Massimiliano Guerini

Core Faculty | Associate Professor

Short Profile outline

Massimiliano Guerini is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano and Director of the Full Time MBA at Polimi Graduate School of Management. His scientific activity is mainly in the area of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance, and University-Industry Linkages. His research has been published in numerous journals including Journal of Business Venturing, California Management Review, Journal of Corporate Finance, Research Policy, and Small Business Economics. Massimiliano has participated in numerous research projects, promoted by the European Union, firms and public institutions.

Education

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

Master of Science: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Academic course held at SOM

Economia E Organizzazione Aziendale

Economia E Organizzazione Aziendale

Economia E Organizzazione Aziendale

Organizzazione Di Impresa (Integr.)

Organizzazione di imprese (integr.)

Economia e organizzazione aziendale

Business Economics

Business Economics

Business economics

Business economics

Business economics

Business economics

Innovation Management and Economics

Teaching Areas: INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS (IE)

MBA/EMBA

Specializing Masters

EMBA

Specializing masters

Research

Much of Massimiliano Guerini’s research focuses on the role of entrepreneurial finance in supporting entrepreneurial activity and the performance of entrepreneurial ventures. He has studied whether and how different financing sources for start-ups (e.g., venture capital, angel financing, crowdfunding) contribute to the removal of innovative start-ups' financial constraints, as well as the implications for entrepreneurial activity of governmental initiatives. He has also investigated the role of universities for the emergence of local entrepreneurial ecosystems. His full publication list is available in the curriculum vitae.

Relevant Publications

Bianchi M.| Marzi G.| Guerini M. (2020), "Agile, Stage-Gate and their combination: Exploring how they relate to performance in software development", Journal of Business Research, 110, 538-553

Giudici G.| Guerini M.| Rossi-Lamastra C. (2020), "Elective affinities: exploring the matching between entrepreneurs and investors in equity crowdfunding", Baltic Journal of Management, 15, 183-198

Giudici G.| Guerini M.| Rossi-Lamastra C., "The creation of cleantech startups at the local level: the role of knowledge availability and environmental awareness", Small Business Economics, 52, 815-830

Ghio N.| Guerini M.| Rossi-Lamastra C., "The creation of high-tech ventures in entrepreneurial ecosystems: exploring the interactions among university knowledge, cooperative banks, and individual attitudes", Small Business Economics, 52, 523-543

Lepori B.| Guerini M.| Scherngell T.| Laredo P., "The spatial distribution of knowledge production in Europe. Evidence from KET and SGC", 17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings, 1, 685-690

Lepori B.| Laredo P.| Scherngell T.| Maynard D.| Guerini M., "Exploring knowledge production in Europe. The KNOWMAK tool", 17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings, 2, 2561-2562

Giudici G.| Guerini M.| Rossi-Lamastra C., "Reward-based crowdfunding of entrepreneurial projects: the effect of local altruism and localized social capital on proponents’ success", Small Business Economics, 50, 307-324

Croce A.| Guerini M.| Ughetto E., "Angel Financing and the Performance of High-Tech Start-Ups", Journal of Small Business Management, 56, 208-228

Guerini M.| Tenca F., "The geography of technology-intensive start-ups and venture capital: European evidence", Economia e Politica Industriale, 45, 361-386

Giudici Giancarlo;Guerini Massimiliano;Rossi Lamastra Cristina, "The creation of cleantech startups at the local level: the role of knowledge availability and environmental awareness", SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS, 1-16

Ghio Niccolò;Guerini Massimiliano;Rossi Lamastra Cristina, "The creation of high-tech ventures in entrepreneurial ecosystems: exploring the interactions among university knowledge, cooperative banks, and individual attitudes", SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS, 1-21

Dushnitsky G.;Guerini Massimiliano;Piva Evila;Rossi Lamastra Cristina, "Crowdfunding in Europe: Determinants of platforms’ creation across countries", CALIFORNIA MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 58, 44-71

Ghio Niccolò;Guerini Massimiliano;Rossi Lamastra Cristina, "University knowledge and the creation of innovative start-ups: an analysis of the Italian case", SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS, 47, 293-311

Guerini Massimiliano;Quas Anita, "Governmental venture capital in Europe: Screening and certification", JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING, 31, 175-195

Ghio Niccolò;Guerini Massimiliano;Lehmann Erik E.;Rossi Lamastra Cristina, "The emergence of the knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship", SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS, 44, 1-18

Bertoni Fabio;Croce Annalisa;Guerini Massimiliano, "Venture capital and the investment curve of young high-tech companies", JOURNAL OF CORPORATE FINANCE, 35, 159-176

Colombo Massimo G.;Croce Annalisa;Guerini Massimiliano, "Does informal risk capital relax the financial constraints of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures?", APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS, 21, 335-339

Guerini Massimiliano;Rossi Lamastra Cristina, "How university and industry knowledge interact to determine local entrepreneurship", APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS, 21, 513-516

Bonaccorsi A.;Colombo Massimo G.;Guerini Massimiliano;Rossi Lamastra Cristina, "The impact of local and external university knowledge on the creation of knowledge-intensive firms: Evidence from the Italian case", SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS, 43, 261-287

Colombo Massimo G.;Croce Annalisa;Guerini Massimiliano, "The effect of public subsidies on firm’s investment-cash flow sensitivity: transient or persistent", RESEARCH POLICY, 42, 1605-1623

Bonaccorsi A.;Colombo Massimo G.;Guerini Massimiliano;Rossi Lamastra Cristina, "University specialization and new firm creation across industries", SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS, 41, 837-863

Grants, Awards and Honours

  • Giorgio Pagliarani Best Paper Award, 19/10/2017 - to date
  • Coller Institute of Venture 2017 Research Grand Award, 20/02/2017 - to date
  • Uddevalla Symposium 2013 Best Paper Award, 14/06/2013 - to date

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