About me

I am Professor of Management at the University of Pisa and founder and director of the Responsible Management Research Center (REMARC). I have been Visiting Professor at DMT – Bocconi University (2019-2020) and MIT Sloan School of Management (2017-2018). I am a Regional Studies Association (RSA) Fellow and member of the RSA Research Committee.

I study how companies contribute to innovation, economic inequality and human rights abuses. My work has centred around the technological catching up of firms from developing countries. Recently, I have studied the extent to which companies abuse human rights and what drives their behaviour. I have also contributed to explore the dark side of innovation by developing a new measure of patent toxicity.

I received my Ph.D. in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU, University of Sussex in 2005 and was a Jean Monnet fellow at the European University Institute in 2004-2005 and ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at SPRU in 2005-2006, before joining the University of Pisa. I am currently editor of Research Policy and in the editorial boards of Economic Geography, the Journal of Economic Geography and the Business and Human Rights Journal.

To learn more about my research interests, visit the REMARC  website or search my GScholar publications

Here is my CV.



Dipartimento di Economia e Management
University of Pisa, Via Ridolfi 10, 56124 Pisa, Italy

Phone: +39 050 2216280
E-mail: elisa.giuliani@unipi.it