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QUAS Anita

Anita QUAS

Assistant Professor

Economics, Finance & Control

Anita is an Assistant Professor at EMLYON Business School, where she teaches Corporate Finance to MSc students. Her main research interests are venture capital and financial constraints of young entrepreneurial ventures. Anita obtained her PhD at Politecnico di Milano, and also worked as Innovation and Policy consultant in the UK.

EducationTop

  1. 2012 : Ph.D. in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering –Politecnico di Milano (DIG), Italy
  2. 2010 : Qualification to practice engineering profession - State examination, Italy
  3. 2009 : M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management  Engineering – Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  4. 2007 : B.A. in Industrial Engineering and Management - Politecnico di Milano, Italy

ExperienceTop

  1. Since December 2013 : Assistant professor of corporate finance - EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France
  2. April 2013 - November 2013 : Innovation and policy research consultant -Technopolis ltd, Brighton, UK
  3. October2012 – December 2012 : Teaching Assistant in “Economics and business organization” - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  4. March 2012 - June 2012 : Visiting research fellow - SPRU, Sussex University, Brighton, United Kingdom
  5. August 2011- December 2012 : Visiting research fellow – Business Economics department – Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
  6. March 2011 – June 2011 : Teaching Assistant in “Economics and business organization” - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  7. March 2010 – June 2010 : Teaching Assistant in “Economics and business organization” - Politecnico di Milano, Italy

ExpertiseTop

  1. Venture Capital
  2. Public Venture Capital
  3. Financial constraints
  4. Global crisis
  5. Young entrepreneurial ventures

Courses taughtTop

Grande Ecole MSc in Management Program - Finance for Managers (English)

Research InterestTop

  1. Nature of venture capitalists in Europe and their investment patterns
  2. Effect of Public and Private Venture Capital on the invested companies
  3. Financial constraints of young entrepreneurial ventures
  4. Effect of global crisis on the performance and strategy of young entrepreneurial ventures in Italy

Communications & SeminarsTop

ACADEMIC ARTICLES

Colombo M.G., Piva E., Quas A. and Rossi-Lamastra C. (2011). “Strategic changes in response to the crisis and growth of new technology-based firms”,Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, 39(1), 23-54.

Colombo M.G. and Quas A. (2010). “New technology based firms facing the crisis: Which reaction strategies?”,Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, 37(4), 167-181.

WORKING PAPERS

Colombo M.G., Piva E., Quas A. and Rossi-Lamastra C. (2012) “How do New Technology-Based Firms react to the global crisis? A dynamic capabilities perspective”.Paper under revision.

 

CONFERENCES

Bertoni F., Colombo M.G. and Quas A. “Patterns of Venture Capital investments in Europe”.Last presented atSEI doctoral consortium, HEC Paris, Paris, France, October 2011.

Colombo M.G., Piva E., Quas A. and Rossi-Lamastra C. “How are high-tech entrepreneurial ventures coping with the global crisis? Product innovation and internationalization strategies”. Last presented atStrategic Management Society annual meeting, Miami, Florida, November 2011

Bertoni F., Croce A. and Quas A. “Financial constraints, venture capital investment, and firm’s employment policy”.Last presented at Brighton University, Brighton, UK June 2012.

Guerini M. and Quas A. “Does governmental venture capital certify European high-tech entrepreneurial venture to private venture capital investors?”.Last presented atDPhil Day conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, May 2012.

Bertoni F., Croce A. and Quas A. “How does Venture Capital create value in investee firms? A dynamic analysis”.Last presented at RENT conference, Maastricht,The Netherlands,November 2010.

 

THESIS (Doctoral Dissertation)

Quas A. (2012) The European Venture Capital ecosystem, Politecnico di Milano, DIG, Italy, Supervised by Massimo G. Colombo.