Ph.D. Faculty

Emanuele Bajo

Emanuele Bajo

Main Instructor - Research in Corporate Finance

Emanuele Bajo is Full Professor of Finance at the University of Bologna and Associate Dean at the University of Bologna Business School (BBS). He is also Director of the Master in Finance and Fintech and Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland (Australia). In the past he has been Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University, San Diego State University and Visiting Researcher at Boston College. He is also member of the Consultative Working Group of Risk Standing Committee of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

His research interests and major publications are mainly related to IPO, Household Finance and Corporate Risk Management. He has published numerous articles in prestigious finance journals (among others, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Banking and Finance) and two books (Convertible bonds and Corporate risk management).

He is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Economics and Business. In the past he also worked in business consulting and he is the founder of the web site, one of the leading financial web sites in Italy.

Mariachiara Colucci

Mariachiara Colucci

Main Instructor - The Nature, Boundaries, and Growth of the Firm


Associate Professor in Economia e Gestione delle Imprese, ssd SECS – P/08. Department of Management, Università di Bologna (2014 - present).

Scientific Director of the Master in Business Administration (MBA "Week-end" formula) at Bologna Business School (2016 - present).

Previously: Assistant Professor (Ricercatore a Tempo Indeterminato) in Economia e Gestione delle Imprese, ssd SECS – P/08, Department of Management, Università di Bologna (2006 - 2014).


- Doctoral Degree in Business Administration, Department of Management – Università di Bologna (2005).

- Research Assistant (Assegnista di ricerca), Department of Management – Università di Bologna (2005 - 2006: 14 months).

- Laurea summa cum laude in Business Administration, School of Economics, Università di Bologna (2000).


- Visiting Scholar at the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2007).

- Visiting Scholar at Grenoble Ecole de Management (2012).


- Interfirm relationships (focus on brand licensing)

- Cultural intermediaries

- Sustainability and Circular Economy

- Creative industries (focus on the fashion industry)

- Quantitative and qualitative research methods


- Member of the: Dipartimento di Scienze Aziendali (UNIBO), Core Faculty of Bologna Business School, European Academy of Management, European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, European Marketing Academy, European Group for Organizational Studies, Membro dell’Albo dei Revisori per la valutazione dei programmi e dei prodotti di ricerca ministeriale (dal 2011)

- Co-Editor in Chief of International Journal of Fashion Studies

- Referee for Organization ScienceBusiness Strategy and the Environment, European Journal of Marketing, Psychology & Marketing, Circular Economy and Sustainability, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Cleaner Logistics and Supply Chain, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Global Fashion Marketing.

Referee ANVUR- VQR (October 2012 - present).

- Guest Editor of ZoneModa Journal (International journal of cultural sociology - top-layer Italian Anvur Ranking), Issue on: “Rethinking fashion brands in the era of digital media” (2021).

- Scientific Committee of the Summer School in "Fashion and Creativity" (UNIBO) (2014, 2015, 2016).

- Scientific Committee of the Marconi Institute for Creativity for the "MIC Conference on Creativity" (2013, 2016).

- Member of the Commissione Paritetica of the School of Management and Economics (UNIBO).

- Scientific advisor for the agreement between UNIBO and Centergross S.r.l. (2017-18)

- University delegate for relations with the Fashion Research Italy Foundation.


- Academic Year 2006/07 - present: Strategic Management (Undergraduate Degree), School of Economics, Management and Statistics (Rimini Campus), Università di Bologna.

- Academic Year 2013/14 - present: Corporate Strategy (Graduate Degree), School of Economics, Management and Statistics, Università di Bologna.

- Academic Year 2014/15 - present: Strategic Management for the Fashion System, (Graduate Degree in Fashion Culture and Management), School of Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Heritage (Rimini Campus), Università di Bologna.

- Academic Year 2015/16 - present: Strategy and Marketing for Fashion Companies (Undergraduate Degree in Fashion Cultures and Techniques), School of Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Heritage (Rimini Campus), Università di Bologna.


- 2023 - present: PhD class "The nature, boundaries and growth of the firm"

- 2016 - 2022: Strategic Management in the Fashion Companies, at Fashion Research Italy

- 2014 - present: Strategic Management, Business Modeling, Corporate Strategy at Bologna Business School

- 2008 - 2014: Introduction to Management, at SPISA (Fondazione Alma Mater), Università di Bologna.


Author of several articles, some of them in leading academic journals (rated 4*, 4 and 3 ABS) and of book chapters. Author of the books: "I confini dell’impresa di moda. Tra sviluppo interno e brand licensing", McGraw-Hill: Milano (2012); "La moda circolare. Prospettive teoriche ed evidenze empiriche" Aracne editrice: Roma (2023).

Author of articles accepted and presented in meetings and conferences such as: EGOS Conference, Euram Conference, MIC Conference, Academy of Management Meeting (AoM), Creativity and Creative Industries Workshop (University of Brighton), Strategic Management Society Conference; Cass Knowledge Workshop (Cass Business School); Marketing Science Conference; EMAC Conference; EIASM Conference “RENT Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business”; Società Italiana di Marketing; AIDEA Giovani.

Leonardo Corbo

Leonardo Corbo

Main Instructor - Strategic Management

Leonardo Corbo is Associate Professor of Management (Department of Management) at the University of Bologna. Before joining the University of Bologna, he was Assistant Professor of Management at Católica Porto Business School. After earning his Ph.D. in Management from the U. of Bologna, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at LUISS University. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern U.), and Sauder School of Business (U. of British Columbia). Leonardo has been a Research Fellow at the LUISS Creative Business Center and the Service Management Lab (Católica Porto); he is a member of the Alma-AI center of the U. of Bologna. His research interests include alliances and networks, business model innovation, and start-ups. Leonardo regularly conducts research/consulting projects in various industries, including automotive, air transport, food, mobile payments, and logistics. Leonardo seats in the Editorial Boards of Long Range Planning and the Journal of Air Transport Studies. Besides academia, Leonardo worked in the marketing department at FIAT’s headquarters and in consulting at VVA.

Simone Ferriani

Simone Ferriani

Main Instructor - Navigating the Ph.D Journey

Simone Ferriani is Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Bologna, Honorary Professor at Cass Business School and Visiting Fellow of the Center on Organizational Innovation at Columbia University. Simone’s current research employs a mix of qualitative techniques and large datasets to study the social sources of innovation. In his current research, he works at the intersection of historical methods, lab experiments, and network analysis to study how the structure of evaluating audiences shapes the social valuation of novelty. His work has been published in various international outlets such as American Sociological Review, Organization Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, and Strategic Organization.


Riccardo Fini

Riccardo Fini

Main Instructor - Entrepreneurship in Context

Riccardo Fini is Full Professor and coordinator of the Ph.D. programme in Management at the University of Bologna. He has visiting appointments at Imperial College London (UK), Gent University (BE), and Nord University (NO). He serves as director of the entrepreneurship hub at Bologna Business School. He did research at Mines Paris, Case Western Cleveland, U. Bozen, Imperial College, and Danish Technical University. His research interests include entrepreneurship, science commercialization, and impact. He is a two-time recipient of the EU Marie Curie fellowship. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Research Policy, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He's serving as associate editor for the Journal of Technology Transfer, and his research was featured in Il Sole24Ore, Nature, Times Higher Education, and The New York Times. He's a co-founder and CEO of the science-based spin-off Fieldrobotics.

Claudio Giachetti

Claudio Giachetti

Main Instructor - Economics and Management of Innovation

Claudio Giachetti is Full Professor of Strategy at the Department of Management at Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna. He was Full Professor at the Department of Management of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, where he also received his Ph.D. in Business. He was a visiting researcher at Bayes Business School in London, at the University of Zaragoza, and at Skema Business School, and received a master's degree in International Management at Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia. His primary research interests concern competitive dynamics in rapidly changing technological environments. Claudio's work has been published in various leading journals, including Academy of Management JournalStrategic Management JournalOrganization ScienceJournal of Operations ManagementStrategic Organization, Research PolicyLong Range Planning, and Global Strategy Journal. Claudio is Associate Editor for Business Research Quarterly and Journal of Industrial and Business Economics. Over the years, he has been consulting on corporate strategy, competitive analysis, and product innovation issues with various clients from the private sector.

Paola Giuri

Paola Giuri

Main Instructor - Management of Technology and Big Data

Paola Giuri is Full Professor of Management at the University of Bologna. She also serves as Associate Dean for Professional Masters at the Bologna Business School.

Her research focuses on the economics and management of innovation, entrepreneurship, university-industry technology transfer, economic and strategic uses of patents, social innovation, and organizational change.

She coordinated and was responsible for several international research projects funded by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank.

She has published articles in several journals, including Research Policy, Review of Economics and Statistics, R&D Management, Technological Forecasting, and Social Change, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Technology Transfer, Industry and Innovation, and Frontiers in Psychology.

She was the recipient of the 2010 Richard R. Nelson Prize Award and the Best Paper Award at the Druid Summer Conference 2007.

Marco Maria Mattei

Marco Maria Mattei

Main Instructor - Empirical Research in Accounting

Marco Maria Mattei is Professor of Financial Accounting at the University of Bologna. He earned a Ph.D. in Accounting at the University of Pisa and was a visiting scholar at the University of Edinburgh and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is the Director of the Master in Finance, Control, and Auditing at Bologna Business School. His research focuses on financial information and capital markets. His main publications investigate the determinants of earnings quality and analyst forecasts’ accuracy. He is a Certified Public Accounting in Italy and serves as an advisor to public and private firms.

Elisa Montaguti

Elisa Montaguti

Main Instructor - Marketing/Consumer Behaviour

Position: Full Professor of Marketing

PhD: London Business School, UK.

Selected Publications:

Elisa Montaguti;Scott A. Neslin;Sara Valentini, Can Marketing Campaigns Induce Multichannel Buying and More Profitable Customers? A Field Experiment, «MARKETING SCIENCE», 2016, 35, pp. 201 - 217 [Scientific article]

Elisa Montaguti ; Scott A. Neslin ; Sara Valentini, Do Marketing Campaigns Produce Multi-channel Buying and More Profitable Customers? A Field Test, in: Thought Leaders in Marketing Channels Conference, parigi, Groupe HEC, 2014, pp. 1 - 2 (atti di: Thought Leaders in Marketing Channels Conference, Parigi, 3-4 June) [Abstract]

Maria Cristina Cito ; Elisa Montaguti ; Alessandra Zammit ;, Identity Transition and Consumer Behavior, in: paradigm shifts and interactions, Valencia, Universitat de Valencia, 2014, 43, pp. 1 - 7 (atti di: Paradigm shifts and interactions, Valencia; Spain, June, 3-6) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

Scott A. Neslin; Kinshuk Jerath; Anand Bodapati; Eric T. Bradlow; John Deighton; Sonja Gensler; Leonard Lee; Elisa Montaguti; Rahul Telang; Raj Venkatesan; Peter C. Verhoef; Z. John Zhang, The interrelationships between brand and channel choice, «MARKETING LETTERS», 2014, 25, pp. 319 - 330 [Scientific article]

Elisa Montaguti; Alessandra Zammit, It is Not Me! So I Customize It!, in: 42th Emac Conference Proceedings, Istanbul, EMAC Proceedings, 2013, 42, pp. 1 - 7 (atti di: Lost in Translation: Marketing in an Interconnected World, Istanbul Technical University, 4-7 giugno 2013) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

Valentini S.; Montaguti E.; Neslin S. A., Decision Process Evolution in Customer Channel Choice, «JOURNAL OF MARKETING», 2011, 75 (6), pp. 72 - 86 [Scientific article]

Montaguti E.; Neslin S. A.; Valentini S., Does Multichannel Produce More Profitable Customer?, in: The Day After - Inspiration, Innovation, Implementation, BRUSSELS, M.M. Brencic, T. Dmitrovic, M. Lapanja, A. Senicar. Proceedings of the 40th European Marketing Academy (EMAC) Conference, 2011, pp. 340 - 345 [Chapter or essay]

Montaguti E.; Neslin S. A.; Valentini S., Does Multichannel Usage Produce More Profitable Customers?, in: Marketing Science Proceedings, HANOVER, MD, INFORMS, 2011, pp. 47 - 47 (atti di: Marketing Science Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 9-11 June 2011) [Abstract]

A. Zammit; E. Montaguti, CONTEXTUAL CUES AND DESCRIPTIVE NORMS: DO PEOPLE STICK TO CONTEXT WHEN THEY KNOW WHAT OTHERS CHOOSE?, in: Advances in Consumer Research Volume 37, eds. Margaret C. Campbell and Jeff Inman and Rik Pieters, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research., DULUTH, MN, eds. Campbell and Inman and Pieters, 2010, pp. 1 - 23 (atti di: “A World of Knowledge At the Point of Confluence.” The Association for Consumer ResearchAnnual North American ConferenceOctober 22 – 25, 2009Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October 22 – 25, 2009) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

Montaguti E.; Neslin S.; Valentini S., Does Multichannel Usage Produce More Profitable Customers?, in: Crossplatform & Multichannel Customer Behavior, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Wharton Interactive Media Initiative, 2010, pp. 1 - 15 (atti di: Crossplatform & Multichannel Customer Behavior, Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA (USA), December 9-10, 2010) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

Valentini S.; Montaguti E.; Neslin S. A., The Impact of Customer Multichannel Choices on Revenues and Retention, in: Marketing Science Proceedings, HANOVER, MD, Informs, 2010, pp. 1 - 1 (atti di: Marketing Science Conference, Cologne, 16-19 Giugno) [Abstract]

E. Montaguti; A. Zammit, Contextual Cues and Socially Relevant Information: Are Consumers Sticking to Context When They Know What Others Choose?, in: Marketing & the Core Disciplines: Rediscovering References?, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the European Marketing Academy (EMAC), 2009, May 26-29, Audencia Nantes School of Management, Nantes, France, p. 163., BRUXELLES, Helfer &Nicolas (eds.) Proceedings- 38th EMAC, 2009, pp. 1 - 5 (atti di: Marketing & the Core Disciplines: Rediscovering References?, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the European Marketing Academy (EMAC), 2009,, Audencia School of Business Nantes - France, May 26-29 2009) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

Valentini S.; Neslin S.; Montaguti E., Customer Evolution in Sales Channel Migration., in: Festschrift Celebration in honor of John D.C. Little, ANN ARBOR, Informs, 2009, pp. 1 - 49 (atti di: Marketing Science- Festschrift Celebration in honor of John D.C. Little, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 6-7 Giugno 2009) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

S. Valentini; E. Montaguti; S.A. Neslin, Do Multichannel Customers Really Outperform? Retention, Revenues, and Multichannel Usage in a Contractual Setting, in: Proceedings of the Emac Conference, BRUSSELS, EMAC, 2009, 1, pp. 1 - 5 (atti di: EMAC Conference, Nantes (Francia), 26-29 Maggio 2009) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

S. Valentini; S.A. Neslin; E. Montaguti, Do Multichannel Customers Really Outperform? Retention, Revenues, and Multichannel Usage in a Contractual Setting., in: Marketing Science Proceedings, HANOVER, MD, INFORMS, 2009, pp. 234 - 234 (atti di: Marketing Science Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA), 4-6 Giugno 2009) [Abstract]

valentini S.; neslin a. s.; montaguti e., Customer Evolution in Sales Channel Migration, in: Marketing Science Proceedings, HANOVER, MD, INFORMS, 2008, pp. 32 - 32 (atti di: Marketing Science Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June, 12-14, 2008) [Abstract]

valentini s.; neslin s. a.; montaguti e., Customer evolution in sales channel migration, in: Marketing landscapes : a pause for thought; 37th EMAC Conference, 27-30 May 2008, University of Brighton, Brighton Business School, BRUSSELS, EMAC, 2008, pp. 1 - 5 (atti di: EMAC conference, Brighton, UK., 27-30 May 2008) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

M. Colucci; E. Montaguti; U. Lago, Managing brand extension via licensing: An investigation into the high-end fashion industry., «INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MARKETING», 2008, 25, pp. 185 - 198 [Scientific article]

Montaguti E.; Zammit A., The Evolution of Compromise Effect: The Moderating Role of Socially Relevant Information, in: Atti del V convegno annuale della società italiana marketing, "Mercati competitività e sviluppo sostenibile", Milano 2008, PARMA, Società Italiana Marketing, 2008, pp. 1 - 5 (atti di: V convegno annuale della società italiana marketing, "Mercati competitività e sviluppo sostenibile", Milano 2008, Milano, Italia, 3-4 Ottobre 2008) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

E. Montaguti; A. Zammit, The Evolution of Compromise Effect: The Moderating Role of Socially Relevant Information, in: Emac 2008 Proceedings, BRUXELLS, EMAC, 2008, pp. 1 - 5 (atti di: EMAC 2008 "Marketing Landscapes: A Pause for Thought" University of Brighton UK 27-30 May 2008, Brighton, UK, 27-30 May 2008) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

Zammit A.; Montaguti E., An analysis of time evolution of compromise effect: the moderating role of pioneering advantage and product category familiarity, in: European Advances in Consumer Research, s.l, EACR, 2007, 8, pp. 23 - 23 (atti di: EACR 2007 European Conference of the Association for Consumer Research, Milano, 10-14 luglio 2007) [Abstract]

E. Montaguti; M. Visentin, Are Physicians Just Learning or Also Forgetting about Drugs?, in: 2007 INFORMS Marketing Science Conference Proceedings, SINGAPORE, Informs, 2007, 1, pp. 32 - 32 (atti di: Manketing Science Conference, Singapore, 28-30 Giugno 2007) [Abstract]

a. zammit ; e. montaguti, New Product Entry: the Moderating Role of Compromise Effect on Pioneering Advantage, in: Atti IV CONVEGNO ANNUALE DELLA SOCIETA' ITALIANA MARKETING "IL MARKETING DEI TALENTI", PARMA, società italiana di marketing, 2007, pp. 1 - 23 (atti di: "IL MARKETING DEI TALENTI", Roma, 5-6 ottobre 2007) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

Zammit A.; Montaguti E., Time evolution of compromise effect: an analysis of the moderating role of pioneering advantage, in: EMAC 2007 Conference Proceedings, BRUXELS, EMAC, 2007, pp. 1 - 10 (atti di: European Marketing Conference, Reykjavik University, 22-25 maggio 2007) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

Montaguti E. ; Orsingher C., Customer Satisfaction ed Eterogeneità delle Preferenze: Il Contributo dei Modelli Mistura, «MERCATI E COMPETITIVITÀ», 2006, 4, pp. 137 - 154 [Scientific article]

E.Montaguti ; A. Zammit, Dynamic Analysis of Compromise-Effect: the Role of Attribute Number, in: Emac Conference Proceedings, BRUXELS, EMAC, 2006, pp. 1 - 7 (atti di: European Marketing Conference, Athens, 24-27 May 2006) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

E.Montaguti ; B.G.S. Hardie, Il Posizionamento dei Marchi a Bassa Quota di Mercato: un’Analisi Multi-Categoria”, «MERCATI E COMPETITIVITÀ», 2006, 4, pp. 19 - 37 [Scientific article]

E.Montaguti; M. Colucci; U.Lago, Make or License Decisions: Assessing the Role of Transaction Cost Economics and Product Category Similarity within Firm Boundary Decisions,”, in: Egos, s.l, Egos, 2006(atti di: EGOS, Bergen Norway, 6-8 July 2006) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

E. Montaguti; P. Stern; M.Visentin, Medical prescribing behavior: the role of generics, in: Marketing Science Conference Proceedings, ATLANTA, Informs, 2005, pp. 1 - 2 (atti di: Informs Marketing Science Conference, Atlanta, June 16-19) [Abstract]

M. Colucci; U.Lago; E.Montaguti, When Should Firms License Their Brands ? An Empirical Investigation on Governance Structure, in: EMAC Proceedings, MILANO, EMAC, 2005, pp. 1 - 6 (atti di: EMAC Conference, Milano, 24-27 May 2005) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

Elisa Montaguti, Donations, Pricing and Country of Origin Effect: An Empirical Analysis, in: 33rd EMAC Conference Proceedings, MURCIA, EMAC, 2004, pp. 1 - 5 (atti di: EMAC Conference, Murcia, Spain, 18-21/05/2004) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

MARZOCCHI G.; MONTAGUTI E., Marketing e sviluppo di nuovi prodotti, in: SOBRERO M., Innovazione tecnologica e gestione di impresa, BOLOGNA, Il Mulino, 2004, pp. 37 - 60 [Chapter or essay]

Francesco Montani

Francesco Montani

Main Instructor - Organizational Behaviour

Francesco Montani is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organization at the University of Bologna. He carries out his research in the field of organizational behavior and human resource management. He has been Assistant Professor of Organizational Psychology at Université de Sherbrooke and, subsequently, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at Montpellier Business School and the International University of Monaco. He is a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Organizational Behavior. His research interests embrace the analysis of the determinants and consequences of creativity and innovation in organizations, with reference to the relationships between creativity/innovation, socialization, well-being, mindfulness, and compassion at an individual, group, and organizational level. He is involved in national and international research projects and is the author of numerous international publications.


Gabriele Morandin

Gabriele Morandin

Main Instructor - Organizational Theory

Gabriele Morandin is a Full Professor of Organizational Behavior and Delegate for Teaching for the Department of Management (DiSA), Member of the Expert Panel for University Research Evaluation (Unibo), and Associate Dean of Bologna Business School (BBS). He studies organizational behavior and conducts research on leadership, work-life balance, newcomer onboarding, and behaviors related to the use of digital technologies. He collaborates with companies and other institutions on topics such as people management and organizational change.

Chiara Orsingher

Chiara Orsingher

Main Instructor - Marketing/Modelling

Chiara Orsingher is Full Professor of Marketing at the University of Bologna.  She is recognized internationally as a leading researcher in Service Marketing. Her research interests include service recovery, customer complaining behavior, customer satisfaction, customer experience, referral-reward programs, and meta-analysis.  She has published articles in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Service Research, Academy of Management Perspectives, Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Business Research, and  Journal of Service Management.

Emanuele Padovani

Emanuele Padovani

Main Instructor - Qualitative Research in Accounting

Emanuele Padovani is Full Professor in Public Management at the Department of Management of the University of Bologna. He received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Ferrara in 2005. His main research areas concern the financial analysis of the local public sector (local authorities, regions, agencies, subsidiaries, etc.), management control in local public administrations and health care, measurement and management of performance in the public sector, and management of outsourcing in local public services. His research concerns both the domestic and the international context, where he prefers a comparative approach.

Gabriele Pizzi

Gabriele Pizzi

Main Instructor - Quantitative Research Methods

Gabriele Pizzi is Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Bologna, and Scientific Director of the International Master in Marketing Management at Bologna Business School. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Department of Management of the University of Bologna, starting from 2013. In 2009 he spent a visiting period at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland (US).

His research interests revolve around the effect of time and psychological distance on several relevant individual behaviors, such as individual judgments and intertemporal choices. His works have appeared, among the others, on the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, the Journal of Economic Psychology, Marketing Letters, the Journal of Service Research, and the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services. .

Since 2020, he is the Scientific Director of the Observatory on Retail - Virtual Reality and Smart Sensors developed in partnership with Retail Institute Italy. His doctoral dissertation on the Temporal Pattern of Customer Satisfaction has received the 2009 First Runner-Up Award at the Fisher IMS & AMA SERVSIG Dissertation Proposal Competition in Tampa (FL) and his research has been awarded with a research grant from the Italian Marketing Society for his work on multi-channel marketing and with the Best Conference Paper from the Italian Marketing Society (2020). Gabriele has significant expertise in the implementation of experimental studies.

He is also Principal Investigator for a Research Project of National Interest (PRIN) financed by the Italian Ministry of University and Research on the topic of "Retail Industry Demand Estimation"

Marcello Russo

Marcello Russo

Main Instructor - Positive Organizational Psychology

Marcello Russo is Full Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Bologna and the Global MBA director at Bologna Business School in Italy and. He has been Visiting Scholar at Kedge Business School, France, and Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. He is an expert on work-life balance, with a focus on what individual strategies and organizational factors can help individuals accomplish their ideal model of work-life balance, and it has been published in leading scholarly journals, including Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management, and Academy of Management Annals.

Maurizio Sobrero

Maurizio Sobrero

Main Instructor - Research Methods

Maurizio Sobrero, Ph.D. MIT, BS Università di Bologna, is Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Bologna. He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed articles and 5 books on the Economics and Management of Innovation, specifically focusing on inter-organizational collaborations, University-Industry relationships, corporate governance, and R&D investments. He has served as an expert in these matters in several Committees of different public, private, and governmental institutions.

Ileana Steccolini

Ileana Steccolini

Main Instructor - Fundamentals of Public Management

Ileana Steccolini is Full Professor of Accounting and Public management. She is the Editor of Financial Accountability and Management. She serves or has served on the editorial boards of Public Administration Review, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, the Journal of Public Budgeting Accounting and Financial Management, and the Journal of Government and Nonprofit Accounting. She is the President of the International Research Society of Public Management, the chair and founder of the Public Service Accounting and Accountability Group, the Chair of the EIASM conference on Public Sector Accounting and Accountability, and the Chair of the Standing Scientific Committee of the European Accounting Association. She is a member of the Advisory board of CIPFA International and of CIPFA Council.

Giuseppe Torluccio

Giuseppe Torluccio

Main Instructor - Research in Banking

Giuseppe Torluccio is a Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions at the University of Bologna, Director of Yunus Social Business Center, Vice-president of the Grameen Italian Foundation, and member of the Scientific Committee of the University of Bologna “School of Excellence.” Research interests include theoretical and empirical issues in the economics of banking, credit risk models, internal ratings and Basel III, risk management, derivatives, debt instruments, relationship banking, SMEs' financing, innovation financing, R&D, treasury management, corporate governance in banking, FinTech, microfinance, and social business. The last relevant articles are published in the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Journal of Finance, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, and Journal of Asset Management.

Laura Toschi

Laura Toschi

Main Instructor - Entrepreneurship Theory

Laura Toschi is Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management at the University of Bologna and Deputy Director of the Executive Master in Technology & Innovation Management at Bologna Business School.

At UNIBO, she received her Ph.D. in Management in 2009 and a Laurea in Management Engineering in 2004 (100/100 cum Laude). She has been a visiting scholar at Boston University (2008), SPRU (2011), University of Queensland (2017), and Queensland University of Technology (2020).

Her main research interests are environmental and social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance and impact investing, sustainability transitions, innovation management, and technology transfer.

Her research outputs include publications in journals such as Research Policy, Ecological Economics, Journal of Business Venturing, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Technology Transfer, International Small Business Journal, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Elisa Villani

Elisa Villani

Main Instructor - Qualitative Research Methods

Elisa Villani is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Department of Management at the University of Bologna since December 2018. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Imperial College Business School since January 2017.

Before joining the University of Bologna, she was Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management at the Free University of Bolzano.

Marco Visentin

Marco Visentin

Main Instructor - Introductory Statistics

Marco Visentin is Associate Professor of Marketing. His research is broadly based in the Business to Business and Business to Consumer marketing, including managing the relationship with customers, and consumer behavior. His research also focuses on Corporate Responsibility, with an interest on the determinants of voluntary reporting and ethical communication of companies, and on creative industries including wine industry and fashion system. He published on Industrial Marketing Management, Industry and Innovation, Business Ethics A European Review, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Sport Management and International Journal of Market Research.