Associate Professor Nunzia Carbonara

Associate Professor Nunzia Carbonarareceived the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering in 1994 and the Ph.D. in Engineering of Advanced Production Systems in 2000, both from Politecnico di Bari (Italy).
In 2001 she has been a visiting research fellow at the Enterprise, Research and Development Centre of the University of Central England, Business School, Birmingham.
She joined the Department of Mechanical and management Engineering of Politecnico di Bari (Italy) as Assistant Professor in Management Engineering in 2002.
As for the teaching activity, Nunzia Carbonara held the courses: Business Management, Organization Systems and Human Resource Management, in the Faculty of Management Engineering at the Politecnico di Bari; Business Economics and Organization in the faculty of Law at the University of Bari.
Her research interests include the evolution and development of geographical clusters, the competitive advantage of clusters, complexity theory and agent-based simulation, and the knowledge management processes.
Dr. Carbonara is author of more than 80 papers, 30 of which have been published by international scientific journals or within international books. Some of these papers are: “Cognitive Maps To Analyze New Product Development Processes: A Case Study”, “Information And Communication Technology And Geographical Clusters: Opportunities And Spread”, “Innovation Processes Within Geographical Clusters: A Cognitive Approach”, “Making Geographical Clusters More Successful: Complexity-based Policies”, “The Role Of Knowledge Heterogeneity On The Innovative Capability Of Industrial Districts”, “A Three-layer Analysis Framework For Public Private Partnerships At Country, Sector, And Project Levels”, “Industrial District Heterogeneity And Comparative Advantage: Evidence From Italy” etc.
Nunzia Carbonara in 2007 has been chair of the track “Towards a complexity science-based theory of geographical clusters”, of the EURAM Conference.
She is part of the Organization Committee and the Scientific Committee for the 12th Uddevalla Symposium “Geography of Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, Bari, June 2009, and co-chair of the upcoming International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (Hong Kong, December 2009).

Academic profile made by:
Doc. Dr. Antoneta Polo, RSI – Journal Editor