Federico Frattini

Core Faculty | Full Professor

Short Profile outline

Dean POLIMI GSoM

Dean of POLIMI Graduate School of Management. Started as Assistant Professor, he is now Full Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation, and Member of the management committee of Polimi GSOM. Frattini’s main contribution to management research is in the field of Open Innovation, and in particular technology leverage strategies. At Politecnico di Milano he also co-founded Energy & Strategy, a research team that analyzes the business models in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, digital energy and others. He has been Deputy Director of Energy & Strategy since 2007.

Education

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

Master of Science: Management Economics and Industrial Engineering, Unversità Carlo Cattaneo LIUC.

Academic course held at SOM

Impresa E Decisioni Strategiche

Impresa E Decisioni Strategiche

Impresa E Decisioni Strategiche

Impresa e decisioni strategiche

Impianti industriali e organizzazione d'impresa (parte di organizzazione aziendale)

Impresa e decisioni strategiche

Impianti industriali e organizzazione d'impresa (parte di organizzazione aziendale)

Impresa e decisioni strategiche

Economia e organizzazione aziendale a

Impianti industriali e organizzazione d'impresa (parte di organizzazione aziendale)

Economia e organizzazione aziendale a

Impianti industriali e organizzazione d'impresa (parte di organizzazione aziendale)

Economia e organizzazione aziendale a

Impianti industriali e organizzazione d'impresa (parte di organizzazione aziendale)

Strategic Innovation

Strategic Innovation

Innovation Management and Economics

Innovation management and economics

Teaching Areas: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (SM)

MBA

EMBA

Specializing masters

Research

His area of research is innovation and strategic management, with a particular focus on family businesses and energy innovation. On these topics, he has written more than 200 books and papers published in conference proceedings and leading international journals such as MIT Sloan Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Academy of Management Perspectives, California Management Review, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and many others. He is Associate Editor of CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation and Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Innovation Management. He is also engaged as a reviewer for several international scientific journals, such as Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management and many others. His research activity has contributed to the rise of various publications on practitioners-oriented journals including Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, European Business Review, Harvard Business Manager and Il Sole 24 Ore. His passion in research is confirmed by the appointment as Honorary Researcher at the University of Lancaster Management School and by the nomination among the Top 50 Researchers of Technology and Innovation Management worldwide by the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT).

Relevant Publications

Debellis F.| De Massis A.| Messeni Petruzzelli A.| Frattini F.| Del Giudice M. (2021), "Strategic agility and international joint ventures: The willingness-ability paradox of family firms", Journal of International Management, 27

Urbinati A.| Chiaroni D.| Chiesa V.| Frattini F. (2020), "The role of digital technologies in open innovation processes: an exploratory multiple case study analysis", R and D Management, 50, 136-160

Argyres N.S.| De Massis A.| Foss N.J.| Frattini F.| Jones G.| Silverman B.S. (2020), "History-informed strategy research: The promise of history and historical research methods in advancing strategy scholarship", Strategic Management Journal, 41, 343-368

Correani A.| De Massis A.| Frattini F.| Petruzzelli A.M.| Natalicchio A. (2020), "Implementing a Digital Strategy: Learning from the Experience of Three Digital Transformation Projects", California Management Review, 62, 37-56

Kotlar J.| De Massis A.| Frattini F.| Kammerlander N. (2020), "Motivation Gaps and Implementation Traps: The Paradoxical and Time-Varying Effects of Family Ownership on Firm Absorptive Capacity", Journal of Product Innovation Management, 37, 2-25

Landoni P.| Dell'era C.| Frattini F.| Messeni Petruzzelli A.| Verganti R.| Manelli L. (2020), "Business model innovation in cultural and creative industries: Insights from three leading mobile gaming firms", Technovation, 92

Urbinati A.| Bogers M.| Chiesa V.| Frattini F., "Creating and capturing value from Big Data: A multiple-case study analysis of provider companies", Technovation, 84, 21-36

Magistretti S.| Dell’Era C.| De Massis A.| Frattini F., "Exploring the relationship between types of family involvement and collaborative innovation in design-intensive firms: insights from two leading players in the furniture industry", Industry and Innovation, 26, 1121-1151

Franzò S.| Frattini F.| Cagno E.| Trianni A., "A multi-stakeholder analysis of the economic efficiency of industrial energy efficiency policies: Empirical evidence from ten years of the Italian White Certificate Scheme", Applied Energy, 240, 424-435

Manfredi Latilla V.| Frattini F.| Messeni Petruzzelli A.| Berner M., "Knowledge management and knowledge transfer in arts and crafts organizations: evidence from an exploratory multiple case-study analysis", Journal of Knowledge Management, 23, 1335-1354

Landoni P.| Dell'era C.| Frattini F.| Messeni Petruzzelli A.| verganti R.| Manelli L., "Business model innovation in cultural and creative industries: Insights from three leading mobile gaming firms", Technovation

De Massis A.| Frattini F.| Majocchi A.| Piscitello L., "Family firms in the global economy: Toward a deeper understanding of internationalization determinants, processes, and outcomes", Global Strategy Journal, 8, 3-21

Manfredi Latilla V.| Frattini F.| Messeni Petruzzelli A.| Berner M., "Knowledge management, knowledge transfer and organizational performance in the arts and crafts industry: a literature review", Journal of Knowledge Management, 22, 1310-1331

Kotlar J.| De Massis A.| Wright M.| Frattini F., "Organizational Goals: Antecedents, Formation Processes and Implications for Firm Behavior and Performance", International Journal of Management Reviews, 20

Danneels E.| Frattini F., "Finding applications for technologies beyond the core business", MIT Sloan Management Review, 59

Radaelli G.| Dell’Era C.| Frattini F.| Petruzzelli A.M., "Entrepreneurship and human capital in professional sport: A longitudinal analysis of the Italian soccer league", Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 42, 70-93

Radaelli Giovanni;Currie Graeme;Frattini Federico;Lettieri Emanuele, "The Role of Managers in Enacting Two-Step Institutional Work for Radical Innovation in Professional Organizations", THE JOURNAL OF PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 34, 450-470

Radaelli Giovanni;Lettieri Emanuele;Frattini Federico;Luzzini Davide;Boaretto Andrea, "Users' search mechanisms and risks of inappropriateness in healthcare innovations: The role of literacy and trust in professional contexts", TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 120, 240-251

Chiaroni Davide;Chiesa Vittorio;Franzò Simone;Frattini Federico;Manfredi Latilla Vito, "The impact of the electricity tariff reform on renewable energies and energy efficiency investments: The case of the Italian residential market", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREEN ENERGY, 14, 889-898

Chiaroni Davide;Chiesa Vittorio;Franzò Simone;Frattini Federico;Manfredi Latilla Vito, "Overcoming internal barriers to industrial energy efficiency through energy audit: a case study of a large manufacturing company in the home appliances industry", CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, 19, 1031-1046

Bellini Emilio;Dell’Era Claudio;Frattini Federico;Verganti Roberto, "Design-driven innovation in retailing: an empirical examination of new services in car dealership", CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 26, 91-107

Bianchi Mattia;Croce Annalisa;Dell’Era Claudio;Di Benedetto Anthony;Frattini Federico, "Organizing for inbound open innovation: how external consultants and a dedicated R&D unit influence product innovation performance", THE JOURNAL OF PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 33, 492-510

Colombo Gabriele;Dell’Era Claudio;Frattini Federico;Landoni Paolo, "Understanding Virtual Knowledge Brokers and their differences with Traditional Ones", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 20, 1-23

De Massis Alfredo;Kotlar J.;Frattini Federico;Chrisman J. J.;Nordqvist M., "Family Governance at Work: Organizing for New Product Development in Family SMEs", FAMILY BUSINESS REVIEW, 29, 189-213

Chiaroni Davide;Chiesa Marco;Chiesa Vittorio;Franzò Simone;Frattini Federico;Toletti Giovanni, "Introducing a new perspective for the economic evaluation of industrial energy efficiency technologies: an empirical analysis in Italy", SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES AND ASSESSMENTS, 15, 1-10

Sikimic U.;Chiesa Vittorio;Frattini Federico;Scalera Vittoria G., "Investigating the influence of technology inflows on technology outflows in open innovation processes: a longitudinal analysis", THE JOURNAL OF PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 33, 652-669

Altuna Naiara;Contri A. M.;Dell’Era Claudio;Frattini Federico;Maccarrone Paolo, "Managing Social Innovation in For-Profit Organizations: The Case of Intesa Sanpaolo", EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 18, 1-26

Colombo Gabriele;Dell’Era Claudio;Frattini Federico, "Exploring the Contribution of Innovation Intermediaries to the New Product Development (NPD) Process: a Typology and an Empirical Study", R & D MANAGEMENT, 45, 126-146

De Massis Alfredo;Cassia L.;Frattini Federico;Pizzurno E., "Product innovation in family vs. non-family firms: an exploratory analysis", JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, 53, 1-36

De Massis Alfredo;Di Minin Alberto;Frattini Federico, "Family-driven innovation: Resolving the paradox in family firms", CALIFORNIA MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 58, 5-19

De Massis Alfredo;Frattini Federico;Kotlar J.;Wright Mike, "Organizational Goals: Antecedents, Formation Processes, and Implications for Firm Behavior", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT REVIEWS, 17, 404-408

Bianchi Mattia;Frattini Federico;Lejarraga J.;Di Minin Alberto, "Technology exploitation paths: combining technological and complementary resources in new product development and licensing", THE JOURNAL OF PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 31, 146-169

Kotlar J.;Fang H.;De Massis Alfredo;Frattini Federico, "Profitability goals, control goals, and the R&D investment decisions of family and non-family firms", THE JOURNAL OF PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 31, 1128-1145

Kotlar J.;De Massis Alfredo;Fang H.;Frattini Federico, "Strategic Reference Points in Family Firms", SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS, 43, 597-619

Frattini Federico;Bianchi Mattia;De Massis Alfredo;Sikimic U., "The Role of Early Adopters in the Diffusion of New Products: Differences Between Platform and Non-Platform Innovations", THE JOURNAL OF PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 31, 466-488

Di Minin Alberto;Frattini Federico;Bortoluzzi G.;Piccaluga Andrea;Bianchi Mattia, "Udinese Calcio Soccer Club as a Talents Factory: Strategic Agility, Diverging Objectives, and Resource Constraints", EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 32, 319-366

De Massis Alfredo;Kotlar J.;Frattini Federico, "Is social capital perceived as a source of competitive advantage or disadvantage for family firms? An exploratory analysis of CEO perceptions", THE JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP, 22, 15-41

De Massis Alfredo;Frattini Federico;Lichtenthaler U., "Research on Technological Innovation in Family Firms: Present Debates and Future Directions", FAMILY BUSINESS REVIEW, 26, 10-31

Boscherini L.;Chiaroni Davide;Chiesa Vittorio;Frattini Federico, "The process of organizational change in Open Innovation: evidence from high-tech firms", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 17, 177-205

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

Kotlar J.;De Massis Alfredo;Frattini Federico;Fang H.;Bianchi Mattia, "Technology Acquisition in Family and Non-Family Firms: a Longitudinal Analysis of Spanish Manufacturing Firms", THE JOURNAL OF PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 30, 1073-1088

Grants, Awards and Honours

  • In March 2018 the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), in a review of “Rising Stars in Family Business Research”, included four of his articles among the most influential recent ones on family firms worldwide.
  • One of his papers is awarded as the Best Practitioner Focused Paper Award at the Family Enterprise Research Conference (Portland, Oregon, USA, 21-23 Giugno 2014).
  • In 2013 Federico was nominated among the top 50 authors in the field of innovation and technology management worldwide by IAMOT, the International Association for Management of Technology. From 2021 he is also Ambassador of the Innovation Alliance - The City of the Future.

Service to the community

  • Director - Evening Executive MBA
  • Director - Part Time Executive MBA
  • Member of the MIP Board - Federico has been member of the MIP (today POLIMI GSoM) Board with the following responsibilities: Director of the MBA & Executive MBA programs, Director of the ICT & Digital Learning Division and Associate Dean for Digital Transformation.
  • Federico is Associate Editor of the CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Product Innovation Management and of the European Journal of Innovation Management, and Consulting Editor of the International Journal of Management Reviews
  • Federico has been Guest Editor of many special issues on innovation and strategic management published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, California Management Review, Global Strategy Journal, International Journal of Management Reviews and others. Frattini is acknowledged as an international expert in the field of digital learning, and his thoughts and projects are regularly featured on national and international outlets.

Accreditations, Rankings & Memberships