The management of organizational ambidexterity through alliances in a new context of analysis: Internet of Things (IoT) smart city projects

Manlio Del Giudice, Stefano Bresciani, Alberto Ferraris - In the last decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) has affected the approach of organizations to innovation and how they create and capture value in everyday business activities. This is compounded in the so-called Smart Cities, where the objective of the IoT is to exploit information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support added-value services for citizens, giving companies more opportunities to innovate through the use of the latest technologies.

The impact of IT-based Knowledge Management Systems on internal venturing and innovation: a Structural Equation Modeling approach to corporate performance

Manlio Del Giudice, Maria Rosaria Della Peruta - The purpose of this paper is to assess the perceived importance of information technology (IT) as a core factor enabling innovation in knowledge management (KM). The aim is to propose an approach for using the IT tools for KM involved in the design of effective learning applications to help the firms to guide internal venturing development.

Discovering the Internet of Things (IoT): technology and business process management, inside and outside the innovative firms

Manlio Del Giudice - The growing relevance of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) arises from the possibility to connect people, goods and operations through a global network. The company performance management and the customer relationship management are influenced by the IoT that allows for an increasing competitiveness of the global corporations by sharing specific knowledge and social value in the long term. On one side, in many sectors such as agrifood, natural environment, smart cities, insurances, safety security, the IoT utility is changing the way of interpreting the business process management inside and outside the firms as well as innovation processes connected to products and services.

Training in Systems Thinking and System Dynamics as an Effective Way to Tackle Complexity in the Management of Organisations

Stefano Armenia, Alessandro Pompei, Annamaria Vecchio - The biggest challenge for today’s organisations is to address the growing complexity of their internal and external environment while gaining a competitive advantage. To do this, the leaders of the organisations must be able to understand this complexity through the knowledge of the environment and the implementation of a governance system based on a decision-making process that considers the enormous amount of data available.

Smart model-based governance: Taking decision making to the next level by integrating data analytics with systems thinking and system dynamics

Stefano Armenia - Although Big Data initiatives are currently presenting promising results, there is still some skepticism about their real capabilities as they are contextual dependent, and their objective and accuracy are some how misleading (Armenia et al., 2018). Approaches underlying the extraction of knowledge from a large amount of data are surely important tounder stand how a system has behave duntil a certain point in time. However, they, unfortunately, lack a real and effective capability to inferfuture system's behaviour and its relationship with other systems (some of which might even have counter-intuitive behaviours).

An innovative game-based approach for teaching urban sustainability

ARMENIA, CIOBANU, KULAKOWSKA, MYROVALI, PAPATHANASIOU, POMPEI, TSAPLES, TSIRONIS - This paper isbased on SUSTAIN, an ERASMUS+ project with an innovative perspective on urban transportation, and its target is to promote the importance of sustainability on the everyday problem of urban transportation among the students of higher education (and not only), who are the policy makers of tomorrow.

Sustainability Literacy through game based learning

J. Papathanasiou, S. Armenia, A. Pompei, R. Scolozzi, F. Barnabè, G. Tsaples - Sustainability and sustainable development have been recognized as the major challenges of the 21st century and to achieve this objective there is the need to think of education not as the traditional, analytic way of transferring knowledge, but as an experience that is centred on the student. Its purpose is to assist them in acquiring the necessary skills to constantly assess the environment, operate and adapt to it through a continuous and iterative process of revision from their frame of reference and finally equip them with the necessary material/tools that will help them comprehend and tackle complexity.

La Smart Model-based Governance (SMbG): un nuovo approccio al decision making per le Organizzazioni Intelligenti

Stefano Armenia, Eduardo Franco, Francesca Iandolo, Alessandro Pompei - Obiettivo del presente lavoro è proporre un nuovo framework concettuale di governance basato su un approccio sistemico e tradotto inun modello generale per la gestione della conoscenza all’interno delle organizzazioni: la Smart Model-based governance. La finalità di questo modello è quella di superare i bias legati ai modelli di governo e di gestione della conoscenza tipici dei punti di vista esclusivamente procedurali oppure di quelli dichiarativi.