I am Full Professor at the Department of Economics & Management of the University of Pisa, where I am also directing the Responsible Management Research Center (REMARC). I am 2017-2018 visiting professor at MIT Sloan School of Management.
In my research, I am interested in understanding how the private sector (firms, large & small, foreign & domestic) shapes the world where we live – for the better or for the worse. How do firms contribute to diffuse technologies and spark economic development processes? When and under what circumstances are firms detrimental to society? I investigate these and similar questions through an interdisciplinary approach to research, and using case studies as much as econometric analyses.
My publications include articles in scholarly journals, among others, the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of World Business, Regional Studies, Management and Organization Review, Research Policy and World Development.
Beside serving as referee for several international journals, I am Associate Editor for Research Policy, in the Editorial Boards of Economic Geography, the Journal of Economic Geography and the Business and Human Rights Journal, and part of the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of International Business Studies and Management and Organization Review. I am a member of the Regional Studies Association Research Committee.