Francesco Rullani is currently Full Professor and Job Market Officer for the PhD in Management at Ca' Foscari University of Venice (IT).
He is the Director of the Impact Unit of the Yunus Social Business Centre at Ca' Foscari, promoting the idea of a social economy able to combine economic value with environmental sustainability and social impact, and accredited by the Yunus Centre of Dhaka (Bangladesh) as part of a Global YSBC Network.
At Ca' Foscari, he has also been the Founder and Director of Bliss - Digital Impact Lab the research center devoted to gather and produce research on the impacts of the Digital Transformation on business and society.
Previously, at LUISS, he has been the Founder and Director of ERShub@luiss, the hub gathering all the activities undertaken within the LUISS Business School (IT) that relate to ethics, responsibility and sustainability (ERShub@luiss is now CeSID - Center on Sustainability, Inclusion, Digitalization and Francesco is affiliated to it as Scientific Collaborator).
He has been Associate and Assistant Professor at LUISS University in Rome (IT), where he was also Job Market Officer for the PhD in Management.
Previously, he has been Visiting Associate Professor, and before Assistant Professor and Post-Doc (finances by IRI Foundarion), 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 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 big data analytics, but also theoretical elaboration, qualitative case studies and formal modeling.
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).