Giovanni Battista Dagnino

Giovanni Battista Dagnino
LUMSA Università Maria SS. Assunta di Roma | Lumsa · Department of Law, Palermo Campus

PhD
Chair of Management and Professor of Digital Strategy, University of Rome LUMSA

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Introduction
Chair of Management and Professor of Digital Strategy at University of Rome LUMSA, Palermo Campus, where he is Founding Director of the MSc Program in Economics and Management and Chair of the Scientific Committee of LUMSA Digital Hub. Visiting Professor University of Mannheim. Faculty member of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Fellow of the Strategic Planning Society and Friend of the Strategic Management Society. Research interests include coopetition strategy, the management of temporary advantages, hubris-driven strategies, and the relationship between strategy, governance and entrepreneurship. www.giovannibattistadagnino.eu
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October 1996 - present
University of Catania
Position
  • Professor of Business Economics and Management at Università degli Studi di Catania
Education
November 1992 - February 1996
University of Catania
Field of study
  • Business Economics and Management
November 1990 - February 1993
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Field of study
  • Political Science and International Affairs
October 1984 - October 1990
Università commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Field of study
  • Business Economics

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Publications (119)
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This article develops a more fine-grained understanding of the relevant interfaces between firm digitalization and internationalization. Based on the close observation of the peculiarities of the digital age and its effects on the application of the extant international business theories and approaches, as well as the content of the papers containe...
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This paper aims to enrich the behavioral theory of international business strategy by investigating how CEO hubris (i.e., excess pride and confidence) affects international strategic choices, that is, location selection, entry timing, and modes of entry into the target market. Specifically, we focus on the relationship between cultural distance and...
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Cooperation among divisions is usually thought to explain the performance of diversification strategies. However, such divisions are also in competition. Through the in-depth analysis of an intraindustry diversified firm operating in the global semiconductor industry, this paper identifies the sources of coopetition and the treatment of coopetitive...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is twofold. First, this study elaborates an integrative conceptual framework of tourism destination competitive productivity (TDCP) by blending established destination competitiveness frameworks, the competitive productivity (CP) framework and studies pertaining to big data and big data analytics (BDA) within desti...
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This article aims to understand how Eastern and Western philosophies shape the perspectives of scholars and practitioners in framing co-opetition (i.e., the coexistence of competition and cooperation) in distinctive manners and, in turn, how such distinctions shape the behavioral patterns of co-opetition. We disentangle the constructs of competitio...
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Purpose Drawing upon the importance of research and development (R&D) alliances in driving firm innovation performance, extant research has analyzed individually the impact of R&D alliance partner attributes on firm innovation performance. Despite such analyzes, research has generally underestimated the configurations of partner attributes leading...
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In many industries, the traditional sources of competitive advantage tend to evaporate fairly rapidly. Therefore, managers need to continually rethink and reformulate their firm strategies. Likewise, scholars have felt compelled to shift the traditional centre of attention from competitive advantage that is sustainable over time to a focus on how f...
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The diffusion of digital technologies has enabled a notable transformation in the firms’ boundaries, processes, structures, roles, and interactions. It is now clear that digital transformation is not just a traditional IT back-end process; rather it affects the organization as a whole, redefining strategies, entrepreneurial processes, innovation, a...
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Purpose Studies on inter-firm relationships have recently shifted their attention from dyadic networks to more globally driven network structures. This condition occurs because embeddedness in global network structures may improve firm innovation and performance. In addition, the improvement of firm innovativeness and performance seems higher when...
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Industrial clusters are perceived as potential drivers of SMEs development and efficient policy instruments to lead national and regional innovation and growth. However, these clusters in developing economies are typically placed in complex environments that impose a mix of serious challenges which adversely affect their overall performance. Theref...
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This paper unravels four logics that inform the interplay of competition and cooperation: the either/or (dichotomic) logic, the from/to (switch) logic, the both/or (dialectic) logic and the both/and (combinative) logic. Furthermore, by using “resource similarity” and “market commonality” as key dimensions to capture the rivalry between two firms as...
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Empirical This paper disentangles how the modes of ownership distribution among multiple blockholders and their heterogeneity shape principal‐principal conflicts and, in turn, affect firm performance. The paper offers empirical evidence from a panel of Italian closely held firms over the period 2009‐2014. We explore the principal‐principal conflict...
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The “entrepreneurial ecosystem” metaphor is capturing attention in academia, industry, and government. The entrepreneurial ecosystem approach is used in corporate, national, or local contexts, and has grown in prominence given the vital need to transform economies around the creation of innovative ideas, products, services, and technologies. Entrep...
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The coopetition literature appears to be rather eclectic in the theories and empirical approaches authors have adopted. For this reason, the development of the coopetition area of research has hitherto been fairly fragmented in issues and oscillating in emphasis. By adopting the metaphor of a “swinging pendulum,” this chapter provides an overview o...
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Plain language summary: This paper studies the antecedents of international diversification by considering the conflicts of interest among managers, majority shareholders, and minority shareholders. First, it shows that the available cash flow (as the fundamental wellspring of managerial discretion) and level of indebtedness (as a key limitation to...
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A great deal of theoretical and empirical work has been performed on firm growth following Edith Penrose's (1959) classic book, but there is growing concern among researchers and practitioners about the relevance of research as the business environment becomes increasingly dynamic. This Special Issue is motivated by concerns surrounding the need to...
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This Management and Organization Review (MOR) special issue on ‘ Coopetition and Innovation in Transforming Economies ’ aims to explore key features of the strategic relationship between coopetition and innovation in transforming economies. It is generally accepted that innovation can be a fundamental driver for economic growth, new sources of empl...
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Technological convergence in the electronics industry has enabled disparate new functionalities to be added to existing basic products. Although the main drivers of technological convergence have been examined by the technological change literature, the impact of technological convergence on firms' product portfolio strategies remains a largely une...
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This Management and Organization Review (MOR) special issue on ‘ Coopetition and Innovation in Transforming Economies ’ aims to explore key features of the strategic relationship between coopetition and innovation in transforming economies. It is generally accepted that innovation can be a fundamental driver for economic growth, new sources of empl...
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This Management and Organization Review (MOR) special issue on ‘ Coopetition and Innovation in Transforming Economies ’ aims to explore key features of the strategic relationship between coopetition and innovation in transforming economies. It is generally accepted that innovation can be a fundamental driver for economic growth, new sources of empl...
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This editorial introduces the papers presented in the special issue. In a first point we show the coopetition research rise. Coopetition research really begins with the 21th century. Since the first academic papers on coopetition there is a fast growing trend which is looked as an opportunity for publications. Researches are now specialized in narr...
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In this study we propose a multistage mathematical model of coopetitive games to show how the adoption of a coopetitive framework, which considers cooperation and competition simultaneously, may advance our understanding of the study of asymmetric research and developemnt (R&D) alliances. Those alliances are aimed at exploring and/or exploiting kno...
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We adopt the view of coopetition as a research program, way more than just a stream of literature. A growing community of researchers investigates coopetition’s nature, process, impact on strategies and subsequent performance. This special issue marks a step in the research program development. By identifying the four levels of analysis i.e. macro,...
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This article aims to shed light on the drivers underlying the role and scope of intentional governance of the structural dynamics of whole interorganizational networks. Prior research has distinguished networks that are emergent from networks that are orchestrated. While empirical studies have shown situations in which the role and scope of intenti...
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While research on coopetition has lately experienced a flourishing chapter, it has developed in rather disjointed and bewildering fashion. This paper aims to explore the various definitions of coopetition and how such variety of definitions might hamper the knowledge accumulation about the concept. We organise the paper in two key steps. First, by...
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Business strategy refers to the strategy of a single business firm or a strategic business unit in a diversified corporation. According to Michael Porter (Porter, M.E. Competitive strategy. New York: Free Press, 1980), a firm needs to formulate a business strategy that incorporates either cost leadership, differentiation or focus to achieve a compe...
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The core argument in this paper is a coopetitive game model for the description of asymmetric R&D alliances (alliances between young small firms and large Multinational Enterprises firms for knowledge exploration and exploitation). Our model requires the adoption of a coopetitive framework, which considers both collaboration and competition, in the...
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Purpose – This paper aims to explore the latent structure of the literature on interorganizational network and innovation as well as to map the main themes and empirical advances in this research stream. Design/methodology/approach – Using bibliometric coupling, the authors analyze the citation patterns in 67 management studies regarding innovatio...
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With the aim of achieving an advanced understanding of current research on unrelated diversification and providing fruitful groundwork to foster active interchange between disciplinary traditions, this paper detects articles from two relevant research streams; i.e., strategic management and financial economics. We first provide a brief overview of...
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This paper aims at understanding the interplay of technological and behavioral uncertainties in influencing partner behaviors in alliance contexts. While technological uncertainty is likely to foster cooperative behaviors, behavioral uncertainty is expected to encourage competitive behaviors in alliances. Identifying these uncertainty dimensions an...
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While various studies have developed hypotheses about the antecedents of international diversification drawing mainly on the resource-based view, the behavioral theory of the firm, and the transaction costs literature, we advance our understanding by investigating the explanatory power of agency costs of free cash flow arguments. Using a sample pan...
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The way firms lengthen or shorten their product line with respect to rivals is regarded as one of the possible strategies firms can pursue to respond to competition. This article builds and tests hypotheses to study the effect of different levels of competitive intensity on product line length. The empirical analysis of data on 3,527 handset models...
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The hubris hypothesis comes to complement the extant debate on how people make judgments and decisions in organizations. Drawing on the origin of hubris that is rooted in Greek mythology, the psychological approach, and finance studies, this paper portrays an informed picture of the current status of managerial hubris literature that develops a mor...
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Given the interest in coopetition and the associated intellectual ferment, one might suppose that a common understanding is developing. In fact, a shared conceptualization of coopetition is not yet in sight. In this paper we explore two research questions. First, what meanings of coopetition are affirmed in the literature so far? Second, to what ex...
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This paper aims to detect the role that strategic leadership may exert on conglomerate diversification performance. Using an in-depth longitudinal study applied to Jack Welch’s two-decade-long strategic leadership at General Electric, we identify intriguing insights that are shown to be helpful for understanding and assessing the role of strategic...
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Riassunto Questo articolo si pone l'obiettivo di esaminare in che modo organizzazioni turisti-che territoriali che operano su segmenti specifici di mercato possano assumere e svol-gere il ruolo di Anchor Development Organization (ADO) nello sviluppo turistico del-la destinazione. Pertanto, si enfatizzerà il ruolo fondamentale che l'ADO può rivestir...
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While corporate governance and strategic management have for a long time suffered from artificial separation and, therefore, generally been tackled in a secluded manner, their combined organizational impact makes them stringently related to one another in the firms’ evolution. In this paper, we argue that, transcending the ‘‘silo view’’ of corporat...
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By means of an in-depth longitudinal qualitative study of the Parmalat case in the four-decade era of founder Calisto Tanzi (1961-2003), the chapter epitomizes managerial hubris as one of the key determinants underlying the emergence of corporate social irresponsibility. We identify “hubris trap”, which portraits Tanzi’s hubris that lead to Parmala...
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The goal of this special issue is to enhance the understanding of the relationship between corporate governance and strategic management in different institutional contexts and to promote additional research in this area.In this vein, the five papers included here collectively intend to investigate the relationships (and the mechanisms that control...
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Abstract presented at Fifth EIASM Workshop on “Coopetition and Value Networks”, University of Economics Katowice, September 13-14, 2012, Katowice, Poland.
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In this paper we show how the study of asymmetric R&D alliances, that are those between young and small firms and large and MNEs firms for knowledge exploration and/or exploitation, requires the adoption of a coopetitive framework which consider both collaboration and competition. We draw upon the literature on asymmetric R&D collaboration and coop...
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Abstract presented at 14th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, IPMU 2012, July 9-13, 2012, Catania, Italy
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The Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy presents a comprehensive state-of-the-art picture of current strategic management issues and demarcates the major investigation strands that are likely to shape the field into the future. The Handbook is the outcome of a far-reaching endeavor including new contributions from highly-reputed experts a...
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In this paper we show how the study of asymmetric R&D alliances, that are those between young and small firms and large and MNEs firms for knowledge exploration and/or exploitation, requires the adoption of a coopetitive framework which consider both collaboration and competition. We draw upon the literature on asymmetric R&D collaboration and coop...
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In this paper we show how the study of asymmetric R&D alliances, that are those between young and small firms and large and MNEs firms for knowledge exploration and/or exploitation, requires the adoption of a coopetitive framework which consider both collaboration and competition. We draw upon the literature on asymmetric R&D collaboration and coop...
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This paper aims to contribute to the advancement of firm knowledge theory and practice by emphasising and assessing the substantial role of communities of practice in generating new knowledge and promoting its application in high-technology firms. Drawing on Brown and Duguid’s study, we argue that high-tech firms are composed of a myriad of overlap...
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Moving from an inquiry on the notions of time underlying strategy studies, in this paper we lay the groundwork for the elaboration of a multitemporal view of the firm. We draw on the Austrian process view in economic studies and on Nonaka's idea of synthesising capabilities to formulate a methodological framework which consents the elaboration of a...
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The creation and management of temporary competitive advantages has emerged as an alternative to sustainable models of competitive advantage in the strategy literature. We review the literature and discuss questions related to the antecedents, consequences and the management temporary advantage in the introduction of this special issue. The overall...
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As an original strategic management perspective, coopetition has hitherto been underexploited in analysing contemporary firm strategies and behaviours and, more generally, managerial practices and processes. This innovative book provides both theoretical insights and empirical evidence on coopetition. Coopetition shows great interpretive and normat...
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Despite the important role recognized to outside equity in financing and fostering innovative entrepreneurial firms (i.e., entrepreneurial start-ups), relatively little is known about the key characteristics of the different fund-providers involved either in a temporal perspective (diverse stage of the early firm’s life) or in an industry perspecti...
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The core argument in this paper is that the study of asymmetric R&D alliances, that are those between young and small firms and large and MNEs firms for knowledge exploration and/or exploitation, requires the adoption of a coopetitive framework which consider both collaboration and competition. We draw upon the literature on asymmetric R&D collabor...
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'This book provides a diverse set of perspectives on the topic. It is very useful reading for anyone interested in understanding coopetition in multiple contexts.' - Devi R. Gnyawali, Virginia Tech, US. © Saïd Yami, Sandro Castaldo, Giovanni Battista Dagnino and Frédéric Le Roy 2010. All rights reserved.
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Moving from the received state of the art, this book presents and discusses a variety of attractive recent developments and achievements in entrepreneurship research. In more detail, it makes a systematic analysis of both theory and practice associated with the current evolving contours of “strategic entrepreneurship” intended as a new tradition in...
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The volume presents and discusses a variety of recent developments and achievements in research on entrepreneurship. It aims at taking a systematic analysis of the theory and practice of entrepreneurship, especially in regard to nurturing strategic systems, governance arrangements, and evolutionary paths in organizations. Bringing together the insi...
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This chapter aims to increase our understanding of the relationships between firm strategies, the design of institutional contexts on behalf of public agents, and the stimulation of diffused entrepreneurship within the economic system. In particular, it analyzes the way in which firm patent portfolio management strategies may systematically hinder...