Marco is leader of undergraduate, graduate and post-experience graduate modules at the Nottingham Business School, also focusing on the supervision of PhD and DBA students, and on doctoral course delivery and research.
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), and a visiting scholar at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto, Canada.
After completing his PhD in Business Administration and Management at the Bocconi University in Milan, with a thesis on inter-firm technology agreements, Marco also taught Organisation Theory at his Alma Mater.
Marco began his career in Italy, as a purchasing manager in the automotive industry, also becoming involved in the process of development of new products. After moving to the industrial machinery sector, he was promoted to a executive positions, from which he contributed to the negotiation of a strategic alliance with a Japanese world-leading manufacturer, and to the subsequent founding and management of a joint-venture with the same partner. Later, he moved to the Investment Banking sector. After a stint in the City of London, Marco was seconded to Tokyo for seven years by a leading European banking group, where he opened the bank’s Tokyo branch and led the development of East Asia business.
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 program includes organisation models for innovation and technological transfer, contracting, network governance, entrepreneurial decision-making, strategic alliances, temporary organisations, organisation design and organisational decision-making.
International Invited Presentations
Sophia University Institute, Loppiano (Florence) May 2nd, 2019
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’s research projects have benefitted from the support of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), the Claudio Dematté Research Division of SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milano (Italy), the Stichting Jong Ondernemen, Rotterdam (The Netherlands), and the Nottingham Business School.
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 and Manuel Gomez Solorzano (Tilburg University), Ksenia Podoynitsyna (Eindhoven University of Technology) Fearon Colm and Wim van Vuuren (Canterbury Christ Church University)
GOMEZ SOLORZANO, M., G. SODA AND M. FURLOTTI (2023), 'The Organization of R&D Work and Knowledge Search in Intrafirm Networks', Industrial & Corporate Change, Forthcoming.
FURLOTTI, M., G. VAHIDI AND H. SHIPTON (2022), 'Innovative Behavior, Emotional Competencies, and Experiential Learning', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2022 (1): 13338.
FURLOTTI, M., K. PODOYNITSYNA, R. MAUER. 2019. Means Versus Goals at the Starting Line: Performance and Conditions of Effectiveness of Entrepreneurial Action. Journal of Small Business Management 1-29. ISSN: 0047-2778
FURLOTTI, M., G. SODA. 2018. Fit for the Task: Complementarity, Asymmetry, and Partner Selection in Alliances. Organization Science 29(5) 837-854. ISSN: 1047-7039
FEARON, C., M. FURLOTTI, W. VAN-VURREN, H. MCLAUGHLIN. 2019. Developing New Opportunities, Entrepreneurial Skills and Product/Service Creativity: A ‘Young Enterprise’ (Ye) Perspective. Studies in Higher Education 1-18. ISSN: 0307-5079
GRANDORI, A., M. FURLOTTI. 2018. Contracting for the Unknown and the Logic of Innovation. European Management Review 0(0). ISSN: 1740-4754
SODA, G., M. FURLOTTI. 2017. Bringing Tasks Back In: An Organizational Theory of Resource Complementarity and Partner Selection. Journal of Management 43(2) 348-375. ISSN: 0149-2063
Course(s) I teach on
Business - BA (Hons)