Francesco Schiavone

Affiliate Professor – Innovation Management


I am associate professor in innovation management at University of Naples Parthenope (Italy) and affiliated professor at Emlyon. My research interests focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with special emphasis on business model innovation, digital transformation and the healthcare industry. I have published over 60 research papers in SSCI and CSSCI journals, peer-reviewed academic books, and major academic conferences. I am the scientific coordinator of a research project about the evaluation of performance in cancer networks.


Appio, F., Leone, D., Platania, F., Schiavone, F. Why are rewards not delivered on time in rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns? An empirical exploration. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 157, 120069

Schiavone, F., Paolone, F., & Mancini, D. Business model innovation for urban smartization. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 142, pp. 210-219, 2019.

Dezi, L., Leone D., Schiavone, F., Simoni, M. The knowledge management of micro firms in the crowd: key challenges for successful operations. Production Planning & Control, Vol. 30, Issue: 10-12, pp. 1005-1018, 2019.

Metallo, C., Agrifoglio, R., Schiavone, F., & Mueller, J. Understanding business model in the Internet of Things industry. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 126, pp. 298-306, 2018.


Business Model Innovation, Technology Management, Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Healthcare Innovation and Management, Digital Transformation, Crowdfunding, Performance Evaluation, Technological Change.


I am currently associate editor for the Journal of Intellectual Capital, BMC Health Services Research, The Journal of Knowledge Economy and Innovations: Reveu d’Economie et de management de l’Innovation /Journal of Innovation Economics and Management. Furthermore, I served as Guest Editor in leading academic and professional management journals including Production, Planning and Control and Journal of Intellectual Capital. I am member of the editorial boards of International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Journal of Innovation Economics & Management, Management Decision, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Leadership in Health Services.