Francesco APPIO

Francesco APPIO

Full Professor
Résumé du parcours
Francesco Paolo Appio is Full Professor of Innovation at Paris School of Business (Paris, France). He has been recently awarded with the CNRS Qualification to Professeur des Universités (Section 6 - Sciences de gestion et du management). He got his HDR in Management from Université Paris-Saclay and the PhD in Management from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Italy. Over the last few years, he visited internationally renowned academic institutions such as Bocconi University (Italy), MIT Sloan School of Management (USA), and K.U. Leuven (Belgium). His research is interdisciplinary and mainly revolves around the impact of the digital transformation on innovation at multiple levels (ecosystems, city, organization, teams), taking into account different perspectives such as sustainability, socio-technical systems, technological change, and innovation capabilities. He has recently been appointed as an Associate Editor for the journals Technological Forecasting and Social Change and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management as well as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Product Innovation Management. His research has been published in Journal of Product Innovation Management, Long Range Planning, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International Journal of Production Research, Industrial Marketing Management, among others. He is guest editor of multiple special issues in journals like Journal of Product Innovation Management, Organization Studies, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Journal of Urban Technology.



  • HDR, Business Administration, Management (graduated in 2021)




Scientific Article
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Dealing with knowledge hiding to improve innovation capabilities in the hotel industry: The unconventional role of knowledge-oriented leadership Francesco APPIO, Mario Donate, Miguel Gonzales-Mohino, Fabian Bernhard Journal of Business Research 05/2022
Envisioning innovation opportunities through science fiction Francesco APPIO, Thomas Michaud Journal of Product Innovation Management 03/2022
An integrative review of innovations in the agricultural sector: The roles of agency, structure, and their dynamic interplay Francesco APPIO, Maria Carmela Annosi, Rosa Maria Oliva Raez, Teresa Del Giudice Technological Forecasting and Social Change 01/2022
Patent design strategies: Empirical evidence from European patents Francesco APPIO, Daniela Baglieri, Fabrizio Cesaroni, Lucia Spicuzza, Alessia Donato Technological Forecasting and Social Change 01/2022
Building an ANFIS-Based Decision Support System for Regional Growth: The Case of European Regions Francesco APPIO, Francesca Pipitone, Sofiane Achiche, Antonella Martini IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 05/2021
How does artificial intelligence enable and enhance value co-creation in industrial markets? An exploratory case study in the healthcare ecosystem Francesco APPIO, Daniele Leone, Francesco Schiavone, Benjamin Chiao Journal of Business Research 05/2021
The role of scientific knowledge within inventing teams and the moderating effects of team internationalization and team experience: Empirical tests into the aerospace sector Francesco APPIO, Lorenzo Ardito, Angelo Natalicchio, Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli Journal of Business Research 05/2021
Assembling Sustainable Smart City Transitions: An Interdisciplinary Theoretical Perspective Francesco APPIO, Luca Mora, Mark Deakin, Xiaoling Zhang, Michael Batty, Martin De Jong, Paolo Santi Journal of Urban Technology 01/2021
Digital transformation and innovation management: a synthesis of existing research and an agenda for future studies Francesco APPIO, Federico Frattini, Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli, Paolo Neirotti Journal of Product Innovation Management 01/2021
Enhancing Ecoinnovation Performance: Evidence From a Water Footprint Assessment in the Manufacturing Industry Francesco APPIO, Giulia Romeni, Antonella Martini, Benjamin Mercat, Alan Jean-Marie, Christian Joubert IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 01/2020
Social Media-based Innovation: A review of trends and a research agenda Francesco APPIO, Stefania Testa, Silvia Massa, Antonella Martini Information and Management 01/2020
The strategic, organizational, and entrepreneurial evolution of smart cities Francesco APPIO, Francesco Schiavone, Luca Mora, Marcello Risitano International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal 01/2020
Why are rewards not delivered on time in rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns? An empirical exploration Francesco APPIO, Daniele Leone, Federico Platania, Francesco Schiavone Technological Forecasting and Social Change 01/2020
Patent portfolio diversity and firm profitability: A question of specialization or diversification? Francesco APPIO, Luigi De Luca, Robert Morgan, Antonella Martini Journal of Business Research 08/2019
B2B relationship management in complex product systems (CoPS) Francesco APPIO, Sylvie Lacoste Industrial Marketing Management 01/2019
Enacting social crowdfunding business ecosystems: The case of the platform Meridonare Francesco APPIO, Angelo Presenza, Tindara Abbate, Fabrizio Cesaroni Technological Forecasting and Social Change 01/2019
Exploring the antecedents and consequences of environmental performance in micro-enterprises: The case of the Italian craft beer industry Francesco APPIO, Filippo Corsini, Marco Frey Technological Forecasting and Social Change 01/2019
The advent of practice theories in research on sustainable consumption: Past, current and future directions of the field Francesco APPIO, Filippo Corsini, Rafael Laurenti, Franziska Meinherz, Luca Mora Sustainability 01/2019
Understanding Smart Cities: Innovation ecosystems, technological advancements, and societal challenges Francesco APPIO, Marcos Lima, Sotirios Paroutis Technological Forecasting and Social Change 01/2019
Fostering distributed business logic in Open Collaborative Networks: an integrated approach based on semantic and swarm coordination Francesco APPIO, Mario Cimino, Alessandro Lazzeri, Antonella Martini, Gigliola Vaglini Information Systems Frontiers 01/2018
Managing the exploration-exploitation paradox in healthcare: Three complementary paths to leverage on the digital transformation Francesco APPIO, Luca Gastaldi, Mariano Corso, Andrea Pistorio Business Process Management Journal 01/2018
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Smart City Development: ICT Innovation for Urban Sustainability Francesco APPIO, Luca Mora, Mark Deakin, Yusuf Aina Springer 01/2020
Academic communication
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Digital platforms and complementors: An empirical analysis based on Youtube content creators Francesco APPIO, Luca Gastaldi, Daniel Trabucchi, Tommaso Buganza, Mariano Corso INNOVATION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 01/2021
Integrating intuition and rationality in the strategic decision-making process: Evidence from MNCs Francesco APPIO, Maria Carmela Annosi, Federica Brunetta Academy of Management Conference 01/2021