Baroncelli Alessandro

Full Professor at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano where he teaches Business Strategy and International Management. Visiting professor at Université Paris 2, Université Nancy 2-ICN Business School, Helsinki University of Technology, Université Dauphine, Mt Eliza Melbourne Business School teaching on strategy and organization topics. He is currently Director of the MIB Master in International Business. He has also been consultant to various Italian and European companies. He is regularly involved in the organisation of international conferences and is a reviewer for several journals in the strategy and organization area. He is the author of numerous publications in strategy, organization and international management.

Vecchi Alessandra

Assistant professor in the Department of Management at the University of Bologna in Italy where she holds a Marie Curie Fellowship. Additionally she holds the position of Senior Research Fellow at London College of Fashion. She was formerly based in the School of Business and in the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) at Trinity College in Dublin (Ireland) where she still holds the position of IIIS Research Associate. Besides teaching several subjects mostly in the field of International Business and Operations Management at postgraduate level, she supervises MA and Ph.D. students in a wide array of Fashion Management related subjects. She has a significant record of high-profile publications and her research interests tend to be of multidisciplinary nature and rather eclectic. They range from Chinese acquisitions of “Made in Italy” luxury brands, value creation and strategic upgrading of fashion clusters, governance of family business groups, luxury firms’ strategic use of social media to quality management and the adoption of new technologies both from a marketing and supply chain management perspective. She is author of two books – ‘The Viability of Industrial Districts’ (2006) and ‘The Business of Space – The Next Frontier of International Competition’ co-authored with Professor Louis Brennan (2011).

Tedeschi Piero

Full Professor at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano where he teaches Microeconomics, Economics of the Firm and Industrial Organization. He is currently Secretary of the European Economic Association. He is regularly involved in the organisation of international conferences and is referee for several journals, economics and industrial organization. He is also an author of numerous publications in game theory, industrial organization and contract theory.

Belvedere Valeria

Valeria Belvedere is Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management. She holds an MBA from the Polytechnic of Milan and a PhD in “Management of Small to Medium Sized Enterprises” from LIUC University of Castellanza. She was also visiting scholar at the University of Bath. Her main fields of research and teaching concern the following: manufacturing and logistic performance measurement and management; operations strategy; service operations management; sustainable supply chain management; behavioral operations.

Bolzani Daniela

Daniela Bolzani holds a Ph.D. in General Management obtained from the University of Bologna (Italy) and is an Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan (Italy) since November 2017. Her research focuses on the multi-level antecedents and processes of entrepreneurship, especially in the contexts of international, migrant and academic spin-off businesses, and entrepreneurship education. She has been a visiting scholar at the Leeds School of Business – University of Colorado at Boulder (2013), and at HEC Paris (2016). Her works are presented at the BCERC, AIB, AOM, DRUID, EGOS and Alberta Institutions conferences and published in Small Business Economics, International Journal of Management Reviews, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Industry & Innovation, Journal of Industrial & Business Economics and several book chapters. In the past, Daniela worked for five years in the fields of financial audit and international development in Europe and Africa.

Capaldo Antonio

Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Bologna and has been a visiting researcher at the Warwick Business School (UK). Dr. Capaldo’s research interests include the embeddedness of strategy, the processes of interorganizational collaboration, the management of alliance networks, and the relational capabilities of both individuals and organizations. On these subjects he teaches courses and seminars at undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive levels in a number of Italian and foreign Universities and Business Schools. He has published more than 30 papers and book chapters and one book. His work on the relationships between network structure and innovation has recently been published in the Strategic Management Journal (2007).

Ciabuschi Francesco

Assistant professor of international business at Uppsala University’s Department of Business Studies (Sweden). He teaches at the undergraduate, graduate, executive MBA, and doctoral programs. He is also a Graduate and PhD thesis supervisor. He received his doctorate from Uppsala University (in International Business). He has been a visiting scholar at INSEAD (France) and he did a post-doctorate degree at Stanford University (USA). Ciabuschi has published in several international journals and book chapters in a number of anthologies. His research interests concern strategic management of multinational corporations, knowledge development and transfer in multinational corporations, subsidiary development, and employment of IT systems in innovation and knowledge management.

Cutrona Claudio

Electronic Engineer specialized in power electronics. He is author of several research projects and papers on topics related to power electronics. He is currently Sales Director for the International Markets at Alascom (an ICT Solution Provider operating worldwide). He previously held several positions at Italtel where he progressed through a series of roles of increasing responsibility (from R&D to Sales) with a final appointment as leader of the Overseas Project Management Office and head of the Professional Services Offering leading operations in several countries in Europe, Latin America and Middle East. He served as consultant to Italian Agriculture Ministry on projects related to the environmental heritage protection. At ICRIM he carried out projects concerning the Persic Gulf and coached the Focus on Arab Gulf Markets.

D'Angelo Alfredo

Associate Professor in International Business and Entrepreneurship at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (Italy). Before joining the UCSC he was Lecturer in International Business at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow (UK) from 2010 to 2015. He has been visiting professor at Nankai Business School (China) and the Université Catholique de Lille (France), and a post-doc research fellow at the University “Statale” of Milan (Italy). He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Pavia (Italy). He also holds an MSc in Management Research from the University of Glasgow (UK), an MSc in International Business from the University of Ulster (UK) and a BSc in Economics from the “Federico II” University of Naples (Italy). Before joining the academia, he has worked as International Marketing Executive for Bord Bia – Irish Food Board in Dublin (Ireland) and Milan (Italy) offices. He has also acted as consultant for several public and private organizations including Scottish Development International, Scottish Enterprise, IReR (Lombardy Regional Institute for Research) and Euromonitor International. His research focuses on SMEs’ internationalization, international entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship and family firms. His publications have appeared on Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Industry and Innovation, International Marketing Review among others.

Del Giudice Manlio

Associate Professor of Business Management at the University of Rome “Link Campus”, where he serves as Deputy Head of the Department of Research. He is also serving as Associate Dean of the Faculty of International Business Management, in the same university. He is Professor of Management of Biotech Firms at the “Federico II” University of Naples and Associate Research Professor at the ESG Management School of Paris. He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Milano Bicocca and he has taught in a number of universities worldwide, including Grenoble Graduate School of Business, Twente University, and Jonkoping University. He has more than 70 publications in mainstream journals, he has active research collaboration programs with more than 20 universities across the globe, including affiliations with celebrated universities and research centres, from New Zealand to United Arab Emirates. He has promoted and managed several academic spin-off green biotechnology companies and technology transfer activities. His research interests focus on knowledge management, cross-cultural management, family business management, and entrepreneurship.

Filippini Luigi

Full Professor of Political Economy since 1990. He has also taught other courses including Economics of Innovation and Competitiveness, Microeconomics, Decision Processes, Negotiation and Leadership. He graduated at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – School of Business Administration. Research student at the London School of Economics and Harvard University. Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Economics of the Queen Mary College – University of London (1993-1994).

Huang Regina (Lujin)

Associate Professor, and is Vice-Dean in charge of the Professional Master’s Programs and International Exchanges and Cooperation at School of Business, East China University of Science & Technology. Thanks to her role as ECUST MBA Director over 10 years, her research interests range from Foreign Trade, International Economic Cooperation, and Business and Administration in Leadership, Marketing and CSR. She has worked with several European university partners for two projects sponsored by British Council, and EU Asia-Link Program in the past 6 years, gained many experiences in working with the international academic and researchers. She has published more than 20 papers in journals or at international conferences, and some textbooks and books.

Landoni Matteo

Research assistant of entrepreneurship at the department of Business Studies of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Business History and Management from the Graduate School of Social, Economics, and Political Sciences at the University of Milan in 2013. Before his graduation he has been a visiting scholar at the department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ, and he has represented the University of Milan at LERU (League of European Research Universities) conferences in 2010 and 2012. His research interests are in the entrepreneurship process of individuals and institutions, with a focus on research-intensive and science-based industries, and innovation policies.

Liverani Antonio

Graduated in Mathematics, Professor of Operations Research and Health Informatics. He taught Operations and Supply Chain Management at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) and in several Master Programs in Management and Health Management. Former Head of the UCSC Postgraduate School of Logistics and member of the GAT “Complementary Medicines” and the Scientific Direction of the HPH Network at Regione Lombardia. Former member of several Ethics Committees in various local organizations of the National Health Service and of IRCCS Monzino Cardiology Center. Former head of UCSC Ce.Ri.S.Ma.S Project in Health Care Management. He has also been Organizational and IT Consultant to various Public Bodies (Milano, Senago, Parma, Rimini Municipalities and several local organizations of the National Health Service). He served as Director of Data Processing Centers of UCSC, Università della Calabria, Università degli Studi di Milano and of CILEA Supercomputing (affiliated to the ACM Association of Computing Machinery). He is currently a member of the Scientific Board of CIRM – Consorzio Italiano per la Ricerca in Medicina, Vice President of Medici Volontari Italiani ONLUS and he collaborates with the Economic and Social Sciences of UCSC (Piacenza Campus). Antonio Liverani’s research interests focus on the Monte Carlo and other computational algorithms methods. His research work includes around forty scientific papers.

Lossani Marco

Full Professor of International Economics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He is a visiting professor at Universidad Catolica Argentina de Buenos Aires, Chulalongkorn University at Bangkok, Vietnamese Science Academy at Hanoi and Saint Joseph University at Beirut where he has given lectures on the process of European monetary unification. He is currently Director of the Monetary Lab (a joint initiative of the Catholic University of Milan and the Association for the Studies on Banking and Finance) and is editor of Osservatorio Monetario, a quarterly review on the current economic outlook. His research has focussed on the process of economic and monetary integration in Europe, the institutional design of Central Banks and the role of emerging market economies in the current process of globalization.

Nicotra Melita

Affiliate research member at the University of Catania, Department of Economics and Management. She is the territorial referent of a start-up incubator, certified by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, and she has supported the creation of various start-up firms. Moreover, she has worked at the Science and Technology Park of Sicily as expert in the valorization and technology transfer of research results and she has been Innovation Manager at the Regional Union of Sicilian Chambers of Commerce to support SMEs in developing innovative projects. She has participated to several research projects and she is author of scientific publications both in national and international journals. The main study themes are related to absorptive capacity, knowledge transfer, social network, firm creation and territorial development, Supply Chain Management.

Penn Roger

Professor of Sociology at Queen’s University, Belfast. Previously he held a chair in Economic Sociology at Lancaster University. He has been a visiting Professor at the UCLA, UC Berkeley and the University of Bologna and has authored 14 books including of Skilled Workers in the Class Structure; Class, Power and Technology; Social Change and Economic Life in Britain and Children of International Migrants in Europe. He has a longstanding interest in the sociology of sport and have published articles in English and Italian that have compared the impact of stadia on local economic development and also the role of affective factors in the changing behaviour of football supporters. In 2013 he published an article in the EJSS on ‘Football, Nationalism and Globalization: a Comparison of England and Italy between 1930 and 2010’.

Pezzuto Ivo

MBA and DBA in Economics and International Business, is a global business analyst (industry and scenario), market insights expert, and economics commentator for international news agencies and TV broadcasting firms (e.g. CNBC Europe, AGR, Agência Estado). He is also lecturer, researcher, consultant, author, executive education trainer, and keynote speaker with great attention to balancing innovation, growth strategies and global competitiveness with social responsibility and sustainability goals. He is Professor of Economics and Business Administration, and International Business Management at Catholic University of Milan, Italy (undergraduate, graduate, and master programs) and Visiting Professor of marketing, international management, strategic management, economics, governance and regulation at other international business schools in Italy (MIP Politecnico di Milano, ISTUD, SDA Bocconi, ABI) and abroad. His main research interests are on international business, society and, corporate governance, strategic management, business models, industry analysis, marketing and strategic insight, macro strategy analysis, scenario analysis, global market overview and outlook, behavioral economics. He is an internationally recognized author of papers, book chapters and books, articles, and journal publications on economics. He wrote a book in 2013 in collaboration with 22 leading global organizations (e.g. Stanford, NYU, Chicago, Wharton, LSE, IESE, Sorbonne, FT, Bloomberg, Federal Reserve). He is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Governance & Regulation and research fellow at ICRIM (International Center of Research on International Management). Prior to his management consulting and academic career, he has held senior executive positions (e.g. Vice President and chief risk officer European Region; Head of Marketing) of leading organizations in diversified industries (FIAT, American Express, Accenture, Citibank, Diners Club, New York University Stern School of Business). He is consultant and board advisor to national and international firms and institutions.

Rajola Federico

Professor of Organisation Studies and Organisation of Information Systems at the Business Administration Faculty of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano. He holds a degree in Banking and Finance as well as a PhD in Management Information Systems. He is the scientific director of CeTIF, the research Centre on Technology, Innovation and Finance at the Università Cattolica di Milano. He has co-ordinated and acted as the project manager for several projects financed by the European Commission and by the Italian Ministry of Research. He has authored several papers and books on Information Systems, Business Intelligence, CRM and Innovation in Organizations. He has chaired several International academic conferences and workshops. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of “Information Systems and e-Business Management” Journal, issued by Springer, and of some Italian journals and he is a member of the Academy of Management and of IFIP 8.2, The Interaction of Information Systems and the Organization.

Romano Marco

Ph.D. is Associate Professor in “Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation and Business Planning” and “Channel Management”, Department of Economics and Business at the University of Catania. He is Board Member of APSTI -Italian network of scientific and technological parks. It has been President of “Science and Technology Park of Sicily”. The main academic and professional interest focuses on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Business Development, Technology Transfer, Academic Spin-off, Corporate Governance, Non-profit Organizations, Family Business, Supply Chain and Retailing Management. He is Visiting Scholar, Whitaker Institute for Business, Social Sciences and Public Policy, National of University of Ireland, Galway Ireland. He was Visiting Lecturer, Department of Management, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida (USA).

Ruberti Massimo

Research assistant of Sports Finance and Management at ICRIM (International Center of Research on International Management). He earned a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Pisa in 2019. During his Ph.D. he has been a visiting scholar at the department of Applied Economics at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. He graduated in Finance at the University of Pisa and in Economics at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. His research interests focus on Sports Finance, Financial Markets, Stadia Management and Gambling Markets.

Schiavone Francesco

Assistant Professor of Management at University Parthenope of Naples. He earned his Ph.D. in Network Economics and Knowledge Management from the University of Venice and has been a visiting researcher at the Erasmus University, University of Twente (the Netherlands) and St. John’s University (USA). He is currently visiting professor at the University of Nice, ESG Management School and IESEG School of Management (France). Dr. Schiavone’s research interests include innovation management, technological change, communities of practice, social and inter-firm networks, and corporate strategies. He has published three books and more than 30 papers and book chapters. His previous research appeared on the Journal of Knowledge Management (2014), Technology Analysis and Strategic Management (2014), IEEE-Transactions on Engineering Management (2013), Journal of Organisational Change Management (2012), Management Decision (2011).

Schillaci Elita

Full Professor of Strategic Management at the Economic & Business Department / University of Catania and Professor of Entrepreneurship & Business Planning at the Master in Business Administration – University of Catania. She holds degrees of BA from University of Catania, MBA from Bocconi University and she was Visiting Professor at the New York University, Snider Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. She was the Dean of the Business Department in Catania, the Founder and CEO of the Start Up Incubator MEDSPIN / University of Catania and the CEO of the SicilianTechnological Micro-Nano Systems Cluster. Currently, she is President of SVPF (Sicilian Venture Philanthropy Foundation) and member of the IBAN Board (Italian Business Angels Network). She is the Scientific Coordinator of the High Level Master “Hippocrates (Of3) and part of ANVUR Commission for the evaluation of Business Researches in Italy. She has coordinated several research projects and she is the author of numerous scientific publications both at a national and international level. Topics covered are Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility, Technological Innovation, Knowledge Transfer, Territorial Clusters, Family Business.

Serio Luigi

Graduated in Economics and Commerce at Università di Palermo. Head of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Master in Human Resources and Organization. He teaches Business Management at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano and Organization and Strategy at Fondazione Istud, Baveno, Italy. He carries out research and consulting on entrepreneurship, development strategies for small companies and the relationship between small and large organizations. He is the author of numerous academic and professional publications in the strategy and organization fields.

Sermenghi Stefano

In 1995 he graduated at University of Bologna in Business Administration. More recently he also completed an Executive program in M&A, Merger & Acquisitions at Il Sole 24 Ore Business School. He has more than 20 years management experience in Consumer Goods and Machinery Industries. He served as Export Sales Director at Fabbri 1905 SpA and Export Manager with the groups ALI and Varvel. He is a proven Change Management and Business Development expertise in the Food & Beverage and Leisure Industries.

Shitov Vladimir N.

PhD in International Economic Relations, Full professor of International Economic Relations and Dean of the School of International Business & Business Administrations, MGIMO, Russia. He worked at the Economic Affairs of the United Nations, at the Department of Technical Cooperation for Development UN HQ, New York, USA. He has authored many international publications.

Sottoriva Claudio

Claudio Sottoriva obtained a degree in Economics and Business Administration (with honours) from Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, Milan, Italy. In his academic career he has been Assistant professor at Università Cattolica del S. Cuore where he teaches Financial Accounting. Professionally he works as consultant in finance and strategy, dealing in particular with extraordinary finance operations. He is also official consultant for Milan Court in field of accounting, finance and economics; Legal Accounter registered in Italian Official Register. Claudio Sottoriva is the author and co-author of miscellaneous reports and publications on accounting, auditing and management.

Timperley Stuart

Stuart Timperley. Former Professor of Strategic Management at the LBS; Sloan Foundation Fellow at the MIT, Senior Associate at the Judge Institute, Cambridge University, and faculty member of the Harvard International Teachers Programme. He is a corporate advisor to a number of international companies and has worked with, and on, boards in a range of sectors. Former Chairman of a number of organisations (including Freightliners Ltd., S.P.A., English Regional Arts Boards and Watford FC).