Federica Brunetta is an Assistant Professor at LUISS Guido Carli, Departement of Business and Management, where she previously was Post-Doc Fellow. She graduated as a PhD in Management at the Catholic University of Sacred Hearth (Milan, Italy) and she has been a Visiting Scholar at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (MI, USA). Her research interests cover topics in the field of strategy and management of innovation, such as R&D management, institutional-based view alliances, network analysis. She is currently focusing on innovation networks and research projects involve the study of network effects in R&D, highly regulated industries, industry dynamics, management of collaboration. Her works are published in Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Engineering Business Management, American Journal of Applied Sciences. She is also author of a book on the relationship between Institutions and Firm Strategy, published by McGrawHill. She performed research projects at the national and international level and presented her work at the main conferences, receiving in 2010 the Distinguished Paper Award of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management.