BACCO Francesca

Qualifica Cultrice della materia
Sito web (scheda personale)
Struttura Dipartimento di Management
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Francesca Bacco, PhD Graduate


Francesca Bacco is a PhD Graduate in Management at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, where she also earned a Master of Research in Management Studies and a Master’s Degree in Management (with honours). She has been visiting researcher at Imperial College Business School in London during the academic year 2018/2019. Her research interests lie at the nexus of entrepreneurship, strategy, and organization theory. She studies how people and organizations engage in social-symbolic work while organizing for innovation. She is particularly interested in forms of social-symbolic work including boundary work, identity work, framing, and cultural entrepreneurship. Her research focuses on empirical contexts where individuals’ and organizations’ attempts to create, scale, and gain acceptance for innovation are particularly important and challenging, such as early-stage startups, collaborations between large incumbents and new ventures, open innovation projects, and venture accelerators. Before starting her PhD, Francesca worked as financial and HR controller in the aerospace and fashion retail industry. Her research has been presented at international conferences such as the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium and the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, and she has attended several workshops in leading universities in Europe.


- Jan 2020: PhD cum laude in Management, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

- Sep 2017: Master of Research in Management Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

- Feb 2015: Master’s Degree in Business Administration (with honours), curricula Business Administration and Governance, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

- July 2012: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and management, curricula Accounting and Finance, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

International Experience

- Oct 2018 - Mar 2019: Visiting Researcher at Imperial College Business School - London, United Kingdom. 

- Sep 2015: FP7 and Horizon 2020 Master of Finance and Administration - Bruxelles, Belgium 

- Aug 2014 - Dec 2014: ERASMUS+ Exchange Program at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. 

Professional (Non-Academic) Experience

In 2015 and 2016, she worked as a financial and HR controller in the Aerospace and Retail industry. She was responsible for cost accounting, cost planning and analysis, budgeting and re-forecasting, financial reporting, monthly accounts closure, and variance analysis. 

Other Experiences

In 2014, she was a volunteer for the organization of TEDxCaFoscariU in Venice for Ca' Foscari University (Venice, Italy) 

In March 2014, she was selected to attend the International Talent Campus in Vittorio Veneto (Treviso, Italy) with other international students from Italy, Croatia, Spain, and The Netherlands.