RISE Head
2020

Francesca Grippa

Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies
Teaching Professor and Faculty Director, Global and Social Enterprise

Francesca Grippa is a Professor of Business Strategy and Faculty Director at Northeastern University, chairing the Global and Social Enterprise portfolio. She has been working in higher education for 15 years, and has consulted with small and large organizations in various industries, including healthcare, aerospace and defense, environmental protection and financial services. Dr Grippa has a long-standing collaboration with research scientists at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence where she works on projects focused on the application of dynamic network analysis to predict the diffusion of innovation (ickn.org/team.html). She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Connection Science Research Initiative (connection.mit.edu/people) and a Faculty Affiliate at the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University (globalresilience.northeastern.edu). Dr Grippa’s research interests include collaborative innovation networks; entrepreneurship and change management. Dr Grippa published several academic papers in peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of Business Research; Computers in Human Behaviors; Knowledge Management Research & Practice; and Social Networks. She co-edited three Springer books on the topic of Collaborative Innovation Networks, and was guest editor for a special issue on “Collaborative Innovation Networks”, in the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

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