Gino Cattani

Gino Cattani

Joined Stern 2004

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 714
New York, NY 10012


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Gino Cattani joined New York University Stern School as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organization in September 2004. Professor Cattani's research is primarily focused on technological innovation and competition, interfirm mobility, creativity, and social networks.

Professor Cattani completed his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Economics in Pisa where he received a BA in Accountancy & Business in 1991. After qualifying as an accountant in 1992, and spending the 1995-1996 academic year as a Visiting Fellow Student at the MIT-Sloan School of Management in Boston, he received a Dottorato di Ricerca in Business Administration from the Faculty of Economics in Pisa in 1997.

Professor Cattani received an M.A. in Management Science and Applied Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Management from Wharton in August 2004.

Research Interests

  • Technological Innovation and Competition
  • Inter-firm Mobility
  • Creativity
  • Social Networks

Academic Background

Ph.D., Strategy and Organization Theory, 2004
University of Pennsylvania

M.A., Management Science & Applied Economics, 2001
University of Pennsylvania

Doctoral Degree, Business Administration, 1997
University of Pisa, Italy - Faculty of Economics

B.A., Accountancy and Business, 1991
University of Pisa, Italy - Faculty of Economics

Awards & Appointments

Best Paper Award on Innovation, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Transformation, 2nd Prize EBS University 2022
Best Paper Award on Innovation, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Transformation, 2nd Prize EBS University 2021
NSF Grant 2017
TIM Outstanding Reviewer Award 2015
TIM Outstanding Reviewer Award 2014
OMT Outstanding Reviewer Award 2013
Richard R. Nelson Award Prize Best article either in Research Policy or Industrial and Corporate Change 2012
R. J. Litschert Best Doctoral Student Paper Award 2004

Selected Publications

Andriani, P., & Cattani, G. (2024)
Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Shadow Options: Emergent Functions of Corning’s Glass-Based Innovations
Organization Science

Greenberg, J., Sands, D., Cattani, G., & Porac, J. (2023)
Rating Systems and Increased Heterogeneity in Firm Performance: Evidence from the New York City Restaurant Industry, 1994-2013.
Strategic Management Journal

Cattani, G., Colucci, M., & Ferriani, S. (2022)
From the Margins to the Core of a Mature Field: How Gabrielle Chanel Changed Haute Couture Forever
Enterprise & Society, 1-43.

Falchetti, F., Cattani, G., & Ferriani, S. (2022)
Start with ‘Why but Only if You Have to: The Strategic Framing of Novel Ideas across Different Audiences
Strategic Management Journal, 43(1): 130-159.

Cancellieri, G., Cattani, G., & Ferriani, S. (2022)
Tradition as a Resource: Robust and Radical Interpretations of Operatic Tradition in the Italian Opera Industry, 1989-2011.
Strategic Management Journal, 43(13): 2703-2741.

Cattani, G., & Malerba F. (2021)
Evolutionary Approaches to Innovation, the Firm and the Dynamics of Industries
Strategy Science, 6(4): 265-289

Engler, D., Cattani, G., & Porac, J. (2020)
Studying the incubation of a new product market through realized and alternative histories
Strategy Science, 5(3): 160-192

Aadland, E., Cattani, G., & Ferriani, S. (2019)
Friends, Favours and Cliques: Relational Mechanisms of Recognition in Peer-Based Tournament Rituals
Academy of Management Journal, 62(3): 883-917

Cattani, G., Porac, J., Sands, D., & Greenberg, J. (2018)
Competitive Sensemaking in Value Creation and Capture
Strategy Science, 3(4): 632-657.

Cattani, G., Ferriani, S., & Lanza, A. (2017)
Deconstructing the Outsider Puzzle: The Legitimation Journey of Novelty.
Organization Science, 28(6): 965-992.