dr. L. Fraccascia (Luca)

Guest Researcher

About Me

My name is Luca Fraccascia. I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering "Antonio Ruberti" (DIAG) of Sapienza University of Rome and appointed as Guest Researcher at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems (IEBIS) of the University of Twente (The Netherlands). My research interests are Industrial Symbiosis, Circular Economy, Input-Ouput ModelsAgent-based modelingEconomic Complexity, and Smart Cities.

I hold my Master Degree in Management Engineering and my PhD in Mechanical and Management Engineering at Politecnico di Bari (Italy). My PhD thesis was focused on how to support the emergence of self-organized industrial symbiosis networks and their sustainability over a long period. Before I started my current position, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Politecnico di Bari (Italy), and postdoctoral researcher and assistant professor at University of Twente.

My research is aimed at supporting companies to enhance their environmental sustainability. Respecting and protecting the environment is not just an ethical choice but a duty, if we are willing to respect the future generations!


Business & Economics
Agent-Based Simulation
Circular Economy
Industrial Symbiosis
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Business Development
Circular Economy


Fraccascia, L., & Nastasi, A. (2023). Mobile apps against food waste: Are consumers willing to use them? A survey research on Italian consumers. Resources, Conservation & Recycling Advances, 18, Article 200150. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcradv.2023.200150
Fraccascia, L., Ceccarelli, G., & Dangelico, R. M. (2023). Green products from industrial symbiosis: Are consumers ready for them? Technological forecasting and social change, 189, Article 122395. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2023.122395
Giannoccaro, I., Zaza, V. , & Fraccascia, L. (2022). Designing regional industrial symbiosis networks: The case of Apulia region. Sustainable development. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.2462
Chiaroni, D. , Fraccascia, L., Giannoccaro, I., & Urbinati, A. (2022). Enabling factors for the diffusion of circular economy and their impacts on sustainability. Resources, Conservation & Recycling Advances, 15, Article 200101. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcradv.2022.200101
Yazan, D. M. , Capelleveen, G. V. , & Fraccascia, L. (2022). Decision-support tools for smart transition to circular economy. In T. Bondarouk, & M. R. Olivas-Luján (Eds.), Smart Industry - Better Management (pp. 151-169). (Advanced Series in Management; Vol. 28). Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1877-636120220000028010
Dangelico, R. M., Schiaroli, V. , & Fraccascia, L. (2022). Is Covid-19 changing sustainable consumer behavior? A survey of Italian consumers. Sustainable development, 30(6), 1477-1496. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.2322
Fraccascia, L., Giannoccaro, I., Agarwal, A., & Hansen, E. G. (2021). Business models for the circular economy: Empirical advances and future directions. Business strategy and the environment, 30(6), 2741-2744. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2896
Giannoccaro, I., Ceccarelli, G. , & Luca, FRACCASCIA. (2021). Features of the Higher Education for the Circular Economy: The Case of Italy. Sustainability (Switzerland), 13(20), Article 11338. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132011338
Marcon, A., Ribeiro, J. L. D., Dangelico, R. M. , & Fraccascia, L. (2021). Green Innovation Ecosystems: An Exploratory Study of the Involved Actors. In A. M. Tavares Thomé, R. G. Barbastefano, L. F. Scavarda, J. C. Gonçalves dos Reis, & M. P. C. Amorim (Eds.), Industrial Engineering and Operations Management: XXVI IJCIEOM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 22–24, 2021 (2 ed., pp. 585-595). (Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics; Vol. 367). Springer. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78570-3_45
Fraccascia, L., Giannoccaro, I., & Albino, V. (2021). Ecosystem indicators for measuring industrial symbiosis. Ecological economics, 183, Article 106944. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.106944
Dangelico, R. M. , Fraccascia, L., & Nastasi, A. (2020). National culture's influence on environmental performance of countries: A study of direct and indirect effects. Sustainable development, 28(6), 1773-1786. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.2123
Fraccascia, L., & Giannoccaro, I. (2020). What, where, and how measuring industrial symbiosis: A reasoned taxonomy of relevant indicators. Resources, conservation and recycling, 157, Article 104799. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.104799
Fraccascia, L., Giannoccaro, I. , Yazan, D. M., Choi, T., & Ivanov, D. (2019). Managing supply chain operations in industrial symbiosis networks. Resources, conservation and recycling, 151, Article 104323. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.04.033
Fraccascia, L. , Yazdanpanah, V. , van Capelleveen, G. C. , & Yazan, D. M. (2019). A Framework for Industrial Symbiosis Systems for Agent-Based Simulation. In J. Becker, & D. Novikov (Eds.), Proceedings - 21st IEEE Conference on Business Informatics, CBI 2019 (pp. 419-428). Article 8808068 (Proceedings IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI); Vol. 2019, No. 21). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CBI.2019.00055

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