About Me

Hello, and welcome to my website. My name is Donato Cutolo!


I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bologna. Starting Fall 2022, I will be joining the Entrepreneurship Department at the IE Business School as an Assistant Professor.


My scholarly interests span entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy, and encompass 1) the evaluation of atypical and unconventional social objects; 2) the role narratives, language, and communication play in this process; 3) and the impact of digital platforms on entrepreneurial dynamics. Most of my work is based on quantitative methods, including big data econometric analyses coupled with computational linguistics techniques, such as topic modeling, word embedding, and automated text analysis. 


My research has been published in, or has been invited for revisions at, the Journal of Management, the Academy of Management Perspectives, the Sloan Management Review, and Advances in Strategic Management.


Before joining academia, I was a professional basketball player for more than ten years. When I am not fueling my passion for research, I love running, going on bikepacking adventures with my gravel bike, and reconnecting with nature.