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About Me

Hello, and welcome to my website.

My name is Donato Cutolo, and  I am a Marie Curie Fellow and an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at IE University. I earned my Ph.D. in management from the University of Bologna, and I was a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management.


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 Annals, the Journal of Management Studies, the Academy of Management Perspectives, the Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Revies, Journal of business Venturing Insights, 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 spending time with my family, running, going on bikepacking adventures with my gravel bike, and reconnecting with nature.  

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