Paola Bellis

Core Faculty | Junior Assistant Professor

Short Profile outline

Paola Bellis is a Junior Assistant Professor in Management Engineering at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano where she carried on her research related to explore the potentiality of pairs dynamics in innovative projects. Paola is also Coordinator and Project Manager at IDeaLs, a research platform founded by Politecnico di Milano and the Center for Creative Leadership. IDeaLs involve 8 international companies with the objective to investigate how to engage people within an organization to make innovation happen. Previously, Paola served as Product Manager for the Global Marketing division of illycaffè.


PHD: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Master of Science: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Bachelor of Science: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Academic course held at SOM

Comportamento Organizzativo

Comportamento Organizzativo

Comportamento Organizzativo



Specializing Masters

Executive Education


Relevant Publications

Bellis P.| Verganti R. (2020), "Pairs as pivots of innovation: how collaborative sensemaking benefits from innovating in twos", Innovation: Organization and Management, 1-25

Bellis P.| Verganti R. (2020), "Pairs in Innovation: how working in pairs helps organizations to move into a new shared direction", International Journal of Innovation Management, 24

Trabucchi D.| Bellis P.| Di Marco D.| Buganza T.| Verganti R. (2020), "Attitude vs involvement: a systematic literature review at the intersection between engagement and innovation", European Journal of Innovation Management

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