Strategy. Economics and management of innovation and technology. Intellectual Property. Technology Standards.
Cesare Righi is currently a PhD Candidate in Strategy and Innovation at Boston University School of Management. Cesare's reaserch focuses on the relationship between intellectual property, innovation and firm performance. In particular, he studies the effect of patent donations to universities on innovation, the effect of intellectual property on the performance of entrepreneurial ventures and on cumulative innovation, the association between the management of intellectual property and companies' innovative and financial performance. He is also interested in studying the use of intellectual property in standardization processes and in using patent data to study innovation that builds upon technical standards.
Cesare earned a bachelor degree in Economics of International Markets and New Technologies, and a Master of Science in Economics and Management of International Markets and New Technologies, both at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Before joining the PhD program at Boston University School of Management, Cesare worked in a large Italian bank and as research and teaching assistant at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.