Ambra Mazzelli

How Strategic Objectives and Actions Affect Value Creation through its Influence on Decisions Concerning Technology and Innovation Management in SMEs

Lancaster University
PhD awarded 2016

Ambra Mazzelli is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at Asia School of Business (ASB) and an International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining ASB she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Concordia University, John Molson School of Business (Montreal, Canada). Ambra holds a PhD in Management from Lancaster University Management School (Lancaster, UK) and received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Management Engineering from University of Bergamo (Bergamo, IT).

Ambra’s research interests lie in organization and management theory. Specifically, her research is dedicated to understanding the dynamics of organizational responses to unmet goals and their implications for organizational change in family and non-family firms. Her approach combines two main theoretical perspectives – the behavioral theory of the firm and cognitive theory – to stake out new and dynamic avenues for exploring how decision makers collect, interpret, and act upon information signaling the presence of an organizational problem, and how their interpretations and actions are affected and constituted by social exchanges in the environment in which they operate. Her research has been published in leading journals including Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Long Range Planning.