Elena Novelli is a professor of strategy at Cass Business School, City, University of London. Her research concerns the interdependence between firms’ decisions regarding their scope and the boundaries of their knowledge. Her work has been published on academic journals including the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Annals, Organization Science and Research Policy and has been recognized by awards and grants including the 2015 Strategic Management Society Best Paper IG Knowledge and Innovation award, the 2013 SIIE.EBS/Mikroforum Innovation Management Best-Paper-Award, UK Economic and Social Research Council Future Research Leaders grant (£212,000) and the UK BEIS Business Basics Grant (£387,000). She holds a PhD in Management from Bocconi University. Her PhD dissertation was selected as a Finalist for the Academy of Management BPS Best Dissertation Award and for the DRUID dissertation award. She is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Strategic Management Journal, Strategy Science, Organization Science and the Journal of Management Studies. She has served as the Representative at Large of the Knowledge and Innovation IG of the Strategic Management Society before being elected for the Chair Track in 2017. At Cass Business School, she teaches Business and Corporate Strategy in the Executive MBA and Executive Programmes. Her successful teaching activity has been recognized with multiple awards.