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Federico Munari

Full Professor

Department of Management

Academic discipline: ING-IND/35 Business and Management Engineering

Director of Second Cycle Degree of Engineering Management

Curriculum vitae

WORK EXPERIENCE

2015-today Full Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, School of Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy.Member of the Department of Management, University of Bologna

2004-2015 Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, School of Engineering, Universityof Bologna, Italy. Member of the Department of Management, University of Bologna.

2001-2004 Assistant Professor of Management, School of Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy.

2005-today Member of the Scientific Committee of the PhD Program in General Management, Department of Management, University of Bologna.

2007-2011 Director of the PhD Program in General Management, Department of Management, University of Bologna.

2007-2010 Director of the Master in “Gestione della Proprietà Intellettuale” (Management of Intellectual Property), Alma Graduate School, University of Bologna.

Teaching

2001-present Responsible for the course “General Management”, Bachelor Degree of Industrial Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Bologna

2003-present Responsible for the course “Technology and Innovation Management”, Master Degree of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Bologna

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1997-2001 Ph.D. in Business Administration, Department of Management, University of Bologna, Italy.

1996 Degree (summa cum laude) in Industrial Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Supervision of international and national research projects

1) 2015-2017 Coordinator, for the unit University of Bologna, of the Project Progress-TT (“PROs GRowing Europe through best practice SolutionS for Technology Transfer”), funded by the Horizon 2020 Program of the European Commission, Action “Capacity Building in Technology Transfer. Project coordinator: Pera Consulting (UK). Total amount of funding for Unibo: 200000 euro

2) 2012-2014. Co-coordinator (with Prof. Paola Giuri) of the research project “Financing Knowledge Transfer in Europe” (FinKT), Department of Management, University of Bologna, funded by the European Investment Bank under the programme EIBURS. Total amount of funding: 300000 euro (website: finkt.unibo.it).

2) 2006-2009. Principal investigator of the research project “The Economic Valuation of Patents” (EVPAT), Department of Management, University of Bologna, funded by the European Investment Bank, under the programme EIBURS. Total amount of funding: 300000 euro.

3) 2005-2006. Director of the research project “Does private equity foster innovation at the firm level? A study of Western European countries”, funded by the Gate2Growth Academic Network, sponsored by the European Commission.

 

Other selected professional activities within academia and national/international institutions

2016-2017 Vice-President Committee of Panel Experts for the Assessment of the Early-Impact of the Proof-of-Concept Funding Scheme of the European Research Council, European Research Council

2014-2016 - Invited evaluator expert for the Programme ERC Proof of Concept Grants 2014-2015 (Action IDEAS Coordination and Support Action), European Research Council, Brussels.

2013 -Visiting Economist (“Visiting Economist Program”) DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, April 2013.

2012 – External expert invited by the Office for the Harmonization of the Internal Market, European Commission, for the realization of the research report: “Review of Literature on the Use and Impact of Intellectual Property Rights at the Firm Level: Patents, Trademarks and Designs", july-november 2012.

2012 – Member of the scientific committee of ARTI (Agenzia Regionale per la Tecnologia e l’Innovazione), Regional Innovation Agency of the Region Puglia, Italy, for the regional technological foresight activity “Innovazione per l’occupabilità”.

 

Awards

2017 – Research Prize of the CEIBS-Cathay Cross-Border Private Equity Research Fund for the paper “Cross-border VC firms and International Entrepreneurial Teams: the Performance Implications of Co-national Ties” (with Daniela Bolzani)

2008 - Finalist, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Meeting, Technology and Innovation Management Division, Annual Meeting 2008, Anaheim California (for the paper:”How do VC firms evaluate startups’ patent portfolios? The case of nanotechnology”, with Laura Toschi) .

2005 - Winner of the Gate2Growth Academic Network REM Fellowship for the research project “Does private equity foster innovation at the firm level? A study of Western European countries”

2005 - Winner of the Conference Best Paper, Druid Winter Conference 2005, Alborg, Denmark. (for the paper Malipiero, A., Munari, F., Sobrero, M., “Focal firms as Technological gatekeepers within industrial districts: knowledge creation and dissemination in the Italian packaging machinery industry”).

 

Publications

Articles published in international academic journals

- Munari, F., Sobrero, M., Toschi, L. (2018) The university as a venture capitalist? Gap funding instruments for technology transfer Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 127, pp. 70-84.

- Munari, F., Sobrero, M., Toschi, L. (2017) Financing technology transfer: Assessment of university-oriented proof-of-concept programmes Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 29 (2), pp. 233-246.

- Morricone, S., Munari, F., Oriani, R., de Rassenfosse, G. (2017). “Commercialization strategy and IPO underpricing”. Research Policy, 46(6) 1133-1148.

-Kochenkova, A., Grimaldi, R., Munari, F. (2016) “Public policy measures in support of knowledge transfer activities: a review of academic literature“, Journal of Technology Transfer, 41 (3), pp. 407-429.

-Honore, F., Munari, F., Van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, B. (2016) “Corporate governance practices and companies’ R&D orientation: Evidence from European countries”, Research Policy, forthcoming.

-Munari, F., Rasmussen, E., Toschi, L., Villani, E. (2016). Determinants of the university technology transfer policy-mix: a cross-national analysis of gap-funding instruments. Journal of Technology Transfer, 41 (6), pp. 1377-1405.

-Munari Federico, Pasquini Martina, Toschi Laura (2015). From the lab to the stock market? The characteristics and impact of university-oriented seed funds in Europe. Journal of Technology Transfer, vol. 40, p. 948-975.

-Munari, F., Toschi, L. (2015) “Assessing the impact of public venture capital programmes in the United Kingdom: Do regional characteristics matter?”, Journal of Business Venturing, 30 (2), pp. 205-226.

- Munari F., Toschi L. (2014) “Do patents affect VC financing? Empirical evidence from the nanotechnology sector”, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, vol. 10, p. 139-163

- Munari F., Toschi L. (2014) “Running ahead in the nanotechnology gold rush. Strategic patenting in emerging technologies”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 83: 194-207.

- Giuri, P., Munari, F., Pasquini, M. (2013) “What Determines University Patent Commercialization? Empirical Evidence on the Role of IPR Ownership”, Industry and Innovation, 20 (5), pp. 488-502.

- Munari, F., Sobrero, M., Malipiero A. (2012) “Focal firms as technological gatekeepers within industrial districts: knowledge creation and dissemination in the Italian packaging machinery industry”, Industrial and Corporate Change, vol.21, p. 429-462.

- Cressy, R., Malipiero, A., Munari, F. (2012) “Does VC fund div ersification pay off? An empirical inv estigation

of the effects of VC portfolio div ersification on fund performance”, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, forthcoming.

- Cressy, R., Munari, F., Malipiero, A. (2011), “Creative destruction? Evidence that private equity firms cut jobs to raise returns “, Venture capital: An international Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 13(1), 1-23.

- Munari, F., Toschi, L. (2011), “Do venture capitalists have a bias against investment in academic spinoffs? Evidence from the micro and nanotechnology sector in the UK”, Industrial and Corporate Change, Apr 2011, Volume: 20 Issue: 2 pp.397-432.

Munari, F., Oriani, R., Sobrero, M. (2010), “The effects of owner identity and external governance systems on R&D investments: a study of Western European firms”, Research Policy, 39(8): 1093-1105.

Cressy, R., Malipiero, A., Munari, F. (2007), “Playing to their strengths. Evidence that specialization in the Private Equity industry confers competitive advantage”, Journal of Corporate Finance, Special Issue on “Private equity, Legeraged Buyout and Corporate Governance”,13(4): 647-669.

Munari, F. Oriani, R., Sobrero, M. (2006), “La relación entre las estructuras de propiedad y la inversión en I+D en las empresas europeas [http://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=1995198] ”, Iniciativa Emprendedora Y Empresa Familiar, 50: 121-134.

Munari, F., Oriani, R. (2005), “Privatization and economic returns to R&D activities”, Industrial and Corporate Change, January 2005, 14(1).

Munari, F. (2004), “Does Ownership Affect Innovation? Assessing the Impact of Privatisation Processes on Innovation Activities”, European Business Organization Law Review, 4(4), pp. 553-571.

Munari, F. (2002), “The Effects of Privatization on Corporate R&D Units. Evidence from Italy and France”, R&D Management, 32(3), June, pp.223-232.

Munari, F., Roberts, E., Sobrero, M. (2002), “Privatization Processes and the Redefinition of Corporate R&D Boundaries”, Research Policy, 31(1), pp. 33-55.

 

Books

Munari, F., Oriani, M. (Editors) (2011), “The Economic Valuation of Patents. Methods and Applications”, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.

Munari, F., Sobrero, M. (Eds.) (2004), “Innovazione tecnologica e gestione d’impresa. La gestione dello sviluppo prodotto”, Il Mulino, Bologna.

Munari, F. (2002), “Privatizzazioni e innovazione. Nuovi assetti proprietari e investimenti in R&S”, Carocci Editore, Roma.

Chapters in International Edited Volumes

  • Munari, F. Sobrero, M. (2011), “Economic and management perspectives on the value of patents” in Munari, F., Oriani, M. (Eds.)The Economic Valuation of Patents. Methods and Applications, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.
  • Munari, F. Odasso, C. Toschi, L. (2011), “IP-backed finance” in Munari, F., Oriani, M. (Eds.) The Economic Valuation of Patents. Methods and Applications, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.
  • Munari, F. Oriani, R. (2011), “Why, when and how to value patents? An introduction” in Munari, F., Oriani, M. (Eds.)The Economic Valuation of Patents. Methods and Applications, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.
  • Malipiero, A., Munari, F. (2006), “Merloni Elettrodomestici-WR@P and the development of digital appliances”, in Clarysse, B., De Riestra, A. “Teaching Entrepreneruship”, Gate2Growth Network, IESE Barcelona.
  • Munari, F., Sobrero, M. (2003), “Corporate Governance and Innovation”, in M. Calderini, P. Garrone, M. Sobrero (eds.), Corporate Governance, Market Structure and Innovation, Edward Elgar, London.
  • Munari, F., Sobrero, M. (2003), “Privatization’s Effects on R&D investments”, in M. Calderini, P. Garrone, M. Sobrero (eds.), Corporate Governance, Market Structure and Innovation, Edward Elgar, London.
  • Munari, F., (2003), “The organization of R&D activities within privatized companies”, in M. Calderini, P. Garrone, M. Sobrero (eds.), Corporate Governance, Market Structure and Innovation, Edward Elgar, London.
  • Munari, F., Oriani, R. (2002), “R&D and Market Value: the case of privatized companies”, in M. Calderini, P. Garrone, M. Sobrero (eds.), Corporate Governance, Market Structure and Innovation, Edward Elgar, London.