Department of Strategy and Innovation

Di Lorenzo
Assistant professor

Room: KIL/14.A-2.63
E-mail: fdl.si@cbs.dk

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.

Primary research areas
  • Innovation Performance
  • Mobility of Strategic Human Capital
  • Corporate Venture Capital
  • Knowledge Flows
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Selected publications

“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)

Publications sorted by:
Francesco Di Lorenzo; Vareska van de Vrande / Tapping Into the Knowledge of Incumbents : The Role of Corporate Venture Capital Investments and Inventor Mobility.
In: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, 3.2019, p. 24-46
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Annamaria Conti; Nishant Dass; Francesco Di Lorenzo; Stuart J.H. Graham / Venture Capital Investment Strategies under Financing Constraints : Evidence from the 2008 Financial Crisis.
In: Research Policy, Vol. 48, No. 3, 4.2019, p. 799-812
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Valentina Tartari; Francesco Di Lorenzo; Benjamin A. Campbell / Another Roof, Another Proof : The Impact of Mobility on Individual Productivity in Science.
In: Journal of Technology Transfer, 13.7.2018, p. 1-28
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Mike Wright; Valentina Tartari; Kenneth G. Huang; Francesco Di Lorenzo; Janet Bercovitz / Knowledge Worker Mobility in Context : Pushing the Boundaries of Theory and Methods.
In: Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2018, p. 1-26
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Francesco Di Lorenzo; Mariarosa Scarlata / Social Enterprises, Venture Philanthropy and the Alleviation of Income Inequality
In: Journal of Business Ethics, 5.11.2018
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Francesco Di Lorenzo; Paul Almeida / The Role of Relative Performance in Inter-firm Mobility of Inventors
In: Research Policy, Vol. 46, No. 6, 2017, p. 1162-1174
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Francesco Di Lorenzo / International Property Rights Index : 2013 Report.
Washington, D.C. : Americans for Tax Reform Foundation/Property Rights Alliance. 2013, 143 p.
Francesco Di Lorenzo; Paul Almeida / A Behavioral Perspective on Inventors’ Mobility : The Case of Pharmaceutical Industry.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012, 2012
Paper > peer review
Francesco Di Lorenzo; Paul Almeida / Aspirations, Performance, and Changes in Partnering Behavior : Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry 1990-2006.
Paper presented at The DRUID Society Conference 2011, 2011
Paper > peer review
Marc Esteve; Francesco Di Lorenzo; Eduard Inglés; Núria Puig / Empirical Evidence of Stakeholder Management in Sports Clubs : The Impact of the Board of Directors.
In: European Sport Management Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2011, p. 423-440
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