Elisa OPERTI

Professor
department: Management
Campus de Cergy
+33 (0)1 34 43 37 36
Other teaching domain – Strategy

Diplomas

  • 2009: Ph.D. in Management (Università Bocconi Italy)
  • 2003: BA and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management (magna cum laude) (Polytechnic of Turin Italy)
Career
Full-time academic appointments
    • 2022 – Now : Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2015 – 2022 : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2011 – 2015 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
Other Academic Appointments
    • 2009 – 2011 : Post Doctoral Fellow (Université de Lugano Switzerland)
Professional appointments
    • 2004 – 2005 : Business Analyst (Technology and Operation Management) (JPMorgan Chase & Co United Kingdom)

Awards

  • 2023 : Runner-up for the Best Entrepreneurship Paper Award, for the paper, “How Professional and Family Ties Affect Idea Elaboration for Men and Women,” with Francesca Nannetti, ESSEC Business School (PhD), awarded by the Organization and Management Theory division of the Academy of Management 2023 (Academy of Management, United States of America)
  • 2021 : Academy of Management Best Reviewer Award: OMT Division (Academy of Management)
  • 2021 : Outstanding Service Award from the TIM division of the Academy of Management (2021)
  • 2020 : Honorable mention in the Best Conference Paper Award competition, Strategic Management Conference 2020
  • 2020 : 2020 IM Division Georgetown Best Paper in International Business and Policy Award
  • 2019 : Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, STR Division (Academy of Management, United States of America)
  • 2018 : The symposium co-organized with Shemuel Lampronti (PhD) was selected as one of the finalists for the best symposium award of the OMT Division a la Academy of Management Conference 2018 in Chicago.
  • 2017 : TIM Best Paper Award, ASAC (Administrative Science Association of Canada) for the article: “Missed chances and unfulfilled hopes – Why firms make errors in selecting technological opportunities”, with Amit Kumar (PhD candidate ESSEC).
  • 2017 : Academy of Management Best Reviewer Award: OMT Division (Academy of Management)
  • 2015 : Runner up Academy of Management Best Paper Award – OMT division (with S. Lampronti & S. Sgourev) (Canada)
  • 2015 : EGOS Best Paper Award – Social Network Sub-Theme (with S. Lampronti & S. Sgourev) (Greece)
  • 2015 : Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, TIM Division (Canada)
  • 2014 : ESSEC Foundation Research Award (Fondation ESSEC)
  • 2014 : Academy of Management Best Reviewer Award: TIM Division (Academy of Management, United States of America)
  • 2013 : Academy of Management Best Reviewer Award: TIM Division (Academy of Management, United States of America)
  • 2012 : Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Annual Conference 2012, for the paper “Good for One, Bad for Most? Intrafirm Networks and Innovation at the Inventor Firm Level” (coauthored with Gianluca Carnabuci)
  • 2012 : Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, TIM Division (Academy of Management)
  • 2012 : Academy of Management Best Reviewer Award: BPS Division (Academy of Management, United States of America)
  • 2010 : Academy of Management Best Reviewer Award: TIM Division (Academy of Management, Canada)
  • 2010 : Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, TIM Division (Academy of Management, Canada)
  • 2009 : Academy of Management Best Reviewer Award: BPS Division (Academy of Management, United States of America)
  • 2008 : Academy of Management Best Reviewer Award: TIM Division (Academy of Management, Canada)
  • 2008 : Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, TIM Division (Academy of Management, Canada)
  • 2004 : Optime Award (2003) for best 2003 graduates (Polytechnic of Turin, Italy)

Grants

  • 2018 : AAP-Paris-Seine – Research Grant for the project “Regional resilience to environmental shocks: a network approach” (France)
  • 2018 : ANR JCJC – Research Grant for the project “Résilience économique aux chocs: Le rôle des réseaux régionaux d’innovation” (Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR), France)
  • 2009 : Post Doctoral Research Grant (Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland)
  • 2005 : PhD Fellowship (Università Bocconi, Italy)

Journal articles

Conference Proceedings

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Thesis co-director

  • Now : Essays on gender, networks and creativity (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2023 : Trois essais en finance durable (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2021 : Gérer les risques et l’incertitude dans les relations entreprises-gouvernement (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2013 – 2018 : Multi-level networks and organizational outcomes in the sienese context : three essays (ESSEC Business School France)
Research activities
  • Senior or Associate Editor
    • 2023 – Now: Associate Editor – Journal of Management
  • Editorial Board Membership
    • 2023 – Now: Organization Science
    • 2020 – Now: Journal of Management Studies
  • Role as an expert or appraisor in a research organization
    • 2021 – Now: European Research Council evaluator
  • Function in an academic association
    • 2021 – 2022: Representative at Large, Competitive Strategy Interest Group, SMS (elected member) ( United States of America)
    • 2019 – 2021: Representative at large TIM division (elected member)
    • 2015 – Now: AoM Conference Best Dissertation Award committee, TIM division )
  • Organization of a conference or a seminar
    • 2012 – 2015: Seminar Series Organizer, Department of Management (ESSEC Business School France)
  • Participation in scientific commissions or reviewer for a conference
    • 2012 – Now: Ad-hoc reviewer for Strategic Management Society Conferences
    • 2008 – Now: Ad-hoc reviewer for Academy of Management Conference
  • Reviewer for a journal
    • Reviewer for British Journal of Management; Industrial and Corporate Change; Industry and Innovation; Journal of Management Studies; Organization Science; Organization Studies; R&D Management; Research Policy; Small Business Economics; Strategic Management Journal; Strategy Science
Services
    • 2018 – Now: Conseil Social et Economique, Elected Member (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2015 – 2018: Coordinator, PhD in Management (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2014 – Now: Member of the recruitment committee (ESSEC Business School France)
Theses
  • 2021 : Bhatt Himanshu (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, Managing risks and uncertainty in business-government relationships: Three essays on non market strategy
  • 2023 : KLAUSMANN J. (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, Three Essays in Sustainable Finance
  • 2013 : KUMAR Amit (ESSEC Business School), Thesis director, A multi level perspective on technology search and selection : three ways
  • 2013 : LAMPRONTI Shemuel (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, Multi-level networks and organizational outcomes in the sienese context : three essays
  • – : NANNETTI F. (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, Essays on gender, networks and creativity