Giacomo Buzzao

Giacomo Buzzao
University of Groningen | RUG

Phd in Economics and Business Sustainability

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Introduction
Ph.D. candidate at the Università degli Studi di Perugia. In my Ph.D. thesis I focus on the measurement and conceptualization of organizational capabilities in different sustainability setting. In general, I am interested in doing research on new sustainable societal and economical paradigms, business ethics and digitalization and its impact on workers.

Publications

Publications (2)
Article
We performed a systematic literature review to explore and understand how the 23‐year long debate about dynamic capabilities has addressed sustainability issues. Based on this, we propose a unifying framework that distinguishes different facets of dynamic capabilities for sustainability (DCsS) based on the different types of performance they are mo...
Chapter
Sin da quando in Italia si è presa coscienza della pandemia che si stava diffondendo, molto è stato detto e scritto sui rapporti tra ambiente, salute ed economia. Rapporti che hanno trovato spazio anche nei richiami ad un green deal italiano nel Decreto Rilancio. In tal contesto, questo capitolo si pone l'obiettivo di analizzare come la più irruent...

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Questions (12)
Question
Are you an entrepreneur (or enterprise) who tries to follow post-growth/degrowth principles in your organisation? Or do you know someone who does? If yes, we need you!
We are Giacomo, Tom and Daniele, researchers in economics and business at the universities of Perugia, Groeningen and Barcelona. We are currently investigating how organisations - especially businesses - around the world are trying to go “post-growth” in their strategy and day-to-day activities. For this reason, we want to briefly interview members of organisations/businesses who are actively trying to include elements of post-growth/degrowth theories into their organisations/businesses’ activities.
If you think that you belong to this category, please feel free to contact us:
Thomas Long - t.b.long@rug.nl
#research #postgrowth #degrowth
Question
Dear colleagues,
I am testing whether a variable mediates or moderates a relationship across two groups in a SEM. All variables are continuous and latent.
Is there a way I can model latent interactions in SEM and still being able to get a LR and overall goodness of fit indicators so that I can compare the moderation model with the mediation one?
Anyone ever attempted with the med4way package?
Thanks in advance
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Kind colleagues,
I am running a PLS-SEM on SmartPls 3.0. I specified the model as with two higher orderd formative components (HOCs). The lower order construcst instead have reflective causality (it's a reflective-formative HCM). To estimate it I tried with the repeated indicators approach and calculate the internal, convergent and discriminant validity statistics for HOCs by hand. Everything works fine except the overall model fit (which I know to be a very debated topic) that gives me SRMR above 0.11 and an infinite Chi-square (which I interpret as too many degrees of freedom and too tiny sample - 260). By using the disjoint two-stage approach instead, my model works perfectly. Not only the path coefficients are all significant, but also the overall model fit is amazing (SRMR below 0.06). My question is: does it make sense to consider these overall fit measure in the two stages approach? I mean, is it even comperable to a specification estimated with the repeated indicators approach? How should I choose the best model?
I need the help of the community!
Thanks everyone
Question
Dear colleagues,
I am working on a measurement model based on capabilities to measure organizational resilience capability (ORC). Given that I could only focus the study on the antecedents of ORC with a microfoundational approach, I would instead like to develop the model a bit more and find an outcome variable that could depend on the different levels of ORC that I will assess. Let's call this missing outcome variable "variable Y" for the moment.
I am also trying to connect the current COVID-19 pandemic to ORC, expecting to find a better response of more resilient organizations with respect to Y. Finally, as I work on Sustainability, I wouldn't mind Y to be related to sustainability too. I was thinking about something such as the difference between "perceived" and "expected" sustainable organizational performance, expecting lower differences to be connected to higher level of ORC. What do you think about that? It is not easy to find a direct link between an outcome variable and ORC. Any suggestions?
Question
Dear Colleagues,
many challenges ahead of us. The pandemic crisis and its repercussions on employment, the coming climate and ecological apocalypse, the aging population (especially in some areas of the globe). Despite a minority that calls for a radical switch in our way of production, lifestyle and consumption, a large part of the practictioners and researchers believe that these challenges can be faced trhough technological innovation with the hope that somehow, at some point, we'll find solutions withouth compromising how we live today. In between those two fronts, many shades of grey and halfway solutions. Research in all the cases mentioned, is rich and encompasses a broad range of alternatives allowing one to position and build knowledge in the community that more represent his ideals. In all the cases though when it comes to working hours reduction, just few dozens of results pop up. It is impressive , how in the last 40 years management research hasn't focused at all on investigating the possibility of reducing the working hours maintaining a costant pay, seen the increase in annual productivity. Some of the reasons are quite obvious if we look through the lenses of ortodox approaches: increased complexity, power relations, neoliberalism-managerialism etc (I know, this is very superficial and oversimplified but it is just to make sure future respondents to this question won't focus on the things I already know). My question instead would be: why critical management scholars, eterodox economists, did not produce enough and relevant research on the topic except for a few books? To me, with just a spoiled impression on the topic, this could represent a solution to many ecological problems, unemployment, extremy poverty, depression ecc ecc. The pandemic brought back this topic to the spotlight and I would like to write something on that. Maybe trhough an experimental design (I am just at the beginning of the process, this idea is still in Plato's Iperuranio). Would you like to discuss the topic with me? Any idea, research article?
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Dear colleagues,
I would like to create a repository with documents, reports and scientific articles that speak about COVID-19 and Circular Economy. The aim is to try to draw future potential scenario, defining research questions and in general have a panoramic on the phenomenon.
Question
Dear colleagues,
I am trying to find a measurement/survey with items that assess the adoption/deployment/development of an information system as a risk management tool. I would like to use it as a predicting variable in a model that tries to explain which businesses reacted better to the pandemia disruptions.
Any works in mind to suggest?
Thanks in advance

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Project
How did organizations deal with Covid-19 disruptions? How were they able to reduce the impacts of the pandemia on their production lines, staff, supply chains? Why someone did it better than others? Was it because of their plans? Or because of their dynamic capacity of adaptation? Our current explorative project aims at answering these fundamental questions as to build future directions for post-pandemic scenario organizations, forced to deal with unprecedent degrees of uncertainity and radical changes.
Project
Through a systematization of the studies that applied the Dynamic Capabilities (DCs) in a sustainability setting, the project aims at identifying common paths among the existing measurement models operationalized by scholars, as this happened with considerable heterogeneity, sometimes, unfortunately, creating confusion. The project proposes a tool to help researchers intersted on investigating this phenomenon, to better build their measurement model, according to the level of informativness, the sustainability depth and the setting they want to study.