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Professor Pietro Micheli

Professor of Business performance and innovation

Research Interests

Pietro's research and consulting interests focus in two main areas:

Design and innovation management: Pietro has worked in the areas of design thinking, strategic design and new product development. His research has resulted in publications on Research Policy, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Research Technology Management. He has been recently awarded the British Academy mid-career Fellowship: in 2017-2018 he will study the use of design thinking as a means to connect digital innovations to improving people's lives.

Strategy implementation and performance management: Pietro has undertaken research on the design, use and impact of performance measurement systems, and on the introduction of performance improvement initiatives in private and public sector organizations. His research papers have been published in leading academic journals such as the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Public Administration Review, Long Range Planning, and Management Accounting Research. He is currently researching the impact of performance measurement on organisations' capacity to improve and innovate, and the development and review of measurement systems in dynamic environments.

Teaching in 2021-2022

Executive MBA
  • IB9BY0: Managing Organisational Performance
Executive MBA (London)
  • IB98KL: Managing Organisational Performance
MSc Business
  • IB98A0: Design in Business
Postgraduate Research Business and Management
  • IB9GF0: Recent Advances in Operational Research and Operations Management
  • IB3A90: Design in Business

Operations Group

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Prior to joining Warwick Business School in 2012, Pietro was Senior Lecturer at Cranfield School of Management and Research Fellow at the Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Research in London. In 2009-2011 he was appointed by the Italian Parliament as one of five Directors of the Commission for Public Sector Evaluation in Rome. He was awarded a PhD and a Master by Research in Management from Cranfield School of Management, and a Master in Management and Production Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano.

Over the past 15 years, Pietro has worked with over 50 organisations as mentor, consultant and trainer. These include: Amec, BAT, BP, British Energy, Emirates Group, KLM, Morgan Carbon, Orange, Shell, Veolia Water, Wartsila, Council of Europe, UK Department of Health, House of Lords, National Audit Office, UAE Government and the United Nations.

Pietro has lectured in over a dozen European academic institutions and is currently Visiting Fellow at Cranfield's Centre for Business Performance and Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna. At Warwick he has been awarded nine teaching awards over the past four years.
He speaks fluent English, Italian, French and Spanish.


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