Eugenia interests are in the organizational processes of innovation. She investigates the role of objects, such as physical and digital models, in knowledge creation and exchange within and across organizations in science and technology intensive settings. Her research interests include:
• Digital technologies and the material context of organizing
• Catastrophe models and the insurance protection gap
• Emergence, stabilization and replication of organizational routines
• Organizing for resilience
• Learning and innovation in project-based contexts.
Eugenia holds a PhD in Science and Technology Policy and an MSc in Technology and Innovation Management, both from SPRU (University of Sussex). She graduated in Industrial Engineering with Management at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Before joining Bayes, Eugenia was Senior Scientist at ETH Zurich and, previously, Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, where she was also a fellow in the research centers CRORA and CROMA.
Eugenia’s research has been published in journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies and Research Policy.
She has extensive teaching experiences in the areas of innovation and organization at undergraduate, MSc and MBA levels. She currently teaches in the areas of technology and innovation management, digital technologies and design thinking. She is the Pathway leader for the BSc in Business Management, Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
- Innovation & Creativity
- Knowledge Management
- Organization Theory
Emergence, stability and change in organizational routines
Innovation in vaccines for neglected diseases
Learning in high-reliability organizations
The insurance protection gap for catastrophes - modelling and organizational solutions
Digital technologies and innovation
- Cacciatori, E. and Prencipe, A. (2021). Project-based Temporary Organizing and Routine Dynamics. In Feldmam, M., Pentland, B., D'Adderio, L., Dittrich, K., Rerup, C. and Seidl, D. (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Routines Dynamics (pp. 407–420). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Turner, S. and Cacciatori, E. (2016). The multeplicity of habit: Implications for routines research. In Howard-Grenville, J., Rerup, C. and Tsoukas, H. (Eds.), Organizational Routines: How They Are Created, Maintained, and Changed (pp. 71–95). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-875948-5.
- Jarzabkowski, P., Bednarek, R., Chalkias, K. and Cacciatori, E. (2021). Enabling Rapid Financial Response to Disasters: Knotting and Reknotting Multiple Paradoxes in Interorganizational Systems. Academy of Management Journal. doi:10.5465/amj.2019.0745.
- Cacciatori, E., Jarzabkowski, P., Bednarek, R. and Chalkias, K. (2019). What's in a Model? Computer Simulations and the Management of Ignorance. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2019(1), pp. 18102–18102. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2019.250.
- Davies, A., Frederiksen, L., Cacciatori, E. and Hartmann, A. (2018). The long and winding road: Routine creation and replication in multi-site organizations. Research Policy, 47(8), pp. 1403–1417. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2018.04.016.
- Heinzen, M., Cacciatori, E., Zoller, F.A. and Boutellier, R. (2018). Who talks to whom about what? How interdisciplinary communication and knowledge of expertise distribution improve in integrated R&D labs. Ergonomics, 61(8), pp. 1139–1153.
- Cacciatori, E. (2012). Resolving Conflict in Problem-Solving: Systems of Artefacts in the Development of New Routines. Journal of Management Studies, 49(8), pp. 1559–1585. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.2012.01065.x.
- Jarzabkowski, P., Chalkias, K., Cacciatori, E. and Bednarek, R. (2018). Between State and Market: Protection Gap Entities and Catastrophic Risk..
- Cacciatori, E. and Grandori, A. (2011). Networked Resource Access and Networked Growth: A Double Network Hypothesis on the Innovative Entrepreneurial Firm. In Tuunanen, M., Windsperger, J., Cliquet, G. and Hendrikse, G. (Eds.), New Developments in the Theory of Networks Franchising, Alliances and Cooperatives (pp. 239–257). Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-3-7908-2615-9.
- Cacciatori, E., Orsenigo, L. and Brusoni, S. (2008). Beyond market failures: IAVI and the organizational challenges of vaccine
development. In Matlin, S.A., de Francisco, A., Sundaram, L., Faich, H. and Gehner, M. (Eds.), Health Partnerships Review (pp. 46–48). Geneva: Global Forum for Health Research. ISBN 978-2-940401-05-5.
- Cacciatori, E., Chataway, J., Brusoni, S., Hanlin, R. and Orsenigo, L. (2008). The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) in a changing landscape of vaccine development: A public private partnership as knowledge broker and integrator. In Wuyts, M., Chataway, J. and Mackintosh, M. (Eds.), Promoting Innovation, Productivity and Industrial Growth and Reducing Poverty Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-46528-1.
Journal articles (5)
- Jarzabkowski, P., Bednarek, R., Chalkias, K. and Cacciatori, E. (2019). Exploring inter-organizational paradoxes: Methodological lessons from a study of a grand challenge. Strategic Organization, 17(1), pp. 120–132. doi:10.1177/1476127018805345.
- Cacciatori, E., Tamoschus, D. and Grabher, G. (2012). Knowledge transfer across projects: Codification in creative, high-tech and engineering industries. Management Learning, 43(3), pp. 309–331. doi:10.1177/1350507611426240.
- Cacciatori, E. (2008). Memory objects in project environments: Storing, retrieving and adapting learning in project-based firms. Research Policy, 37(9), pp. 1591–1601. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2008.04.028.
- Chataway, J., Brusoni, S., Cacciatori, E., Hanlin, R. and Orsenigo, L. (2007). The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) in a Changing Landscape of Vaccine Development: A Public/Private Partnership as Knowledge Broker and Integrator. The European Journal of Development Research, 19(1), pp. 100–117. doi:10.1080/09578810601144350.
- Cacciatori, E. and Jacobides, M.G. (2005). The Dynamic Limits of Specialization: Vertical Integration Reconsidered. Organization Studies, 26(12), pp. 1851–1883. doi:10.1177/0170840605059160.
Editorial activity (6)
- Journal of Management Studies, Referee, 2011 – present.
- Management Learning, Referee, 2011 – present.
- Organization Science, Referee, 2010 – present.
- Industrial and Corporate Change, Referee, 2009 – present.
- Organization Studies, Referee, 2009 – present.
- Research Policy, Referee, 2009 – present.