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Riccardo Fini

Associate Professor

Department of Management

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

Curriculum vitae

Detailed Curriculum Vitae 


CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

2014 – Present: Associate Professor (ING-IND/35) – University of Bologna, IT

2019 – Present: Director of the Entrepreneurship Hub Bologna Business School, IT

2019 – Present: Visiting Adjunct Professor – Nord University, NO

2016 – Present: Visiting Research Fellow – Imperial College Business School, London, UK 

2013 – Present: Director of the Executive Master in Entrepreneurship – Bologna Business School, IT

 

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

2015 – 2019: Director of the Global MBA Innovation Management – Bologna Business School, IT

2015 – 2018: Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Bologna Business School, IT 

2011 – 2016: Research Fellow – Imperial College Business School, London, UK 

2011 – 2014: Assistant Professor (ING-IND/35) – University of Bologna, IT 

2009 – 2010: Researcher with a fixed term contract (SECS-P/08) – University of Bolzano, IT 

2008 – 2009: Post–doc Research Fellow – Case Western Reserve University, USA 

2008 – 2008: Post–doc Research Fellow – University of Bologna, IT  

2003 – 2004: Research Assistant – University of Bologna, IT 


 

EDUCATION

2005 – 2008: University of Bologna – PhD in Business Administration

1997 – 2003: University of Bologna
 – Laurea Degree in Management Engineering

 

SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

2018: Professor (ING-IND/35) – Roma, IT

2014: Associate Professor (ING-IND/35) – Roma, IT

2003: Profession of Engineer – Bologna, IT

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE (PRIVATE SECTOR)

2004 – 2004: Assistant project manager 
– Sipe Consortium, Vignola, Modena, IT

1998 – 2002: Entrepreneur 
– Gardosi & Co., Advanced mechanics – Optical industry, Modena, IT

 

VISITING PERIODS

2007 – 2008: Case Western Reserve University – Visiting scholar (September 2007 – April 2008), Cleveland, USA

2007 – 2007: Ecole des Mines de Paris – Visiting scholar (May – July 2007), Paris, FR

2002 – 2003: UCLA – Visiting student (August 2002 – July 2003), Los Angeles, USA

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS 

2012 – 2016: EU Marie Curie Fellowship CIG – University of Bologna 

2010 – 2011: EU Marie Curie Fellowship IEF – Imperial College London 

2008 – 2009: IRI Foundation scholarship – Case Western Reserve University 

2005 – 2007: Doctoral scholarship – University of Bologna 

 

CONTRACT RESEARCH

2016 – 2016: CAAB on "Local attractiveness - Bologna and Emilia Romagna"

2015 – 2016: MIUR-ANVUR on "Entrepreneurship from public research centers in Italy"

2015 – 2017: MIUR-ANVUR on "Student Entrepreneurship in Italy"

2014 – 2015: MIUR-ANVUR on "Academic Entrepreneurship in Italy"

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2018 – Present: Co-Principal investigator – Project Academic MOBILITY in Italy: Determinants, relevance and impact – with L. Toschi, University of Bologna

2013 – Present: Co-Principal investigator – Project ALMALAUREA on students entrepreneurship – with M. Sobrero, University of Bologna

2013 – 2016: Team member – Project FARB Academic entrepreneurship in Europe: Assessing individual, organizational and enviromental determinants – coordinated by S. Torrisi, and R. Grimaldi, funded by University of Bologna

2012 – 2016: Coordinator – Working Group Entrepreneurship – FoodBest EU Consortium – University of Bologna

2012 - Present: Principal investigator – TASTE project (TAking STock: External engagement by academics) – EU grant – with M. Sobrero, University of Bologna

2010 – Present: Co-Principal investigator – TRACK project (TRansferring ACademic Knowledge) – EU grant – with E. Autio and M. Perkmann, Imperial College London, UK

2010 – 2010: Principal investigator – MUIC project (Mapping University–Industry Collaborations) – with A. Narduzzo, University of Bolzano

2008 – 2010: Team member – Who are the academic entrepreneurs in the US? – financed by the Kauffman Foundation – coordinated by S. Shane, Case Western Reserve University, USA

2005 – 2013: Co–Founder (with R. Grimaldi and M. Sobrero) of OSIRIDE Observatory – Academic Spin–offs in Emilia Romagna

2006 – 2010: Team member – IRIS project (Italian Research Innovation Systems) – FIRB grant – coordinated by M. Sobrero, University of Bologna

 

WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

2020: Summit – Triple Helix International Summit, 24-26/11/20, Bologna, IT

2020: Conference – 10th Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation (SEI) Faculty Workshop and Doctoral Consortium, 6-8/11/20, University of Bologna, IT 

2020: Conference – Invention to Innovation: Creating the conditions for impact, R&D Management Symposium – (with E. Maine, S. Lubik et al.) 4-5/8/20, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, CA

2019: Conference – The Future of Conducting and Publishing Research in Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management and Strategy - A Paper Development Workshop for Early-Career Scholars – (with E. Rasmussen, J. Wiklund), 22-24/05/19, Bologna Business School, Bologna, IT

2018: Symposium – Exploring the multi-faceted non-economic goals of entrepreneurial firms (with L. Cassia, A. Colombelli, D. Hahn e T. Minola), 12/10/18, XXIX Conference AIIG, Varese IT

2018: Symposium – It’s All About Impact: Commercialization, Academic Engagement, and Entrepreneurship – (with M. Wright), 08/08/18, Academy of Management, Chicago, USA

2018: Symposium – Leveraging open innovation to improve society (with Ahn J., Mortara L. e Roijakkers N.), 2-4/7/2018, R&D Management Conference, Milano, IT

2017: Research Workshop – University-Industry Collaborations and Academic Entrepreneurship: East meets West – (with E. Rasmussen, M. Takata, R. Tijssen and P.K. Wong), 5-6/06/17, Bologna Business School, Bologna, IT

2017: Research Seminar – Imprenditorialità: il ruolo chiave delle competenze trasversali – (with E. Luppi, D. Bolzani, R. Grimaldi and D. Guglielmi), 30/01/17, Department of Management, University of Bologna, IT

2016: Research Seminar – Management meet ICT and Return: New trends in data science, 25/10/16, Department of Management, University of Bologna, IT

2016 - 2019: Practitioner Conference – Entrepreneurial Start-up Ecosystem Day, 30/10/19; 24/10/18; 20/10/17; 11/10/16, Bologna Business School, Bologna, IT

2016: Symposium – The commercialization of science: An integrative research agenda on managing the science-business interfaces – (with E. Rasmussen, D. Siegel e J. Wiklund), 08/08/16, Academy of Management, Anaheim, USA

2016: Research Seminar – Transferring Academic Knowledge at Imperial College London, TRIC workshop – (with M. Perkmann), 20/05/16, Imperial College London, London, UK

2016: Practitioner Conferences - A context of excellence, the excellence in the context - Fintech (31/3/16), Automazione (28/4/2016) e Agro-Alimentare (26/5/16), San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna, IT

2015: Conference – Science-based Entrepreneurship Workshop – (with R. Grimaldi, E. Rasmussen, J. Wiklund and  M. Wright), 6-8/05/15, University of Bologna Business School, Bologna, IT

2014: XXV AIIG Conference – (with A. Zanoni, M. Sobrero et al.), 16/10/14, Bologna, IT

2014: Symposium – Boosting economic growth: entrepreneurship and corporate entrepreneurship in manufacturing and related industries - (with A. Colombelli, F. Frattini, T. Minola and A. Petruzzelli), 16/10/14, XXV Conference AIIG, Bologna, IT

2014: Research Workshop – Entrepreneurship in the EU: new data, methods and approaches - (with E. Rasmussen and J. Wiklund), 18-20/05/14, Bodo University, NO

2014: Research Seminar - Fifteen years of Academic Entrepreneurship in Italy: Evidence from the Project TASTE - (with D. Bolzani, R. Grimaldi e M. Sobrero), 12/05/2014, Alma Graduate School, Bologna, IT

2014: Research Seminar – Imprenditorialità nel nord-est Italia - (with C. Boari and S. Torrisi), 17/01/14, University of Bologna, IT

2013: Symposium – The development of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures: the role of founders - (with D. Iacobucci, T. Minola and E. Piva), 17/09/13, XXIV AIIG Conference, Milano, IT 

2013: Professional Development Workshop – The Fonts of Entrepreneurship: Individuals, Organisations, Institutional Settings - (with T. Folta and R. Grimaldi), 10/08/13, Academy of Management, Orlando, USA

2012: Professional Development Workshop – Research on universities and science: Geography, institutions and disciplinary fields - (with N. Lacetera, A. Nelson, M. Perkmann and H. Sauermann), 08/08/12, Academy of Management, Boston, USA

2011: Professional Development Workshop – Research on universities and commercialisation: Contributions to management research – (with N. Lacetera, A. Nelson, M. Perkmann and H. Sauermann), 12/08/10, Academy of Management, San Antonio, USA

2010: Professional Development Workshop – Research on university research commercialization: approaches, methodologies, and data sources - (with N. Lacetera and M. Perkmann), 06/08/10, Academy of Management, Montreal, CA

2010: Research Workshop - Universities on a third mission - DIME Network – (with M. McKelvey, M. Perkmann and M. Sobrero), 11/02/2010, Alma Graduate School, Bologna, IT

 

PHD EXAM COMMISSION

2020: Politecnico di Torino (IT)

2019: University of Bergamo (IT)

2018: University of Pisa (IT); University La Sapienza Roma (IT)

2017: Kingston University (UK); Politecnico di Milano (IT)

2015: Polytechnic of Bari (IT)

2012: Ghent University (BE); Esade Business School (SP)

 

EDITOR  

2018 – Present: Associate Editor - Journal of Technology Transfer

 

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP 

2020 – Present: Journal of Business Venturing

2019 – Present: International Small Business Journal

2018 – Present: Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice

2017 – Present: Journal of Management Studies

2017 – Present: Administrative Sciences

2017 – Present: Innovation: Organization & Management

 

AD HOC REVIEWER

Academy of Management Journal; Academy of Management Perspectives; Business Process Management Journal; European Management Journal; European Management Review; Industrial and Corporate Change; Industrial Marketing Management; Industry and Innovation; International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing; Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Industrial and Business Economics; Journal of Small Business Management; Journal of Strategy and Management; Long Range Planning; Organization Science; Plos One; R&D Management; Research Evaluation; Research Policy; Science and Public Policy; Scientometrics; Small Business Economics; Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal; Technological Forecast and Social Change; Technovation.

 

RESEARCH PROJECT EVALUATOR

KU Leuven Research Grants of the University of Leuven (BE); Swiss National Science Foundation (CH); Management studies fellowship of the Fundacao Francisco Manuel dos Santos of Lisbon (P); SSHRC Insight Grant of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (CA); International fellowship of the Polytechnic of Milan (IT); EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship (EU); New Research Project grant of the Research Foundation Flanders (BE) and Future in Research grant of the Ministry of Italian Universities and Research MIUR (IT).

 

BEST PAPER AWARDS AND PROCEEDINGS

2015: Triple Helix Conference Beijing (CN) - Best conference paper

2013: Babson College Conference Lyon (FR) - Best paper proceedings

2012: Druid Society Conference Copenhagen (DK) - Best paper proceedings

2010: Babson College Conference Lausanne (CH) - Best paper proceedings

 

KEYNOTE SPEECHES

2018: HSE campus Nizhny Novgorod and RUDN University Moscow

2016: Triple Helix Worldwide Webinar on Entrepreneurial Universities

2015: Porto Business School; NUS Entrepreneurship Centre Singapore; University of Queensland Brisbane

 

INVITED RESEARCH TALKS

2020: Warwick Business School; University of Bordeaux

2019: IE Madrid

2018: ISG Paris; IESEG Paris

2017: ETH Zurich; University of Bergamo; Fondazione Bruno Kessler IRVAPP Trento; ANVUR Rome

2016: University of Kassel; Imperial College London; EPFL Lausanne; Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos - Unisinos 

2015: Catolica Lisbon; National University of Singapore Business School; Hong Kong Science and Technology University; National University of Singapore Entrepreneurship Center; Queensland University of Technology; Collegio Carlo Alberto - University of Turin

2014: University of Strathclyde Glasgow; Bodo University; Leiden University 

2013: Purdue University; University of Illinois Chicago

2012: Bodo University

2011: Polytechnic of Milan; Cass Business School London; Bocconi University 

2010: University of Cambridge; Luiss Roma; University of Bologna

2009: Universidad Politecnica de Valencia; Imperial College Business School; EM-Lyon; Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa; Case Western Reserve University Cleveland; University of Bologna; Copenhagen Business School

2008: University of Cambridge; Case Western Reserve University Cleveland; Polytechnic of Milan

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 

2019: Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Boston, USA); Triple Helix (Cape Town, SA); Egos Colloquium (Edinburgh UK); DRUID Society (Copenhagen, DK); Regional Innovation Policies conference (Florence, IT); AIIG Conference (Torino, IT)

2018: Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Chicago, USA); Triple Helix (Dubai, AE); Workshop on A Multidisciplinary Perspective into Entrepreneurship (Gent, BE)

2017: Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (Norman, Oklahoma, USA); Strategic Management Society Annual Conference (Huston, USA); Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Atlanta, USA); EGOS Colloquium (Copenhagen, DK); Druid Conference (New York, USA); INSEAD Doriot Entrepreneurship Conference (Paris, FR)

2016: SMS Special Conference (Rome, IT); Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Anaheim, USA); EGOS Colloquium (Naples, IT); EURAM Conference (Paris, FR); Workshop on university-industry interactions (Fukuoka, J); Strategic Management Society Annual Conference (Berlin, DE); 12th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory (Lucerne, CH); AIIG XXVII Conference (Bergamo, IT); Management meet ICT workshop (Bologna, IT)

2015: Finkt Project Final Conference (Rimini, IT); Science-Based Entrepreneurship Workshop (Bologna, IT); Universities and Public Science Imperial College Conference (London, UK); Egos Colloquium (Athens, GR); Alberta Institutions Conference (Alberta, CA); Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Vancouver, CA); Triplex Helix Conference (Beijing, CN); Technology Transfer Society (Dublin, IE)

2014: SMS Special Conference (Tel Aviv, IL); AIIG XXV Conference (Bologna, IT); OECD Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Dynamics (Paris, FR)

2013: T2S Conference (Bergamo, IT); AIIG XXIV Riunione scientifica (Milano, IT); Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (Lyon, FR); Paul Lawrence Conference Harvard (Boston, USA); AIB Conference (Istanbul, TU); Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Orlando, USA); DRUID Society (Barcelona, SP)

2012: DRUID Society (Copenhagen, DK); EGOS Colloquium (Helsinki, FI); Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Boston, USA) 

2011: DIME Final Conference (Maastricht, NL); Academy of Management Annual Meeting (San Antonio, USA) 

2010: AIIG XXI Riunione scientifica (L'Aquila, IT); Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Montreal, CA); DRUID Society (London, UK); Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (Lausanne, SW); TI:GER/Kauffman Sponsored Workshop (Atlanta, USA)

2009: AIIG XX Riunione scientifica (Udine, IT); Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Chicago, USA); EPIP 4th Annual Conference (Bologna, IT); Kauffman-OECD Workshop (Kansas City, USA); DRUID Society (Copenhagen, DK); EGOS Colloquium (Barcelona, SP); Kauffman Foundation Workshop (Atlanta, USA)

2008: AIIG XIX Riunione scientifica (Palermo, IT); DRUID Society (Copenhagen, DK); PICO project Workshop (Sestri Levante, IT)

2007: T2S Conference (Riverside, USA) 

2006: AIIG XVII Riunione scientifica (Roma, IT); Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Atlanta, USA); IECER IV Conference (Regensburg, DE)

2005: RENT XIX Conference (Napoli, IT)

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Undergraduate

2011 – Present: Lecturer – Principles of management 37068 – University of Bologna

2014 – 2014: Lecturer – Entrepreneurship BS0606 – Imperial College London

2010 – 2010: Lecturer – Innovation management BS0820 – Imperial College London

2006 – 2010: Teaching assistant (A. Zanoni) – Management of the firm – University of Bologna

2008 – 2008: Invited lecturer (S. Shane) – Economics of technological innovation ECON369 – Case Western Reserve University

2008 – 2008: Invited lecturer (H. Royer) – Econometrics ECON326 – Case Western Reserve University

2004 – 2007: Teaching assistant (R. Grimaldi) – Principles of management – University of Bologna

 

Master

2016 – Present: Lecturer – Laboratory of Business Plan 78858 – University of Bologna

2016 – Present: Lecturer – Business Plan Development – Global MBA, Bologna Business School, University of Bologna

2014 – Present: Lecturer – Managing Engineering and Construction Processes 35493 – University of Bologna

2015 – 2015: Lecturer – Entrepreneurship BS1513 – Imperial College London

2014 – 2016: Lecturer – Business Plan Development – Laboratorio d'Impresa T-A, University of Bologna

2012 – 2012: Lecturer – Innovation Management – Master in Management, Bologna Business School, University of Bologna

2011 – 2014: Lecturer – Entrepreneurship – Summer School in Biotechnology, Bologna Business School, University of Bologna

2008 – 2009: Lecturer – New venture creation – Spinner Project, Alma Mater Foundation, Bologna;

2007 – 2007: Invited lecturer (A. Zanoni) – Supply chain management, MBA Made in Italy, Bologna Business School, University of Bologna

 

Executive

2014 – Present: Lecturer – Business Plan Development – Executive Master in Entrepreneurship, Bologna Business School, University of Bologna

2009 – 2013: Teaching assistant (R. Grimaldi) – Technology Entrepreneurship, Executive Master in Technology and Innovation Management, Bologna Business School, University of Bologna

2011 – 2011: Teaching assistant (A. Lipparini) – Corporate Strategy, Executive MBA, Bologna Business School, University of Bologna

 

PhD

2018: Lecturer – Module in the PhD Creativity and Entrepreneurship Winter School – for PhD students, University of Bologna (IT)

2017: Lecturer – Module in the From IP Management to Technology transfer for Business course – for PhD students in chemistry, University of Bologna (IT)

2017 – Present: Lecturer – Module in the Economics and Management of Innovation course – for PhD students in General Management, Department of Management, University of Bologna (IT)

2015 – Present: Lecturer – Module in the Technology Management and Entrepreneurship course – for PhD students in General Management, Department of Management, University of Bologna (IT)

2015: Lecturer – Module in the Business Plan Development course – Launchpad for PhD students, University of Bologna (IT)

2011: Lecturer – Module in the Business Plan Development course – FIXO Program on Knowledge Transfer for UNIBO PhD students, University of Bologna (IT)

2010: Lecturer – EDEN doctoral tutorial I on Entrepreneurship and Innovation – EIASM network, 15-16 November 2010, Imperial College London (UK)

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