Professor Francesco Rullani


Universities & Institutions

  • Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Areas of Interest

  • Self-organised digital innovation
  • Social innovation
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Hybrid organizations
  • Collective knowledge creation

Francesco Rullani is Professor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice since September 2019.

Francesco’s research focuses on self-organized digital innovation, social innovation and social entrepreneurship. In particular, the organizational dynamics of digital communities and their impact on the economic system, and the mechanisms allowing hybrid organizations to merge social impact and economic sustainability, are among the key issues he has been interested in.

Francesco has explored these themes employing mainly quantitative techniques applied to large databases, but also theoretical elaboration, qualitative case studies and formal modeling.

Before he was Associate Professor at LUISS University. Within LUISS, he was also the President of the Advisory Board of ERShub@luiss, the hub gathering all the activities undertaken within the LUISS Business School (IT) that relate to ethics, responsibility and sustainability.

In addition, Francesco has been Associate Professor and Assistant Professor at LUISS University in Rome (IT), where he was job market officer for the PhD in Management, and Founder and Head of ERShub.

Previously, he has been Visiting Associate Professor, and before Assistant Professor and Post-Doc, at Copenhagen Business School (DK), visiting fellow at Stanford University (USA) and Bocconi University (IT). He received his Ph.D. from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (IT) and has worked as Junior Researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

His publications appeared in Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Industrial and Corporate Change, and others.

He has led and/or participated in projects financed by the European Union (e.g., H2020), National and Regional Authorities (e.g., PRIN; POR FSE), companies and their associations (e.g., RetImpresa) and NGO’s (e.g., ActionAid).

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The Bright Side of Hybridity: Exploring How Social Enterprises Manage and Leverage Their Hybrid Nature

Details Year: 2019 Published in: Journal of Business Ethics 159(4):1-5 Cited as: Mongelli, L., Rullani, F., Ramus, T. et al. The Bright Side of Hybridity: Exploring How Social Enterprises Manage and Leverage Their Hybrid Nature. J Bus Ethics 159, 301–305 (2019). Abstract The study suggests that, under certain conditions, the involvement of a social [...]