fdlsi

Department of Strategy and Innovation

Francesco
Di Lorenzo
Associate professor


Room: KIL/14.A-2.63
Tel:
+4538153355
E-mail: fdl.si@cbs.dk
francesco
Presentation

I am an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Strategy and Innovation.

My main research interests are in the areas of strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation. In particular, I aim to understand: i) the role of investors – in particular corporates - in new ventures’ strategic and technological development and their performance implications ii) the role of strategic human capital in explaining productivity outcome of individuals and organizations (i.e. patenting activities, knowledge flows) Specifically, I study topics such as: corporate venture capital, inter-organizational labor mobility, knowledge flows, new venture technology strategy and performance, impact investing. My research has been published in top academic outlets in the strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship areas.

I received a PhD in Management Science from ESADE Business School, a MSc. in Business and Administration and a BA in Economics and Business from Bocconi University. I spent several years at Georgetown University at McDonough School of Business as PhD student and faculty in the Strategy area. Before starting an academic career, I worked as consultant for McKinsey&Co. and for Accenture Strategy in the Management Consulting and Financial Markets division; also I had experience in UNICEF as fundraising strategy associate and strategic analyst. I am also a Research Associated at Nordic Human Capital Advisory, an economic and strategy consultant and a former entrepreneur.

Primary research areas
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial strategy
  • Venture financing
  • Strategic human capital mobility
  • Venture philanthropy
Curriculum Vitae
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Courses
  • External Growth Strategy (MSc.)
  • Business Statistics for Health Care Innovation (MSc.)
  • Advances in Strategic Management (Ph.D.)
  • Corporate Strategy (EMBA)

 

Selected publications

Benjamin A. Campbell; Francesco Di Lorenzo; Valentina Tartari / Employer-employee Matching and Complementary Assets : The Role of Cross-organization Collaborations. In: Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 64, No. 3, 6.2021, p. 799-823

“Venture Capital Investment Strategy Under Financing Constraints: Evidence from the 2008 Financial Crisis” (with Conti, A.; Dass and Graham, S.), 2019 [Research Policy, 48(3), 799-812] doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2018.11.009

“Tapping into the knowledge of incumbents: the role of corporate venture capital investments and inventor mobility” (with Van de Vrande, V.), 2018 [Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 13(1), 24-46] doi: 10.1002/sej.1304 

“The Social Impact of Philanthropic Venture Capital Backed Social Enterprises” (with Scarlata, M.), 2018 [accepted in Journal of Business Ethics] Doi: 10.1007/s10551-018-4049-1

“The role of relative performance in inter-firm mobility” (with Almeida, P.), 2017 [Research Policy, 46(6), 1162-1174] http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2017.05.002

Publications sorted by:
2022
Christopher Albert Sabel; Francesco Di Lorenzo / Are Sharks more Dangerous at Dusk or Dawn? : Timing of CVC and Ventures’ Commercial Performance.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management . ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2022, 5 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Francesco Di Lorenzo; Thomas Rønde / The Darkside of Corporate Venture Capital : A Theoretical Framework.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management . ed. /Sonja Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2022, 1 p., p. 2500 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
2021
Christopher Albert Sabel; Francesco Di Lorenzo / Are Sharks More Dangerous at Dusk or Dawn? : Timing of CVC Investments and Ventures' Commercial Performance .
Paper presented at DRUID21 Conference, 2021
Paper > peer review
Benjamin A. Campbell; Francesco Di Lorenzo; Valentina Tartari / Employer-employee Matching and Complementary Assets : The Role of Cross-organization Collaborations.
In: Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 64, No. 3, 6.2021, p. 799-823
Journal article > peer review
Agnes Günther; Francesco Di Lorenzo; H.C. Kongsted / Managerial Redeployment in Acquisitions
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-first Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Thomas Rønde; Francesco Di Lorenzo / The Darkside of Corporate Venture Capital : A Theoretical Framework.
Paper presented at DRUID21 Conference, 2021
Paper > peer review
2020
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, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2.2020, p. 276–303
Journal article > peer review
Christopher Albert Sabel; Francesco Di Lorenzo / Are Sharks more Dangerous at Dusk or Dawn? : Timing of CVC Investments and Ventures’ Commercial Performance.
Paper presented at CBS S&I Internal Seminar, 2020
Paper
Francesco Di Lorenzo; Rafael Corredoira / CVC, Investor Leadership, and Technological Influence of New Venture Invention
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Agnes Günther; Francesco Di Lorenzo / Managerial Replacement during Acquisitions
Paper presented at Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation 27th Annual Conference for Doctoral Student Research. CCC 2020, 2020
Paper > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
Year Name of contractual partner Type of activity
2021-2022 NHCA  Research Associate