Taught courses

2011-Present University of Sussex, Chair of Doctoral Committee, SPRU.

Taught classes in industry dynamics; finance and innovation.

2006-2010 Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, (Visiting Professor)

Taught Masters and MBA courses:

8205 Industrial Economics and International Competitiveness (with F. Malerba)
8014 Industry Analysis (with M. Mariani)

2000-2011 The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK (Professor)

2008-2010 Personal Investment in an Uncertain World (DB234),Production Chair, Editor of textbook
2004-2008 Microeconomics (DD319), Chair
2001-2002 Economics and Economic Change (DD202), Chair
2002-2006 Business Behaviour in a Changing Environment (B300), Chair for Strategy module

Also taught courses at: University of Denver, New York University

Summer school teaching

2006 European Summer School in Industry Dynamics (ESSID, EU), Cargese, Corsica
2002-2006 The Open University Summer School, Bath, UK

Recent PhD supervision


Irene Maffei (Sussex Univ, SPRU) Government Policies for Financing Green Innovation

Simone Gasperin (Sussex Univ, SPRU) The State as Entrepreneur: Italy's IRI and CDP

Tommaso Gabellini (Sussex Univ, SPRU) Investment, Finance and Innovation: the role of State Investment Banks


Marco Carreras (Sussex Univ, SPRU) Brazil's State-Owned Development Finance Institutions

Andrea Laplane (Sussex Univ, SPRU) The Risk-Reward Nexus in Brazil's Innovation System


Nicholas Jagger (Sussex Univ, SPRU) Skills Requirement of the Low Carbon Transition

2014 (awarded)

Zhehong Zheng (Open University), A Micro-Macro Model of Finance and Growth

2010 (awarded)

Lillian Jensen (Open University, ESRC), Absorptive Capacity and Firm Growth

2009 (awarded)

Pelin Demirel (Open University), Economic Dynamics in Different Knowledge Regimes

Recent Post-doctoral supervision (funded by my grants)

Ariel Wirkerman (Sussex University), Caetano Penna (University of Sussex), Gregor Semieniuk (University of Sussex), Stuart Parris (Open University)