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

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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 digital innovation in the financial services industry. He uses qualitative and ethnographic methods to study: a) fintech innovations in capital markets; b) the role of fintech firms in financial inclusion initiatives.

Andrea has previously published interdisciplinary work on financial innovation, focusing on the use of financial derivatives by governments and corporate elites.

Andrea is the module leader for the MBA course BSP109 ‘International Management’ and the BSc course BSC051 ‘International Corporate Governance and Firms’.


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Key research areas:

  • Information Systems
  • Organization Theory
  • Political Economy


Industry expertise:

  • Fintech sector (trading tech, data analytics, blockchain)
  • Derivatives industry

Andrea is a member of Academy of Management (AOM) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

He regularly contributes to The Conversation and SPERI Comment.

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.