Department of Strategy and Innovation
Francesco is Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business at the Department of Strategic Management and Globalization.
His main research interests are in the areas of strategic management and economics and management of innovation. More specifically, they include innovativeness of individuals, multiple organisational performances, antecedents and implications of mobility of strategic human capital, inter-organisational knowledge flows, corporate venture capital in high-tech industry. His research is empirically developed primarily in the pharmaceutical industry.
Francesco holds a PhD in Management Science from ESADE Business School and a MSc. in Business and Administration from Bocconi University. Before starting the academic carrier, Francesco worked as consultant for McKinsey&Co. and for Accenture in the Management Consulting and Financial Markets division.
- Innovation Performance
- Mobility of Strategic Human Capital
- Corporate Venture Capital
- Knowledge Flows
Strategy Implementation in Modern Corporation
International Economics and Business
“Performance, aspirations and the change in partnering behaviour: evidence from the pharmaceutical industry 1990-2006” with Almeida. DRUID Conference Working Papers Series 2011
“A behavioural perspective on inventors’ mobility: the case of pharmaceutical industry” with Almeida, P. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2012
"Corporate Venturing, Inventor Mobility and Knowledge Transfer: The Case of Intel", with Van de Vrande, V. (woking paper)
"Funding strategies for new ventures and patents influence: the role of corporate venture capital", with Corredoira, R. and Van de Vrande, V. (working paper)
“Mobility and scientific performance of bioscience academics in UK”, with Tartari, V. (working paper)
In: Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2018, p. 1-26
In: Research Policy, Vol. 46, No. 6, 2017, p. 1162-1174
Paper presented at The DRUID 20th Anniversary Conference 2016, 2016
Washington, D.C. : Americans for Tax Reform Foundation/Property Rights Alliance. 2013, 143 p.