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Alessio Maria Braccini

Alessio Maria Braccini
Tuscia University | Tuscia · Department of Economics, Engineering, Society and Business Organization - DEIM

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Introduction
Assistant Professor of Business Organization at La Tuscia University (Viterbo, Italy) and research fellow at the CeRSI research Center, LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome, Italy).
Additional affiliations
May 2017 - August 2017
Tuscia University
Position
  • Professor
December 2011 - present
Tuscia University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Business Organization, Management of Information Systems
December 2011 - present
Università degli Studi della Tuscia
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
January 2007 - March 2010

Publications

Publications (113)
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In this position paper, we discuss the socio-technical perspective of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The fourth industrial revolution refers to the novel wave of advanced technologies-like Robotics, the Internet of Things, Big Data-that are adopted in manufacturing organisations. Scholars and practitioners have forecasted the fourth industrial r...
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Manufacturing organisations are adopting Industry 4.0 (I40) technologies to automate decision making and operational tasks down the assembly line. Manufacturing organisations can achieve benefits at the level of capital and labour welfare through a more optimised production process, stable employment and enriched duties for workers. Nevertheless, t...
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This work intends to lay the foundations for a theoretical framework of citizen science combining social and organizational implications with the support of information technologies. The proposed theoretical framework moves towards a shared and common research process between experts and citizens to deal with environmental and social challenges. Th...
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To respond to increased competition, manufacturing organisations have started developing digital ecosystems within a supply chain by adopting Industry 4.0 technologies. That approach promises to improve organisational efficiency by automating operations and decision-making activities. The development of the digital ecosystem passes through vertical...
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Several industrial initiatives around the globe usher in the Fourth Industrial Revolution that points at the deployment of a Smart Factory. A Smart Factory builds on several advanced digital technologies to integrate the production process within and across organizations. The literature asserts that Smart Factory increased efficiency and production...
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In recent years, there has been a radical change in the world of teaching and training. This is causing numerous schools, universities and companies to adopt the most modern Information and Communication Technologies, mainly based on the Web, for distance education. Moreover, the widespread use of web-based environments is producing a considerable...
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In this position paper, we explore the socio-technical interplay of Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is an industrial plan that aims at automating the production process by the adoption of advanced leading-edge technologies down the assembly line. Most of the studies employ a technical perspective that is focused on studying how to integrate various tech...
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In this position paper, we explore the socio-technical interplay of Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is an industrial plan that aims at automating the production process by the adoption of advanced leading-edge technologies down the assembly line. Most of the studies employ a technical perspective that is focused on studying how to integrate various tech...
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Widely available digital technologies are empowering citizens who are increasingly well informed and involved in numerous water, climate, and environmental challenges. Citizen science can serve many different purposes, from the “pleasure of doing science” to complementing observations, increasing scientific literacy, and supporting collaborative be...
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There is an increasing interest in Industry 4.0 (I40) applications for organizations to act sustainable. Indeed literature agrees the adoption of I40 technologies promises various organizational benefits which lead to the achievement of an enduring sustainability and competitive advantage for organizations. However, there is a lack of a study which...
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In this study, we analyse the value creation of Industry 4.0 (I40) technologies in flexible manufacturing (FM) under a sustainability perspective. I40 is a popular strategy that Western manufacturing organizations adopt to face competition from low-cost producers. Organizations adopting I40 use advanced digital technologies to make production proce...
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Social media provide new opportunities for supporting the dynamics of collective action (CA), allowing for the mobilisation of people into debates and involving them in new forms of collective decision making. Although current studies focus on opportunities offered by social media for collective action, there is still a need to deepen the understan...
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Our teaching case introduces the story of how the Italian Five Star Movement used digital technologies in the growth from a personal blog discussing politics back in 2005 to the most voted party in the Italian election in 2018, becoming part of the government. The Italian Five Star Movement is among the largest eParticipation initiatives globally....
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Our teaching case introduces the story of how the Italian Five Star Movement (M5S) used digital technologies in the growth from a personal blog discussing politics back in 2005, to the most voted party in the Italian election in 2018, becoming part of the government. The M5S is amongst the largest eParticipation initiatives globally. It is (almost)...
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Motivated by the growing significance of the sharing economy, we discuss the roles the public sector may play within the sharing economy and the corresponding implications for public values. The sharing economy represents a transformative agent for the public sector within the current landscape of digital transformation. While the public sector has...
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In this paper, we present a process model exploring the roles played by digital technologies (DTs) in the organization of collective action (CA) of social movements (SMs) at different points in their lifecycles. The process model, which is based on an exploratory case study of the Italian Five Star Movement, relates the environmental conditions to...
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The literature has extensively debated the potential organizational benefits of IT resources. Researchers agree that IT resources generate value under the moderating actions of contextual factors related to organizational structures. Several studies on organizational benefits of IT resources addressed the value generation process. Fewer targeted th...
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There is an increasing interest in sustainability practices for organizations. Organizations act sustainably when they support the three dimensions \of the triple bottom line. Industry 4.0 (I40) promises to afford organizations to act sustainably. However, few empirical pieces of research targeted the impact of I40 on the social, economic, and envi...
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L’archeologia è un dominio ad alta intensità di conoscenza dove però fino ad oggi le tecnologie per la gestione delle informazioni sono spesso usate poco e con modalità che non ne assicurano la conservazione, condivisione e valorizzazione. Tutto ciò rappresenta un serio ostacolo all’avanzamento della ricerca, e alla possibilità per l’archeologia di...
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Universities create academic spin-offs (ASOs) as a strategy to market innovations produced through research. By their nature, ASOs are exposed to risky endeavors and often fail in achieving an adequate level of performance. In this paper, we focus on performance generation in ASOS. By way of a literature review, we contribute with the identificatio...
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While Online Communities (OCs) are increasingly used to involve people in organizations and societies, few studies focus on how OC influence political decision making within eParticipation initiatives. This issue is explored through an interpretive case-study of the Italian Five Star Movement (M5S), a mass-size eParticipation political initiative r...
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The study of the organizational impact of information technology services on the value generation process in organizations has a story that spans over several decades. In this stream of research, that goes under the name of IT value, scholars debated over years on the potential existence of a positive link between the presence of IT services and th...
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The transition to a circular economy bodes well for a future of environmentally sustainable growth and economic development. The implications and advantages of a shift to a circular economy have been extensively demonstrated by the literature on the subject. What has not been sufficiently investigated is how this paradigm can be enabled through the...
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This paper presents the design of an experiment to investigate digital natives and digital immigrants trust and control behavior in teams. The paper discusses the theoretical background for both digital natives, and trust. The design of the experiment is motivated by the fact that in order to improve digital natives studies empirical investigations...
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With the objective of studying the influence of technology on digital natives’ behaviour in professional context focusing on trust and control dynamics, this paper presents the design of an experiment for providing first laboratory data on this topic. After the introduction of the theoretical background for both digital natives and trust, we presen...
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Scholars have been increasingly studying Online Communities (OCs) for a variety of purposes, focusing on issues like individual motivation, knowledge sharing, and governance structure. Few studies focused on the entanglement among technology, people, and organizational structures that support working dynamics within OCs. This paper addresses this i...
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This book presents a collection of original research papers focusing on the enabling aspects of Information and Communication Technologies. In particular, it focuses on the two topics of digital platforms and digital artefacts, and discusses their role in enabling organizations to achieve specific goals, to exploit innovative value propositions, or...
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use is becoming an ever more popular way to involve citizens in political decision making. And yet, despite their recently increasing number, few eParticipation initiatives have achieved their intended aims. If nothing else, this shows that the internal processes, challenges and opportunities of using...
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Pochi lavori sono stati sinora indirizzati a studiare le impostazioni organizzative ne-cessarie ai partiti politici per ottenere una base di seguaci, e di conseguenza non ci sono stati avanzamenti nella comprensione pratica di come implementare le TIC e come integrarle nei processi istituzionali esistenti. Noi sosteniamo che quando le TIC vengono u...
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Literature on eParticipation currently focuses on political parties, citizens, and public administrations use of ICTs in conjunction with traditional communication channels (Criado et al., 2013; Kavanaugh et al., 2012). It reports that existing initiatives so far failed to introduce significant innovations in the way these stakeholders interact (Ch...
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The individuals born in a networked and digital world, with ubiquitous access to digital technologies are normally identified by the terms digital natives (Prensky 2001a, 2001b, 2005), net generation (Tapscott 1998), or millennials (McMahon and Pospisil 2005). Some studies suggest that these individuals, hereafter called digital natives (DNs), have...
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The literature states that when an information system is introduced to support and manage group activities a complex pattern of actions (appropriation and reinvention) can be observed. Such actions might lead to an actual use of the system different from the desired one. The Adaptive Structuration Theory is commonly used to investigate the change i...
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The use of 3D virtual world platforms in learning and education is growing in popularity. While there are many learning affordances for such environments, including the possibility of doing things that are not feasible in reality, there are some noted drawbacks. In particular the way such environments can be used for distance learning deserves cons...
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Research on ICT and the public discourse often focuses on how ICT can be used to increase citizen participation in political decision-making pro­cesses. The Italian Five Star Movement (5SM) represents a novel approach to using ICT to include citizens, and a big challenge for the traditional political actors. The 5SM was initiated outside the establ...
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Since Henry Chesbrough’s remark on the importance of opening innovation processes to the cooperation of external entities, like partners, compet- itors or customers, open innovation (OI) gained momentum. Open innovation approach was started and run by different companies around the world. Meanwhile specific platforms were developed to support these...
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The digital divide is a phenomenon that affects, with different intensity, several European countries, including Italy. Public policies, at the European and Italian level, play a relevant role in reducing the gap among countries with different level of digital development, and need to cope with its multifaceted nature. Currently both a European str...
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Since Henry Chesbrough’s remark on the importance of opening innovation processes to the cooperation of external entities, like partners, competitors or customers, open innovation (OI) gained momentum. Open innovation approach was started and run by different companies around the world. Meanwhile specific platforms were developed to support these p...
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The notion of digital natives has generated much debate, mostly outside the IS discipline, on the new habits and capabilities these individuals might have developed towards the ICT use and interaction with respect to the previous generations. Literature calls for a deeper investigation of these individuals, and for a stronger understanding of the c...
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This paper deals with the recent phenomenon of original and official data about the activity of governments and public administrations distributed through the Internet by private subjects. In this paper, adopting a design research approach, we discuss four recent cases and the software artifacts that were used in them. The aim of the paper is that...
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IT value is defined as the stream of research devoted to the identification of economic impacts and organizational benefits of IT applications. This is a research topic with a long-standing tradition, stimulated by the identification of the so-called “productivity paradox”. IT value engaged scholars from many disciplines, adopting different methods...
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The dynamic evolution of competences required by professions has to match ever-evolving contexts, in which the growth of the demand of new professionals, poses the threat of a skill shortage. The role of learning and training is strategic to this regard, also thanks to the use of on-line and distance learning that use Internet based technologies to...
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It was stated that intense use of ICTs since birth stimulated the development of new skills in a cohort of persons called digital natives. Such skills shall allow them to more easily interact with ICTs compared to the digital immigrants, the cohort of persons that entered in contact with the technologies later in their life. Taking this point of vi...
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A new phenomenon is rapidly spreading in the world: original, or even official, data regarding the governments' policies and the behaviour of their leaders are diffused onto the Internet to everybody by unofficial agents. Such novelty has already provoked some change, and may profoundly alter the relationship between citizens and governments or the...
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This paper discusses the experience of the project for upgrading and extending a DSS of huge extent and complexity, devoted to transport management, which is still a neglected domain for IS research. This DSS belongs to an Italian Ministry and the project had the form of a public contract. For many reasons, this project was long-lasting and much tr...
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This paper discusses the experience of the project for upgrading and extending a DSS of huge extent and complexity, devoted to transport management, which is still a neglected domain for IS research. This DSS belongs to an Italian Ministry and the project had the form of a public contract. For many reasons, this project was long-lasting and much tr...
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IT value is defined as the stream of research devoted to the identification of economic impacts and organizational benefits of IT applications. This is a research topic with a long-standing tradition, stimulated by the identification of the so-called "productivity paradox". IT value engaged scholars from many disciplines, adopting different methods...
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This paper deals with the recent phenomenon of original and official data about the activity of governments and public administrations distributed through the Internet by private subjects. In this paper, adopting a design research approach, we discuss four recent cases and the software artifacts that were used in them. The aim of the paper is that...
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This case describes the design and development process of a computer-based information system for the management of archaeological finds and related documents. Adaptive Structuration Theory is used as the conceptual framework to analyse the role and actions of different people involved in the design and development process, during the different sta...
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Usage of software platforms alongside the business transformation potential of information and communication technology enables cooperation between different companies in both open and networked environments. This is possible when multiple actors cooperate in the delivery of services; each one contributes its own resources, and there is an underlyi...
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Internet users are no more only content consumers, but also content provider. Citizens, individually or as a group, have now the possibility of easily diffusing data and information, coming from official sources and often intended to be kept confidential or restricted. This can promote the transparency in the relationship between public organizatio...
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The continuous evolution and the growth of the Internet made it a globally diffused and accessible network were users are not only content consumers, but also content providers. The possibility of diffusing data and information, from official sources and often intended to be kept confidential or restricted, can promote the transparency in the commu...
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The continuous evolution and the growth of the Internet made it a globally diffused and accessible network were users are not only content consumers, but also content providers. The possibility of diffusing data and information, from official sources and often intended to be kept confidential or restricted, can promote the transparency in the commu...
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The World Wide Web is, amongst the several different media available, the most global, interactive, and dynamic medium to share information. World wide web services were used in the last decade for e-learning applications, both in academic and business settings. E-learning services, provided through e-learning platforms, allow individuals to develo...
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This case describes the design and development process of a computer-based information system for the management of archaeological finds and related documents. Adaptive Structuration Theory is used as the conceptual framework to analyse the role and actions of different people involved in the design and development process, during the different sta...
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The aim of this paper is to present and discuss the benefits of online training in quality control and quality management for professionals and managers of small medium enterprises (SMEs). Moreover, this paper is an attempt to understand how this training can contribute to the improvement of SMEs' activities and the achievement of their business pe...
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A new phenomenon is already visible around us: the use of the Internet as a platform to gather and diffuse information has been deployed to the casting of official data about politics provided by unofficial subjects, like citizens, whistle-blowers and so on. The increased data availability on behaviour and decisions of governors and administrators...
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In the discipline of accounting, the resource-event-agent (REA) ontology is a well accepted conceptual accounting framework to analyze the economic phenomena within and across enterprises. Accordingly, it seems to be appropriate to use REA in the requirements elicitation to develop an information architecture of accounting and enterprise informatio...
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The aim of this paper is to understand whether digital natives will need a different approach to leadership development. The authors discuss that in knowledge economies learning approaches based on extrinsic and explicit knowledge (knowing that) are more important than traditional learning methods based on the idea that knowledge has a value per se...
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This paper sheds light on the management of a research project in a new topic for IS like the one of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). It describes and discusses the methodology adopted for a survey designed by the authors and experimented during a recent research on ITS carried out on behalf of an Italian Ministry. The paper presents the first...
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Business process management (BPM) is a still-emerging field in the academic discipline of Information Systems (IS). This article reflects on a workshop on current and future issues in BPM research that was conducted by seventeen IS researchers from eight European countries as part of the 2010 annual meeting of the European Research Center for Infor...
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Today CIOs and IS departments in general are struggling to find a framework to evaluate the performance and the return of their IS investments. Notwithstanding a long-term research tradition on the topic of the business value impact of IS, so far the identification of the returns of the investments of IS is still an open issue. Even though a consis...
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This paper sheds light on the management of a research project in a new topic for IS like the one of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). It describes and discusses the methodology adopted for a survey designed by the authors and experimented during a recent research on ITS carried out on behalf of an Italian Ministry. The paper presents the first...
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The paper describes the MID-Blue (Multimedia Information Distribution over Bluetooth) system architecture as a dynamic guidance system for museum visitors based on Bluetooth connection. It provides specific contents related to the user position also using streaming video. This feature is still not diffused among Bluetooth technologies and could be...
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Today CIOs and IS departments in general are struggling to find a framework to evaluate the performance and the return of their IS investments. Notwithstanding a long-term research tradition on the topic of the business value impact of IS, so far the identification of the returns of the investments of IS is still an open issue. Even though a consis...
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Information connected to archaeological finds is highly relevant, but no information system is specifically available to manage it. The introduction of a new Information System to track events and record information related to the life cycle of each find is a big challenge, as it requires an adapta- tion between technology and organization. By mean...
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Purpose – The aim of this study is to describe the context, the activity, and the outcome of a project, which led to the creation of ArcheoTRAC, the first information system (IS) designed to run all the daily activities in archaeological finds management, to share information among the different professionals and to support in this way knowledge cr...
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In the archaeological sector, information about finds and related documents is highly relevant, but no information system (IS) is available to manage it. Professionals working in the field are often not used to managing information by means of technology and, moreover, work practices are not standardized. The in-troduction of a new IS to track even...