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Elisa is a thought-leader and author on innovation and technological change, venture capital and corporate investment, as well as accelerators and incubators. Her expertise is in private equity, life sciences, and telecommunications. Her award-winning research is highly cited, has been presented in conferences worldwide, and has been published in internationally renowned journals, including Nature Biotechnology, Strategic Management Journal and Strategy Science.

She holds a Ph.D. in Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with specialization in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Multinational Management. She also earned a M.S. in Management from The Wharton School, and a M.S. in Business Administration and Quantitative Methods from Carlos III University in Madrid (Spain). Elisa also holds a JD-equivalent degree in Law from Carlos III University, and prior to academia, was a member of Madrid’s Bar association.

She has held leadership positions at major international academic associations, including Executive Officer at the Strategic Management division at the Academy of Management, and representative in the Corporate Strategy and the Strategy and Entrepreneurship groups at the Strategic Management Society. She is on the Editorial Review Boards at top academic journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Global Strategy Journal. She is on the faculty at the University of South Carolina, and previously at Georgia State University.