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First Name: Roberto
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Last Name: Fontana
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Postal Address: Department of Economics, University of Pavia, Via San Felice 5, Pavia, Italy & CESPRI - Università Bocconi, Via Sarfatti 25, 20136, Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 0258363037

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Working papers

  1. Roberto Fontana & Alessandro Nuvolari & Hiroshi Shimizu & Andrea Vezzulli, 2013. "Reassessing patent propensity: evidence from a data-set of R&D awards 1977-2004," Working Papers Department of Economics 2013/09, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
  2. Roberto Fontana & Alessandro Nuvolari & Hiroshi Shimitzu & Andrea Vezzulli, 2012. "Schumpeterian Patterns of Innovation and the Sources of Breakthrough Inventions: Evidence from a Data-Set of R&D Awards," Working Papers Department of Economics 2012/24, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
  3. Roberto Fontana & Franco Malerba, 2010. "Demand as a source of entry and the survival of new semiconductor firms," KITeS Working Papers 031, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Apr 2010.
  4. Gustavo Crespi & Pablo D’Este & Roberto Fontana & Aldo Geuna, 2009. "The impact of academic patenting on university research and its transfer," ICER Working Papers 01-2009, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
  5. Fontana, Roberto & Geuna, Aldo, 2009. "The Nature of Collaborative Patenting Activities," Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis LEI & BRICK - Laboratory of Economics of Innovation "Franco Momigliano", Bureau of Research in Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Collegio 200910, University of Turin.
  6. Fontana, Roberto & Nuvolari, Alessandro & Shimizu, Hiroshi & Vezzulli, Andrea, 2009. "The Nature of Inventive Activities : Evidence from a Data-Set of R&D Awards," IIR Working Paper 09-09, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  7. Roberto Fontana & Alessandro Nuvolari & Bart Verspagen, 2008. "Mapping Technological Trajectories as Patent Citation Networks. An application to Data Communication Standards," SPRU Working Paper Series 166, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex.
  8. Isabel Maria Bodas Freitas & Tommy Clausen & Roberto Fontana & Bart Verspagen, 2008. "Formal and informal external linkages and firms' innovative strategies: A cross-country comparison," Working Papers on Innovation Studies 20081113, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo.
  9. Roberto Fontana & Marco Guerzoni & Alessandro Nuvolari, 2008. "Habakkuk revisited: A history friendly model of "American and British technology in the nineteenth century"," Jena Economic Research Papers 2008-064, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics.
  10. Roberto Fontana & Marco Guerzoni, 2007. "Incentives and uncertainty: an empirical analysis of the impact of demand on innovation," SPRU Working Paper Series 163, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex.
  11. Roberto Fontana & Lionel Nesta, 2007. "Entry, Innovation and Exit. Evidence from the LAN switch Industry," Documents de Travail de l'OFCE 2007-02, Observatoire Francais des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE).
  12. Roberto Fontana & Lionel Nesta, 2007. "Product Innovation and Survival in a High-Tech Industry," KITeS Working Papers 208, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Dec 2007.
  13. Lionel Nesta & Roberto Fontana, 2007. "Entry, Innovation and Exit from LAN Switch Industry," Sciences Po publications 2007-02, Sciences Po.
  14. Carolina Castaldi & Roberto Fontana & Alessandro Nuvolari, 2006. "'Chariots of Fire': The Evolution of Tank Technology, 1915-1945," LEM Papers Series 2006/03, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
  15. Nicoletta Corrocher & Roberto Fontana, 2006. "Expectations, Network Effects and Timing of Technology Adoption: Some Empirical Evidence from a Sample of SMEs in Italy," SPRU Working Paper Series 150, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex.
  16. Roberto FONTANA & Aldo GEUNA & Mireille MATT, 2005. "Factors Affecting University–Industry R&D Collaboration : The importance of screening and signalling," Working Papers of BETA 2005-07, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
  17. Stefano Brusoni & Roberto Fontana, 2005. "Modularity as an Entry Strategy: The invasion of new niches in the LAN equipment industry," KITeS Working Papers 171, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Jul 2005.
  18. Roberto Fontana & Lionel Nesta, 2004. "Product entry in a fast growing industry: the LAN switch market," SPRU Working Paper Series 126, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex.
  19. Roberto Fontana, 2003. "Rapid Technical Change and the Speed of Lock-in: Standard Battles in the Local Area Network Industry in the 1990s," KITeS Working Papers 146, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Jul 2003.
  20. Roberto Fontana & Aldo Geuna & Mireille Matt, 2003. "Firm Size and Openness: the Driving Forces of University-Industry Collaboration," SPRU Working Paper Series 103, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex.
  21. Roberto Fontana, 2003. "Technological disequilibrium: measuring technical change in fast growing industries: the case of local area network equipement," KITeS Working Papers 145, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Jul 2003.
  22. Roberto Fontana, 2000. "Determinants of Innovation and Competition of Component System Technologies in the Local Area Network Industry," KITeS Working Papers 117, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Sep 2000.
  23. Roberto Fontana, 1999. "Twinning Networks: Co-Evolution and Competition of System Component Technologies in the Local Area Network Industry," SPRU Working Paper Series 31, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex.

Articles

  1. Uwe Cantner & Elias Dinopoulos & Horst Hanusch & Luigi Orsenigo & Nathalie Lazaric & Kenneth Carlaw & Roberto Fontana & Charles McCann & Andreas Pyka, 2013. "Obituary: Steven Klepper," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 23(3), pages 503-505, July.
  2. Adams, Pamela & Fontana, Roberto & Malerba, Franco, 2013. "The magnitude of innovation by demand in a sectoral system: The role of industrial users in semiconductors," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 42(1), pages 1-14.
  3. Fontana, Roberto & Nuvolari, Alessandro & Shimizu, Hiroshi & Vezzulli, Andrea, 2013. "Reassessing patent propensity: Evidence from a dataset of R&D awards, 1977–2004," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 42(10), pages 1780-1792.
  4. Roberto Fontana & Alessandro Nuvolari & Hiroshi Shimizu & Andrea Vezzulli, 2012. "Schumpeterian patterns of innovation and the sources of breakthrough inventions: evidence from a data-set of R&D awards," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 22(4), pages 785-810, September.
  5. Margherita Balconi & Roberto Fontana, 2011. "Entry and innovation: an analysis of the fabless semiconductor business," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 37(1), pages 87-106, July.
  6. Isabel Freitas & Tommy Clausen & Roberto Fontana & Bart Verspagen, 2011. "Formal and informal external linkages and firms’ innovative strategies. A cross-country comparison," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 21(1), pages 91-119, February.
  7. Crespi, Gustavo & D'Este, Pablo & Fontana, Roberto & Geuna, Aldo, 2011. "The impact of academic patenting on university research and its transfer," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 55-68, February.
  8. Fontana, Roberto, 2011. "Technological disequilibrium. Price indexes in hubs for Local Area Networks," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 64-73, February.
  9. Fontana, Roberto & Nesta, Lionel, 2010. "Pre-entry experience, post-entry learning and firm survival: Evidence from the local area networking switch industry," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 41-49, March.
  10. Roberto Fontana & Franco Malerba, 2010. "Demand as a source of entry and the survival of new semiconductor firms," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 19(5), pages 1629-1654, October.
  11. Roberto Fontana & Alessandro Nuvolari & Pier Saviotti, 2009. "Introduction to the Journal of Evolutionary Economics special issue: the product characteristics approach to innovation studies," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 19(4), pages 463-469, August.
  12. Carolina Castaldi & Roberto Fontana & Alessandro Nuvolari, 2009. "‘Chariots of fire’: the evolution of tank technology, 1915–1945," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 19(4), pages 545-566, August.
  13. Roberto Fontana & Alessandro Nuvolari & Bart Verspagen, 2009. "Mapping technological trajectories as patent citation networks. An application to data communication standards," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(4), pages 311-336.
  14. Roberto Fontana & Lionel Nesta, 2009. "Product Innovation and Survival in a High-Tech Industry," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer, vol. 34(4), pages 287-306, June.
  15. Roberto Fontana, 2008. "Competing technologies and market dominance: standard "battles" in the Local Area Networking industry," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 17(6), pages 1205-1238, December.
  16. Corrocher Nicoletta & Fontana Roberto, 2008. "Determinants of Adoption of Standards for Local Area Networks: Empirical Evidence from a Sample of Firms in Italy," L'industria, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 1, pages 15-36.
  17. Nicoletta Corrocher & Roberto Fontana, 2008. "Expectations, network effects and timing of technology adoption: some empirical evidence from a sample of SMEs in Italy," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 31(4), pages 425-441, December.
  18. Roberto Fontana & Marco Guerzoni, 2008. "Incentives and uncertainty: an empirical analysis of the impact of demand on innovation," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 32(6), pages 927-946, November.
  19. Corrocher, Nicoletta & Fontana, Roberto, 2008. "Objectives, obstacles and drivers of ICT adoption: What do IT managers perceive?," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 20(3), pages 229-242, September.
  20. Pablo D'Este & Roberto Fontana, 2007. "What drives the emergence of entrepreneurial academics? A study on collaborative research partnerships in the UK," Research Evaluation, Oxford University Press, vol. 16(4), pages 257-270, December.
  21. Roberto Fontana & Lionel Nesta & Sandrine Selosse, 2007. "Innovation et sélection des firmes. L'industrie des équipements en réseaux locaux," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 100(1), pages 121-142.
  22. Fontana, Roberto & Geuna, Aldo & Matt, Mireille, 2006. "Factors affecting university-industry R&D projects: The importance of searching, screening and signalling," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(2), pages 309-323, March.
  23. Roberto Fontana & Lionel Nesta, 2006. "Product entry in a fast growing industry: the LAN switch market," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 45-64, April.

NEP Fields

23 papers by this author were announced in NEP, and specifically in the following field reports (number of papers):
  1. NEP-COM: Industrial Competition (8) 2003-10-20 2003-10-20 2005-03-20 2006-05-27 2007-02-17 2008-01-26 2008-02-02 2010-11-06. Author is listed
  2. NEP-CSE: Economics of Strategic Management (1) 2008-11-25
  3. NEP-CWA: Central & Western Asia (1) 2013-04-06
  4. NEP-EDU: Education (1) 2009-05-23
  5. NEP-ENT: Entrepreneurship (6) 2005-03-20 2005-06-05 2007-02-17 2008-01-26 2008-02-02 2010-11-06. Author is listed
  6. NEP-HIS: Business, Economic & Financial History (3) 2003-10-20 2006-01-24 2008-08-31
  7. NEP-IND: Industrial Organization (2) 2006-05-27 2007-02-17
  8. NEP-INO: Innovation (19) 2003-10-20 2003-10-20 2005-06-05 2006-01-24 2006-02-05 2006-04-29 2006-05-27 2007-02-17 2007-08-08 2007-12-08 2008-01-26 2008-02-02 2008-08-31 2008-11-25 2009-05-23 2009-07-11 2010-01-16 2012-08-23 2013-04-06. Author is listed
  9. NEP-IPR: Intellectual Property Rights (8) 2007-08-08 2008-02-02 2008-03-01 2009-05-23 2009-07-11 2010-01-16 2012-08-23 2013-04-06. Author is listed
  10. NEP-KNM: Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy (3) 2007-08-08 2008-11-25 2012-08-23
  11. NEP-MIC: Microeconomics (5) 2007-02-17 2007-12-08 2008-01-26 2008-02-02 2008-11-25. Author is listed
  12. NEP-NET: Network Economics (4) 2001-02-21 2005-03-20 2006-04-29 2008-03-01
  13. NEP-PBE: Public Economics (1) 2005-06-05
  14. NEP-PPM: Project, Program & Portfolio Management (3) 2007-08-08 2009-07-11 2010-01-16
  15. NEP-SOC: Social Norms & Social Capital (1) 2006-04-29
  16. NEP-TID: Technology & Industrial Dynamics (10) 2001-02-21 2003-10-20 2003-10-20 2005-03-20 2007-02-17 2007-08-08 2008-01-26 2008-02-02 2012-08-23 2013-04-06. Author is listed

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