Andrea Contigiani

Andrea Contigiani
  • Doctoral Candidate

Contact Information

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    3024 SHDH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Research Interests: Innovation, Technological Change, Entrepreneurship, Experimentation


I am a PhD Candidate in Management at The Wharton School. I study innovation in entrepreneurship, established enterprises, and policy-making. I am on the job market in 2018-2019. Please visit my personal website for more information.

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I study innovation across various organizational settings, including entrepreneurial ventures, large enterprises, and policy-making. My dissertation investigates the role of experimentation in early-stage ventures.

  • Andrea Contigiani (Draft), Experimentation, Learning, and Appropriability in Early-Stage Ventures.

  • Andrea Contigiani, David Hsu, Iwan Barankay (2018), Trade Secrets and Innovation: Evidence from the ‘Inevitable Disclosure’ Doctrine, Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming.

  • Daniel A Levinthal and Andrea Contigiani (2018), Situating the Construct of Lean Startup: Adjacent “Conversations” and Possible Future Directions, Industrial and Corporate Change, Forthcoming.

  • Andrea Contigiani and Trevor Young-Hyman (Draft), Evaluation of Early-Stage Ventures: Combinations of Experimentation, Planning, and Structure.


I received the Certificate in College and University Teaching from Penn’s Center for Teaching and Learning. I have extensive experience as instructor and teaching assistant, having worked in courses on entrepreneurship, strategy, management, finance, and research methods, interacting with students from the undergraduate program, the MBA, and the executive MBA.


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Andrea Contigiani (Draft), Experimentation, Learning, and Appropriability in Early-Stage Ventures.
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