Myriam Mariani is a professor of applied economics at Bocconi University, where she is also the director of the MSc EMIT (Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology). She earned a PhD from the Marche Polytechnic University, and completed a two years post-doc Marie Curie fellowship at MERIT (Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology). She has been rep-at-large of the Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division of the Academy of Management. Her work focuses on inventors’ job motivations, behavior and knowledge transmission. Her most recent research studies why there are so few women in innovation, and it investigates the processes through which they select in and out from the inventive profession. Myriam’s research appeared in Management Science, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy and the Review of Economics and Statistics.