dr. L. (Luca) Berchicci

Associate Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2007

One of the fundamental issues for the field of strategy is to understand how managers develop and make use of firm’s capabilities to achieve greater performance. My work attempts to contribute to this field of research by investigating on one hand how managers exploit and transfer firm’s capabilities and on the other hand how managers explore firm’s capabilities by identifying new market opportunities.

My research also considers how firms acquire capabilities that allow them to improve their performance relative to new criteria. With growing demands on firms to improve their social and environmental performance, this research is of increasing importance. My work clarifies the role that both intentional search and unintentional discovery play in the acquisition or development of these capabilities.

There are three main themes in my research which explore a) the choice of where to source capabilities, b) mechanisms for the internal development of capabilities, and c) the consequences of capabilities on performance and firm strategy. My research uses innovative data from several sources and at multiple levels.

My latest research has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Research Policy, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal Product innovation Management and Academy of Management Annals.

  • L. Berchicci (2009). Innovating for Sustainability: green entrepreneurship in personal mobility (Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organization and Technology; 11). London: Routledge
  • L. Berchicci (2008). Too much of a good thing? Innovation driven by environmental ambition. In R. Wustenhagen & J. Hamschmidt (Eds.), Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship (pp. 119-137). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Edgar
  • L. Berchicci & A. King (2007). Postcards from the Edge: a Review of the Business and Environment Literature. In J.P. Walsh & A.P. Brief (Eds.), Academy of Management Annals (pp. 513-547). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum
  • L. Berchicci & C.L. Tucci (2006). Entrepreneurship, Technology and Schumpterian Innovation: Entrants and Incumbents. In M. Casson & B. Yeung (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Maria Rita Micheli
  • Time frame: 2010 - 2015
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Saeedeh Ahmadi
  • Time frame: 2014 - 2019
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: S M Musa
  • Time frame: 2018 -

Editorial positions (3)

  • Research Policy

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Strategic Management Journal

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • IISE Transactions

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

Organization Memberships (2)

  • Academy of Management (AoM)


  • Academy of Management (AoM)


Side positions (2)

  • SIFE Erasmus

    Faculty advisor

  • HOPE

    Business coach

Research Seminar
As: Coordinator, Contact
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator, Contact
Research Seminar
As: Speaker
Research Workshop
As: Coordinator


Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T07-34
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam