Research Publications


Publications in leading Journals

  • Ferrati, F., Chen, H. & Muffatto, M. (2021). "Equity investors' decision-making: A deep learning model to assess early-stage companies using time-dependent data". Under review.
  • Francesco Ferrati and Moreno Muffatto (2021), "Entrepreneurial Finance: Emerging Approaches Using Machine Learning and Big Data", Foundations and Trends® in Entrepreneurship: Vol. 17: No. 3, pp 232-329.
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  • Francesco Ferrati and Moreno Muffatto (2021), "Reviewing Equity Investors’ Funding Criteria: A Comprehensive Classification and Research Agenda", Venture Capital: Vol. 23: No. 2, pp. 1-22.
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  • Raza A., Saeed S., Yousafzai S., Shahid M.U., Muffatto M. (2020). "Institutional adversity, external knowledge sources, and new ventures' innovation: An institutional polycentrism theory perspective” Industrial Marketing Management.
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  • Mohsen K., Saeed S., Raza A., Omar S., Muffatto M. (2020). "Does using latest technologies impact new venture innovation? A contingency-based view of institutional environments” Journal of Small Business Management, 1-35.
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  • Salinas, A., Ortiz, C. and Muffatto, M. (2019). "Business regulation, rule of law and formal entrepreneurship: evidence from developing” countries", Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 254-271.
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  • Sheriff M., Muffatto M. (2019). "University spin-offs: a new framework integrating enablers, stakeholders and results” International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management 16 (02).
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  • Raza A., Muffatto M., Saeed S. (2019). "The influence of formal institutions on the relationship between entrepreneurial readiness and entrepreneurial behaviour” Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 26 No. 1, pp. 133-157.
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  • Salinas A., Muffatto M., Alvarado R. (2018). "Informal institutions and informal entrepreneurial activity: New panel data evidence from Latin American countries” Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol 24 Issue 4.
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  • Raza, A. Muffatto, M. and Saeed, S., (2018). "Cross-country differences in innovative entrepreneurial activity: An entrepreneurial cognitive view", Management Decision, ISSN: 0025-1747.
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  • Sheriff M., Muffatto M. (2018). "High-tech entrepreneurial ecosystems: using a complex adaptive systems framework” International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Vol.22, No.6.
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  • Sheriff M., Muffatto M., Cooper S. (2016). "Measuring entrepreneurship environments in Africa: challenges in using international reports” International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Vol.20, N.1-2. Pages 20-44.
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  • Yousafzai, S., Saeed, S., Muffatto, M., (2015). "Institutional Theory and Contextual Embeddedness of Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership: Evidence from 92 Countries”, Journal of Small Business Management, Volume 53, Issue 3, pages 587–604.
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  • Saeed, S., Yousafzai, S., Yani-de-Soriano, M., and Muffatto, M. (2015). "The Role of Perceived University Support in the Formation of Students' Entrepreneurial Intention” Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp. 1127–1145.
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  • Sheriff, M., Muffatto, M., (2015). "The present state of entrepreneurship ecosystems in selected countries in Africa” African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, ISSN: 20140-0705 , Vol. 6 Issue: 1, pp.17–54.
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  • Saeed, S., Muffatto, M., and Yousafzai, S. (2014). "A Multi-level Study of Entrepreneurship Education among Pakistani University Students” Entrepreneurship Research Journal., 4 (3). pp. 297-321.
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  • Muffatto, M. and Saaed, S. (2014). "Editorial: Young and Innovative Entrepreneurship” in Muffatto M., and Saeed S. (Guest Editors) Special Issue on Young and Innovative Entrepreneurship. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, ISSN: 1741-5098, Vol. 18 No. 2/3.
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  • Sheriff, M., Muffatto, M., (2014). "Reviewing existing policies for unleashing and fostering entrepreneurship in selected African countries", Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Volume 19, Issue 03.
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  • Saaed, S., Muffatto, M. and Yousafzai, S. (2014). "Exploring inter-generational influence on entrepreneurial intention: The mediating role of perceived desirability and perceived feasibility”. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. ISSN: 1741-5098, 18 (2/3).
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  • Saadat S., Muffatto M., and Yousafzai S., (2014). "A Multi-level Study of Entrepreneurship Education among Pakistani University Students”, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, Berlin: de Gruyter, ISSN 2157-5665, ZDB-ID 26293110. - Vol. 4 (3). pp. 297-321.
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  • Muffatto M., Saadat S., (Guest Editors) (2014) Special Issue on Young and Innovative Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Vol. 18 No. 2/3.
  • Saaed, S., Muffatto, M. and Yousafzai, S. (2014). "Exploring inter-generational influence on entrepreneurial intention: the mediating role of perceived desirability and perceived feasibility”. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.
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Publication in Conference Proceedings

  • Ferrati F., Muffatto M. (2021). "A Deep Learning Model for Startups Evaluation Using Time Series Analysis" - 16th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE), Lisbon, Portugal (September 16-17, 2021)
  • Ferrati F., Muffatto M. (2021). "Startup Exits by Acquisition: A Cross Industry Analysis of Speed and Funding" - 16th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE), Lisbon, Portugal (September 16-17, 2021)
  • Negalegn A., Muffatto M., Ferrati F. (2021). "Value-Based Frameworks in Consumer Internet of Things (CIoTs): A Systematic Literature Review"
  • Negalegn A., Muffatto M., Ferrati F. (2021). "Value-Based Framework Development for Consumer Internet of Things (CIoTs): A Design Thinking Approach" - 16th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE), Lisbon, Portugal (September 16-17, 2021)
  • Ferrati F., Muffatto M. (2020). "Setting Crunchbase for Data Science: Preprocessing, Data Integration and Feature Engineering" 3rd International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics (CARMA), Valencia, Spain (July 8 – 9, 2020).
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  • Ferrati F., Muffatto M. (2020). "Using Crunchbase for research in Entrepreneurship: data content and structure" 19th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM), Aveiro, Portugal (18-19 June 2020).
  • Ferrati F. Muffatto M. (2019). "A Systematic Literature Review of the Assessment Criteria Applied by Equity Investors" 14th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE), Kalamata, Greece (19-20 September).
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  • Saeed S., Shahid U., Raza A., Muffatto M. (2019). "Public vs. Private Advice Networks and International Opportunity Discovery” Academy of Management Proceedings NY 10510-8020, USA.
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  • Sheriff M., Muffatto M., (2018). "Enhancing entrepreneurship for social change in the Euro-Mediterranean Region: Evidence from the UNIDO e4SC program”, Sinergie-SIMA Conference Transformative business strategies and new patterns for value creation, 14-15 June - Ca’ Foscari University Venice (Italy).
  • Saeed S., Raza A., Muffatto M. (2017). "Entrepreneurial Cognitions and Innovative Entrepreneuriship: Moderating Role of Societal Context” Academy of Management Proceedings NY 10510-8020, USA.
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  • Raza, A. Muffatto, M. Saeed, S, (2017). "Entrepreneurial Readiness: Moderating Role of Gender and Cultural Practices on Entrepreneurial Entry” International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Buenos Aires, Argentina (29 June - 2 July).
  • Saeed, S. Raza, A. and Muffatto, M. (2017). "Entrepreneurial Cognitions and Innovative Entrepreneurship: Moderating Role of Societal Context” 77th Annual Meeting, Academy of Management (AOM), Georgia, USA (4th – 8th August).
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  • Raza, A. Muffatto, M. and Saeed, S. (2017). "Individual Resources in the Context of Gender Gap and Female Innovative Entrepreneurial Leadership” Entrepreneurship Education Conference European Council for Small Business (ECSB) Cork, Ireland (10–12 May).
  • Raza, A. Muffatto, M and Saeed, S. (2017). "A 26 years Literature Review of National-Level Institutions: From Informal Institutions to Formal Institutions in Entrepreneurial Behaviour” The 6th Annual Conference of Economic Forum of Entrepreneurship & International Business, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (28–30 January).
  • Raza, A. Muffatto, M and Saeed, S. (2016). "Human Capital and Entrepreneurship: Role of Cultural Practices”, British Academy of Management Conference, Newcastle University Business School, United Kingdom (6–8 September).
  • Raza, A. Muffatto, M. and Saeed, S. (2016). "Entrepreneurial Cognitions and Innovative Entrepreneurial Entry: Moderating Role of Societal Context” 30th Annual Conference, British Academy of Management (BAM), Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK (6-8 September).
  • Raza, A. Muffatto, M. and Saeed, S. (2016). "Entrepreneurial Cognitions and Innovative Entrepreneurial Entry: Moderating Role of Macroeconomic Context” 61th Annual World Conference, International Council for Small Business (ICSB), United Nations and Stevens Institute of Technology, New York and New Jersey, USA (15-18 June).
  • Raza, A. Muffatto, M. and Saeed, S. (2015). "Opportunity Feasibility Importance in Country Level Entrepreneurial Institutions and Entrepreneurial Activity” 3rd DREAMT-CYFE Doctoral and Young Researcher Workshop, University of Bergamo, Italy (12-13 May).
  • Saaed, S., Muffatto, M. and Yousafzai, S. (2013). "A Multi-Level Study On Entrepreneurship Education Among Pakistani University Students”, 5th South Asian International Conference, CIIT, Pakistan (4–6 December).
  • Saeed, S., and Muffatto, M. (2013). "Entrepreneurial Role of University in the Formation of Entrepreneurial Intention: A Multi-Level Perspective”, Entrepreneurship, innovation and the engine of growth, RSA AiIG, Milan, Italy (17-18 October).
  • Saeed, S., and Muffatto, M. (2012). "Conceptualizing Role of University Orientation: Graduate-Entrepreneurial Intention”, International Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Venice, Italy (23-25 May).
  • Saeed, S., and Muffatto, M. (2012). "Exploring Entrepreneurial Intentions- Role of Entrepreneurial Training and Role Model: An Perspective from Italy”, 15th McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, University of Pavia, Italy, (21-23 September).

PhD Dissertations

  • Ali Raza "Cross Country Entrepreneurial Development: Role of Cultural Practices and Macroeconomic Contingencies in Entrepreneurial Behaviour”. Doctoral School of Management Engineering and Real Estate Appraisal, Università degli Studi di Padova, (Supervisor: Prof. Moreno Muffatto).
  • Aldo Marlon Salinas Aponte, "Understanding the relationship between institutions and formal and informal entrepreneurial activity: The case of Latin American countries”. Doctoral School of Management Engineering and Real Estate Appraisal, Università degli Studi di Padova, (Supervisor: Prof. Moreno Muffatto).
  • Saadat Saeed, "Individual Level Capabilities and Entrepreneurial Intention: The Contingent role of Institutional and Organizational Context”, Doctoral School of Management Engineering and Real Estate Appraisal, Università degli Studi di Padova, (Supervisor: Prof. Moreno Muffatto).
  • Michael Sheriff, "Sustainable Entrepreneurial Economic Growth in Africa”, Doctoral School of Management Engineering and Real Estate Appraisal, Università degli Studi di Padova, (Supervisor: Prof. Moreno Muffatto).

Reports

  • Muffatto M., Ferrati F. (2016). Startup Investor Monitor Italy. University of Padova.
  • Muffatto M., Sheriff M., Ferrati F., Raza A., and Saeed S. (2016). Italian Startup Monitor. University of Padova.
  • Muffatto M., Sheriff M. and Saeed S. (2015). Innovative Startup’s in Italy. University of Padova.
  • Muffatto M. Garengo P., Iacobucci D., Micozzi A., Sheriff. M., and Saeed S. (2014). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report Italy. University of Padova.
  • Muffatto M. Garengo P., Iacobucci D., Micozzi A., and Saeed S. (2013). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report Italy. University of Padova.
  • Muffatto M. Giacon P., and Saeed S. (2012). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report Italy. University of Padova.

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