Years at SKEMA Business School: 1
 


Francesco APPIO

Innovation
Paris



CV
Skills & Interests 
Expertise
Smart Cities, Digital Transformation, Breakthrough Discoveries, Bibliometrics
International Interests
Europe, Asia
Qualification 
Scholarly Academic
Academic Degrees 
Ph.D.  Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, 2013.
MSc  Politecnico di Bari, 2009.
Work Experience 
Associate Professor of Innovation, SKEMA BUSINESS SCHOOL (June, 2019 - Present), Paris, France.
Associate Professor of Innovation, École de Management Léonard de Vinci, Research Center (Business Group) (May, 2016 - May, 2019), Paris, France.
Head of the Business Research Group, Pôle Léonard de Vinci (July, 2017 - August, 2018), Paris, France.
Assistant Product Manager, Nestlé (January, 2010 - June, 2010), Milan, Italy.
Intellectual contributions
Articles in Journals 
Testa, S., Massa, S., Martini, A., & APPIO, F. P. (2020).  Social media-based innovation literature: A review of the latency phase and a research agenda.   Information and Management.
APPIO, F. P., & Lacoste, S. (2019).  B2B Relationship Management in Complex Product Systems (CoPS).   Industrial Marketing Management, 79, 53-57.
Presenza, A., Abbate, T., Cesaroni, F., & APPIO, F. P. (2019).  Enacting Social Crowdfunding Business Ecosystems: The case of the platform Meridonare.   Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 143, 190-201.
APPIO, F. P., Lima, M., & Paroutis, S. (2019).  Understanding Smart Cities: Innovation Ecosystems, Technological Advancements and Societal Challenges.   Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 142, 1-14.
Corsini, F., APPIO, F. P., & Frey, M. (2019).  Exploring the antecedents and consequences of environmental performance in micro-enterprises: The case of the Italian craft beer industry.   Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 138, 340-350.
Corsini, F., Laurenti, R., Meinherz, F., APPIO, F. P., & Mora, L. (2019).  The Advent of Practice Theories in Research on Sustainable Consumption: Past, Current and Future Directions of the Field.   Sustainability, 11 (2), 1-19.
APPIO, F. P., De Luca, L. M., Morgan, R. E., & Martini, A. (2019).  Patent portfolio diversity and firm profitability: A question of specialization or diversification?   Journal of Business Research, 101, 255-267.
Pipitone, F., Achiche, S., APPIO, F. P., & Martini, A. (in press, 2019).  Building an ANFIS-Based Decision Support System for Regional Growth: The Case of European Regions.   IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
Romeni, G., APPIO, F. P., Martini, A., Mercat, B., Jean-Marie, A., Joubert, C. (in press, 2019).  Enhancing Ecoinnovation Performance: Evidence From a Water Footprint Assessment in the Manufacturing Industry.   IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
Ardito, L., APPIO, F. P., Natalicchio, A., & Petruzzelli, A. M. (in press, 2019).  The role of scientific knowledge within inventing teams and the moderating effects of team internationalization and team experience: Empirical tests into the aerospace sector.   Journal of Business Research., doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.11.022.
Gastaldi, L., APPIO, F. P., Corso, M., & Pistorio, A. (2018).  Managing the Exploration-Exploitation Paradox in Healthcare: Three Complementary Paths to Leverage on the Digital Transformation.   Business Process Management Journal, 24 (5), 1200-1234.
APPIO, F. P., Cimino, M. G., Lazzeri, A., Martini, A., & Vaglini, G. (2018).  Fostering Distributed Business Logic in Open Collaborative Networks: an integrated approach based on semantic and swarm coordination.   Information Systems Frontiers, 20 (3), 589-616.
APPIO, F. P., Martini, A., Massa, S., & Testa, S. (2017).  Collaborative network of firms: antecedents and state-of-the-art properties.   International Journal of Production Research, 55 (7), 2121-2134.
Martini, A., Neirotti, P., & APPIO, F. P. (2017).  Knowledge Searching, Integrating and Performing: Always a Tuned Trio for Innovation?   Long Range Planning, 50 (2), 200-220.
APPIO, F. P., Achiche, S., Martini, A., & Beaudry, C. (2017).  On designers' use of biomimicry tools during the new product development process: an empirical investigation.   Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 29 (7), 775-789.
APPIO, F. P., Martini, A., & Fantoni, G. (2017).  The light and shade of knowledge recombination: Insights from a general-purpose technology.   Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 125, 154-165.
APPIO, F. P., Martini, A., Petruzzelli, A. M., Neirotti, P., & Van Looy, B. (2017).  Search mechanisms and innovation: An analysis across multiple perspectives.   Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 120, 103-116.
APPIO, F. P., Martini, A., & Gastaldi, L. (2016).  Perspectives on inter-organizational and collaborative innovation.   International Journal of Technology Management, 71 (3/4), 155-170.
Annosi, M. C., Martini, A., Magnusson, M., & APPIO, F. P. (2016).  Social Conduct, Learning and Innovation: An Abductive Study of the Dark Side of Agile Software Development.   Creativity and Innovation Management, 25 (4), 515-535.
APPIO, F. P., Martini, A., Massa, S., & Testa, S. (2016).  Unveiling the intellectual origins of Social Media-based innovation: insights from a bibliometric approach.   Scientometrics, 108 (1), 355-388.
Gastaldi, L., APPIO, F. P., Martini, A., & Corso, M. (2015).  Academics as orchestrators of continuous innovation ecosystems: towards a fourth generation CI initiatives.   International Journal of Technology Management, 68 (1/2), 1-20.
APPIO, F. P., Cesaroni, F., & Di Minin, A. (2014).  Visualizing the structure and bridges of the intellectual property management and strategy literature: A document co-citation analysis.   Scientometrics, 101 (1), 623-661.
Arts, S., APPIO, F. P., & Van Looy, B. (2013).  Inventions shaping technological trajectories: do existing patent indicators provide a comprehensive picture?   Scientometrics, 97 (2), 397-419.
Achiche, S., APPIO, F. P., McAloone, T. C., & Di Minin, A. (2013).  Fuzzy decision support for tools selection in the core front end activities of new product development.   Research in Engineering Design, 24 (1), 1-18.
APPIO, F. P., Achiche, S., McAloone, T. C., & Howard, T. J. (2013).  An inquiry on managers use of decision-making tools in the core front end of the innovation process.   International Journal of Product Development, 18 (6), 461-491.
Articles in Proceedings 
APPIO, F., Donato, A., Cesaroni, F., & Baglieri, D. (2019).  Where do radical innovations come from? The case of nanotech.   R&D Management Conference.
APPIO, F. P., & Petruzzelli, A. M. (2018).  Searching in ICT, finding in biology: using DNA to store digital data.   2nd International conference on exaptation and inverse question-driven innovation.
APPIO, F. P., Matteucci, G., & Martini, A. (2018).  Accomplishing technological simplicity: myth or reality?   R&D Management Conference.
APPIO, F. P., Petruzzelli, A. M., & Van Looy, B. (2018).  Solving the puzzle of the DNA structure: Unveiling the microfoundations of capabilities in scientific breakthrough discoveries.   R&D Management Conference.
Yoon, H., APPIO, F. P., & Jang, S. (2017).  Knowledge externalities, economic centralization, and job creation.   AOM American Academy of Management Conference.
Verhoeven, D., APPIO, F. P., Lopes-Bento, C., Decock, K., Gigena, M., Van Looy, B. (2017).  Some Inventions are More Equal than Others: Assessing and Developing Patent Indicators that Signal Radical Inventions.   R&D Management Conference.
APPIO, F. P., Brescia, V., & Martini, A. (2016).  Does geographical proximity matters for innovation? The case of European regions.   CINet conference.
APPIO, F. P., Stern, S., Guzman, J., & Martini, A. (2016).  Placecasting and nowcasting in the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem.   CINet conference.
APPIO, F. P., Martini, A., & Campatelli, G. (2016).  Exploring the interplay of the science and technology in the developments of hybrid industries: a patent-based analysis of the Bioinformatics industry.   International Research Meeting in Business and Management.
APPIO, F. P., Cesaroni, F., Baglieri, D., & Martini, A. (2016).  Knowledge recombination and the development of radical innovations: preliminary evidence from Nanotechnologies.   R&D Management Conference.
APPIO, F. P., Cimino, M., Vaglini, G., Lazzeri, A., Martini, A., Luca Alfeo, University of Pisa, Italy (2016).  An adaptive stigmergy-based system for evaluating technological indicator dynamics in the context of smart specialization.   International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods.
APPIO, F. P., Martini, A., Apreda, R., & Fantoni, G. (2015).  Scientific Inspiration, Technological Perspiration: A Longitudinal Patent-Based Analysis of the Bioinformatics Industry.   CINet conference.
APPIO, F. P., Cesaroni, F., Baglieri, D., & Martini, A. (2015).  Knowledge Sources and Value Creation in Emerging Technologies: the Case of Graphene.   International Business, Economic Geography and Innovation.
Gastaldi, L., APPIO, F. P., Raguseo, E., Neirotti, P., Martini, A., Mariano Corso, Emilio Paolucci (2015).  To change work is to change twice: an empirical investigation of new working configurations.   CINet conference.
APPIO, F. P., Baglieri, D., Cesaroni, F., & Martini, A. (2015).  The interplay of science and technology in shaping the patenting activity of top companies in the nanotech industry.   CINet conference.
APPIO, F. P., Martini, A., Apreda, R., & Fantoni, G. (2015).  Characterizing the knowledge base of the Bioinformatics industry: a longitudinal patent-based analysis.   R&D Management Conference.
Peretti, A., APPIO, F. P., Callaert, J., Van Looy, B., & Martini, A. (2015).  Technological Specialization: a pathway to wealth creation?   R&D Management Conference.
APPIO, F. P., Tuveri, D., De Luca, L., Morgan, R., & Martini, A. (2015).  Patent portfolio diversity and firm profitability: a study on the form of the relationship.   CINet conference.
Arts, S., APPIO, F. P., Bakker, J., Gigena, M., Van Looy, B., Dennis Verhoeven, Rehinilde Veugelers (2014).  Some inventions are more equal than others: assessing and developing patent indicators that signal radical inventions.   IP Statistics for Decision Makers, OECD.
APPIO, F. P., & Martini, A. (2013).  Inviting strangers to get radical innovation: the Diversity Dilemma.   CINet conference.
Piccaluga, A., Di Minin, A., APPIO, F. P., Corsi, S., & Lazzeri, F. (2013).  Exploring Prometheus Gifts: a case of co-creation and co-development.   R&D Management Conference.
APPIO, F. P., & Di Minin, A. (2012).  Customer-driven co-development: a fast-track to radical innovation in B2B.   2nd Tilburg Conference on Innovation.
APPIO, F. P., Lazzeri, F., Corsi, S., & Di Minin, A. (2012).  Collaborative creation and development with customers: the case of Ansaldo Energia.   Open and User Innovation conference.
Arts, S., APPIO, F. P., & Van Looy, B. (2012).  Validating Patent Indicators that Assess Technological Radicalness: The Case of Biotechnology.   International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators.
APPIO, F. P., Achiche, S., McAloone, T., & Di Minin, A. (2011).  Understanding managers decision making process for tools selection in the Core Front End of Innovation.   International Conference on Engineering Design.
APPIO, F. P., Achiche, S., Di Minin, A., & McAloone, T. (2011).  Influence of Tools Input/Output Requirements on Managers Core Front End Activities in New Product Development.   IPDM Conference.
Achiche, S., & APPIO, F. P. (2010).  Fuzzy Decision Support in the Early Phases of the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation in Product Development.   30th ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.
Books, Monographs, Compilations, Manuals 
Therin, F., APPIO, F., & Yoon, H. (Ed.). (2019).  Handbook of Research on Techno-Entrepreneurship: Ecosystems, Innovation and Development E. Elgar.  
Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements 
Mora, L., Deakin, M., Aina, Y. A., & APPIO, F. P. (2019). Smart city development: showcasing the potential contribution of ICT solutions to sustainable urban development. In Press, Sustainable Cities and Communities. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  
Conference Presentations 
Donato, A., Cesaroni, F., APPIO, F., & Baglieri, D. (2019, June). Where do radical innovations come from? The case of nanotech.  R&D Management Conference, Paris, France.
Other Research 
2020: APPIO, F. P., Promises and impact of Prometheus' gifts: Questioning the smart cities concept.   HDR in progress at University Paris Sud (under the supervision of Prof. Pascal Corbel)   [Basic or Discovery Scholarship]
2020: APPIO, F. P., & Chiarello, F., Hosting incoming visiting professor.  Research project focused on products simplicity. Identification of key dimensions through text-mining applied to patents. Project finalized at two scientific publications on the following journals: Journal of Product Innovation Management (CNRS 1), and Design Studies.    [Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship]
2019: APPIO, F. P., Frattini, F., Petruzzelli, A.M., & Neirotti, P., Journal of Product Innovation Management PDW.   [Basic or Discovery Scholarship]
Professional Memberships 
Advisory Board Member - Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2019
Editorial Review Board Member - IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 2019
Member of the Research Routines Community, 2019
Member of the MIT REAP (Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program) initiative, 2015-2017