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Dr Andrea Lagna BA and MA (University of Turin), PhD (University of Sussex)

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Lecturer in International Management and Innovation

Dr. Andrea Lagna is Lecturer in International Management and Innovation. He is part of the International Business, Strategy and Innovation (IBSI) group.

Andrea’s current research agenda concerns innovation management and strategy in the financial sector. Particularly, he uses qualitative and historical methods to explore the role of information technology in financial markets.

Trained as a political scientist, Andrea has published cutting-edge interdisciplinary work on the politics of financial innovation and the governmental use of derivatives (see his Financialization of the State project).

Andrea is the responsible examiner for the MBA module BSP109 International Management and teaches the BSc module BSC051 International Corporate Governance and Firms.

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Key research interests: financial markets; derivatives industry; fintech; innovation management; social studies of finance.

Andrea is a research associate at the Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex.

He is a member of Academy of Management (AOM) and Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE).  

Lagna, A. (2016) “Derivatives and the Financialisation of the Italian State”, New Political Economy, 21(2): 167-186.

Lagna, A. (2015) “Italian Municipalities and the Politics of Financial Derivatives: Rethinking the Foucauldian Perspective”, Competition & Change, 19(4): 283-300.

Lagna, A. (2015) “Derivatives as Weapons of Mass Deception and Elite Contestation: the Case of FIAT”, in Jessop, B., Young, B. and Scherrer, C. (eds) Financial Cultures and Crisis Dynamics. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 208-228.