Andrea Rangone

Core Faculty | Full Professor

Short Profile outline

Andrea Rangone is Full Professor of Strategy&Marketing and Digital Business Innovation at Politecnico di Milano. He is co-founder of Osservatori Digital Innovation, a leading Research Center on business impact of digital technologies at Politecnico di Milano. He has directed many Masters and Executive courses at MIP, the Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business. He authored several national and international publications and he promoted many national and international research projects. He has founded several digital startups. Currently, he serves as CEO of Digital 360 group, a company he co-founded and led to an IPO (Initial Public Offering) at AIM - London Stock Exchange market.


PHD: Management Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Master of Science: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Academic course held at SOM

Entrepreneurship Lab [Mod. 2]

Digital Business Lab [Mod. 1]

Designing Digital Business Innovation Lab


Strategy & marketing


His main research areas include Digital Transformation and Strategic Management of established firms as well as the creation and the growth path towards a scalable business model of digital startups. With reference to these research areas, by leveraging on a variety of research approaches and methodologies, he authored more than 100 national and international publications published in leading international journals such as Small Business Economics, Journal of Product and Innovation Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Relevant Publications

Sanasi S.| Ghezzi A.| Cavallo A.| Rangone A. (2020), "Making sense of the sharing economy: a business model innovation perspective", Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 32, 895-909

Ghezzi A.| Cavallo A.| Sanasi S.| Rangone A. (2020), "Opening up to startup collaborations: open business models and value co-creation in SMEs", Competitiveness Review

Manotti J.| Sanasi S.| Cavallo A.| Ghezzi A.| Rangone A. (2020), "Digital innovation: A bibliometric review and research agenda", Proceedings of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ECIE, 2020, 369-375

Sanasi S.| Ghezzi A.| Rangone A. (2020), "Social opportunities and business model design: Evidence from three social enterprises", Proceedings of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ECIE, 2020, 587-594

Cavallo A.| Manotti J.| Ghezzi A.| Sedehi H.| Rangone A. (2020), "Business model innovation for sustainability: A system dynamics approach", Proceedings of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ECIE, 2020, 170-176

Cavallo A.| Ghezzi A.| Sanasi S.| Rangone A., "The strategic-value network model for entrepreneurial ecosystem assessment", Proceedings of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ECIE, 1, 214-219

Sanasi S.| Ghezzi A.| Cavallo A.| Rangone A., "Enacting business model change in digital startups: An exploratory multiple-case study", Proceedings of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ECIE, 2, 936-942

Ghezzi Antonio;Balocco Raffaello;Rangone Andrea, "The Open Innovation – Strategy nexus: findings from the Mobile Telecommunications Industry", MANAGEMENT RESEARCH REVIEW, 39, 569-598

Batoccio Antonio;Ghezzi Antonio;Rangone Andrea, "A method for evaluating business models implementation process", BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 22, 712-735

Gastaldi Luca;Ghezzi Antonio;Mangiaracina Riccardo;Rangone Andrea;Cortimiglia Marcelo N.;Zanatta Mateus;Amaral Fernando G., "Mapping ICT access and disability in the workplace: An empirical study in Italy", WORK, 51, 293-300

Ghezzi Antonio;Balocco Raffaello;Rangone Andrea, "A fuzzy framework assessing corporate resource management for the mobile content industry", TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 96, 153-172

Ghezzi Antonio;Cavallaro Andrea;Rangone Andrea;Balocco Raffaello, "On business models, resources and exogenous (dis)continuous innovation: Evidences from the mobile applications industry", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT, 68, 21-48

Balocco Raffaello;Ciappini Alessia;Rangone Andrea, "ICT Governance: A Reference Framework", INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, 30, 150-167

Frattini Federico;Dell'Era Claudio;Rangone Andrea, "Launch Decisions and the Early Market Survival of Innovations: An Empirical Analysis of the Italian Mobile Value-Added Services (VAS) Industry", THE JOURNAL OF PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 30, 174-187

Ghezzi Antonio;Rangone Andrea;Balocco Raffaello, "Technology diffusion theory revisited: a Regulation, Environment, Strategy, Technology model for technology activation analysis of Mobile ICT", TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, 25, 1223-1249

Grants, Awards and Honours

  • Award winner of the School of Management Research Impact Prize (Years 2015-2017). Category: “Overall Impact – Academia, Policy and Practice”, Project on “Entrepreneurship and Startup Development”. , 01/01/2015 - to date

Service to the community

  • Director of several Executive Masters in Management of Digital Innovation and Transformation at MIP - Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business , 01/01/1994 - 31/12/2015
  • Director of Osservatori Digtial Innovation , 01/01/1997 - 31/12/2015
  • Member of the PhD Board , 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2013
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Scientific World Journal
  • Reviewer for Small Business Economics and Technological Forecasting and Social Change

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