Davide Aloini

Davide Aloini
Università di Pisa | UNIPI · Department of Energy, Systems, Territory and Construction Engineering

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Healthcare teams act in a very complex environment and present extremely peculiar features since they are multidisciplinary, work under quickly changing conditions, and often stay together for a short period with a dynamically fluctuating team membership. Thus, in the broad discussions about the future of healthcare, the strategy for improving prov...
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Blockchain is an unprecedented enabler and booster of business process innovation, especially in the healthcare sector. Nonetheless, its transformational potential has yet to be fully harnessed because of the challenges that digitalization has posed to Business Process Management (BPM) and the inherent complexity of the healthcare processes. Accord...
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The focus of this paper is on how data quality can affect business process discovery in real complex environments, which is a major factor determining the success in any data-driven Business Process Management project. Many real-life event logs, especially healthcare ones, can suffer from several data quality issues, some of which cannot be solved...
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Purpose The purpose of the research is to conduct an exploratory investigation of the material handling activities of an Italian logistics hub. Wearable sensors and other smart tools were used for collecting human and environmental features during working activities. These factors were correlated with workers' performance and well-being. Design/me...
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Process mining techniques can be used to analyse business processes using the data logged during their execution. These techniques are leveraged in a wide range of domains, including healthcare, where it focuses mainly on the analysis of diagnostic, treatment, and organisational processes. Despite the huge amount of data generated in hospitals by s...
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Despite remarkable academic efforts, why Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) post-implementation success occurs still remains elusive. A reason for this shortage may be the insufficient addressing of an ERP-specific interior boundary condition, i . e ., the multi-stakeholder perspective, in explaining this phenomenon. This issue may entail a gap bet...
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Purpose The purpose of the research is to conduct an exploratory investigation of the material handling activities of an Italian logistics hub. Wearable sensors and other smart tools were used for collecting human and environmental features during working activities. These factors were correlated with workers' performance and well-being. Design/met...
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Emergency Departments (EDs) can better manage activities and resources and anticipate overcrowding through accurate estimations of waiting times. However, the complex nature of EDs imposes a challenge on waiting time prediction. In this paper, we test various machine learning techniques, using predictive analytics, applied to two large datasets fro...
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Process Mining is a new kind of Business Analytics and has emerged as a powerful family of Process Science techniques for analysing and improving business processes. Although Process Mining has managerial benefits, such as better decision making, the scientific literature has investigated it mainly from a computer science standpoint and appears to...
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The scientific literature lacks methodologies for assessing HRES investments because of complex interactions among HRES components, conflicting objectives, and uncertainty in the energy demand. This work fills this gap by presenting a methodology to assess long-term investments in HRES for off-grid buildings. To strengthen the reliability of the as...
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Medical devices are introduced in the market with an ever-increasing rate, with important benefits for the whole society's health. In the greatest majority of cases, although representing the entry point for devices, healthcare local institutions/hospitals do not receive any macro-level guidance from (inter)national authorities for their assessment...
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Scavengers – actors who collect and redistribute waste into circular ecosystems to reuse or recycle it – may improve resource availability and sustainability in the firms' procurement business process. In Closed-Loop Supply Chains, their role is crucial to the business stability. Indeed, governments and the private sectors are encouraged to formali...
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Purpose In the past decade, in the space industry, many initiatives intended at offering open access to big data from space multiplied. Therefore, firms started adopting business models (BMs) which lever on digital technologies (e.g. cloud computing, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence), to seize these opportunities. Within this...
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The circular economy (CE) is arising as a novel economic system that is restorative by design. In light of its capability to boost sustainable economic development and to cope with environmental challenges, it has recently attracted increasing attention from academics, practitioners, policymakers, and intergovernmental organizations. Despite the wi...
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This work aims to explore the environmental and human factors affecting productivity of warehouse operators in material handling activities. The study was carried out in a semi-automated logistic hub and the data collection has been conducted using wearable sensors able to detect human-related variables such as heart rate and human interactions, ba...
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The effective representation of business processes is widely recognized as a critical task in Business Process Management (BPM). Unfortunately, the complexity of unstructured processes makes process modeling extremely challenging and limits the suitability of traditional model‐driven approaches, which appear considerably less effective and efficien...
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Purpose This study investigates the relationships between team dynamics and performance in healthcare operations. Specifically, it explores, through wearable sensors, how team coordination mechanisms can influence the likelihood of surgical glitches during routine surgery. Design/methodology/approach Breast surgeries of a large Italian university...
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We analyzed the interaction between patients and providers in the emergency department of a large university hospital using Sociometric Badges. Providers (doctors and nurses) were equipped with wearable sensors (Sociometric Badges), the badges measure body movements and speech energy with accelerometers, microphones, Bluetooth and infrared sensors....
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Optimal design and operation of energy systems serving clusters of buildings interconnected by energy microgrids is a scientific challenge for the engineering community, with many interdisciplinary aspects involved. In the paper, the optimization problem is tackled in terms of simulation-based design of the energy system for a typical year of opera...
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Purpose The role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digital platforms in enabling connectivity and collaboration among actors is neglected when dealing with outbound open innovation (OI). Moreover, the outbound OI process is not currently defined in a univocal way. Thus, this paper aims to outline the outbound OI phases and to...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is twofold: exploring new queue-based variables enabled by process mining and evaluating their impact on the accuracy of waiting time prediction. Such queue-based predictors that capture the current state of the emergency department (ED) may lead to a significant improvement in the accuracy of the prediction models...
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In recent years, healthcare systems have been forced to better organize their services in the final attempt to maximize both care effectiveness and efficiency. In particular, emergent trends are prompting hospitals to pay more attention to the effective and efficient planning of resources and to the creation of patient-centred services, in which cu...
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The current digitalization trend, the increased attention towards sustainability, and the spread of the business analytics call for higher efficiency in port operations and for investigating the quantitative approaches for maritime logistics and freight transport systems. Thus, this manuscript aims at enabling analytics-driven improvements in the p...
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With the rise of a consciousness in warehousing sustainability, an increasing number of autonomous vehicle storage and retrieval systems (AVS/RS) is diffusing among automated warehouses. Moreover, manufacturers are offering the option of equipping machines with energy recovery systems. This study analyzed a deep-lane AVS/RS provided with an energy...
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Purpose This paper aims to model a decision support system (DSS) that could overcome the oversimplified, subjective, compensatory decision logic of extant purchasing portfolio models (PPMs) by leveraging the firms’ procurement-related knowledge base. Design/methodology/approach The DSS was developed through a fuzzy-based approach, whose design and...
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This paper investigates the role of process coordination dynamics and information exchanges in maritime logistics. To this aim, a case study in a mid-sized port supported by a Port Community System (PCS) was developed. Exploiting data retrieved from the PCS, the methodology combined three data-driven techniques – Process Mining (PM), Social Network...
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In light of the relevant changes in the social media environment in recent years, this paper extends the theoretical framework of user-generated content (UGC) dimensions and updates evidence on how brand-related UGC characteristics vary across social media. Using content analysis and statistical analysis of frequencies, we compare how different soc...
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This work aims at investigating the effectiveness and suitability of Interactive Process Discovery, an innovative Process Mining technique, to model healthcare processes in a data-driven manner. Interactive Process Discovery allows the analyst to interactively discover the process model, exploiting his domain knowledge along with the event log. In...
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Human behaviors play a very relevant role in many Knowledge-Intensive Processes (KIPs), as healthcare processes, where the human factors are predominantly involved. Accordingly, health process performances, and particularly patient satisfaction, are highly affected by practitioners’ behaviors and interactions.
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Purpose This manuscript discusses the main findings gathered through a systematic literature review aimed at crystallizing the state of art about evidence-based management (EBMgt) in healthcare. The purpose of this paper is to narrow the main gaps in current understanding about the linkage between sources of evidence, categories of analysis and ki...
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Problem definition: Overcrowding in emergency departments (EDs) has become a significant international crisis that negatively affects patient safety, quality of care, and patient satisfaction. In response, managerial interventions and clinical guidelines keep evolving to improve care processes and the quality of care delivery. However, the conseque...
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Problem definition: Overcrowding in emergency departments (EDs) has become a significant international crisis that negatively affects patient safety, quality of care, and patient satisfaction. In response, managerial interventions and clinical guidelines keep evolving to improve care processes and the quality of care delivery. However, the conseque...
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Purpose This paper aims to investigate the process performances in Emergency Departments (EDs) with a novel data-driven approach, permitting to discover the entire patient-flow, deploy the performances in term of time and resources on the activities and flows and identify process deviations and critical bottlenecks. Moreover, the use of this method...
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Literature lacks works that investigate Knowledge Management (KM) from an interdisciplinary point of view and that deepen barriers to KM in a Supply Chain context. Thus, with the purpose to cope with this dearth, we singled out 75 barriers to KM adoption and/or development by means of an in-depth up-to-date systematic literature review. The review...
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Current methodologies for Information Systems (ISs) audits suffer from some limitations that could question the effectiveness of such procedures in detecting deviations, frauds, or abuses. Process Mining (PM), a set of business-process-related diagnostic and improvement techniques, can tackle these weaknesses, but literature lacks contributions tha...
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Successful Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation depends upon various factors known as critical success factors (CSFs). This study developed a system dynamics model of ERP implementation based on CSFs to discuss ERP implementation complexities, which identifies the effect of CSF interrelations on different aspects of ERP project failure...
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This paper aims to figure out the potential impact of Big Data (BD) on Critical Success Factors (CSFs) of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). In fact, while some authors have posited a relationship between BD and CRM, literature lacks works that go into the heart of the matter. Through an extensive up-to-date in-depth literature review about CR...
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Modern organizations, particularly in Healthcare, increasingly adopt knowledge Intensive Processes (KIPs) and use work teams to perform knowledge intensive tasks and coordination activities. Despite a growing interest on the topic of KIPs, studies analyzing the role of interactions among knowledge workers and their collaboration dynamics as drivers...
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Purpose The objective of this paper is to develop the conceptual design of an ICT platform supporting the inbound Open Innovation process within the Technological Developments business unit of Leonardo Defence Systems. Design/methodology/approach After a preliminary phase concerning the context analysis, methodology includes three main steps: (i...
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Purpose Intellectual Property Protection Mechanisms (IPPMs) include a variety of methods suitable for protecting valuable intangible assets of companies and it is of great relevance to study how companies use these mechanisms to ensure the appropriability of innovation, in a context in which innovation is increasingly open. Indeed, there is a tens...
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Technologies are pivotal for firms' success, but also resource consuming. Therefore, managers have to assess and select technologies carefully in order to allocate resources on the most promising ones, grounding their decisions on adequate sets of criteria on which experienced people can express their opinion.This work proposes an application of Mu...
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In the last years, hospitals have been pushed to change their services in the final attempt to maximize both care effectiveness and efficiency. In particular, emergent trends are prompting hospitals to reorganize current activities around patients and their diagnoses rather than in discipline focused departments. This research aims to support servi...
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To the best of our knowledge, extant definitions of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) success are not comprehensive, and they do not address all of the most relevant dimensions of this complex issue. Consequently, current ERP success models may lead to deceptive evaluations. Through a rigorous logical shift starting from IS failure, and diverging...
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Despite a growing interest on the topic of a “social or collaborative” evolution of ERP systems, studies analyzing the suitability and more in general managerial implications of this process are lack in the literature. This research aims to explore key benefits and obstacles of such software integration providing a systematic in-depth investigation...
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Purpose Open innovation (OI) literature suggests that firms can improve their innovation performance by learning from a large set of actors in the innovation process. However, the extant literature has overlooked the “who” question: which partners should be included in the different phases of the innovation funnel? How should they be selected? This...
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What are Enterprise Information Systems going to be in the next 5 years? How are employees, customers, partners and suppliers going to interact within and throughout the company borders in the next future? Social software irruption in the EIS world is already a reality for CRM, SALES and HR modules, so can EIS really become “socio-professional” sys...
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to shed further light on determinants of the openness degree to give a more conclusive evidence to the research in the field. In particular, the influence exerted by the technological strategy is still debated, in that evidence on the relationship between the technological strategy and openness is conflicting....
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Research suggests the firm’s structural and contextual attributes that foster ambidexterity, but theory and testing on their combined effects on knowledge creation, ambidexterity, and financial performance remain rather poor. By using a theoretical perspectives built on organization design and the knowledge-based view of the firm, this article take...
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Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects in many organizations are faced with failure concept in recent years. Researchers focused to implement ERP projects successfully by proposing the success model. However, through these attentions to get ERP benefits, the ERP failure measurement model is required. Therefore, the aim of this stu...
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An adequate identification of antecedents is recognized as fundamental in order to set the basis for connecting the inter-organizational networks in a SCM perspective. This work aims to identify key antecedents of SCM in a project-based environment by using Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM). This is firstly useful in order to highlight the re...
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This paper focuses on the practices and techniques that can be used at the front end of innovation to search for radical or discontinuous new product ideas. It addresses a gap in the literature by using empirical data to identify the dimensions of a firm’s capability to search for new ideas for potential radical innovation. A review of the literatu...
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Selecting the appropriate manufacturing machine is a very important and complex problem for firms which usually have to deal with both qualitative and quantitative criteria and involve different decision makers whose knowledge is often vague and imprecise. This paper proposes a peer-based modification to intuitionistic fuzzy multi-criteria group de...
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Managing innovation and particularly searching for new ideas in a steady state environment is different than in discontinuous conditions where traditional practices and routines may prove ineffective. This paper reviews and empirically explores the field of search strategies and practices for discontinuous innovation and, for the first time, tests...
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Purpose ‐ The paper seeks to investigate the applicability of strategic supply chain management (SCM) models in one-off luxury contexts such as the yacht industry, where durable products are manufactured with project configuration. Design/methodology/approach ‐ A literature review was assessed in order to identify contingency-based SCM models. Then...
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This chapter explores how Italian firms face radical innovation process under discontinuous conditions. More specifically, it empirically investigates (1) the search phase of the innovation process, in terms of search practice profiles and (2) how organizational context, search practices and exploratory outcomes (performance) are related. The analy...
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In recent years, the increased provision of bundled products and services has become an increasingly relevant economic trend for manufacturers in achieving competitive advantage. The project environment has not been left untouched by this economic trend, in particular throughout the delivery of integrated project-service solutions in all project li...
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Identifying, developing and commercialising innovations through traditional approaches are often ineffective or inefficient when discontinuous conditions occur. New or additional capabilities and practices are desirable for organisations under such complex conditions. Based on a comprehensive literature review about search practices and drawing on...
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This work presents a decision support system (DSS) enhancing users to effectively integrate classical purchasing portfolio approaches with additional strategic oriented priorities and information in order to effectively support the definition of purchasing directions and action plans. With these aims, a fuzzy-based DSS is designed and implemented....
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External knowledge has been the object of increasing attention in the past few years, corresponding to the rise in company innovation models that are based on a higher degree of openness towards external actors. This study investigates the practices that firms adopt in searching for external knowledge to innovate their products, exploring the relat...
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Although there is broad agreement that ambidexterity somehow relates to the simultaneous pursuit of exploratory and exploitative activities, a lack of conceptual clarity exists regarding the extent to which ambidexterity concerns matching the magnitude (BD) of exploration and exploitation on a relative basis, or concerns the combined magnitude (CD)...
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Purpose – The purpose of the present study is to analyze the development of supply chain management (SCM) introduction in the construction industry, investigating the risk factors affecting the implementation of SCM principles. Design/methodology/approach – To achieve the research objective a literature review approach was adopted, which involved t...
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Risk management of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects is largely recognized as a very complex task both by academics and practitioners. Strict interconnections among risk factors often occur so that indirect effects on the overall project performance are very likely. Unfortunately, the implications of interdependency are usually underestim...
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This paper analyses innovation ambidexterity – as defined in terms of exploration and exploitation attainments of knowledge and innovation - its antecedents in terms of organizational context and structure and its consequences in terms of financial performance. It is the first attempt to test the mediation effect of knowledge between antecedents on...
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Conducting Risk Management of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects is an ambitious task. ERP projects are complex undertakings for business enterprises, as the associated risk factors include myriad technological, managerial, psychological and sociological aspects. Moreover, such factors are often tightly interconnected and can have indirect...
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Purpose This paper attempts to provide an empirical cross‐industrial study on critical success factors impacting on “price” and “process” performance in business‐to‐business (B2B) e‐reverse auction design. Design/methodology/approach Based on an online survey to a panel of academic experts and practitioners, the paper presents the empirical valida...
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Although the implementation of e-auction events is not all that new, a current interest in understanding main issues involved in its implementation exists, especially in a business to business (B2B) environment. A clear will to classify and systematize the numerous variables directly or indirectly affecting e-auction suitability and final performan...
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During the last two decades, both researchers and governmental studies revealed an increased interest about Construction Supply Chain Management (CSCM), but up to now practitioners are still facing difficulty to improve business performance through such approach. A call for ad-hoc solutions that foster the effective implementation of SCM practices...
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Management literature has highlighted that under discontinuous conditions, incumbents have encountered serious obstacles in identifying, developing, and commercializing innovations as traditional and validated 'good' approaches are not adequate, or even counterproductive. It is therefore necessary to identify and deploy the practices that organisat...
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This paper proposes a novel approach where the Energy Management System of a Virtual Power Plant decides the optimal power scheduling not on the basis of some predefined policies, but upon the solution of an optimisation problem. The scheduling decision is dynamic as it depends on variable factors, not fully predictable, such as renewable sources a...