Marco Frey

Marco Frey
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna | SSSUP · Institute of Management

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October 2002 - present
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Position
  • Managing Director
January 1986 - present
Università commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Position
  • Research Associate

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Publications (192)
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Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) play a crucial role in modern societies due to their substantial contribution to cleaner production, sustainable development, and societal well-being across industrial sectors. However, to prompt the successful deployment of such technologies in diverse societal and market contexts, public acceptance constitutes a c...
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This exploratory research aims at analyzing the success factors of environmentally sustainable products in crowdfunding campaigns by considering aspects such as the customer needs to be addressed by those products, the technology of those products, and the market targeted (niche vs. mass market). Original data from creators of environmentally susta...
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This work investigates how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected consumers’ green purchasing intention in the fashion industry. It examines how this exogenous shock has influenced the relationship between consumer green purchasing intention and its three relevant antecedents (environmental knowledge (EK), environmental concern (EC), eco-friendly behav...
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The circular economy is an emerging paradigm with important economic, environmental, and societal implications. As the world faces such paradigm shifts, new and radical technologies are urgently needed to enable it; blockchain technology can assist to accomplish the aforementioned circular economy shift given its decentralization and distributivene...
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Despite the growing literature on paradox theory in corporate sustainability (CS), there is a lack of systematic analyses of both the antecedents and the maintenance of the active strategy for managing paradoxical tensions. This systematic literature review examines the individual, organisational and inter‐organisational antecedents, hereinafter ro...
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The relevance of the circular economy for climate change is still a developing area of research that needs to be explored. This paper aims to provide an overview of the relevance of the circular economy for climate change through the theory of change approach framework. For this purpose, we analysed 96 articles from the Scopus and WoS databases in...
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The sudden and exponential increase of projects for the production of energy from renewable sources has drastically increased in the last decade, by also triggering a widespread citizens’ disapproval towards such initiatives worldwide. Consequently, research on public acceptance of renewable energy initiatives has become an important and well-estab...
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This paper focuses on the level of dialogism between organizations and participants. The unit of analysis is a water utility's direct engagement with its household customers. Through participant observation and Bebbington et al.’s (2007) model, we analyzed engagement factors to detect elements occasioning a dialogic experience and its determinants....
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Purpose The relation between sport and sustainability is a topic that has recently raised a lot of interest among both academics and practitioners. However, in the academic literature, very few studies have investigated which solutions are implemented in football, despite its popularity, to reduce the environmental impact of its events. This study...
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Literature on crowdfunding is rapidly expanding by exploring typologies of crowdfunding projects, success factors of the projects, and how success factors might change depending on the project typologies. Firstly, based on the literature that suggests crowdfunding platforms provide a good alternative for financing innovative ideas, the present expl...
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Institutional theory is one of the most common theories in management studies. However, there are few articles on sport sustainability management in the literature that adopt an institutional perspective. In addition, no studies have yet been published that analyse the dynamics of environmental management in the football industry through the lens o...
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Il presente studio si concentra sulla tematica dell’innovazione sostenibile, in particolare, esplorando se le cooperative, data la loro peculiare natura di business e di governance siano capaci di stimolare e promuovere un’innovazione che abbracci le tre dimensioni della sostenibilità: sociale, ambientale ed economica. A tal fine, è stato analizzat...
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Purpose of the paper: This paper aims to analyze how small-medium enterprises (SMEs) contribute to the development of a sustainable innovations in the energy sector such as geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) by implementing effective sustainable business models. Methodology: The study carried out an exploratory multiple case study with 8 SMEs operating i...
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Nowadays, management of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and the related waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is a growing concern around the world and clearly an open issue to tackle in order to move towards a more circular economy. The goal of this review paper is to analyze and summarize research conducted exploring behavior...
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This paper investigates the relationship between the business orientation to sustainability read under the lens of viable systems, and the operational and local dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The study deals with the experience of an Italian company operating as a monopolist in the energy industry, and it focuses on three i...
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This paper critically explores the construction and diffusion of the socio-technical imaginary of crowdsourcing for public governance in Europe via a quali-quantitative analysis of academic publications, research and innovation projects funded by the European Commission (EC) and local initiatives. Building upon the digital social participation narr...
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Technology providers have clearly understood that considering consumers' behavioural changes is important in developing new technologies, particularly in the energy sector. This study examines the effectiveness of exposure to information and self-benefit appeals in determining the energy conservation behaviours of consumers. In particular, based on...
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In the last decades, circular economy has become a key in the academic and managerial studies. While there are plenty of contributions on circular economy like environmental strategy, a less developed line of studies is that analyzing circular economy as a new way of doing business. In this context, Italy has initiated the necessary reforms for the...
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Questo volume, rivolto ad un target eterogeneo, si focalizza – offrendo una panoramica ricca e completa – tanto sull’assetto definitorio e sui principi e criteri che devono guidare la transizione verso la massimizzazione della circolarità, quanto sui drivers – esterni ed interni – che stimolano le imprese al cambiamento. Il testo approfondisce, ino...
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Reuse is one of the most important waste-prevention strategies. Although the importance of preparation for reuse is clear, preparation centres for reuse are not common in the traditional waste management supply chain. An analysis of their contribution in waste-prevention strategies is therefore needed. Our research evaluates three preparations for...
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The relation between organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and the performance of both safety and environmental management systems has led researchers to investigate the drivers of safety‐specific and environmental‐oriented OCB. However, although the management of environmental and safety issues is often fully integrated into organizational and...
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Scientific community recently devoted an increasing attention to the opportunities of development for rural areas, most notably with the identification of attractiveness factors as potential drivers of growth and improvement of “quality of life”. This paper aims to contribute to the debate, proposing to adopt the lens of post-rurality to interpret...
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Studies on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) acknowledge the need to consider stakeholder’s expectation when building a corporate image. However, this stakeholder-centric perspective is often neglected in the literature in favour of more firm-centric studies on CSR practices that are widely legitimated in the business community. Our study helps...
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A large proportion of the global tourism industry is highly exposed and vulnerable to environmental hazards and has over the last years been highly affected by subsequent disasters and crises. Tourism involves the interactions of organizations, people, and events in a variety of subsystems. The complexity of this interconnected system and the relat...
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Preparation for reuse (PfR) is a fundamental waste management practice that is second only to prevention in the waste hierarchy. The paper, building on advertising literature, investigates how to leverage the pro-social nature of this option for giving products that have become waste a second life. To examine how advertising strategies based on emo...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to deal with the link between identity and crisis deriving by natural disasters, exploring the function of the shared identity linking individuals, groups, organizations and its external networks. The shared identity is not static. It is a dynamic self-reflexive learning process and is reciprocal. The object of...
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Purpose of the paper: This paper aims to analyze how companies fulfill their responsibility in shaping sustainable supply chain strategies for innovative technologies. To this end, it describes a decade of evolution of Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) end-of-life management practices among leading energy utilities. Methodology: Using GRI’s Sustainabili...
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To gain substantial benefits, corporate social responsibility (CSR) needs to be embedded within an organization. Through a social network analysis, this study analyzes to what extent an Italian multiutility company, strategically committed to sustainability, integrates social and environmental issues in its strategy, operations, and routines. The p...
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Disponibile su: https://www.sijm.it/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/EA-CONFERENCE-SINERGIE-SIMA-2019-PARTE-I.pdf ------------------- Il concetto di sostenibilità è stato declinato a partire dagli anni 70 a seguito della presa di coscienza della non-sostenibilità del modello economico in atto (Meadows et al.,1972). Nella consapevolezza che non si può g...
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This paper explores which are the drivers and their interactions that can lead organizations to adopt radical sustainable innovation (SI) in unfavorable contexts. We identify external and internal drivers of SI adoption, and we conceptualize sustainable intrapreneurship as an additional driver. We report and discuss the findings from a case study i...
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Purpose: Surveys measuring consumers' preferences for sustainable food might suffer from socially desirable responding. Social desirability stems in part from social norms about sustainable lifestyles, when respondents need approval from others and when privacy is not guaranteed during survey completion. While various studies showed this phenomenon...
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This study investigates the effect of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate ability (CA) associations on perceived corporate reputation (PCR) and the relationship between the two associations in different cultural environments. By focusing on electricity providers, we carried out a questionnaire survey within BRICS capital cities—that...
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Stakeholder engagement and dialogue have a central role in defining the relations between organisations and their internal and external interlocutors. Drawing upon the analysis of dialogic motifs, power–conflict dynamics and sociopolitical perspectives, and based on a set of interviews with the stakeholders of a consumer-owned cooperative, the rese...
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The development of geothermal energy can be hindered by both technical and socio-economic issues. Technical issues are associated with the intrinsic characteristics of geothermal energy and the ways in which is exploited, whereas socio-economic ones arise from the interplay between companies and stakeholders, affected to some extent in the developm...
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This research aims at investigating the antecedents and consequences of environmental performance in the craft beer industry. Precisely, we assessed how some factors, i.e. the external pressures, internal drivers, environmental awareness, as well as the adoption of proactive environmental strategies, influences the environmental performance; we als...
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The Sustainable Development Goals are a powerful lever to mainstream sustainability priorities in business' strategies and operations. At the same time, a new corporate sustainability based on a strategic understanding and management of biodiversity and ecosystem services is key to enact the new agenda for development. With the aim to better unders...
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Approved by the UN General Assembly on 25th September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, explicitly invoking the need for joint action among the institutional and business spheres along with civil society, challenge the business world to review its strategic and operational d...
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The increasing interest in sustainable consumption has lead several scholars to investigate the determinants that drive the consumption of organic food. Most of this research is based on consumers' self‐reports of their purchasing behavior by exploring declared behavioral intentions. There is a lack of understanding concerning the determinants of o...
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1447677018301049#! An increasing number of companies are using Cause-related Marketing (CrM) to fund-raise in support of disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities. This study presents a comparative analysis of two CrM campaigns promoted by a tourism firm in order to improve disaster prevention and...
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Scholarly research on smart cities already signalled that citizens’ engagement is a fundamental requisite for the achievement of a sustainable and inclusive urban development. Accordingly, transition towards a fossil fuel free future is not to be understood as a matter of techno-economic innovation but as a process in which the ‘social’ and the ‘te...
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https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781317244295/chapters/10.4324%2F9781315629520-23 Disasters may generate several negative effects. According to the Munich RE, economic losses from internationally reported disasters have increased steadily since 1990, reaching in 2013 an estimated annual average of US$200 billion. The victims of disasters nee...
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This article theorizes and empirically tests the relationship between employee perceptions of human resource practices and their propensity to adopt sustainable behavior (SB) to support organizational change for sustainability. Informed by the literature on corporate greening and organizational behaviour, we developed a structural equation model th...
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The growing attention to corporate green practices and the increased competition in global markets have pressed companies to disclose information about their environmental footprints. In doing so, some firms tend to either overstate or understate their environmental commitments by adopting so-called “greenwashing” or “brownwashing” strategies, resp...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how sustainable entrepreneurs (SEs) address the regulative, normative and cultural-cognitive institutional pillars when operating in conservative contexts. It aims to study in depth the use of sustainable innovation (SI) as a means of increasing legitimacy within the institutions, thus triggering a...
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Purpose Analyzing how and what the local multi-utility AIMAG learned through the 2012 Northern Italy earthquakes, the purpose of this paper is to “normalize” the organizational learning (OL) triggered by disasters. Design/methodology/approach Seven managers who experienced the earthquakes were interviewed. The collected data are supplemented by...
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Sustainable production and consumption is a hot topic in innovation policies. Most European producers of electrical and electronic equipment have joined collective compliance schemes - generally called Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) - to guarantee compliance with the mandatory requirements that enforce the Extended Producer Responsibi...
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Climate change studies have been gaining increasing importance in the academic debate, and also in the field of organizations and management. Scholars have contributed to this field by borrowing approaches from sustainable business research. However, some authors have raised unanswered questions about the contribution of these studies to the manage...
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Corporate sustainability assigns firms the key role of integrating and pursuing economic, environmental and social goals. Thus, firms struggle to link corporate sustainability practices and organizational performance. These efforts require enabling factors, namely organizational capabilities, which have yet to be identified and studied. Applying a...
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In the context of circular economy, food waste represents an important challenge. Recently some initiatives emerged in fighting and preventing food waste using digital technologies. Food sharing platforms allow individuals and businesses (e.g. retailers, producers, local shops) to share surplus food to other platform users. Our study aims at explor...
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Space heating and cooling pose fundamental challenges to the achievement of EU decarbonization targets. A comprehensive review of the recent literature acknowledged that district energy systems contribute substantially to the sustainability of energy in the building sector by improving the efficiency and integration of low energy sources. However,...
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Environmental Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is the most important public standard for an Environmental Management System. In the last few years, the number of certified organisations has been decreasing. Scholars have largely debated the drivers, barriers and benefits, but the recent decrease in EMAS registrations has not been sufficiently stu...
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For energy managers, finding personal meaning in the activities they are engaged in and gaining an identity in connection between energy efficiency and organizational goals is a necessary condition to mobilize passion and commitment, which in turn are fundamental to achieve organizational goals under tight budget constraints. Despite this, little i...
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On 11 March 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (GEJET) triggered the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident. This event caused immense damage releasing large amounts of radioisotopes to the environment. As consequence, safety concerns have arisen for food safety and marine products. Our research contributes to invest...
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Extended Abstract at "DPRI Annual Meeting, 2017", Kyoto University. http://www.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/campus_en/
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Il contributo analizza alcune trasformazioni in atto nel mercato del lavoro relativamente a cinque tendenze che stanno caratterizzando l’evoluzione del sistema economico e produttivo: 1) la forte attenzione alla sostenibilita dello sviluppo, riletta attraverso i processi di greening e di circolarita dell’economia; 2) la rilevante proiezione interna...
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Poster presentation during the Conference ”From the management of crisis to the governance of risk: Time for a paradigm shift?” - Hainan (China) https://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/events/49754
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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has been the backbone of product life cycle management in Europe since the 2000s. Unfortunately, EPR implementation has multiple impacts on the supply chain and, thus, its consequences are not always easily manageable. Although several studies have explored various examples within the EU, the determinants of t...
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Sustainable entrepreneurs are considered to play a crucial role in fostering sustainable development. However, transitions in sociotechnical systems, such as a transition to low-carbon energy solutions, are unlikely to succeed without the coordination with regional political actions, particularly in sectors characterized by path dependency and lock...
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Institutional theory has been widely debated by scholars. A part of literature examines how institutional pressures act on company choices regarding proactive environmental strategies. However, the institutional perspective has still not completely clarified the influence of these pressures on the effectiveness of environmental management systems (...
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Based on a longitudinal eight-year study (2006-2014) in a large Italian food co-operative, this paper analysis whether and how the development and the use of sustainability control systems have been able to promote the integration of sustainability within organisational strategy. The co-operative has implemented three main managerial instruments (s...
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The environmental hygiene sector is a high risk industry in terms of the public health and safety of employees. This study analyses the level of maturity of the occupational health and safety (OHS) management system in municipal waste companies in Italy. The results show that the training and involvement of employees and operational activities are...
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The interest in smart cities has been growing steadily in recent years; however, there are few examples of analyses, which take into account, at the same time, multiple socio-demographic variables, economic variables and smart city characteristics. In our study, we took into account different types of socio-demographic and economic variables and sm...
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Green public procurement (GPP) promises great potential for improving the environmental impact of many public organizations. However, the effects this instrument will have in the near future are unclear as there is little evidence on its exact level of engagement. This study thus aims to analyze the contents of tenders in terms of green criteria by...
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Sustainable entrepreneurs are assumed to have a crucial role in fostering sustainable development. However, transitions in socio-technical systems, such as a transition to low-carbon energy solutions, are unlikely to succeed without the coordination with political actions at regional level. Based on an empirical analysis of the interplay between fi...
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In the literature there are several studies about the effects of environmental policies and regulations on the management and competitiveness of businesses. Some of these studies focus on the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive, but only a few investigate the effects of IPPC permits in depth. This paper aims to bridge this...
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Demand-side policies are an important complement to subsidies in fostering green product/service markets. Green Public Procurement (GPP), in particular, presents valuable characteristics in terms of directionality, volumes and measurability. Despite being widely analysed from a public perspective, GPP development is still under-explored from a corp...