Paola Rovelli

Paola Rovelli
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano | Unibolzano · Faculty of Economics and Management

PhD

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Introduction
Paola Rovelli is Senior Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. She previously worked as a post-doc at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering DIG, Politecnico di Milano, where she got her PhD in Management Engineering. Paola does research in Organizational Design, Family firms, Gender, Narcissism.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - present
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
May 2017 - June 2017
MIP Graduate School of Business
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • 12 hours and 24 students
March 2017 - present
Politecnico di Milano
Position
  • Master's Student
Description
  • 25 hours and 254 students
Education
November 2013 - February 2017
Politecnico di Milano
Field of study
  • Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering
September 2011 - July 2013
Politecnico di Milano
Field of study
  • Management Engineering
September 2008 - July 2011
Politecnico di Milano
Field of study
  • Management Engineering

Publications

Publications (45)
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This Element reinvigorates calls to explore avenues to further integrate the research fields of Organization Theory (OT) and Family Business (FB). It presents the family business literature in management journals and categorizes these papers based on four types of theoretical contribution: Embedded, Integrative, Challenger and Generalized. It discu...
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At the firm level, financialization entails an emphasis on short‐term financial performance and increased engagement of non‐financial firms in financial activities. Advancing knowledge on the effects of socio‐economic contexts on HRM, this study explores how financialization affects a key HRM practice, that is, job design. We contend that higher fi...
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Plain English Summary University education affects the gender gap in entrepreneurship among STEM graduates! Attending courses aggregating students from multiple STEM programs and doing internships enhance this gap, while training in economics and management reduces it. Women are severely underrepresented among STEM graduate entrepreneurs. Our study...
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This study explores the role of external audiences in determining the importance of family firm brands and the relationship with firm performance. Drawing on text mining and social network analysis techniques, and considering the brand prevalence, diversity, and connectivity dimensions, we use the semantic brand score to measure the importance the...
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While family SMEs increasingly involve women in their boards, the role of female directors as catalysts of innovation is yet to be fully understood. Drawing on upper echelons theory, we examine directors’ gender in conjunction with family affiliation to investigate the influence of family female directors on family SMEs’ innovation. Moreover, by an...
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The concept of generations has become increasingly important in the social science fields to explain diverse phenomena affecting organizations. This is especially true in the family business field where generations are considered a constitutive element. Nevertheless, there is still a limited understanding of generations and the implications of thei...
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Despite anecdotal evidence showing that some CEOs possess narcissistic personality traits, research on this individual characteristic is still lagging behind. While the literature has established that narcissistic CEO traits may affect firm performance, it is not clear whether they act as constructive or destructing forces in family firms. This is...
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This study explores the role of external audiences in determining the importance of family firm brands and the relationship with firm performance. Drawing on text mining and social network analysis techniques, and considering the brand prevalence, diversity, and connectivity dimensions, we use the semantic brand score to measure the importance the...
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Gender equality is a major problem that places women at a disadvantage thereby stymieing economic growth and societal advancement. In the last two decades, extensive research has been conducted on gender related issues, studying both their antecedents and consequences. However, existing literature reviews fail to provide a comprehensive and clear p...
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Purpose This paper aims to examine the influence that family firms’ top management team (TMT) behavior and characteristics exert on their innovation opportunity realization. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected through a survey addressed to a representative sample of Italian firms. The analyzed sample consists of 237 firms, 120 of which...
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Internet and social media offer firms novel ways of managing their marketing strategy and gain competitive advantage. The groups of users expressing themselves on the Internet about a particular topic, product, or brand are frequently called a virtual tribe or E-tribe. However, there are no automatic tools for identifying and studying the character...
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https://lorangenetwork.com/article/boosting_family_firms_corporate_entrepreneurship_through_organizational_design_by_alfredo_de_massis/
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Family firms are the most ubiquitous form of business organization in any world economy. Family Business Review, Journal of Family Business Strategy, and Journal of Family Business Management are the three leading academic journals exclusively dedicated to this type of firms. Since the inception of the first of the three journals in 1988, these out...
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It is widely acknowledged that narcissism is a peculiar characteristic of leaders, such as CEOs. However, the role of narcissism in CEO emergence and appointment has not been studied yet. We overcome this gap by studying whether having a highly narcissistic personality allows individuals to become CEOs sooner. We posit that these individuals have q...
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In this paper, we extend the nascent literature interested in understanding the role of narcissism in determining resource acquisition by entrepreneurs. Using a sample of 59,538 crowdfunding campaigns launched by individual entrepreneurs on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter and adopting an unobtrusive measure of narcissism derived from the lite...
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https://www.tharawat-magazine.com/grow/reimagining-organisational-design/
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Internet and social media offer firms novel ways of managing their marketing strategy and gain competitive advantage. The groups of users expressing themselves on the Internet about a particular topic, product, or brand are frequently called a virtual tribe or E-tribe. However, there are no automatic tools for identifying and studying the character...
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Time is a scarce resource, especially at the apex of firms. CEOs’ time management became a hot topic in recent academic and practice-oriented literature, which stressed the fact that CEOs are usually stuck in meetings. In this paper, I advance the nascent literature on the CEOs’ time management by focusing on the time the CEOs spend in meetings and...
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This paper studies the relationship between the opportunity realization of established firms and the organization of their top management teams (TMTs). We first consider six key organizational elements of TMTs and show how they combine in TMT organizational configurations. Then, we analyse how these configurations relate to the opportunity realizat...
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Several studies claim that entrepreneurial ventures should pay attention to their organizational design in order to improve performance. However, a clear understanding of these ventures’ organizational design is still missing. In this paper, we borrow the key organizational design elements from the literature on established firms and we study them...
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Opportunity exploitation is a key aspect of the corporate entrepreneurship process and is particularly important to maintain a family firm through multiple generations. Drawing on an organizational design perspective, we investigate opportunity exploitation in family versus nonfamily firms. The empirical analyses on survey data from a sample of 224...
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JRC Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation No 06/2020, European Commission, JRC121856
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This paper introduces Tribefinder, a novel system able to reveal Twitter users’ tribal affiliations. Tribefinder establishes to which tribes individuals belong through the analysis of their tweets and the comparison of their vocabulary. These tribal vocabularies are previously generated based on the vocabulary of tribal influencers and leaders sele...
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This paper introduces Tribefinder, a novel system able to reveal Twitter us-ers’ tribal affiliations. Tribefinder establishes to which tribes individuals be-long through the analysis of their tweets and the comparison of their vocabu-lary. These tribal vocabularies are previously generated based on the vocabu-lary of tribal influencers and leaders...
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Communities in urban contexts and firms in corporate offices have recently started to implement collaborative spaces. Several authors from different disciplines are currently advancing knowledge in this realm. Systematising this diverse knowledge base helps to advance our understanding of this novel phenomenon. To this end, the present work reviews...
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The literature on crowdfunding, the practice of collecting money (fundraising) from a “crowd” of Internet users, has devoted the bulk of its attention to identifying the determinants of success of crowdfunding campaigns. Thanks to the support of the crowd, crowdfunding helps people to enact their projects and entrepreneurial ideas, being particular...
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Innovation is widely recognized as a key asset for firms, positively affecting performance, growth, long term-value creation, and competitive advantage. When studying innovation, scholars usually focus on large and listed firms, while relatively limited knowledge exists on innovation in family firms and SMEs. However, these are the most ubiquitous...
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Studying how Top Management Teams (TMTs) organize their managerial labor and decision-making processes is a relevant research avenue in light of the prominence of TMTs within modern firms. However, data on TMTs’ organizational design are usually not available from secondary sources and must instead be collected through surveys given to top executiv...

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