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Riccardo Fini

Full Professor

Department of Management

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

Coordinator of PhD Programme in Management


Keywords: Entrepreneurship Technology innovation management Technology-transfer University-industry collaborations Attitudes and preferences

My research interests include entrepreneurship, science commercialization and impact.


Call per Special Issue

Forthcoming papers


Practitioners-oriented articles


Technical reports 


Research impact

Dr. Fini’s research has significant impact on policy and practice. The TASTE database, an outcome of the TASTE project, has been used since 2014 by ANVUR, the Italian agency for the evaluation of university research, as the starting point for the national evaluation of the external engagement by Italian academics, in reference to the 'Chapter on Academic Spin-off' (see MIUR - ANVUR - SUA-RD - Third Mission). Dr. Fini has also published five technical reports, assessing the state of the art of external engagement and impact by academics in Italy and the UK (see for example, Accounting for Impact at Imperial College London: A Report on the Activities and Outputs by Imperial Academics Relevant for Economic and Social Impact, 2014). His research has been featured in international popular press outlets, such as, Times Higher Education and The New York Times, as well as in Italian ones, such as Il Sole 24 Ore and L’espresso.


Societal impact 

By engaging the local context and municipalities, Dr Fini has contributed to develop the human and social capital of high-school students, young professionals and citizens in general. Since 2015, in Bologna, by joining a team of academics, managers and policy-makers, Dr Fini has developed reports and studies on the local attractiveness of the municipality of Bologna and of the Emilia Romagna region.

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