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Associate Professor, Andrea Masini has been serving as Associate Dean, in charge of the MBA program, since January 2016.
He holds a Ph.D. in Management from INSEAD (France). Prior to joining HEC Paris in 2010, Andrea was Assistant Professor of Operations and Technology Management at the London Business School. He has a background in mechanical engineering and environmental management.
Andrea conducts interdisciplinary research to study the operational and organizational impact of technological innovations, with a particular emphasis on ICT, renewable energy technologies and sustainability issues. His recent work has been published on M&SOM, the Journal of Operations Management and Energy Policy. He has taught courses on Operations Management, Supply Chain Management and Technology Strategy at the MBA, executive as well as at the Ph.D. level. He also consults for private and public organizations on themes related to process optimization, ICT and technological innovation.
"Time series properties of the renewable energy diffusion process: Implications for energy policy design and assessment", Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, December 2015, vol. 52, pp. 1680-1692 (in coll. with S. BASHER, S. AFLAKI).
"Vehicle Procurement Policy for Humanitarian Development Programs", Production and Operations Management, June 2014, vol. 23, n° 6, pp. 951-964 (in coll. with M. EFTEKHAR, A. Robotis, L. N. VAN WASSENHOVE).
"Exploring the Link between the Humanitarian Logistician and Training Needs", Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, October 2013, vol. 3, n° 2, pp. 129-148 (in coll. with A. Allen, G. Kovács, A. Vaillancourt, L. Van Wassenhove).
"Investment decisions in the renewable energy sector: An analysis of nonfinancial drivers", Technological Forecasting and Social Change, March 2013, vol. 80, n° 3, pp. 510-524 (in coll. with E. Menichetti).
"Specialized capabilities in Integrated Solutions: The Role of Fit", International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 2013, vol. 7, n° 4, pp. 395-411 (in coll. with F. Ceci).
"The impact of behavioural factors in the renewable energy investment decision making process: Conceptual framework and empirical findings", Energy Policy, January 2012, vol. 40, n° 1, pp. 28-38 (in coll. with E. Menichetti).
"Balancing specialized and generic capabilities in the provision of integrated solutions", Industrial and Corporate Change, February 2011, vol. 20, n° 1, pp. 91-131 (in coll. with F. Ceci).
"ERP Competence-Building Mechanisms: An Exploratory Investigation of Configurations of ERP Adopters in the European and U.S. Manufacturing Sectors", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Spring 2009, vol. 11, n° 2, pp. 274-298 (in coll. with L. Van Wassenhove).
"Investimenti in ICT e performance aziendali: Un'analisi delle strategie di implementazione ottimali (ICT investments and firm performance: optimal implementation strategies)", Economia & Management, March 2009, vol. 2 (in coll. with L. Van Wassenhove).
"Effective Strategies for Internal Outsourcing and Offshoring of Business Services: An Empirical Investigation", Journal of Operations Management, March 2008, vol. 26, n° 9, pp. 239-256 (in coll. with Z. Aksin).
"IT agility: striking the right balance", Business Strategy Review, 2008, vol. 19, n° 2 (in coll. with K. Sengupta).
"Forecasting the diffusion of photovoltaic systems in southern Europe: a learning curve approach", Technological Forecasting and Social Change, January 2003, vol. 70, n° 1 (in coll. with P. Frankl).
"Simplified Life-Cycle Analysis of PV Systems in Buildings: Present Situation and Future Trends", Progress in Photovoltaics, 1998, vol. 6, n° 2 (in coll. with D. Toccaceli, M. Gamberale, P. Frankl).
Chapters in Edited Books
"ERP-driven performance changes and process isomorphism", in Handbook of Research on Enterprise Systems, S. K. Sharma, M. A. Rashid, IGI Global, Hershey, 2009.
"An Application of Exergy Accounting to Five Basic Metal Industries", in Managing Metals, M. Ayres, M. Von Gleich, M. Goessling (eds.), Kluwer, 2005 (in coll. with R. Ayres).
"Exergy: reference states and balance conditions", in Encyclopedia of Energy, C. Cleveland (ed.), Elsevier, 2004, vol. 2 (in coll. with R. Ayres).
"Waste exergy as a measure of potential harm: Sink-specific exergy measures", in Advances in Energy Studies-Energy Flows in Ecology and Economy, S. Ulgiati (ed), Musis, 1998 (in coll. with R. Ayres).
"Energy Efficiency Contracting in Supply Chains", 2015, vol. 1 (in coll. with A. SHANTIA, S. AFLAKI).
"Time Value Of Different Information Dimensions In The Adoption Of Photovoltaic System ", Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings, Doha, 2014, vol. 1 (in coll. with S. GOODARZI, S. AFLAKI).
"The Sand Cone Revisited: The Impact of Service Flexibility on Competitive Capabilities", Proceedings of the 4th Euroma's Workshop on Service Operations Management, Florence, 2011 (in coll. with C. Wang).
"Behind ERP: IT driven performance changes in European and American Firms", LBS Working Paper, OTM.
"The Sand Cone Model Revisited: The Impact of Service Flexibility on Quality, Delivery, and Cost.", Mimeo, (in coll. with C. Wang).
"What is IT Agility ? Does it Affect Organizational Performance ? A conceptualization and Some Empirical Evidence", Mimeo, (in coll. with K. Sengupta).
"Does Economic Growth Matter? Technology-Push, Demand-Pull and Endogenous Drivers of Innovation in the Renewable Energy Industry", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2015 (in coll. with S. AFLAKI, S. BASHER).
"Energy Efficiency Contracting in Supply Chains Under Asymmetric Bargaining Power", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2015 (in coll. with A. SHANTIA, S. AFLAKI).
"Optimal Feed-In Tariff Policies: The Role of Technology Manufacturers", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2015 (in coll. with S. GOODARZI, S. AFLAKI, E. MOLLICK).
"Specialized Capabilities in Integrated Solutions: The Role of Fit", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2015 (in coll. with F. CECI).
"The Impact of Aligning IT Capability and Operations Strategy on Operational Performance", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2015 (in coll. with A. BACCHETTI, M. PERONA, M. ZANARDINI).
"The Limits of Systems Integration: Complementarity, Contingencies, and Solution Design Choices", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2014 (in coll. with F. CECI, A. PRENCIPE).
"Time Series Properties of the Renewable Energy Diffusion Process: Implications for Energy Policy Design and Assessment", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2014 (in coll. with S. BASHER, S. AFLAKI).
"The Impact of Behavioral Factors in the Renewable Energy Investment Decision Making Process: Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2013 (in coll. with E. MENICHETTI).
"Investment decisions in the renewable energy sector: an analysis of main behavioral drivers", Mimeo, 2011 (in coll. with E. Menichetti).
"When Does Knowledge Integration Work? Strategic Contingencies and Value Creation in Fast Paced Industries. Technological Forecasting and Social Change", Mimeo, 2011 (in coll. with A. Prencipe, F. Ceci).
"The impact of IT intensity, IT outsourcing and software customization on operational performance: empirical evidence from manufacturing SMEs", Mimeo, 2009 (in coll. with M. Botarelli).
Employment Date: 2010
Main courses taught at HEC
Supply Chain Management
2004 International Teachers Programme, SSE Stockholm, Sweden.
2003 Ph.D. in Management (Technology Management), INSEAD, France.
1999 Master of Science/Grande Ecole, Other, Management, INSEAD, France.
1995 M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Sapienza University , Italy.
Academic responsibilities at HEC
Member, GREGHEC (CNRS).
2016- Associate Dean for HEC MBA Program.
2010- Associate Professor, Operations Management & Information Technology.
External academic responsibilities
2002-2010 Assistant Professor, London Business School.
2002- Research Associate, Center for the Integrated Manufacturing and Service Operations, INSEAD.
1996-1997 Research Associate, center for the Management of Environmental, INSEAD.
Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation
Member, INFORMS, Academy of Management.
Reviewer, Manufacturing & Services Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Production Research, Energy Policy, Management Science, Omega, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Renewable Power Generation, Electronic Markets.
Awards & Honors
2014 First Place in the 2014 NextBillion Case Writing Competition for the case "African Solar Rise: Electrifying Rural Tanzania" (in coll. with S. Aflaki).
2009 Best teacher Award, Finmeccanica.
2007 Best Teacher Award, Warsaw University of Technology Business School.
2003 Oustanding TFSC paper Award.
1995 Esso Italiana Award for the best master thesis on energy issues.
Strategic and organizational impact of technology innovations for manufacturing and service operations
Capabilities for operational excellence
Diffusion of new technologies