Comai, Alessandro

FacultyGraduate School of International Management
PositionAssociate Professor
Last Updated: Apr. 18, 2019 at 09:41

Researcher Profile & Settings


    Comai, Alessandro


  • Graduate School of International Management Associate Professor


  • Oct. 2001Jan. 2016ESADE Business school Marketing PhD
  • Oct. 2001Jun. 2006ESADE Business school DEA
  • Sep. 1998Jun. 2000Universidad Pompeu Fabra MBA
  • Sep. 1996May 1997University of Coventry Engineering School B.Sc in Engineering

Association Memberships

    Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Jan. 2018- TodayAssociate Professor, International University of Japan
  • Oct. 2011Mar. 2012Part time Associate Professor (Type 2), University of Pompeu Fabra
  • Jan. 2005Jun. 2005Visiting Professor, TUT Tampere University of Technology
  • Sep. 2004Sep. 2011Part time Associate Professor (Type 1), University of Pompeu Fabra

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Management / Commerce / Social media analysis and visualisation
  • Computational science / Computational science / Text data Visualization
  • Management / Commerce / Open Innovation

Research Interests

    Technology Intelligence, Text data Visualization , Patent analytics, Open Innovation, Marketing Innovation, Marketing Intelligence

Published Papers

  • Beyond patent analytics: Insights from a scientific and technological data mashup based on a case example
    Alessandro Comai
    World Patent Information 55 Dec. 2018 [Refereed]
  • Competitive Intelligence Expenses: Organizational Characteristics and Environmental Contingencies
    Alessandro Comai
    ESADE Business school - URL Jan. 2016 [Refereed]
    Alessandro Comai with Villarroel G., Carlos; Karmelic-Pavlov, Vesna; Fernández O., Antonella; Arriagada V., Catalina
    Interciencia - Journal of Science and Technology of the America 40(11) 751-757 Nov. 2015 [Refereed]
  • Decision-Making Support. The Role of Data Visualization in Analyzing Complex Systems
    Alessandro Comai
    World Future Review 6(4) 477-484 Dec. 2014 [Refereed]
  • Discover Hidden Corporate Intelligence Needs by Looking at Environmental and Organizational Contingencies
    Alessandro Comai
    Frontiers of e-Business Research 2004  II  397-413 Apr. 2005 [Refereed]
  • Competitive Intelligence in Spain: a Situational Appraisal
    Alessandro Comai with Joaquín Tena Millán
    Journal of Competitive Intelligence and Management 2(3) Oct. 2004 [Refereed]
  • Global Code of Ethics and Competitive Intelligence Purposes: an Ethical Perspective on Competitors
    Alessandro Comai
    Journal of Competitive Intelligence and Management  2(1) 2004 [Refereed]
  • Los Propósitos de la Inteligencia en la empresa: Competidora, Cooperadora, Neutral e Rival
    Alessandro Comai Joaquín Tena Millán
    El profesional de la Información 10(5) 2001 [Refereed]

Books etc

  • Establishing a World-Class Competitive Intelligence Function
    Alessandro Comai and John E. Prescott
    Joint Work
    Barcelona, Emecom Ediciones ISBN 13: 978-84-935178-2-3  Mar. 2007
  • Mapping and Anticipating the Competitive Landscape
    Alessandro Comai with Joaquín Tena Millán
    Joint Work
    Barcelona: Emecom Ediciones ISBN 13: 978-84-935178-1-6   Dec. 2006
  • Software for Technological Patent Intelligence
    Alessandro Comai with Juan Carlos Vergara and Joaquín Tena Millán
    Joint Translation
    Emecom Ediciones, Barcelona ISBN-10 84-935178-0-1.  Sep. 2006
  • Inteligencia Competitiva y Vigilancia Tecnológica: Experiencias e implantación en España y Latinoamérica
    Alessandro Comai with Joaquín Tena Millán
    Joint Editor
    Barcelona: Emecom Ediciones ISBN-10: 84-611-0314-9.  May 2006
  • Software para la Inteligencia Tecnológica de Patentes: Evaluación de aplicativos informáticos y necesidades de inteligencia tecnológica
    Alessandro Comai with Juan Carlos Vergara and Joaquín Tena Millán
    Joint Work
    Emecom Ediciones, Barcelona - ISBN-10 84-609-9829-0.  Mar. 2006
  • La Inteligencia Competitiva en las Mejores Practicas Españolas
    Alessandro Comai with Joaquín Tena Millán
    Joint Work
    Emecom, Barcelona – ISBN 13: 978-84-935178-3-0  Oct. 2004
  • La Inteligencia Competitiva en las Multinacionales Catalanas
    Alessandro Comai with Joaquín Tena Millán
    Joint Work
    Emecom, Barcelona - (DL B. 24392-2004) ISBN-13: 978-84-935178-4-7  May 2004

Conference Activities & Talks

  • The power of Network Graph Viz: a visual mechanism for gathering insights form informal conversation
    Alessandro Comai
    Conference: NetSci2018 (EDSI 2017),  Jun. 2018
  • Science ecosystem: Analyzing data through real-time interactive network graphs
    Alessandro Comai
    8th Annual Conference of the European Decision Sciences Institute (EDSI 2017) Apr. 2017
  • La intel·ligència competitiva a Espanya: desenvolupament actual I perspectives futures
    Alessandro Comai
    Bibliodoc: anuari de biblioteconomia, documentació i informació 2005  2004


  • Mira Analytics
    Alessandro Comai Software Sep. 2016


  • The development of the Business Intelligence function in 4 Finnish case Companies
    Alessandro Comai with Virpi Pirttimäki and Mika Hannula
    Not published Report  Jun. 2005
  • La inteligencia competitiva en la planificación estratégica y financiera
    Alessandro Comai with Joaquín Tena Millán
    Harvard-Deusto Finanza y Contabilidad(56) 2003 [Refereed]


  • Apr. 2018   Research Ethics e-Learning Course
    Research Ethics e-Learning Course (e-Learning Course on Research Ethics) [eL CoRE] developed by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Mar. 2018   Assurance of Learning Seminar I, by AACSB International.
    Assurance of Learning Seminar I, Abu Dhabi organized by AACSB International. Abu Dhabi University; College of Business Administration Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi 59911.

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