Federico Frattini
Polytechnic University of Milan
BusinessOpen innovationEconomicsMarketingKnowledge management
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The diffusion of innovative activities has been very fast in China since the mid-1990s. The literature nonetheless suggests that internationally-relevant innovation may have delayed gaining embeddedness in some places, depending on the strategy it was “seeded”. This paper posits that different degrees of embeddedness are linked with different local patterns of innovation and investigates these linkages across Chinese prefectural cities. Four research hypotheses are stated, one for each indicator...
#1Nicholas Argyres (WashU: Washington University in St. Louis)H-Index: 21
#2Alfredo Vittorio De Massis (Lancaster University)H-Index: 30
Last. Brian S. Silverman (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 21
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Research Summary: The last decade has witnessed an increasing interest in the use of history and historical research methods in strategy research. We discuss how and why history and historical research methods can enrich theoretical explanations of strategy phenomena. In addition, we introduce the notions of “history-informed strategy research,” distinguishing between the dimensions of “history to theory” and “history in theory” and discussing various under-utilized methods that may further work...
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#1Francesco Debellis (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)H-Index: 1
#2Alfredo Vittorio De Massis (Lancaster University)H-Index: 30
Last. Manlio Del Giudice (Link Campus University)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Despite the considerable increase in studies on international joint ventures (IJVs) and family business, the two research streams have yet to be systemically integrated. Family firms have unique characteristics that affect their involvement in IJVs differently from their non-family counterparts. Indeed, family firms face a paradox entailing a lower willingness to form IJVs, but a higher ability to govern them. Drawing on three distinct components of strategic agility (i.e., strategic se...
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This study aims to shed lights on the dynamics of involving and sharing knowledge with stakeholders in the process of new service development (NSD) over time.,The paper is based on a paradigmatic case focused on the development of the digital MBA program by the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. Primary and secondary data have been largely collected and analyzed, involving multiple stakeholders of the development process.,This study describes how several stakeholders have been involv...
We present a theoretical framework of family ownership as a driver of the heterogeneity (between‐firm differences) and variability (within‐firm differences over time) of absorptive capacity (AC). Building on our analysis of the multiple dimensions of family owner influence on firm behavior and the mechanisms that can shape the firm willingness and ability to acquire, assimilate, transform, and exploit external knowledge, we introduce the concepts of motivation gap and implementation gap to expla...
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#1Andrea Urbinati (IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)H-Index: 5
#2Davide Chiaroni (IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)H-Index: 5
Last. Federico Frattini (IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)H-Index: 27
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#1Stefano Magistretti (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 2
#2Claudio Dell'Era (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 17
Last. Federico Frattini (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 27
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ABSTRACTInnovation in family firms has attracted considerable interest from scholars and practitioners in recent years. However, further theoretical and empirical research is needed to illuminate t...
This paper aims to analyse and discuss five longitudinal case studies in which the authors have investigated how, in a specific subset of the creative industry, i.e. the arts and crafts organizations, knowledge can be systematized and transferred, becoming a real source of competitive advantage.,As no prior empirical research on the relationship among knowledge, knowledge transfer the role of craftsmen is available, an exploratory, qualitative research design seems advisable to study the phenome...
#1Paolo Landoni (Polytechnic University of Turin)H-Index: 14
#2Claudio Dell'Era (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 17
Last. Luca Manelli (Polytechnic University of Milan)
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Abstract This paper contains an exploratory analysis of the business model innovations (BMIs) that firms in cultural and creative industries (CCIs) undertake along their life-cycle. Despite the role that creative and cultural and creative firms (CCFs) have in the economic development of industrialised countries, they tend to remain small and often fail due to industry-specific constraints and tensions, such as the lack of managerial capabilities and complexity in nurturing value chain relationsh...