She holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Management of Technology and a M.Sc. in Management Engineering from the University of Bergamo. She is Assistant Professor at the Politecnico di Torino, where she teaches Strategy, Technology and Marketing and Business Management.
She is Research Associate at the CNRS-GREDEG University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and the BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto. She was formerly Research Associate at the University of Cagliari, Post-doc Fellow at the University Lumière Lyon2 and the University of Turin, Marie Curie Fellow at the Manchester Business School.
She has been involved in several national and international research projects and as a consultant for public and private institutions. Her publications cover several topics in the fields of Economics of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Governance and Regional Economics.
Lecturer for the course of Strategy, Technology and Marketing, Master of Science program in Engineering and Management, Politecnico di Torino.
Lecturer for the course of Business Management, Bachelor's Degree program in Engineering and Management, Politecnico di Torino.
Research projects in progress
From April 2012 to present, "Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe" (WWWforEurope), European Union Seventh Framework Programme, under grant agreement 290647.
From September 2011 to present, "Sharing KnowledgE Assets: InteRegionally Cohesive NeigHborhoods" (SEARCH), European Union Seventh Framework Programme, under grant agreement 266834.
From January 2011 to present, "Policy Incentives for the Creation of Knowledge: Methods and Evidence" (PICK-ME), European Union Seventh Framework Programme, under grant agreement 266959.
2012, Emerald Award For Excellence for the paper "Globalization and directed technological change at the firm level: the European evidence", published in Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth.
From September 2006 to March 2007, Marie Curie Fellowship, awarded by the European Commission. Target institution: Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester (REF: MEST-CT-2004-504299).
2005, Giorgio Rota Award, first prize for a paper on the topic "Manufacturing in Turin".
Articles in refereed journals [full list in curriculum vitae]
ANTONELLI C., COLOMBELLI A., (2015), "The knowledge cost function", International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 168, Pages 290-302, DOI 10.1016/j.ijpe.2015.06.031.
ANTONELLI C., COLOMBELLI A., (2015), "External and internal knowledge in the Knowledge Generation Function", Industry and Innovation, Volume 22, Issue 4, Pages 273–298, DOI 10.1080/13662716.2015.1049864.
COLOMBELLI A., (2015), "Top management team characteristics and firms growth: evidence from a sample of listed companies", International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, Volume 21, Issue 1, Pages 107-127, DOI 10.1108/IJEBR-10-2013-0181.
COLOMBELLI A., KRAFFT J., QUATRARO F., (2014), "The emergence of new technology-based sectors at the regional level: a proximity-based analysis of nanotechnology", Research Policy, Volume 43, Issue 10, Pages 1681-1696, DOI 10.1016/j.respol.2014.07.0084.
COLOMBELLI A., QUATRARO F., (2014), "The persistence of firms' knowledge base: a quantile approach to Italian data", Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Volume 23, Issue 7, Pages 585-610, DOI 10.1080/10438599.2013.871164.
AURICCHIO M., CANTAMESSA M., COLOMBELLI A., CULLINO R., ORAME A., PAOLUCCI E., (2014), "Gli incubatori d'impresa in Italia", Questioni di Economia e Finanza, Number 216, April 2014, Banca d'Italia.
COLOMBELLI A., KRAFFT J., QUATRARO F., (2014), "High growth firms and knowledge structure: evidence from a sample of listed companies", Industrial and Corporate Change, Issue 23, Volume 1, Pages 261-291, DOI 10.1093/icc/dtt053.
COLOMBELLI A., KRAFFT J., QUATRARO F., (2013), "Properties of knowledge base and firm survival: evidence from a sample of French manufacturing firms", Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 80, Issue 8, Pages 1469-1483, DOI 10.1016/j.techfore.2013.03.003.
COLOMBELLI A., HANED N., LEBAS C., (2013), "On firm growth and innovation. Some new empirical perspectives using French CIS surveys (1992-2004)", Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Volume 26, Pages 14-26, DOI 10.1016/j.strueco.2013.03.002.
ANTONELLI C., COLOMBELLI A., (2011), "The generation and exploitation of technological change: market value and total factor productivity", The Journal of Technology Transfer, Volume 36, Issue 4, Pages 353-382.
COLOMBELLI A., (2010), "Alternative investment market: a way to promote entrepreneurship", Journal of Industry Competition and Trade, Volume 10, Issues 3-4, Pages 253-274.
CASSIA L., COLOMBELLI A., (2010), "Growth factors in medium-sized enterprises: the case of an Italian region", International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 437-458.
CASSIA L., COLOMBELLI A., PALEARI S., (2009), "Firms growth: does the innovation system matter?", Structural Change and Economics Dynamics, Volume 20, Issue 3, Pages 211-220.
BRIOSCHI M.S., CASSIA L., COLOMBELLI A., (2009), "Common frameworks for regional competitiveness: insights from a number of local knowledge economies", Italian Journal of Regional Science (Rivista di Scienze Regionali), Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 19-43.
CASSIA L., COLOMBELLI A., (2008), "Do universities knowledge spillovers impact on new firm’s growth? Empirical evidence from UK", International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 453-465.
CASSIA L., COLOMBELLI A., PALEARI S., (2008), "Regional transformation processes through the universities, institutions and industry relationship", Industry and Higher Education, Volume 22, Issue 2, Pages 105-118.
CASSIA L., COLOMBELLI A., (2008), "Orientamento imprenditoriale e crescita della media impresa", Studi Organizzativi, Volume 2008, Issue 1, Pages 97-116.
Book chapters [full list in curriculum vitae]
COLOMBELLI A., FODDI M., PACI R., (2013) "The scientific regions", in CAPELLO R. and LENZI C. (editors) The Territorial Dimension of the Knowledge Economy in Europe, Pages 43-69, Routledge, New York.
COLOMBELLI A., QUATRARO F., (2012), "The European firm", in DIETRICH M. and KRAFFT J. (editors) Handbook on the Economics and Theory of the Firm, Pages 209-226, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
ANTONELLI C., COLOMBELLI A., (2011), "Globalization and directed technological change at the firm level: the European evidence", in LIBECAP G. Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development, Volume 22, Emerald, Emerald Award for Excellence 2012.
COLOMBELLI A., VON TUNZELMANN G.N., (2011), "The persistence of innovation and path-dependence", in ANTONELLI C. The System Dynamics of Technological Change, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
COLOMBELLI A., (2006), "Modelli di trasformazione territoriale: lezioni per Torino?", in RUSSO G. and TERNA P. Produrre a Torino, Otto Editore, Torino.