About the Authors


Giacomo Marzi
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy

ORCID: 0000-0002-8769-2462


Marco Balzano
Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy & SKEMA Business School, France

ORCID: 0000-0002-2452-631X


Leonardo Egidi
University of Trieste, Italy

ORCID: 0000-0003-3211-905X


Alessandro Magrini
University of Florence, Italy

ORCID: 0000-0002-7278-5332

Giacomo Marzi is Senior Assistant Professor (Tenured) of Management at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy). He is Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Previously he was Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Enterprise at the University of Lincoln (UK), Department of Management, where he now holds a Visiting Fellow position. He received a PhD in Management from the University of Pisa, School of Economics and Management, Italy. His primary research fields are Innovation Management, New Product Development, and Bibliometrics. Author of three books and several papers that appeared in journals such as Technovation, Journal of Business Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Production Research, and Scientometrics, among others. He is an active member of AoM, EURAM, and IPDMC.

Marco Balzano is PhD Student at the Department of Management, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy). He received an International PhD scholarship to attend the Double PhD degree with the SKEMA Business School (France). He got an MSc cum laude in Strategic Management at the University of Trieste. He presented the results of his research activity at international conferences, and he recently gave an invited talk at the University Federico II of Naples (Italy). He took part in the X-Culture project in Global Virtual Team for international business challenges. His research interests deal with strategic agility, competitive dynamics, imitation, business model innovation and micro-foundations of strategy. 

Leonardo Egidi is Senior Assistant Professor (Tenured) of Statistics at the University of Trieste, where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Statistics. He also earned his PhD in Statistics from the University of Padova. His research interests include computational statistics, Bayesian inference, and their applications to biostatistics, social sciences, and sports analytics. He is a fellow of the Italian Statistical Society and the International Society for Bayesian Analysis. In addition to his research, Leonardo is a dedicated teacher of statistical methods and Bayesian inference.

Alessandro Magrini is Senior Assistant Professor (Tenured) of Economic Statistics at the Department of Statistics, Computer Science, Applications at the University of Florence in Italy. He earned his PhD in Applied Statistics in 2014 and currently teaches courses on Business and Economic Statistics for the Bachelor's Degree program in Statistics, as well as Statistical Methods for Forecasting and Quantitative Marketing for the Master's Degree program in Statistics and Data Science. His research interests focus on time series econometrics, statistical models for efficiency, productivity and sustainability analysis, policy impact assessment, statistical analysis of entrepreneurial decisions, and business intelligence. He has published his research in prestigious international conferences and journals in his field.