Antonio Ghezzi

Core Faculty | Associate Professor

Short Profile outline

Antonio Ghezzi, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Strategy & Marketing at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano – Italy; Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Hi-tech Startups, Lean Startup Approaches, Digital Strategy, Digital Innovation & Transformation at MIP – Graduate School of Business, where he also serves as Vice-Director of the “Digital Innovation” Executive Program; and Head of Research at the Hi-tech Startups Observatory – Digital Innovation Observatories. He has Editorial and Reviewer commitments in 30+ scientific journals; and he is author of 100+ studies published in academic journals, books and conference proceed ...

Education

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

Master of Science: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Academic course held at SOM

Analisi e miglioramento delle prestazioni ambientali [2]

Strategy & Marketing

High-Tech Startups: Creating And Scaling Up Ii

Strategy & Marketing

Digital Business Inovation

High-tech startups: creating and scaling up II

Strategy & marketing

Strategy & marketing

Strategy & marketing

Strategy & marketing

Strategy & marketing

Business strategy

Literature review in Social Sciences and Engineering

Literature review in Social Sciences and Engineering

Literature review in Social Sciences and Engineering

Literature review in social sciences and engineering

Literature review in social sciences and engineering

Teaching Areas: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (SM)

MBA

EMBA

Specializing Masters

Research

His main research interests include: (i) Business Model Design, Validation & Innovation process for Startups and Incumbents, with specific reference to Digital Business Models (BMs) – e.g. data-driven BMs, Multisided Platforms BMs, Sharing Economy BMs; (ii) Lean Startup Approaches (LSAs) as a scientific and experiment-based approach to Entrepreneurship; (iii) Digital Strategy, Innovation & Transformation, Digitally-enabled Business Model Innovation; (iv) Strategic Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Incumbent-Startups strategic collaboration within the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

Relevant Publications

Ghezzi A.| Cavallo A. (2020), "Agile Business Model Innovation in Digital Entrepreneurship: Lean Startup Approaches", Journal of Business Research, 110, 519-537

Kahle J.H.| Marcon É.| Ghezzi A.| Frank A.G. (2020), "Smart Products value creation in SMEs innovation ecosystems", Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 156

Jocevski M.| Ghezzi A.| Arvidsson N. (2020), "Exploring the growth challenge of mobile payment platforms: A business model perspective", Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 40

Cavallo A.| Ghezzi A.| Colombelli A.| Casali G.L. (2020), "Agglomeration dynamics of innovative start-ups in Italy beyond the industrial district era", International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 16, 239-262

Silva D.S.| Ghezzi A.| Aguiar R.B.| Cortimiglia M.N.| ten Caten C.S. (2020), "Lean Startup, Agile Methodologies and Customer Development for business model innovation: A systematic review and research agenda", International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 26, 595-628

Cavallo A.| Ghezzi A.| Balocco R., "Entrepreneurial ecosystem research: present debates and future directions", International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 15, 1291-1321

Frank A.G.| Mendes G.H.S.| Ayala N.F.| Ghezzi A., "Servitization and Industry 4.0 convergence in the digital transformation of product firms: A business model innovation perspective", Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 141, 341-351

Ghezzi A., "Digital startups and the adoption and implementation of Lean Startup Approaches: Effectuation, Bricolage and Opportunity Creation in practice", Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 146, 945-960

Jocevski M.| Arvidsson N.| Miragliotta G.| Ghezzi A.| Mangiaracina R., "Transitions towards omni-channel retailing strategies: a business model perspective", International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 47, 78-93

Cavallo A.| Ghezzi A.| Dell'Era C.| Pellizzoni E., "Fostering digital entrepreneurship from startup to scaleup: The role of venture capital funds and angel groups", Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 145, 24-35

Ghezzi A.| Gabelloni D.| Martini A.| Natalicchio A., "Crowdsourcing: A Review and Suggestions for Future Research", International Journal of Management Reviews, 20, 343-363

Bortolini R.F.| Nogueira Cortimiglia M.| Danilevicz A.M.F.| Ghezzi A., "Lean Startup: a comprehensive historical review", Management Decision

Cavallo A.| Ghezzi A.| Rossi-Lamastra C., "Small and medium enterprises and new ventures in entrepreneurial ecosystems: The case of industrial districts and innovative startups in Italy", Proceedings of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ECIE, 2018, 183-188

Villa Todeschini Bruna;Nogueira Cortimiglia Marcelo;Callegaro-de-Menezes Daniela;Ghezzi Antonio, "Innovative and sustainable business models in the fashion industry: Entrepreneurial drivers, opportunities, and challenges", BUSINESS HORIZONS, 60, 759-770

Ayala Néstor F.;Amaral Paslauski Carolline;Ghezzi Antonio;Frank Alejandro G., "Knowledge sharing dynamics in service suppliers' involvement for servitization of manufacturing companies", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS, 193, 538-553

Ghezzi Antonio;Gastaldi Luca;Lettieri Emanuele;Martini Antonella;Corso Mariano, "A Role for Startups in Unleashing the Disrupting Power of Social Media", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, 36, 1152-1159

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

Ghezzi Antonio;Dramitinos Manos, "Towards a Future Internet Infrastructure: analyzing the multidimensional impacts of Assured Quality Internet Interconnection", TELEMATICS AND INFORMATICS, 33, 613-630

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

Cortimiglia Marcelo;Ghezzi Antonio;Frank Alejandro G., "Business Model Innovation and strategy making nexus: evidences from a cross-industry mixed methods study", R & D MANAGEMENT, 46, 414-432

Ghezzi Antonio;Nogueira Cortimiglia Marcelo;Frank Alejandro G., "Strategy and business model design in dynamic Telecommunications industries: a study on Italian Mobile Network Operators.", TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 346-354

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

Ghezzi Antonio, "Revisiting Business Strategy Under Discontinuity", MANAGEMENT DECISION, 51, 1326-1358

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”.
  • Award winner of the School of Management Research Impact Prize (Years 2013-2015). Category: “Impact on Academic Community”, Project on “Mobile Services”.

Service to the community

  • Program Vice Director of
  • Vice Director of Corporate Relations - MIP Graduate School of Business
  • Responsible for Institutional project/activity - Since 2017, member of the “Faculty Management” group (Head: Prof. Raffaella Cagliano)
  • Member of the Editorial Team for the following scientific journals: (i) Technological Forecasting and Social Change (ii) Journal of Business Models (iii) Production
  • Reviewer for the following scientific journals: Long Range Planning (AiIG GOLD), since 2018; Journal of Small Business Management (AiIG GOLD), since 2018; Scandinavian Journal of Management (AiIG SILVER), since 2018; Business Horizons (AiIG SILVER), since 2018; International Business Review (AiIG SILVER), since 2018; Production, since 2018; R&D Management (AiIG SILVER), since 2017; Creativity and Innovation Management (AiIG Silver), since 2017; Journal of Cleaner Production (AiIG GOLD), since 2017; International Journal of Management Reviews (AiIG GOLD), since 2016: Journal of Small Business Management (AiIG GOLD), since 2016; Electronic Markets (AiIG SILVER), since 2016; Technological Forecasting & Social Change (AiIG GOLD), since 2015; Innovation – Management, Policy and Practice (AiIG BRONZE), since 2016; Industry and Innovation (AiIG SILVER), since 2016; Management Research Review (AiIG BRONZE), since 2015; Sage Open, since 2016; Journal of Business Models, since 2015; Journal of Product Innovation Management (AiIG GOLD), since 2014; Information and Management (AiIG GOLD), since 2014; International Journal of Electronic Commerce (AiIG GOLD), since 2014; Business Process Management Journal (AiIG SILVER), since 2014; International Journal of Information Management (AiIG SILVER), since 2013; Management Decision (AiIG SILVER), since 2013; Journal of Information Technology (AiIG GOLD), since 2013; Journal of Information Technology Management, since 2013; Technology Analysis and Strategic Management (AiIG SILVER), since 2013; Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, since 2013; IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, since 2012; IEEE IT Professional, since 2012
  • Guest Editor for the International Journal of Information Management (Scopus, ISI, AiIG SILVER), Special Issue entitled “Special Issue on Unleashing the Disrupting Power of Social Media: Reprise and Way Forward”. Published in 2014. Guest Editor for the Business Process Management Journal (Scopus, AiIG SILVER), Special Issue entitled “Reinventing Managerial Processes: How to Effectively Leverage the Tensions Underlying Management Innovation”. Published in 2014.
  • Involvement in administrative and institutional tasks: (i) Since 2017, member of the “Faculty Management” group (Head: Prof. Raffaella Cagliano); (ii) Since 2016, Professor (with Prof. Emanuele Lettieri and Prof. Guido Micheli) at the PhD Course “Literature Review in Social Sciences and Engineering - Epistemology of Research in Social Sciences” – PhD in Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano; (iii) Since 2015, DIG Representative at the Industrial Engineering Commission for the “State Exam”; (iv) In 2015, DIG Representative at the evaluation committee for Erasmus + for Traineeship; (v) From 2014 to 2017, Delegate of the President of the Consiglio del Corso di Studi (CCS), at the Steering Committee at Como campus; (vi) Since 2007, Member of the Communication, orientation and promotion team at the Cremona campus.

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