Francesca Dal Mas

Francesca Dal Mas
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia | UNIVE · Department of Management

MSc, JD, PhD

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Introduction
Francesca’s research interests merge the topics of Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management with the themes of sustainability, strategy, and welfare. Her current areas of research include healthcare and medicine, tourism, and sport. Francesca enjoys many contacts with scholars and Universities in several countries.
Additional affiliations
September 2020 - February 2022
University of Lincoln
Position
  • Senior Lecturer
September 2019 - September 2020
University of Lincoln
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2018 - present
Sapienza University of Rome
Position
  • Fellow
Education
November 2015 - March 2019
University of Udine
Field of study
  • Managerial and Actuarial Sciences
October 2005 - February 2007
University of Bologna
Field of study
  • Law
October 2003 - October 2005
University of Udine
Field of study
  • Business Administration

Publications

Publications (164)
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Mini Abstract: Diverse teams have proven their ability to reach superior performance and improve patients' outcomes. Nevertheless, differences in race, gender, age, nationality, skills, education, and experience act as powerful barriers to diversity and inclusion, which negatively impacts multiple healthcare organizations and limits the potential o...
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Background: Artificial intelligence (AI) applications aiming to support surgical decision-making processes are generating novel threats to ethical surgical care. To understand and address these threats, we summarize the main ethical issues that may arise from applying AI to surgery, starting from the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial In...
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The paper investigates the relationship between Blockchain technology and new sustainable business models (SBMs). The literature notes a lack of empirical classifications and successful case studies. Using a multiple case studies methodology, our research article aims to answer the research question (RQ): How can Blockchain enable new SBMs and supp...
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Crises generate disruptions, but they can also foster the development of academic moral entrepreneurship when the stakeholders' engagement is obtained. In this article, we present how knowledge translation (KT) was used to create stakeholder engagement in the academic moral entrepreneurship case of the Venice sustainability innovation accelerator (...
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In the realm of digital transformation, Blockchain technologies are considered prominent for managing agrifood supply chains due to their contribution to traceability, safety, quality, transparency, and scalability. Both academia and businesses are paying increased attention to the application of Blockchain technologies in the agrifood sector, also...
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Due to advances in technology, particularly in artificial intelligence and robotics, the service sector is being reshaped, and AI may even be necessary for survival of the service industries. Innovations in digital technology lead to improving processes and, in many situations, are a solution to improving the efficiency and the quality of processes...
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Background: Artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining traction in medicine and surgery. AI-based applications can offer tools to examine high-volume data to inform predictive analytics that supports complex decision-making processes. Time-sensitive trauma and emergency contexts are often challenging. The study aims to investigate trauma and emergenc...
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This study aims to establish the consumption values which are instrumental in formation of trust and influences the repurchase intention of subscribing to over-the-top (OTT) platforms. We propose a succinct theoretical model by using the theory of consumption values (TCV). We also employ trust to extend our model. The analysis of the responses coll...
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Roller speed skating is a discipline similar to hockey and ice skating from a biomechanical point of view, but there are no specific functional protocols for rehabilitation and performance improvement for these athletes. The aim of the study is to create a dedicated functional, kinematic and electromyographic protocol to be used as a tool for futur...
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Background Less invasive alternatives than Early Cholecystectomy (EC) for Acute Calculous Cholecystitis (ACC) treatment have been spreading in recent years. We still lack a reliable tool to select high-risk patients who could benefit from these alternatives. Our study aimed to prospectively validate the Chole-Risk score in predicting postoperative...
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Il cancro del pancreas rappresenta nel contesto sanitario moderno una sfida clinica molto complessa, con prognosi spesso infauste e un percorso di cura difficile. La Regione Lombardia ha di recente creato, all’interno del sistema sanitario regionale, un network di Pancreas unit caratterizzate dalla presenza di personale clinico multidisciplinare e...
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Background: In end-stage chronic liver disease, transplantation represents the only curative option. However, the shortage of donors results in the death of many patients. To overcome this gap, it is mandatory to develop new therapeutic options. In the present study, we decellularised pig livers and reseeded them with allogeneic porcine mesenchymal...
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The National Cancer Institute of Aviano, Italy, recently launched a new program to educate the cancer population, bringing patients as close as possible to the world of physical activity during the cancer rehabilitation phase. A personalized assessment of the patient using the latest technologies allows to create a personalized electronic record of...
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Macroeconomic problems related to the cost of energy are damaging entire sectors. At the same time, the climate change-related emergency requires new knowledge tools for companies to increase the level of green sustainability. While for many years, the key to competitiveness has been to control variables such as exchange rate fluctuations, wages, o...
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L’offerta del test HIV presso un evento sociale frequentato prevalentemente da giovani uomini che fanno sesso con uomini (MSM) fornisce una possibilità unica di intervenire nel processo di diagnosi precoce dell’HIV. Il progetto Torino Fast Track City permette di osservare elementi organizzativi utili per l’organizzazione dei test rapidi sul territo...
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In the United States, from 1999 to 2019, opioid overdose, either regularly prescribed or illegally acquired, was the cause of death for nearly 500,000 people. In addition to this pronounced mortality burden that has increased gradually over time, opioid overdose has significant morbidity with se-vere risks and side effects. As a result, opioid misu...
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The surgical literature is paying more and more attention to the topic of soft or non-technical skills (NTS), defined as those cognitive and social skills that characterize high-performing individuals and teams. NTS are essential in supporting surgeons in dealing with unexpected situations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, NTS have been considered cru...
Technical Report
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Verso la rete regionale lombarda di Pancreas Unit Lettera al Direttore di Quotidiano Sanità
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Golf is becoming an increasingly popular sport, and golf clubs have, therefore, a growing social and environmental impact, with several stakeholders engaged in the activities. While the press and the media have reported countless initiatives conducted by golf clubs worldwide that highlight how environmentally and socially conscious and supportive t...
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Emergency teams are made up of professionals of different specialities, including emergency physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses. Such units are characterized by the need to face unexpected situations with little time to make clinical decisions. In trauma and emergency settings, clinicians must act in a coordinated way, ensuring, at...
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Upper-respiratory-tract infections (URTIs) are among the main causes of antibiotic prescriptions in pediatric patients. Over one-third of all antibiotic prescriptions for URTIs in children are estimated to be inappropriate, as the majority of URTIs are caused by viral agents. Several strategies, including clinical scoring algorithms and different p...
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Background Investigating the context of trauma and acute care surgery, the article aims at understanding the factors that can enhance some ethical aspects, namely the importance of patient consent, the perceptiveness of the ethical role of the trauma leader, and the perceived importance of ethics as an educational subject. Methods The article empl...
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The number of oncological patients who may benefit from proton beam radiotherapy (PBT) or carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT), overall referred to as particle radiotherapy (RT), is expected to strongly increase in the next future, as well as the number of cardiological patients requiring cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). The management of...
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INTRODUZIONE: Negli ultimi anni, ed ancor più, a seguito delle necessità di distanziamento sociale generatesi a causa della pandemia mondiale COVID-19, l'e-health si è trasformata in una realtà sempre più concreta e diffusa nella pratica clinica anche per il personale infermie-ristico, che lavora in prima linea a contatto diretto con i pazienti. A...
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Negli Stati Uniti, dal 1999 al 2019, l’overdose da oppioidi, derivante sia da farmaci regolarmente prescritti che acquisiti o assunti illecitamente, è stata la causa di morte di quasi 500.000 persone. I decessi sono via via aumentati nel tempo. Questo andamento è stato accompagnato anche da seri rischi ed effetti collaterali, portando ormai così gl...
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INTRODUCTION: Technology is in rapid and continuous evolution. The recovery of functions, motor, and cognitive activities benefits from it to define new outcome measures and new rehabilitation processes. This study evaluates the applicability of an electrical resistance modulator device for rehabilitation purposes for a person with spinal cord inju...
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The purpose of the research topic call “New Frontiers for Artificial Intelligence in Surgical Decision Making and its Organizational Impacts “ was to collect the recent developments and undergoing studies in AI in surgery and surgical oncology. More in detail, the aim was to gather contributions on the advancement, deployment, use, and implementati...
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Cities will be revolutionized by new “smart” technologies enabling the transparent and efficient provision of government services, sustainability, and new administration methods (Sousa et al., 2022). Of particular interest are sensors, blockchains and big data processing, which have been made possible through artificial intelligence (AI) and have...
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La chirurgia d'urgenza e del trauma è un contesto particolarmente complesso, in cui il personale sanitario deve lavorare sotto pressione, spesso con limitata conoscenza ri-spetto alla causa del trauma, all'identità del paziente, alle sue patologie pregresse e preferenze di cura. I team di chirurgia d'urgenza sono multidisciplinari e coordinati da u...
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La pandemia da Covid-19 ha causato un'interruzione di diversi servizi sanitari. L'Italia è stata duramente colpita dalla prima ondata della pandemia all'inizio del 2020. In particolar modo, la Lombardia si è posizionata come una delle Regioni più colpite, dovendo far fronte a un rilevante numero di pazienti con difficoltà respiratorie con scarsità...
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Frontiers in Oncology & Frontiers in Surgery joint call for papers ******************************************************************************* Link: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/37943/new-frontiers-in-pancreatic-cancer-care-multidisciplinary-approaches-the-role-of-pancreas-units-and *******************************************...
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Several scholars have examined the potential use of AI and Blockchain in education, primarily focusing on the contributions of such technologies with a goal to improve learning possibilities and outcomes for students [...]
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At present, telemedicine and remote visits represent one alternative to in-person visits to meet patients’ ambulatory care needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and its enforced social distancing requirements. Telemedicine is becoming popular in several clinical disciplines, including pain medicine and oncology. Two out of three chronic pain patients...
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The current short reflection aims to investigate the topic relating to healthcare governance, during the Covid-19 pandemic, through the analysis of literature and the study of a case. The CAOS approach allows to map the characteristics of the analysed Institution and the role of women in a highly multidisciplinary healthcare and research context.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, with its mandated social distancing rules, telemedicine and remote visits stood as the only option for continuing to meet patients’ ambulatory care needs without requiring vulnerable people to travel back and to the hospital. Telemedicine is gaining traction in a variety of clinical fields, including pain medicine and...
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Disasters like the recent COVID-19 pandemic can benefit from the use of digital tools and Knowledge Management Systems (KMSs) to manage the emergency and improve the resilience of the system. Such KMSs must prove the quality of the system, service, situation, and knowledge which is gathered, transferred, and shared. However, KMSs must cope with the...
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Objective The paper aims to deepen the issues related to female leadership of healthcare organizations, identifying, in the international literature and through a case study, the relevant characteristics that impact gender equality. The article investigates the possible solutions and tools that can support and foster female leadership in healthcare...
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The assurance of patient safety in emergency general surgery remains challenging due to the patients' high-risk underlying conditions and the wide variability in emergency surgical care provided around the globe. The authors of this article convened as an expert panel on patient safety in surgery at the 8 th International Conference of the World So...
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IntroductionThe present study aims to describe: 1. How the side effects of radiotherapy (RT) could impact sexual health in women; 2. The effectiveness of physical rehabilitation including pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) in the management of sexual dysfunction after RT.Materials and Methods Search keys on PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, PEDro, a...
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Objectives To provide an overview of the impact of the pandemic on the clinical activity and take a snapshot of the contingent challenges that European particle therapy centers are called to face, we surveyed the members of the European Particle Therapy Network (EPTN). Material and methods A 52-questions survey was conducted from 4th April 2021 to...
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This article examines migrants' labour market entry experiences and positions in hospitality and tourism from a dual labour market theory standpoint. We conducted thirty interviews with migrants from Latin America, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The transcripts were first analysed through an open coding framework. That was followed by emo...
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Acute left colonic diverticulitis (ALCD) in the elderly presents with unique epidemiological features when compared with younger patients. The clinical presentation is more nuanced in the elderly population, having higher in-hospital and postoperative mortality. Furthermore, geriatric comorbidities are a risk factor for complicated diverticulitis....
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The paper aims at understanding how small and medium accounting practices micromanage their Intellectual Capital (IC) for sustaining their performance in a constantly changing environment, starting from the CAOS framework. The paper employs a quantitative methodology based on a questionnaire developed with the Italian Chartered Accounting Associati...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) reshapes the global scenario and redefines development and service demand. AI stands as a disruptive technology that leads to numerous, more efficient activities, industrial processes, and new business models. The literature underlines that AI can be used in all aspects of organizations and individuals’ personal lives,...
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In this paper we review the main evolution of intellectual capital (IC) research after 20 years from the first article published by Leif Edvinsson on the topic. In developing the paper, we highlight the main concerns that were stimulating the debate at the time. The paper employs a conceptual review starting from the questions raised in one of the...
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Logistics appears as a fundamental process in modern institutions, including healthcare ones, which often have to coordinate multiple flows of materials and goods between different locations, often in urgency and dealing with critical material. In recent years, many healthcare organizations in Italy and abroad have begun to critically assess their...
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The 7th Ipazia Workshop aims to investigate how the crisis may turn into opportunities for those organizations that will interpret the change, adapt their strategies, and increase their probabilities of success in a post-pandemic scenario. A company's success is based on the ability to distinguish from competitors and create value in a long time fo...
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Introduction: The paper investigates the critical care staff's support towards organ donation by analysing how their attitude, knowledge, confidence, engagement, and training can act as predictors of donation consent rates. Our study focused on hospitals in the Apulia Region, Italy. Material and methods: The study employs a quantitative methodol...
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Pancreatic Cancer represents one of the most severe diseases, with high mortality rates. The scientific community is actively working on new strategies and integrated protocols that combine chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT) looks like a promising technique to allow surgical resection. Still, few centres wo...
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Purpose This paper investigates the relationship between agricultural entrepreneurship (AE) and new technologies using academic and practitioners' perspectives to understand how new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and augmented reality can promote agri-businesses. Design/methodology/approach The paper adopts a c...
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Il 21 aprile 2021 la Commissione Europea ha emanato una proposta di regolamento titolata “Regolamento del parlamento europeo e del consiglio che stabilisce regole armonizzate sull’intelligenza artificiale (Artificial Intelligence Act) e modifica di alcuni atti legislativi dell’Unione”. Tale proposta si pone come obbiettivo quello di garantire che i...
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Background A favourable attitude towards organ donation and transplantation is fundamental among health professionals to promote consent, especially in a young healthcare system like Albania. Objective To analyse the differences in the attitude towards organ donation and transplantation and the influencing factors among medical doctors- and nurses...
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Background: Emergency surgery represents a unique context. Trauma teams are often multidisciplinary and need to operate under extreme stress and time constraints, sometimes with no awareness of the trauma's causes or the patient's personal and clinical information. In this perspective, the dynamics of how trauma teams function is fundamental to ens...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gaining traction in several industrial and service sectors, including healthcare. From a bibliometric perspective, the number of AI-related biomedical studies is rising, with more than 21,000 articles in 2020 alone. Several algorithms were approved for clinical use worldwide, with radiology and cardiology standing as...
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Smart technologies are profoundly changing the way organizations conduct their business. Among such technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Blockchain are considered the most disruptive ones. Our study investigates the potential impacts of AI and the Blockchain on business models by employing a structured literature review (SLR). We ana...
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Background Emergency surgery represents a unique context. Trauma teams are often multidisciplinary and need to operate under extreme stress and time constraints, sometimes with no awareness of the trauma’s causes or the patient’s personal and clinical information. In this perspective, the dynamics of how trauma teams function is fundamental to ensu...
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Purpose: The paper aims at analysing the role of business plan development as a knowledge translation tool, especially for the creation of start-ups. In a complex knowledge ecosystem populated by multiple diverse and autonomous actors (like potential entrepreneurs, local companies, local public entities, and business consultants) bonded together by...
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In an economic scenario that sees greater attention paid to sustainability issues, the retail sector features significant economic influence and resources to address sustainability challenges successfully. The retail industry is challenged to carry on corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives whilst aiming at competitive prices and communic...
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Surgical Trauma Teams are characterised by the need to face unexpected situations, with little time to make decisions. In emergency contexts, teams must act in a coordinated way, ensuring, at the same time, proper knowledge transfer and sharing to reach the best possible outcome for the patient. Considering the specific research context, team dynam...
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Purpose This study aims to offer a bibliometric and coding analysis of blockchain articles published in the accounting, auditing and accountability fields. Design/methodology/approach The data were collected using the Scopus database and a bibliometric and qualitative coding analysis with the keywords “blockchain” and “accounting” or “auditing” or...
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Starting from a recent experience with breast cancer patients, our paper argues how co-production may represent a successful strategy to empower patients and reach better surgical outcomes, especially when a multistakeholder approach is employed. Co-production, where clinicians and other meaningful stakeholders like citizens, patient's associations...
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Background Organ transplant is considered a life-saving treatment for patients with end-stage diseases. The knowledge of the population and their opinions can influence the willingness of family members and patients to consent to organ and tissue donation. This work aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a webinar intervention as a knowledge transla...
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The agenda of the field of intellectual capital -after more than 20 years of development- has many challenges to explore in the digital economy, like green issues and sustainability (Lin and Edvinsson, 2021; Ordóñez and Edvinsson, 2014, 2020) and the expansion of traditional boundaries of the field to provide solutions to new challenges and opportu...
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As organizações são desafiadas pela necessidade de transformar o Conhecimento Dinâmico, incorporado em cada trabalhador, em Conhecimento Estático, enraizado em informação documental factual. No entanto, a inovação e a criação de conhecimento parecem ser facilitadas pelo conhecimento pessoal e experiências de vida das pessoas, que parecem ser dinâmi...
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Organizations are challenged by the need to transform Dynamic Knowledge, embedded in each worker, into Static Knowledge, rooted in factual documental information. However, innovation and knowledge creation seem to be facilitated by the personal knowledge and life experiences of people, which appear to be dynamic. The tensions between Dynamic and St...
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The Covid-19 crisis has undermined and disrupted several business fields. Organizations are called to address the new challenges by rethinking their business models. Employing an EFTE (estimate, feedback, talk, estimate) approach, the paper highlights 50 paradoxes to be taken into consideration in the strategic transformation process.
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The article aims at deepening the topics related to the governance of healthcare organizations with prevalently female management. The paper employs a case study approach, analyzing the case of the National Centre for Oncological Hadrontherapy (CNAO Foundation), trying to identify the relevant characteristics that impact operational management. Th...
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Introduction: The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic caused a severe health crisis that has affected millions of people and quarantined half of the world's population. The health emergency from Covid-19 has seen health workers on the front line face all the difficulties related to the burden of care and the reorganization of procedures, roles, and to...
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The main goal of this article is to understand the potential learning applications based on AI technologies for health higher education students. We employed a Systematic Literature Review, contributing to explore to what extent AI technologies are currently influencing the Health learning processes in higher education and the skills developed duri...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted several business fields, besides the healthcare sector. The new situation calls for new challenges, with several organizations needing to rethink their business models. Using an EFTE (estimate, feedback, talk, estimate) approach, the article presents 50 paradoxes to rethink post-pandemic business models, highlight...
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The COVID-19 pandemic changed expectations for information dissemination and use around the globe, challenging accepted models of communications, leadership, and social systems. We explore how social media discourse about COVID-19 in Italy was affected by the rapid spread of the virus, and how themes in postings changed with the adoption of social...
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Editorial EJKM Volume 18 Issue 3: Advances in Health Knowledge Management: New Perspectives by Maria Jose Sousa, Francesca Dal Mas and Renato Lopes Da Costa