Raffaello Balocco

Core Faculty | Associate Professor

Short Profile outline

Graduated in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, obtained a PhD in Management Engineering (XVI cycle) in 2004 from Politecnico di Milano. Employed as Associate Professor at the Department of Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano since 2014, he is the director of the Full Time MBA at MIP since 2014. He is a co-founder and member of the Scientific Committee of the “Digital Innovation Observatories” research group (www.osservatori.net) and he is Scientific Director of several "Observatories". The research activity is focused on digital innovation and entrepreneurship. He is in charge of the Communication activities at the School of Management – Politecnico di Milano.

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

Designing digital business innovation lab

Designing digital business innovation lab

Designing digital business innovation lab

Designing digital business innovation lab

Research

The research activity is focused on following main streams:  the strategic use and management of digital technologies by companies as a lever of competitive advantage and innovation (i.e. digital strategy and digital governance), with a specific focus on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)  the analysis of the impact of digital innovation on the emergence and growth of new “digital markets”, with a specific focus on the development of news business models (digital start ups);  the analysis of the adoption of the digital innovation by companies and the evaluations of the business benefits;

Relevant Publications

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;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

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

Service to the community

  • Co-director of the MIP – Politecnico di Milano Part-time Executive MBA
  • Director of the ICT Executive MBA
  • Director of the MIP - Politecnico di Milano Executive MBA - Rome program
  • Co-director of the MIP - Politecnico di Milano Start-up Program
  • Director of the MIP – Politecnico di Milano International Full Time MBA
  • Responsible for Institutional project/activity - In charge of the Communication activities (i.e. promotion, media relations and events) of the School of Management Politecnico di Milano
  • Member of the MIP Board - Member of the Management Committee of MIP - Politecnico di Milano

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