member of faculty at the Management Department of the School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University (the Netherlands).

Completing his PhD in Business Administration and Management at the Bocconi University in Milan, with a thesis on inter-firm technology agreements, at his Alma mater, Marco also taught Organisation Theory.

In his earlier career, Marco held executive positions in the Investment Banking industry, and executive and managerial positions in the Industrial Machinery, and the Automotive industries.

Research areas

Dr. Marco Furlotti’s overarching research interest focuses on how business organisations can make intelligent decisions, undertaking viable projects or ventures, when confronted with substantial uncertainty about their options or goals, including uncertainty of an epistemic kind.

Specialised areas of his research includes organisation models for innovation and technological transfer, contracting, network governance, entrepreneurship, strategic alliances, temporary organisations, organisation design and organisational decision-making.

External activity

International Invited Presentations

Milano, Bocconi U., 22 June 2012

Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences, 25 April 2012

KU Leuwen, Dept. Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation. 17 June 2011

Grenoble Ecole de Management, May 5, 2007

Tilburg University, April 28, 2007

IESEG School of Management, Lille, March 3, 2007

University of Amsterdam Business School, February 25, 2007

University College Dublin, Quinn School of Business, December 19, 2007

RSM Erasmus University, Erasmus Research Institute of Management Seminar, Oct 19, 2007

Sponsors and collaborators

Marco’ research projects have benefitted from the support of the the Claudio Dematté Research Division of SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milano (Italy) and the

Stichting Jong Ondernemen, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Marco continues to work with a range of internal and external collaborators, including

Anna Grandori and Giuseppe (Beppe) Soda (Bocconi University), Joseph Lampel (Manchester Business School, University of Manchester), René Mauer (ESCP Europe Berlin), Geert Duijsters (Tilburg University), Ksenia Podoynitsyna (Eindhoven University of Technology) Fearon Colm and Wim van Vuuren (Canterbury Christ Church University)


Recent Articles

FURLOTTI, M.  and SODA, G., 2018. Fit for the task: complementarity, asymmetry, and partner selection in alliances. Organization Science. ISSN 1047-7039

GRANDORI, A. and FURLOTTI, M. , 2018. Contracting for the unknown and the logic of innovation. European Management Review. ISSN 1740-4754

SODA, G. and FURLOTTI, M., 2017. Bringing tasks back in: an organizational theory of resource complementarity and partner selection. Journal of Management, 43 (2), pp. 348-375. ISSN 0149-2063

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