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Phd Students

Leila Ahmadpour

Leila Ahmadpour

Ph.D. Student II year

Short Bio: Leila Ahmadpour is a 2nd year PhD student in Management. Before joining the program, Leila studied Industrial Engineering in Qazvin Islamic Azad University and worked in Iran as a lecturer.

Research Interests: supply chain management, team working and risk management.

Jason Alinsunurin

Jason Alinsunurin

PhD candidate - IV year

Short Bio: BSc in Economics at University of the Philippines and MA in Economics at Ateneo de Manila University, Jason is a III year PhD Candidate. Before enrolling into the PhD programme, Jason worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank and as lecturer at De La Salle University. 

Research Interests: Co-production in public service delivery; behavioural and experimental approaches in public policy; household surveys and impact evaluation.

Supervisors: Angelo Paletta, Elisa Montaguti

Working Paper/Publications

  • "Co-production in public sector schools: investigating citizen-parents’ participation and involvement in education settings”

 

Antonio Arfè

Antonio Arfè

PhD student - I year

Short Bio: Antonio is a 1st year Ph.D. student and holds a Master's Degree in Economics and a second Degree in Statistics with a major in applied econometrics, both from University of Bologna (Italy). Before joining the program he has been advisor of the Chair of the Finance and Treasury Commission of the Italian Senate, for Credit and Finance matters. He has been advisor of European Central Banks for asset quality review and stress test. Since 2011 Antonio has been working at University of Bologna as adjunct professor of Financial Risk Management and Corporate Finance. He is author of numerous publications in Financial Risk Management.

Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Financial Risk management

Selected publications

"Retail credit risk management", 2012 (eds. E.Beccalli, M.Anolli, T.Giordani), Palgrave Macmillan

Il Secondo Pilastro di Basilea e la sfida del capitale economico”(2008, ed. Andrea Resti, Bancaria editrice)

co-autore:  "Atti del convegno ABI del 24 e 25 settembre 2007: Banche e imprese nella sfida della competizione globale di ABI"  (2007, Bancaria editrice)

DANIELA ARZU

DANIELA ARZU

PhD student - I year

Ph.D. Student

Short Bio: First year Ph.D. Student, Daniela holds a bachelor’s degree in International Trading and a Master Degree in Global Development and Entrepreneurship from Ca’ Foscari (University of Venice, Italy). Before joining the program, Valentina worked as a Research Fellow in Ca’ Foscari from February 2016 to October 2018

Main research Interests: Gender and Finance, Corporate Finance and Banking.

Aliashgar Bahoo Torodi

Aliashgar Bahoo Torodi

PhD Candidate - IV year

Short Bio: Bahoo is a III year PhD candidate in Management. With a background in Industrial Engineering, Bahoo has received his master degree in Economics (major in Management) from the University of Lugano in Switzerland. His research stands at the intersection between organisation and entrepreneurship, exploring different aspects centered around employee entrepreneurship. In particular, his work focuses on understanding the organisational antecedents of different spin-offs entry, parental legacy and spin-offs knowledge endowments through inheritance process, and performance consequences of spawning event for the parent organizations. Throughout his studies, Bahoo has been a visiting fellow at the University of St. Gallen and Copenhagen Business School.

Research Interests: Employee Entrepreneurship, Spin-off Entry, parental legacy and knowledge endowments.

Supervisor: Salvatore Torrisi

Working Paper/Publications

“Does Inheritance Imply Blueprinting: An Inductive Study of Parental Imprinting Within Entrepreneurial Spinoffs”. Presented at 7th SEI Doctoral Consortium, Bath, September 2017.

 “Does Genealogical Lineage Make Them Clones of Their Parents: A Grounded Model of Organizational Imprinting Through Entrepreneurial Spawning”. Submitted to AOM Annual Meeting, Chicago, August 2018.

 “Knowledge Spillover Through Entrepreneurial Spawning: Incumbents Knowledge Capabilities and Different Spinoffs Entry”. To be submitted to 18th Druird Conference, Copenhagen, June 2018.

 “What Do They Take With Them and What Do They Bring Back: Spawning Event and Performance Consequences For the Parent Firms”. Working paper.

Ekaterina Baskakova

Ekaterina Baskakova

PhD student - III year

Short Bio: Ekaterina is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Management. She holds a Degree in Mathematical Methods in Economics (State University of Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation) and Master’s Degree in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts (GIOCA, University of Bologna). Her Phd thesis is dedicated to the study of management of industrial heritage sites.

Research Interests: Management of Cultural Organizations

Supervisors: Luca Zan, Paolo Ferri

Francesca Bellesia

Francesca Bellesia

PhD Candidate - IV year

Short Bio: BA and MD in Management Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Francesca is a III year PhD Candidate. She's also teaching assistant of innovation at Bologna Business School and at the School of Engineering of the University of Bologna. She collaborates with the Management group of the Dipartimento di Scienze e Metodi dell’Ingegneria, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and also with MAST Foundation as teacher and consultant for the “Expeditions” project. Previously worked as a consultant for EPOCA, an academic spin-off in the area of information management, service design and business consultancy for business model redesign. 

Research Interests: digital labor, crowdsourcing dynamics and gig workers experiences. In particular, Francesca's  work focuses on online professional identity formation and the interplay between online and offline job-associated dynamics. She's also interested in interorganizational collaboration dynamics and collective identity formation processes, a stream of research started during her Master thesis project. 

Supervisors: Fabiola Bertolotti, Maurizio Sobrero, Elisa Mattarelli

Working Paper/Publications:

Ungureanu P., Bertolotti F., Bellesia F., Mattarelli E., “Making matters worse by trying to make them better? Exploring vicious circles of decision in hybrid partnerships” – under Revise and Resubmit at Organization Studies

Ungureanu P., Bertolotti F., Mattarelli E., Bellesia F., “Swift Identities or Small Wins? An Exploration of the Interplay between Collaboration Practices and Identity Formation in Interorganizational Innovation Partnerships” – working paper

Ungureanu P., Bellesia F., Bertolotti F., Mattarelli E., “An Investigation of the Interplay between Collaboration Practices and Identity Formation in a Science Park” – presented at the 28th AiIG Annual Scientific Meeting, Bari, Italy

Ungureanu P., Bellesia F., Bertolotti F., Mattarelli E., “Interrelating Collaboration Practices and Identity Formation in Interorganizational Partnerships” - presented at the 77th Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, US

Ungureanu P., Bellesia F., Bertolotti F., Mattarelli E., “Great Expectations, Towering Promises, Empty Spaces. Hybrid Interorganizational Collaborations for the Realization of Science Parks” - Presented at the 77th Academy of Management Annual Meeting PDW, Atlanta, US

Ungureanu P., Bellesia F., Bertolotti F., Mattarelli E., “Swift Identities for Small Wins? An Exploration of the Interplay between Collaboration Practices and Identity Formation in Interorganizational Innovation Partnerships” – presented at Frontiers in MOC‐TIM Conference  

Ungureanu P., Bertolotti F., Mattarelli E., Bellesia F., “Institutional frames and Collaboration Expectations in Hybrid Interorganizational Partnerships” - presented at the 76th Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anheim, US

Ungureanu P., Bellesia F., Bertolotti F., Mattarelli E., Macrì D.M., “The road from being to doing is paved with desire/”What we are is what it is; what it is, is what we do”. An exploration of the interplay between collaboration practices, boundary object use and identity formation in interorganizational partnerships” - presented at the 32nd EGOS Colloquium, Naples, Italy

Ungureanu P., Bertolotti F., Mattarelli E., Bellesia F., “Great Expectations, Towering Promises, Empty Spaces. Hybrid Interorganizational Collaborations for the Realization of Science Parks” – presented at Workshop on Publishing with AMD Editors, Barcelona IESE Campus, Spain

Ungureanu P., Bellesia F., Bertolotti F., Mattarelli E. (2015), “The Role of Expectations in Hybrid Inter-organizational Collaboration: Opportunity, Necessity and Materiality of Science Parks” – presented at the Workshop on Economics and Management of Public-Private Partnerships “Will PPPs Improve Our Future?”, Venice, Italy

Ungureanu P., Bellesia F., Bertolotti F., Mattarelli E., Macrì D.M., Vignoli M., “Science Parks as boundary spaces for interorganizational collaboration. The role of space imagery in emplacement processes” – presented at the 31st EGOS Colloquium, Athens, Greece

Leonardo Boni

Leonardo Boni

PhD student - III year

Short Bio: graduated at Bocconi University in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology (EMIT) with a dissertation in collaborative innovation within non-profit contexts in 2014. He also obtained a major in Green Management and Sustainability. After the graduation, he worked as analyst at Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), a consulting and research company that has the headquarter in San Francisco, CA (USA), and is mainly involved in sustainable development, climate finance e climate change. At CPI, he contributed as a co-author to publish three papers related to geothermal energy, energy savings insurance and climate finance mobilisation.

Research Interests: sustainable development, innovation, poverty alleviation and business models.

Supervisor: Maurizio Sobrero

Working papers/publications

Brown J., M. Stadelmann, D. Wang, L. Boni., R. Jachnik, T. Kato. 2015. Estimating mobilized private finance for adaptation: exploring data and methods. Climate Policy Initiative, Europe – Organization for Economic Co-Operation (OECD), Paris: Available at: http://climatepolicyinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Estimating-mobilized-private-finance-for-adaptation-Exploring-data-and-methods.pdf 

Micale V., M. Stadelmann, L. Boni. 2015. Energy Savings Insurance: Pilot Progress, Lessons Learned, and Replication Plan. The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance – Climate Policy Initiative, Europe. Available at: http://climatepolicyinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Energy-Savings-Insurance-Lab-Phase-3-Analysis-Summary.pdf

Micale V., L. Boni, C. Trabacchi. 2015. Using Public Finance to Attract Private Investment in Geothermal: Olkaria III Case Study, Kenya. Climate Policy Initiative, Europe – Climate Investment Funds, London. Available at: http://climatepolicyinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/150601_Final_Olkaria_ForWeb.pdf

Massimiliano Calvia

Massimiliano Calvia

PhD student - II year

Short Bio:

Massimiliano Calvia is PhD Student in Management (track in Banking and Finance) since 2017. His background ranges from Engineering (BSc in Energy Engineering - Unibo) to Economics (MSc in Resource Economics and Sustainable Development - Unibo). His main research interests fall in the field of Central Banking, Monetary Management and Parallel Currency Systems. His deep passion for Turkish Language and Literature has resulted in the translation into Italian language of masterpieces of Turkish Literature.

Research Interests:

Giovanni Cardillo

Giovanni Cardillo

PhD Candidate - IV year

Short Bio

Giovanni Cardillo is IV-year Ph.D. candidate in Banking and Finance. He has been Teaching Assistant and Visiting Researcher at the Aston Business School in Birmingham (UK). His interests of research are mainly related to four areas of banking: the impact of government monitoring and interventions on the banking system, the impact of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on European capital markets, systemic risk, and corporate governance. He is also the co-founder and director of the South Guys ltd., a UK fast-growing start-up supported by European Development Fund – European Commission. In the past, he also worked as financial analyst and planner.

Research Interests:  Systemic Risk, Optimal Safety-Net, Corporate Governance, Impact of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on European capital markets

Supervisor: Giuseppe Torluccio

Working papers/Publications

Cardillo, G., Fiordelisi, F., & Ricci, O. (2017). Spillover Effects of Public Bailouts on Banking Activities.

Cardillo, G., Onali, E., & Torluccio, G. (2017). What causes public bailouts? The role of Gender Diversity.

Cardillo, G., Ginesti, G., Onali, E., & Torluccio (2017). Market Perceptions of the IFRS Expected-Loss Model: The Case of European Listed Banks. 

Donato Cutolo

Donato Cutolo

PhD Student - III Year

Short Bio: BA and MSc in Management Engineering, Donato is a 2nd Year PhD student in Management. He's also Teaching Assistant  in Organizational Behavior and Principles of Business Economics at The School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna, Tutor for the Expeditions Project and external advisor for WIREDELTA, a digital start-up based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Research Interests: Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurship.

Supervisor: Maria Rita Tagliaventi

Working Paper/Publications:

Tagliaventi, M. R., Carli, G., & Cutolo, D. (2017). Too Much of a Good Thing: Coping with social value Dissonance in Academic Leadership. Presented at the PUPOL 2nd International Conference: Leadership for Public and Social Value, Milton Keynes.

Caterina D'Assergio

Caterina D'Assergio

PhD student - III year

Short Bio: BD in in Business Administration (with a specialization in Marketing) at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and MD in Statistics, Economics and Business (with a thesis aimed at understanding, through the use of marketing models, the role of impatience and perishability in the context of online retailing in the food industry) at the University of Bologna, Caterina is a II year Phd student in Management. During her studies, she worked in companies in order to practically apply the theories, the knowledge and the competences acquired in the academic field; moreover, during the Master, she spent an year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaing where she developed her expertise in statistical tools (SAS, R and STATA) and a more complete understanding of the statistical application of models to real-world problems. 

Research Interests: Data Privacy Issues, Retargeting, Retention and Customer Experience

Supervisors: Sara Valentini, Elisa Montaguti

Working Paper/Publications

"A Map of The Customer Decision Journey: How to Provide the Right Information at the Right Time and Context"

Ana Rita Domingues

Ana Rita Domingues

PhD student - III year

Short Bio: PhD candidate in Management at the University of Bologna (Italy) and researcher at the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research (CENSE – NOVA University of Lisbon), Ana Rita has a master in Environmental Engineering (NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal). She has participated in research projects, amongst which are related to the sustainability performance assessment of public sector organisations, and the relation between the reporting process and organisational change management for sustainability. She has also previously worked as an environmental consultant.

Research Interests:sustainability performance assessment and reporting, sustainability indicators, and stakeholder management. 

Supervisors: Rebecca Levy Orelli 

Publications/Working Papers:

Denise Falchetti

Denise Falchetti

PhD Candidate - IV year

Short Bio: Research Fellow and PhD candidate in Management at the University of Bologna, and Visiting Scholar at the Stern School of Business (New York University) since January 2016. As a PhD student she has also visited Cass Business School in London. She has a Bachelor in Management Engineering from the University of Florence, and a Master in Management Engineering from the University of Bologna. Her research activity is on social evaluation processes focusing on three main topics: creativity, entrepreneurship, and social evaluation. For her dissertation project, she employs experiments to look at how individual, social factors and ideas’ framing affect the processes of novelty evaluation.

Research Interests: Creativity, Social Evaluation, Entrepreneurship

Supervisor: Simone Ferriani

Working papers/Publications

Falchetti, D., Cattani, G., Ferriani, S. Evaluation of Novelty: Lab experiments (title disguised)

Valentina Febo

Valentina Febo

Ph.D Student - I Year

PhD student- I year

Short Bio: First Year Ph.D. Student, Valentina holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Business Administration from University of L'Aquila, Italy, and a Master's Degree in Economics and Finance, with a major in Finance, from LUISS Guido Carli in Rome. Before joining the Program, she worked as Controller in a Multinational Corporation. Her main field of interest is Corporate Finance, especially Payout Policies and the Dividend Puzzle.

Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Payout Policies and the Dividend Puzzle.

Casey Jun

Casey Jun

PhD Student - I Year

Short Bio: Casey is a first year PhD student in Management. She holds a Master of Science in Wine Science from the University of Auckland and a Master of Business Administration from INSEEC Grande Ecole de Commerce. Prior to joining the program, Casey worked as an oenologist and a technical consultant in various wine regions where she collaborated with winegrowers, organisations, and government agencies for local development.

Research interests: Social Innovation; Entrepreneurship; Knowledge Transfer in the Cultural and Creative Industries.

Andrea Carlo Lo Verso

Andrea Carlo Lo Verso

PhD Candidate - IV year

Short Bio:MSc in Economics and BA in Economics and Finance at the University of Bologna, he is also Teaching Assistant in Business Strategy and Corporate Strategy at the School of Economics, Management and Statistics at Unibo.

Research Interests: Institutional Theory; Social Network Analysis; Discourse Analysis

Supervisor: Cristina Boari

Publications/Working Papers:

  • The generative interactions among institutional logics: How multiple discourses construct an emerging field (with Boari C., Ferriani S.) Paper presented at EGOS 33rd Colloquium, 6-8 July 2017
  • From interstice to coalescence. Constructing meaning and identity in emerging fields. Paper (to be) presented at 14th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, Bocconi University, Milan, March 16-17, 2018 
  • Field emergence and the social construction of epochal innovations in the making of the fourth industrial revolution. The discursive formation of the civil drones industry. Paper (to be) presented at 13th Organization Studies Workshop, 24-26 May 2018, Samos, Greece 
Azzurra Meoli

Azzurra Meoli

PhD Candidate - IV year

Short Bio: Azzurra is a PhD candidate to complete her degree by March 2018. Her research interests falls primarily within the scope of career theory as a research lens to understand and explain the choice to become an entrepreneur, in the unique context of student entrepreneurs. She spent the third year of the programme as a visiting scholar at the Whitman School of Business, Syracuse University. Her works have been presented at the BCERC, AOM, DRUID. Azzurra is an Industrial Engineer and before joining the academia, she had several experience in national and international enterprises. 

Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, Management, Innovation, Crowdfunding

Supervisors: Riccardo Fini, Maurizio Sobrero, Gabriele Morandin, Johan Wiklund

Working Paper/Publications

Fini, R., Meoli, A., Sobrero, M., Ghiselli, S., Ferrante, F. (2016). Student Entrepreneurship: Demographics, Competences and Obstacles. Technical Report - AlmaLaurea Consortium.

Meoli, A. & Munari, F., Bort, J. (2016). The Patent Paradox in Crowdfunding: An empirical analysis of Kickstarter data (2nd Round- Revise and Resubmit at Industrial and Corporate Change).

Meoli, A., Fini, R., Sobrero, M. & Wiklund, J. (2017). Actions speak louder than words: a social cognitive model of the entrepreneurship intention-action gap (Under Review at Journal of Business Venturing).

Meoli, A. (2017). The Imperfect Career Sorting: A Person-Environment Fit Approach (Finalizing manuscript)

Meoli, A. & Wiklund, J. (2017). It’s about time! Individuals’ time perspective and entrepreneurial action (Analysis Phase)

Meoli, A (2017). Choosing a job to create jobs: a career based model of entrepreneurship (To be Submitted to Journal of Vocational Behavior)

Grimaldi, R., Fini, R. & Meoli, A. (2017). Institutional and contextual factors as fonts of entrepreneurship (To be Submitted to Research Policy)

Stefano Rodighiero

Stefano Rodighiero

Ph.D. Student - I year

Short bio: First year Ph.D. student, Stefano holds a Master's Degree in Management and Communication from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). Before joining the Ph.D Programme, Stefano worked at Unimore on research projects concerning creative industries, multistakeholder collaboration in social innovation projects and creativity in collaborative spaces and hybrid organizational settings.

Research interests: creative industries, collaborative spaces, creativity, social innovation.

Irene Sala

Irene Sala

PhD candidate - IV year

Short Bio: Irene Sala carries out research mainly in the field of Strategic Management. In particular, her dissertation project concerns the study of brokerage behaviors in cross-sector project networks. She also works on the topic of University Strategic Management in a side project. Irene took her first level degree in Economic and Social Disciplines at University of Milano-Bicocca in 2007. In 2009 she obtained a Master in Economics and Management of Co-operative Companies and Non-profit Organisations at the University of Bologna and in 2010 she attended an advanced course in European Project Designer for International Development Cooperation at University of Parma. Irene is part of the administrative staff at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Bologna, where she works as a Coordinator for Didactic Services since 2012. She is at the moment on a leave for attending the PhD. Prior to working at the University of Bologna, Irene worked as a Project Manager Assistant for International Cooperation at COSPE (Cooperazione allo Sviluppo per i Paesi Emergenti) and C.I.D.E.S (Centro Internazionale dell’Economia Sociale) in Bologna. She also worked as Communication and Media Relations Manager for AICCON (Associazione Italiana per la promozione della Cultura della Cooperazione e del Nonprofit) in Forlì.

Research Interests: Brokerage; Project networks; Cross-sector partnerships; University strategic management

Supervisor: Cristina Boari

Working papers/Publications:

“Exploring brokerage in project network: a process and multi-level perspective” (extended abstract under review for the EGOS 2018 Pre-colloquium PhD Workshop)

“Exploring brokerage in project network: a multi-level perspective” (with Prof. Cristina Boari and Prof. Andrea Lipparini) (extended abstract under review for EGOS 2018)

“Games of policy and practice: the evolution of knowledge transfer policies at the University of Bologna between 1996 and 2016” (with Prof. Maurizio Sobrero) (extended abstract approved for the Journal of Technology Transfer Special Issue "University technology transfer, regional specialization, and local dynamics: Exploring the recipes for successful innovation and growth in Italian industry")

Maria Sciarra

Maria Sciarra

PhD Student - II Year

Short Bio: before joining the PhD programme in Management  Maria graduated in Management Engineering at University Tor Vergata in Roma with a final thesis titled "Mobile Banking: analysis of the impact of new technologies on bank revenues". For three years she worked as consultant at EY company where was involved in IT-related projects and activities in the banking sector. 

Research Interests: Digital transformation, Change management

Yupal Shukla

Yupal Shukla

Ph.D. Student - I year

Short Bio: Doctoral Student at Department of Management, Yupal holds a Master degree in Marketing from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (India) and a Master in Business Administration (with specialization in Agribusiness) from Ganpat University (India). Before joining the PhD program he worked as an Assistant Professor in the marketing area at the V. M. Patel Institute of Management, Ganpat University (India). 

Research Interests: Service Innovation, Customer Delight, Customer Experience and Service Failure.

Hobbies: arranging Yoga workshops, tennis, swimming.

Publications

  • Gadhavi, D. D., Patel, J. D., & Shukla, Y. S. (2018). Role of information of service quality in formation of behavioural intention among students: empirical analysis in university settings. International Journal of Services, Economics and Management9(1), 61-76.
  • Pandey, M., & Shukla, Y. S. (2017). Dilemma of “Make in India” for Dalmec industrial manipulator SPA, Italy. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies7(2), 1-15.
  • Patel, J. D., Gadhavi, D. D., & Shukla, Y. S. (2017). Consumers’ responses to cause related marketing: moderating influence of cause involvement and skepticism on attitude and purchase intention. International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing14(1), 1-18.
  • Patel, J. D., & Shukla, Y. S. (2016). Consumer shopping orientation: identification and characterization of outshoppers. Journal of Indian Business Research8(1), 43-64.
  • Patel, J. D., Bhatt, N., Shukla, Y., & Gadhavi, D. (2015). Antecedents of rural and urban consumers' propensity to outshop and product specific outshopping behaviour. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services26, 97-103.
  • Rathod, K. L., Gadhavi, D. D., & Shukla, Y. S. (2014). Effect of cause-related marketing on corporate image and purchase intention: evidence from India. International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets 26(3), 230-246.
  • Modi, A., Patel, J. D., Shukla, Y. S., & Gadhavi, D. D. (2014). Consumers’ attitude and purchase intention towards counterfeit of luxury brands. International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets 26(3), 203-216.
Jonada Tafa

Jonada Tafa

Ph.D. Student - II year

Short Bio: Jonada Tafa is currently a PhD student in Management (track in Banking and Finance). She holds a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree from Epoka University (Tirana, Albania) in Banking and Finance. She has worked as a research assistant from October, 2014 until August, 2017.

Research interests: Corporate Finance, International Finance and Corporate Governance

Doaa Talaat Zakaria Mohamed

Doaa Talaat Zakaria Mohamed

Ph.D. Student - II year

Short Bio: First year PhD student in Management, Doaa’s background is in business administration. She has a bachelor degree in business administration and a master degree in marketing from Cairo University. Doaa works as assistant lecturer at Cairo University from 2013, on leave since November 2017.

Research Interests: Consumer behavior, Sustainability, Islamic Marketing, Retailing. 

Olga Trunova

Olga Trunova

Ph.D. student - I year

Short Bio: Olga is a 1st year Ph.D. She has a first degree in National Economics  and a Master degree in Public Administration from National Research university Higher School of Economics (Russia). Before joining the program, she has worked as research assistant and lecturer for local and foreign students at Ural Federal University and conducted research at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria).

Research Interests: public-private partnership, collaboration, the Smart City concept and innovation diffusion and adoption.

Selected Publications

Trunova, O. Public-private interaction as the basis of information infrastructure of the innovation
system. Russian Journal of Entrepreneurship. 19 (5). Pp. 1543–1564. doi: 10.18334/rp.19.5.39148 (in Russian)

Federica Vecchioni

Federica Vecchioni

PhD Candidate - IV year

Short Bio: PhD student in Marketing, Federica's background is in statistics, with a bachelor degree in Statistical Sciences and a master degree in Statistics, Economics, and Business at the University of Bologna. She currently colaborates with Yoox - Net a Porter in order to analyze which digital marketing activities work best in acquiring new customers.

Research interests: customer acquisition, attribution modeling, digital marketing

Principal Supervisor: Elisa Montaguti

Working papers/Publications:

"Can Companies Generate Engagement Through Their Social Media Activity? A Field Experiment” (Montaguti, Valentini, Vecchioni) (Working paper)

Work in progress - “The Role of the Fit between the Brand Fan Page and the Post in Determining Re-broadcasting Activity” (Montaguti, Valentini, Vecchioni) (Working paper)