Paolo Gerli

paolo gerli

Dr Paolo Gerli

Lecturer

Biography

Paolo is a Lecturer of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Napier University Business School since March 2021.

Previously he was a Lecturer of Digital Enterprise at Northumbria University, where he also completed his PhD in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy with a research project on business models for the diffusion of broadband in rural areas.

Prior to join academia, Paolo worked in the Italian telecommunications sector as a regulatory analyst for both private and public organisations. His professional background reflects into his research, that revolves around business strategies and public policies for the digital transformation of the economy and society, with a focus on the development of smart places and the diffusion of digital technologies in rural and peripheral regions.

Since 2016, Paolo's research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. In 2019, he was among the recipients of the Pacific Telecommunications Council Young Scholar Programme, an award for early-career researchers of ICT markets and policies. He is also a member of the International Telecommunications Society and the Internet Society.

Esteem

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Richard Beresford Bursary - Enterprise Educators UK
  • Pacific Telecommunications Council Young Scholar Program

 

Invited Speaker

  • Guest Lecture on Rural Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Agriconnect, the Italian Convention on Digital Agricolture

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Regional Study Association
  • International Telecommunications Society

 

Date


11 results

The hidden power of emotions: How psychological factors influence skill development in smart technology adoption

Journal Article
Gerli, P., Clement, J., Esposito, G., Mora, L., & Crutzen, N. (2022)
The hidden power of emotions: How psychological factors influence skill development in smart technology adoption. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 180, Article 121721. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2022.121721
Working within the theoretical framework set by the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) literature, this paper clarifies how psychological factors (emotions, attitudes, beliefs,...

What makes a smart village smart? A review of the literature

Journal Article
Gerli, P., Navio Marco, J., & Whalley, J. (in press)
What makes a smart village smart? A review of the literature. Transforming government : people, process and policy, https://doi.org/10.1108/tg-07-2021-0126
Smart villages (SVs) have lately attracted considerable attention, but what does the term mean? This literature review aims to explore its ambiguous nature and to identify mai...

The Multilevel Governance of State Aid for Broadband Diffusion: Evidence from Three European Countries

Journal Article
Gerli, P., Navio-Marco, J., & Whalley, J. (in press)
The Multilevel Governance of State Aid for Broadband Diffusion: Evidence from Three European Countries. International Journal of Public Administration, https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2021.1993904
This paper explores multilevel governance (MLG) in the context of state aid programmes for the diffusion of broadband in the European Union. By comparing three EU Member State...

Municipal 5G bans during the Covid-19 pandemic: the case of Italy

Journal Article
Gerli, P. (2021)
Municipal 5G bans during the Covid-19 pandemic: the case of Italy. Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance, 23(6), 553-573. https://doi.org/10.1108/dprg-07-2020-0091
Purpose Several sources have reported an increase in the opposition to the fifth-generation (5G) amongst local communities following the outbreak of Covid-19. In Italy, more t...

Fibre to the countryside: A comparison of public and community initiatives tackling the rural digital divide in the UK

Journal Article
Gerli, P., & Whalley, J. (2021)
Fibre to the countryside: A comparison of public and community initiatives tackling the rural digital divide in the UK. Telecommunications Policy, 45(10), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2021.102222
Although digitisation offers numerous opportunities for rural areas, they still lag behind cities in terms of access and adoption of Internet-based services. This divide is th...

Beyond contact-tracing: The public value of eHealth application in a pandemic

Journal Article
Gerli, P., Arakpogun, E. O., Elsahn, Z., Olan, F., & Prime, K. S. (2021)
Beyond contact-tracing: The public value of eHealth application in a pandemic. Government Information Quarterly, 38(3), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2021.101581
This study adopts a public value perspective to examine the eHealth services deployed by national and regional governments to contain the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, incl...

The rising importance of the "Smart territory" concept: definition and implications

Journal Article
Navío-Marco, J., Rodrigo-Moya, B., & Gerli, P. (2020)
The rising importance of the "Smart territory" concept: definition and implications. Land Use Policy, 99, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105003
The “Smart territory” concept emerges strongly not only as an extension of the smart city concept but also in opposition to it. The “smartization” of cities can produce a digi...

Digital contact-tracing and pandemics: Institutional and technological preparedness in Africa

Journal Article
Arakpogun, E. O., Elsahn, Z., Prime, K. S., Gerli, P., & Olan, F. (2020)
Digital contact-tracing and pandemics: Institutional and technological preparedness in Africa. World Development, 136, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105105
Several countries in Africa have either deployed or considering using digital contact-tracing (DCT) as part of their Covid-19 containment strategy, amidst calls for the use of...

Infrastructure Provision on the Margins: An Assessment of Broadband Delivery UK

Journal Article
Gerli, P., Matteucci, N., & Whalley, J. (2020)
Infrastructure Provision on the Margins: An Assessment of Broadband Delivery UK. International Journal of Public Administration, 43(6), 540-551. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2019.1638932
Many governments have recognised the socio-economic importance of broadband. The market often provides a broadband connection but when this does not occur governments have ste...

The involvement of utilities in the development of broadband infrastructure: A comparison of EU case studies

Journal Article
Gerli, P., Van der Wee, M., Verbrugge, S., & Whalley, J. (2018)
The involvement of utilities in the development of broadband infrastructure: A comparison of EU case studies. Telecommunications Policy, 42(9), 726-743. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2018.03.001
Energy companies and other utility providers have been often involved in the provision of telecommunications services. Nevertheless, their contribution to broadband developmen...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • ESRC Accelerating Business Collaboration