Beatrice Orlando is an Adjunct Professor of Strategies for Business Growth at Sapienza University and of Business Management at UNINT – Rome. Professor Orlando received a Master in Finance and Ph.D in Business Management and Corporate Finance from Sapienza University of Rome, where she also graduated with a degree in Economics. She had taught several strategies and business management courses over years. In 2010, she was a visiting researcher at London Business School, United Kingdom, at the Department of Management and Operations. Professor Orlando’s current research focus is on entrepreneurship and innovation. Specifically, her research interests are innovation adoption, open innovation, behavioral strategies of the firm, diversification, organizational slack and firm’s decision making. She has published numerous articles in leading scholarly journals, such as Production, Planning and control, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management.