Reality is made of two ontological perspectives: one is attributive and the other relational.
The former looks at the attributes of things, like weights, length, color, beauty, taste, etc., while the latter at the relationships connecting things, like the number of relationships, the closeness, the density, the similarity of patterns, etc.
Into the economic and business world, the former are, for instance, a company’s turnover, assets value, cash flow, size, export share, etc., while the latter are the number and types of links directly or indirectly connecting two or more companies, the length of the paths connecting them, the similarity of their
exchange patterns, etc.

To understand (and hopefully explain and predict) phenomena, we need both perspectives. We all have an intuitive perception of the relational dimension in which we are embedded, let say our group of friends or colleagues, the map representing the places where they are located, etc. We all know that, if we were
looking for a good expert about something, we would search into the network of our friends or colleagues and maybe ask them to search into their own network of relationships.

Knowledge is not exception: it is distributed into a network of topics, concepts and methods that follow vertical lines from a mother (or larger) topic to its derivation (specialization) and horizontal lines, which connect them in terms of some sort of similarity.
The knowledge that I developed during my life is not exception: the vertical relationships flow from Areas of Activities to Scientific Research, Training and Business, and so on.

Horizontal (lateral) connections are evidenced too, so that the navigator can grasp immediately (and maybe follow) from a topic to another one that is similar to that or jump into another vertical scientific derivation that have in common that same topic. Of course, the best candidates for such cross-knowledge are methods, but, besides them, there are also a lot of other lateral connections, that you will discover yourself.
All my published and unpublished papers are available for download. As well, all the presentations I did in public conferences and workshops.

LUCIO BIGGIERO

Curriculum Vitae

Affiliation:
Università dell’Aquila (University of L’Aquila)
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione e di Economia (DIIIE) (Department of Industrial Engineering, Information and Economics)
Via Giuseppe Mezzanotte, 67100 L'Aquila (AQ) Italy Email: biggiero@ec.univaq.it, lucio.biggiero@gmail.com Web pages: www.luciobiggiero.com
Skype address: bertagordon

Positions:
Full professor of Organization Theory and Design at the University of L’Aquila.
Member of the Doctoral course in Markets and Institutions for Development and Innovation at the University “La Sapienza” (Rome).

Courses:
Business Organization (Department of Industrial Engineering, Information and Economics)
Analysis  and  Design  of  Inter-Organizational  Networks  (Department  of  Industrial  Engineering, Information and Economics)
Business Analytics for Business Networks (Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science)

Other training experiences:
In the Doctoral course of the Department of Industrial Engineering, Information and Economics of the University of L’Aquila (Italy), he is responsible of a seminars cycle on epistemology and methodology of research.

He has been teaching Organization Theory and Design, Organizational Behaviour, Epistemology and Methodology of Social Research in the following Doctoral courses:
Economia e Organizzazione delle Imprese (Economics and Management of Firms), by Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”
Organizzazione,  Tecnologia  e  Sviluppo  delle  Risorse  Umane  (Organization,  Technology  and Development of Human Resources), by Università degli Studi del Molise
Psicologia  Cognitiva,  Psicofisiologia  e  Personalità  (Cognitive  Psychology,  Psychofisiology  and Personality), by Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”.

For many years he has been teaching Organization Theory and Design, Local Production Systems, Knowledge Management in the following Masters:
Master in Business Administration, by LUISS University (Rome)
Master in Experts of International Trade and Management, by ICE (Italian Institute for Foreign Trade) Master in Human Resource Management, by University of “La Sapienza” (Rome).

During the last years he gave a course of 40h on Inter-firm networks and industrial clusters in the Master on Management and internationalization of inter-firm networks, held in the University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy).

Memberships:
Member of the Board of Directors and of the Scientific Board of CIRPS (Interuniversity Research Centre on Sustainable Development) (www.cirps.it). CIRPS is an Inter-University Centre through research, training, services and direct intervention on the territory aims to disseminate the principles internationally recognized as necessary to ensure sustainable development.

Director of the MEFOR Thematic Section of CIRPS (www.cirps.it), which aims to apply to socio- economic and environmental topics the following advanced methodologies: outranking methods of multicriteria decision making; social network analysis; dynamic network analysis (NK models); agent- based simulation models.

Member of the Scientific Board of ECONA (InterUniversity Research Center on Cognitive Computation in Artificial and Natural Systems) https://web.uniroma1.it/econa/, which collects 12 Italian universities in various research areas, among which: Psychology of cognitive processes, Neural Networks, Non-linear Dynamics.

Member  of  the  Experts’  Group  of  MIUR  (www.miur.it)  (Ministry of  Education  University & Research).

Past memberships of scientific associations:
AIDEA (Italian Association of Management Studies)
AIEMS (Italian Association of Epistemology and Systems Methodology) AiIG (Italian Association of Engineering Management and Economics) AIRS (Italian Association for Systems Research)
AOM (Academy of Management)
BAM (British Academy of Management)
CIRPS (Interuniversity Research Centre on Sustainable Development) EGOS (European Group of Organization Studies)
ESSA (European Social Simulation Association) EURAM (European Academy of Management) ETSG (European Trade Study Group)
IASS (Italian Association for Sustainability Science) ICORE (International Conference on Reputation)
INSNA (International Network for Social Network Analysis) ISA (International Sociological Association)
RC51 (Research Committee on Socio-cybernetics) SDS (Systems Dynamics Society)
WINIR (World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research)
Associate Editor of the International Journal of Systems and Society Past Fields of Empirical Studies on the following sectors:
biomedicals, packaging machines, energy saving, oil.

Recent Fields of Empirical Studies on the following sectors:
Aerospace, telecommunication.

Main fields of scientific interest:
Theory of Organization Design and Change Coordination Theory
Innovation Diffusion in Inter-firm networks and in Industrial Clusters Knowledge Creation and Transfer in R&D Collaboration Networks
(Inter-)Organizational Networks, especially Ownership Networks, Interlock Boards and Departments Local Production Systems
Organizational Impact of Socio-cognitive Factors Epistemology and Methodology of Organization Science
Formal Network Methodologies: Social Network Analysis, Boolean networks (NK-FL models), Agent- based Simulation Models

Spoken Languages:
English (fluently)
German (intermediate)
Russian (beginner)

Previous and current involvement in EU projects
TACIS Project “Training and Developing Management and Economic Knowledge in Russia”, as teacher.
TSER Project (FP4) “The Self-organization of the European Information Society”, as coordinator of the Task 5.2
PHARE Project “ Participation in EU Networks: Preparation of Czech SMEs for EU Accession”, as consultant of the project coordinator.
IST-CPA5  Project  (FP5)  “Organizational  Consequences  of  Email  Introduction,  Adoption  and Diffusion”, as coordinator of the whole project.
RTD-IHP Project (FP5) “Industrial Districts’ Re-location Processes: Identifying Policies in the Perspective of EU Enlargement”, as coordinator of the Luiss partnership.

Participation to the following Italian Research Projects:
PRIN 2001-2003 on “Virtual Enterprise”, as coordinator of the research unit of the University of l’Aquila.
FIRB 2005-2008 on “Artificial societies for competition and collaboration: knowledge networks, corporate reputation and firm clusters. Building a user-enabling simulator”, as coordinator of the research unit of the University of l’Aquila.
PRIN 2006-2007 on “Territorial benchmarking: specific tools for the analysis of the performances and the competitiveness of local production systems”, as coordinator of the research unit of the University of l’Aquila.

Reviewer for the following journals: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice European Management Review
Human Systems Management
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation Journal of Business Research
Journal of Management and Governance Journal of Management Studies

Journal of Small Business Management
Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences Organization Studies
Research Policy
Resources, Conservation & Recycling Technology Analysis & Strategic Management

Author Impact Analysis (according to Google Scholar as reported by Harzing’s Publish or Perish methodology, www.harzing.com) h-index: 18; g-index: 41.

 

Publications in English:

  1. 2019. A note on variety and hierarchy of economic and social systems. The system-network dualism and the consequences of routinization and robotization. In Minati G. Abram M, Pessa E (eds) Systemics of incompleteness and quasi-systems (207-220). Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference of the Italian Systems Society. NY: Springer
  2. 2018. Providing sound theoretical roots to sustainability science: systems science and (second- order) cybernetics. Sustainability Science. 13(5): 1323–1335. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625- 018-0573-2.
  3. 2017. Looking at the skeleton of university research performance. A pilot study on an Italian university. Procedia Computer Science. 106: 66 – 73.
  4. 2016a. Preface to Biggiero L. et al. (Eds.) Relational methodologies and epistemology in economics and management sciences (i-ix). Hershey, PA (US): IGI Global.
  5. 2016b. Conclusions: Methodological pluralism and epistemology between and beyond relational methods. In Biggiero L. et al. (Eds.) Relational methodologies and epistemology in economics and management sciences (pp. 397-411). Hershey, PA (US): IGI Global.
  6. 2016c. Network analysis for economics and management studies. In Biggiero L. et al. (Eds.) Relational methodologies and epistemology in economics and management sciences (pp. 1-60). Hershey, PA (US): IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9770-6.ch001.
  7. 2016d. NK simulation modeling. In Biggiero L. et al. (Eds.) Relational methodologies and epistemology in economics and management sciences (pp. 62-100). Hershey, PA (US): IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9770-6.ch002.
  8. 2016e. (co-authored with P. Angelini) A comparison between international trade and R&D collaboration networks in the European aerospace sector. In Biggiero L. et al. (Eds.) Relational methodologies and epistemology in economics and management sciences (pp. 141-171). Hershey, PA (US): IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9770-6.ch005.
  9. 2016f. (co-authored with M. Basevi) An international trade comparison between two supposedly different sectors: An investigation on inter-sectoral diversity and sectoral trade stability. In Biggiero L. et al. (Eds.) Relational methodologies and epistemology in economics and management sciences (pp. 172-205). Hershey, PA (US): IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1- 4666-9770-6.ch006.
  10. 2016g. (co-authored with M. Basevi) Knowledge creation, growth and transfer within industrial networks of practices: the role of absorptive capacity and direct centrality. In Biggiero L. et al. (Eds.) Relational methodologies and epistemology in economics and management sciences (pp. 313-347). Hershey, PA (US): IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9770-6.ch012.
  11. 2016h. (co-authored with A. Mastrogiorgio) A methodology to measure the hierarchical degree of formal organizations. In Biggiero L. et al. (Eds.) Relational methodologies and epistemology in economics and management sciences (pp. 206-231). Hershey, PA (US): IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9770-6.ch007.
  12. 2016i. (co-authored with E. Sevi) On the relationships between connection modes and workgroup performance: the moderating role of group size and task complexity. In Biggiero L. et al. (Eds.) Relational methodologies and epistemology in economics and management sciences (pp. 348-372). Hershey, PA (US): IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9770- 6.ch013.
  13. 2016j. (co-authored with M. Valente) The role of knowledge heterogeneity in industrial clusters knowledge dynamics: an application of the Boolean network simulation modeling. In Biggiero L. et al. (Eds.) Relational methodologies and epistemology in economics and management sciences (pp. 257-282). Hershey, PA (US): IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9770- 6.ch009.
  14. 2015. (co-authored with P. Angelini) Hunting scale-free properties in R&D collaboration networks: self-organization, power-law and policy issues in the European aerospace research area. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 94: 21-43.
  15. 2012a. (co-authored with M. Basevi) On the dynamics of knowledge transfer in industrial clusters: an application of the Boolean network modeling, in Minati G., Pessa E. & Abram M. (Eds.) Methods, models, simulations and approaches towards a general theory of change. World Scientific (pp. 429-442). DOI: 10.1142/9789814383332_0030.
  16. 2012b. Practice vs. possession: epistemological implications on the nature of organizational knowledge and cognition. In M. Mora, O. Gelman, A. Steenkamp and M.S. Raisinghani (Eds.) Research methodologies, innovations and philosophies in software systems engineering and information systems. Hershey, PA (US): IGI Global (pp. 82-105). DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666- 0179-6.ch005. ISBN: 978-1-4666-0179-6.
  17. 2011a. Knowledge redundancy, environmental shocks, and agents’ opportunism. In Józefczyk J. and Orski D. (Eds.) Knowledge-based intelligent system advancements: systemic and cybernetic approaches. Advances in Artificial Intelligence Technologies (AAIT). Hershey (Penn, USA): IGI Global Publishers (pp. 252-281). DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-811-7.ch013. ISBN: 978-1-61692-811-7.
  18. 2011b. (co-authored with Biava, P.M., Basevi, M., Borgonovo, A., Borgonovo, E. and Burigana F.) Cancer cell reprogramming, stem cell differentiation stage factors: an agent-based model to optimize cancer treatment. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. 12(2). 243-253.
  19. 2010a. (co-authored with A. Sammarra) Does geographical proximity enhance knowledge exchange? The case of the aerospace industrial cluster of centre Italy. International Journal of Technology Transfer & Commercialization. 9(4): 283-305.
  20. 2010b. Exploration modes and its impact on industry profitability. The differentiated effects of internal and external ways to access market knowledge, in Faggini M. and Vinci P. (Eds.) Decision theory and choice: a complexity approach. Berlin: Springer (pp. 83-116).
  21. 2010c. (co-authored with A. Sammarra, C. Muzzi and R. Dandi) The effect of e-mail use and adoption on organizational participation: the case of a public administration. Human Systems Management. 29(1): 27-39.
  22. 2009a. (co-authored with E. Sevi) Opportunism by cheating and its effects on industry profitability. The CIOPS model. Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory. 15: 191- 236.
  23. 2009b. (co-authored with E. Sevi) The COD model: simulating workgroup performance, in Minati G., Pessa E. & Abram M. (Eds.) Processes of emergence of systems and systems properties. Towards a general theory of emergence (pp. 113-134). Singapore: World Scientific.
  24. 2009c. Organizations as cognitive systems: is knowledge an emergent property of information networks? In Minati G., Pessa E. & Abram M. (Eds.) Processes of emergence of systems and systems properties. Towards a general theory of emergence (pp. 697-712). Singapore: World Scientific.
  25. 2008a. (co-authored with A. Sammarra) Heterogeneity and specificity of inter-firm knowledge flows in innovation networks. Journal of Management Studies. 45(4): 800-829.
  26. 2008b. (co-authored with E. Sevi) The effects of various forms of inter-organizational trust on competitiveness, in Thoben, K.D., Pawar, K.S. & Goncalves R. (Eds.) 14th International conference on Concurrent Enterprising: A new wave of Innovation in Collaborative Networks. University of Notthingam (pp. 171-178).
  27. 2008c. (co-authored with E. Sevi) Effects of task interdependence and bounded rationality on workgroup performance. In Trappl R. (Ed.) Cybernetics and Systems 2008. Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies, Vienna. ISBN: 978-3-85206-175-7.
  28. 2007. (co-authored with D. Laise) On choosing governance structures: theoretical and methodological issues. Human Systems Management. 26: 69-84.
  29. 2006a. System identity and autonomy of an international research team: a case study in self- observation. In Minati G., Pessa E. & Abram M. (Eds.) Systemics of Emergence: Research and Development (pp. 551-568). NY: Springer.
  30. 2006b. Industrial and knowledge relocation strategies under the challenges of globalization and digitization: the move of small and medium enterprises among territorial systems. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. 18(6): 1-29.
  31. 2006c. Editor of the Special Issue on Industrial Districts’ Relocation Processes: Evolutionary and Policy Issues. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. 18(6).
  32. 2005. (co-authored with G. Iazzolino & D. Laise) On multicriteria business performance measurement. The Journal of Financial Decision Making. 1 (2): 37-56.
  33. 2004. (co-authored with A. Sammarra, C. Muzzi & R. Dandi) Organizational consequences of e-mail adoption and diffusion: theoretical issues and empirical results. In P. Cunningham & M. Cunningham (Eds.) eAdoption and the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies. (pp. 134-140) Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  34. 2003a. (co-authored with D. Laise) Choosing and comparing organizational structures: a multicriteria methodology. Human Systems Management. 30(1): 13-23.
  35. 2003b. (co-authored with D. Laise) Outranking methods. choosing and evaluating technology policy: a multicriteria approach. Science & Public Policy. 30(1): 13-23.
  36. 2003c. (co-authored with A. Sammarra) Social identity and identification processes. enriching theoretical tools to study industrial districts. In F. Belussi, G. Gottardi e E. Rullani (Eds.) The Technological Evolution of Industrial Districts. (pp. 205-232) Amsterdam: Kluwer.
  37. 2003d. (co-authored with A. Sammarra) The Biomedical Valley: Structural, relational, and social psychological aspects. In F. Belussi, G. Gottardi e E. Rullani (Eds.) The Technological Evolution of Industrial Districts. (pp. 367-388) Amsterdam: Kluwer.
  38. 2002. The location of multinationals in industrial districts: knowledge transfer in biomedicals. Journal of Technology Transfer. 27: 111-122.
  39. 2001a. Are firms autopoietic systems? In G. van der Zouwen & F. Geyer (Eds.) Sociocybernetics: complexity, autopoiesis, and observation of social systems. pp. 125-140. Westport (CT): Greenwood.
  40. 2001b. Sources of complexity in human systems. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. 5(1): 3-19.
  41. 2001c. (co-authored  with  A.  Sammarra)  Identity  and  identification  in  industrial  districts. Journal of Management and Governance. 5(1): 61-82.
  42. 2001d. Self-organizing  processes  in  building  entrepreneurial  networks:  a  theoretical  and empirical investigation. Human Systems Management. 20: 209-222.
  43. 2000a. Small business networks.  In M. Zeleny (Ed.) The IEBM Handbook of information technology in business (pp. 249-257). London: Thomson.
  44. 2000b. Complexity and organization. In M. Zeleny (Ed.) The IEBM Handbook of information technology in business (pp. 291-300). London: Thomson.
  45. 2000c. (co-authored with H.J.L. Voets) Globalization and self-organization: the consequences of decentralization for industrial organization. International Review of Sociology. 1: 73-82.
  46. 1999a. Markets,  hierarchies,  networks,  districts:  a  cybernetic  approach.  Human  Systems Management, 18: 71-86.
  47. 1999b. (co-authored with Alessia Sammarra) The evolution of Italian industry: a global outline. Economia, Società, Istituzioni. 2: 237-273.
  48. 1999c. The  need  for  participation  in  the  post-fordist  age.  In  S.  Schruijer  (Eds.)  Multi- organizational partnerships and cooperative strategy (pp. 75-80). Dutch UP.
  49. 1999d. Co-editor  of  the  Special  Issue  “Industrial  Districts  in  Italy”  of  Human  Systems Management.
  50. 1998a. Italian industrial districts: a triple helix pattern of problem solving. Industry & Higher Education, Special Issue, August. 227-234.
  51. 1998b. Complexity and self-organization: consequences for capitalistic industrial organization, in G. Minati (Eds.) First Italian Conference on Systemics. Milano: Apogeo. 185-198.
  52. 1997. Managerial action and observation: a view of relational complexity. Systemica. 12: 23-37; reprinted in LUISS International Journal, 2000.
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