Antonio Ghezzi

Core Faculty | Associate Professor

Short Profile outline

Antonio Ghezzi, Ph.D., is Assistant 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 proceedings.

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

Strategy & marketing

Strategy & marketing

Strategy & marketing

Business strategy

Literature review in social sciences and engineering

Literature review in social sciences and engineering

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

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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