Francesco Cappa

Francesco Cappa
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma | unicampus · Department of Engineering

PhD Management LUISS Guido Carli University, MS in Industrial Engineering New York University, MS in Mechanical Engineering Sapienza University, MS in General Management LUISS Guido Carli University

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March 2018 - present
LUISS Guido Carli, Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali
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Publications (62)
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In the last decade, fintech has emerged in the financial sector, introducing numerous innovations that have severely impacted traditional banks. To respond to fintech firms and meet the new needs of consumers, banks seek to align their offerings by integrating fintech knowledge through mergers and acquisitions (M&As) within an open innovation frame...
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Purpose This study aims to analyze how, under the stakeholder theory, corporate social responsibility (CSR) might favor the emergence of circular economy (CE) in the Agri-food sector, which is a relevant context, as it is technologically dynamic and requires paying attention to all the stakeholders. Design/methodology/approach An exploratory, qual...
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Purpose The unprecedented growth in the volume, variety and velocity with which data is generated and collected over the last decade has led to the spread of big data phenomenon. Organizations have become increasingly involved in the collection and analysis of big data to improve their performance. Whereas the focus thus far has mainly been on big...
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This article explores the impact of green manufacturing practices, disentangled in green activities, green investments, and the type of product made, on the economic performance of firms. Using survey data collected by European Commission from European small‐ and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs), we adopt the self‐determination theory to investigate...
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The rise of digitalization and advancements in information technology are changing the business environment in a radical manner. In the banking sector specifically, in response to these recent trends and embracing the Open Innovation (OI) framework, banks increasingly seek mergers and acquisitions (M&As) with fintech firms. Since it is unclear what...
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This paper analyzes the role of corporate political connections in firm performance from 31 European countries using LexisNexis®, a database that provides a highly standardized indicator of political links. Our results suggest that the political connections of managers and board members gradually gnaw away at firm performance, especially in the cas...
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Fintech technologies have become increasingly important in the banking industry, as they allow alternative effective means to interact with clients and collect hard information, i.e. codifiable data, to make better lending decisions. However, the advent of technology contrasts with the traditional bank-firm relationship based on human interactions...
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Citizen science (CS), that is, the involvement of citizens in data collection or analysis for research projects, is becoming more widespread. This is due to the increasing digitalization of the general public and due to the increasing number of grand challenges that society is facing. Thanks to the contributions of common citizens in data collectio...
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Pocket-sized urban parks may contribute to more widely distributing the advantages created by parks in urban neighborhoods, allowing more citizens to benefit more frequently from park environments. Notwithstanding their several benefits, including citizens’ psychological, physiological and physical well-being; possibilities for recreational activit...
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* Examines the concept of sustainability, strategies to improve its impact in developing countries. *Covers many different applications for enhancing the quality of life and the built environment in developing countries. *Enriches readers’ understanding of key sustainability concepts in architecture and urban design. * Features 25 chapters arranged...
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This study examines how the success of reward-based crowdfunding (RBCF) is affected by two narrative styles—namely “results in progress” (RIP) and “ongoing journey” (OJ)—and by the entrepreneur’s RBCF experience. Our findings reveal that greater success in collecting funds is achieved by RBCF campaigns that are communicated through RIP narrative st...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of the digitalization phenomenon in the development of innovative business models that are sustainability oriented. Thus, the authors aim to understand whether the presence of digitalization forces companies to create, capture and deliver value in new ways, focusing on their social impact. D...
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Start-ups need investor funding to overcome the early stages of their life, during which they are more vulnerable and exposed to failure. They need to convince investors to fund their business ideas by signaling the potential success of their entrepreneurial venture, through a demonstration of cohesion, shared views, and determination. The educatio...
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This article explores the impact of different types of products and rewards on the amount of funds raised in reward-based crowdfunding (RBCF). Specifically, we have analyzed two different product types, i.e., based on individual ownership or temporary use, and four types of rewards, i.e., prototype, branded promotional item, special edition, and di...
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Consumers and organizations often rely on permissions requested during the installation of mobile applications (apps) and on official privacy policies to determine how safe an app is and decide whether the app producer is acting ethically or not. This research raises several concerns about the collection and sharing of personal data conducted by mo...
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Nudging is a framework for directing individuals toward better behavior, both for personal and societal benefits, through heuristics that drive the decision-making process but without preventing any available choice. Considering the Grand Challenges that our society faces today, nudging represents an effective framework to tackle some of these pres...
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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), i.e. the initial offer of a crypto-token, represent an increasingly popular method to raise money. However, the determinants of ICOs’ returns for investors are still overlooked. Following this cue, the empirical outcomes of our study based on crypto-tokens issued between 2017 and 2018 evidence the main determinants of...
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Despite significant academic and managerial interest in big data, there is a dearth of research on how big data impacts long‐term firm performance. Reasons for this gap include a lack of objective indices to measure big data availability and its impact, and the tendency of studies to ignore the costs associated with collecting and analyzing big dat...
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While past research on minority acquisitions has ignored how agency conflicts could prevent acquirers from realizing value creation opportunities, this study investigates whether principal–agent and principal–principal conflicts with the target’s managers and controlling shareholder hinder acquirers’ ability to capture value from acquisitions of no...
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The success of early-stage start-ups is strongly dependent on founders’ education. Yet, while scholars maintain that investors should consider founders' education an important signal of start-ups' prospects, mixed empirical findings suggest that more education does not always trigger positive investor reactions. Scholars have thus urged the develop...
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As organizations are increasingly involving individuals across their boundaries in the generation of new knowledge, crowd involvement can also be beneficial to cultural heritage organizations. We argue that in an “Open Innovation in Science” approach, visitors can contribute to generate new scientific knowledge concerning their behavior and prefere...
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Hospitality firms are increasingly investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR) to generate strong relationships with stakeholders while aiming to benefit their own performance. However, CSR may bring both costs and benefits to the focal firm. We analyze how corporate financial performance (CFP) is affected by CSR, finding that the impact of...
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The impact of corporate strategy decisions on capital structure has attracted substantial scholarly and managerial attention from decades, although leading to mixed and inconclusive results until now. While previous studies have focused on the effect brought about by a single strategy at a time, this study tries to reconcile the overall picture of...
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Crowdsourcing is a particular form of open innovation (OI) that aims to boost idea-generation in innovation processes. The underlying rationale is that the collective intelligence of a large number of contributors outside the firm's boundaries increases the likelihood of achieving 'extreme outcomes', i.e., high quality ideas with exceptional busine...
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Crowdsourcing of inventive activities is a particular form of crowdsourcing that helps firms to innovate by involving dispersed individuals to exploit "crowd wisdom". In this context, the greater the number of contributions, the greater the possibility to gather extremely valuable ideas to produce innovative products and services. While monetary an...
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The success of early-stage start-ups is strongly dependent on founders' ability to raise financial resources. As founders represent the main workforce of a young start-up, investorséxpectations largely base on signals that indicate how well the founders are likely to manage the organization. Founderséducation, as the primary driver of their human c...
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The involvement of citizens in research projects led by professional scientists, a phenomenon known as citizen science, is rapidly increasing. While the advancements in information technology in the past few decades have fostered online participation, motivating participants is still a critical aspect that needs further attention. In fact, intense...
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Citizen science involves the general public in research activities that are conducted in collaboration with professional scientists. In these projects, citizens voluntarily contribute to the research aims set forward by the scientists through the collection and analysis of large datasets, without a preliminary technical background required. While a...
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The success of the Silk Road has prompted the growth of many Dark Web marketplaces. This exponential growth has provided criminal enterprises with new outlets to sell illicit items. Thus, the Dark Web has generated great interest from academics and governments who have sought to unveil the identities of participants in these highly lucrative, yet i...
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Users rely on requested permissions and official privacy policies associated with mobile applications (app) to determine how safe an app is and whether the app producer is acting ethically or not. This research shows that permissions and privacy policies are not enough to determine how invasive an app is in terms of tracking user location and colle...
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Thanks to the recent advancements in Information Technologies, among the possible partners involved in Open Innovation practices with the firm, the inclusion of dispersed crowds, i.e. crowdsourcing, is growing. The value of the outcomes collected depends on the number of contributors that join the crowdsourcing campaign. As there is a strict link b...
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While the value effect of M&As on acquiring firms is one of the most investigated topics in management research underexplored. Extant research has predominantly focused on how such relationship is affected by industry-level and firm-level variables. In so doing, it completely neglected the effect that institutional variables may have in the creatio...
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Advances in information technology (IT) have prompted tremendous growth in security issues for companies. Increasingly, cyberattacks represent a threat to companies and national security; to prevent them, firms should routinely perform risk assessments of their IT infrastructure and employees. This article highlights the importance of open-source i...
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This study investigates whether acquirers may fail to capture value from acquisitions of non-controlling equity stakes (NCESs) due to principal-agent and principal-principal conflicts with the target´s managers and controlling shareholder. Conversely, past research on minority acquisitions had ignored how agency conflicts could prevent acquirers fr...
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The involvement of citizens in research projects led by professional scientists, a phenomenon known as citizen science, is increasingly rising. While advancements in information technology in the past few decades have fostered online participation, motivating participants is still a crucial aspect. With this respect, the phenomenon of nudging, i.e....
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The adoption of open innovation and peer production, powered by 3D printing technology, is transforming traditional manufacturing methods towards a “third industrial revolution”. The purpose of this research is to provide empirical evidence for an integrated approach, based on collaborative product development and peer production, combined with 3D...
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Citizen science projects are becoming increasingly popular, yet they typically rely on only a small portion of users for the majority of contribution. In this paper, we propose a model for citizen scientist contribution in an online image tagging task. The model describes participant contribution in response to the performance of a virtual peer, th...
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The use of crowds in research activities by public and private organizations is growing under different forms. Citizen science is a popular means of engaging the general public in research activities led by professional scientists. By involving a large number of amateur scientists, citizen science enables distributed data collection and analysis on...
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Online participation is becoming an increasingly common means for individuals to contribute to citizen science projects, yet such projects often rely on only a small fraction of participants to make the majority of contributions. Here, we investigate a means for influencing the performance of citizen scientists toward enhancing overall participatio...
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Patient motivation is an important factor to consider when developing rehabilitation programs. Here, we explore the effectiveness of active participation in web-based citizen science activities as a means of increasing participant engagement in rehabilitation exercises, through the use of a low-cost haptic joystick interfaced with a laptop computer...
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In this paper, we investigate the effects of including scientific tasks on the satisfaction of patients performing rehabilitation exercises. A low-cost system, comprised of a haptic joystick and a laptop computer, is used for patients to interact with a virtual environment. Within the virtual environment, users are presented with and classify image...
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An experimental campaign has been completed over a flexible manipulator which has been built in Expanded PVC by means of laser cutting. The geometry of such compliant mechanism has been developed on the basis of a new flexural hinge design concept. This flexible mechanism has also the same geometry of a MEMS based 3 DOF compliant micro robot, which...

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