Alessia Pisoni

Alessia Pisoni
Università degli Studi dell'Insubria | UNINSUBRIA · Department of Economics (DE)

Ph.D, Economics of Production and Development

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Introduction
Alessia Pisoni is an Assistant Professor at University of Insubria. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics of Production and Development and coordinates the CrESIT (Research Centre for Innovation and Life Sciences Management) research unit. From January 2010, she has been collaborating with Mind the Bridge Foundation. Nowadays, her research interests are in the fields of entrepreneurship (in particular early teams and new ventures growth), internationalization processes and high tech companies

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The chapter aims at investigating the different implementation modes of open innovation (OI) adopted by companies when engaging with startups. In the last years, a significant body of literature has been published on OI-related issues. Research on OI is multidisciplinary and scattered among different fields of research. Based on this, the authors p...
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Failure is a crucial event that can occur at any time during the entrepreneurial/start-up process. Understanding what influences the failure or survival of new ventures is increasingly attracting the interest of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers, mainly because of the role that startups play in innovation. Studying failure events presents a...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of trends toward start-up exits. Exits represent the “end phase” of the start-up process, at least for the founders and the early investors. For high-growth venture-capital-backed companies, exits are often considered the ultimate goal of building a profitable venture. These ventures are...
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The article analyses the age related drivers, which influence young entrepreneurs' behaviour in early internationalising firms in two countries: Lithuania and Italy. Based on a multiple case studies approach, the study provides important insights into the young entrepreneurship stream of research by examining the phenomenon of born global under the...
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Frugal innovation has recently become a relevant topic in the public domain. The real challenge for frugal innovation is to introduce something new or different (innovating) whilst being sparing with resources (frugal). Traditionally, it has been investigated in relation to emerging and developing countries. However, scholars and institutions have...
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Recent studies about startup ecosystems - carried out with the purpose of identifying the European fast-growing companies - highlighted the emergent phenomenon of the “Dual Companies” for European ICT startups (SEP, 2015, 2016; Onetti et al, 2016). According to these studies, dual companies are new ventures founded in one country that relocated abr...
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Frugal innovation has recently become a concept of interest within the public domain. Traditionally, it has been investigated in relation to emerging or developing countries, however scholars and institutions pointed out that the phenomenon is growing in relevance also in advanced economies. Over the years, a plethora of definitions have been devel...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify the factors that influence the fund raising ability of innovative new ventures/startups. Design/methodology/approach – The authors investigate a data set composed of 108 Italian innovative new ventures. Specifically, the authors run a Tobit regression model linking the amount of equity raised by th...
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A growing body of evidence has shown that it is the young high-growth firms that foster innovation and job creation (Stangler and Kedrosky, 2010). Therefore just new firm counts may be misleading. In order to contribute to economic progress, startups are supposed to survive, break the early stage barrier, grow and scale-up (Onetti, 2014; Pisoni and...
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Entrepreneurial activity among women has increased in the last 20 years followed by a new stream of research focusing on women entrepreneurs’ approach to business. However, literature on female entrepreneurship during the startup phase is scarce. This chapter aims at filling this gap by analyzing what are the common traits of women leading a startu...
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Abstract Purpose of the paper: The paper aims at analysing the process of startup creation at its very early stage, investigating the connection between the distinctive traits of the entrepreneurs (the so-called “founding team”) and the arising profiles of their new ventures. Methodology: The data are collected during the determinative initial ph...
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Be international? Be innovative? Be international and innovative? Following the logic of the upper echelon (UE) perspective, this paper studies the impact of the entrepreneur(s) demography, background, and experience on their strategic choices, i.e., innovation, internationalization, or a combination of the two strategies. We employ cluster analysi...
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This study explores the characteristics of Italian foreign direct investment (FDI) in India and aims at filling the gap identified in the literature (i.e., a lack of empirical studies on Italian MNCs internationalizing in India) by providing an exploratory study on this issue. In particular, different questions need basically to be asked and answer...
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Based on a multiple case study research, the paper aims at providing some first evidence on the phenomenon of 'born global' companies (BGCs), i.e., companies that internationalise their activities from inception or shortly thereafter, founded by young entrepreneurs, by analysing those age-related factors that facilitate or hinder young entrepreneur...
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This paper aims at shedding new light on the variables that indicate the level of autonomy of subsidiaries of internationalizing companies. Specifically, we examine subsidiaries located in the transition economies of Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs). We identified a sample of 72 subsidiaries of micro, small and medium-sized Italian co...
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Emerging markets of today are represented by companies with international growth ambitions and new opportunities to be exploited. This study explores the characteristics of the Italian Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India and aims to fill the gap identified in literature by providing a comprehensive empirical analysis of this issue. The study s...
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Emerging markets of today are represented by companies with international growth ambitions and new opportunities to be exploited. This study explores the characteristics of the Italian Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India and aims to fill the gap identified in literature by providing a comprehensive empirical analysis of this issue. The study s...
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The rise of “born global” companies, i.e. companies that internationalize their activities from inception or shortly thereafter led researchers to explore the various aspects related to early internationalization. Nevertheless, authors argue that further evidence and analysis on these firms is required (Oviatt and McDougall, 1997). Based on a multi...
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This study explores the characteristics of Italian foreign direct investment (FDI) in India and aims at filling the gap identified in the literature by providing a comprehensive empirical analysis on this issue. More specifically, we try to understand the reasons behind internationalization decisions in India, the strategic goals associated with th...
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This paper aims at shedding new light on the variables that indicate the level of autonomy of subsidiaries of internationalizing companies. Specifically, we examine subsidiaries located in the transition economies of Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs). We identified a sample of 72 subsidiaries of micro, small and medium-sized Italian co...
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This paper aims at analyzing the main features of Research and Development (R&D) activities carried out by the Italian biotech companies. It was decided to focus on the biotech industry, because of the specific features of its knowledge firms (Kamath, 2007), that deeply influence both the strategic behavior of firms and the economic environment of...
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This article aims at providing further empirical evidence about the international activity of Italian small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In particular, the present contribution can be ascribable to the stream of research regarding the headquarters–subsidiary relationship. Focusing our attention on the subsidiary of Italian SMEs internationalized...
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This paper examines the role of guanxi in the emergence of the Chinese institutional environment, institutional structure and business environment. In China, the institutional environment, institutional structure and resulting business environment are rapidly evolving and are not yet stable or predictable. Under these circumstances, guanxi is impor...
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This paper aims to analyse the relationships (equity and non-equity) between German banks and German firms, which are the peculiarities of the German institutional system of corporate governance. Scholars agree on the fact that cross shareholdings among banks, insurance companies and institutional firms (Charkham 1994, Baums 1993), combined with lo...
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This paper aims to analyse the characteristics of the bank-industry relationship in Germany, showing the ties among financial and industrial companies both in terms of cross-equity-shareholdings and interlocking directorates for the years 2001-2002. Specifically the main purpose of the research is to demonstrate, for the panel of German companies i...
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This paper aims at analysing the main features of the activities carried out by the Italian biotech industry. This topic is so wide and various that particularly we decided to focus on the value added activities of the so-called “pharma-biotech”, i.e. pharmaceutical firms that have diversified in the biotech business or pharmaceutical spin-offs. Fi...
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This paper aims at analysing the main features of the activities carried out by the Italian biotech industry. This topic is so wide and various that particularly we decided to focus on the value added activities of the so-called “pharma-biotech”, i.e. pharmaceutical firms that have diversified in the biotech business or pharmaceutical spin-offs. Fi...
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This paper is focused on relationships which involves the subsidiary both, at an internal (mainly with the headquarter) and at an external level (with economic actors at a local level, i.e. customers and suppliers). In so doing, corporate and external embeddedness (Andersson and Forsgren, 1996) are investigated under a network based approach. To re...
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Le relazioni tra banca e impresa in Germania: specificità ed evoluzione nel tempo (di A. Onetti e A. Pisoni) - ABSTRACT: Il presente articolo si propone di fornire un contributo interpretativo circa la natura delle relazioni tra sistema finanziario e sistema industriale in Germania, anche alla luce delle profonde evoluzioni in atto. Il lavoro, dopo...
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The German system of relationships between banks and companies is traditionally considered as one of the main success factors of German industrialisation and the distinguishing aspect of the national capitalism model (Gerschenkron, 1968). The Hilferding's expression "financial capitalism" is still used to characterize a national system where banks...

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