I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Management ‘Marco Fanno’ at the University of Padova, where I teach Strategy and Operations Management and Governing Responsible Business Research Fellow at the Copenhagen Business School. I achieved my PhD. in the same University in 2011, where I also served as senior PostDoc. I have been visiting at the Center on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness (Duke University) at the Department of Innovation and Organisational Economics (Copenhagen Business School), at the Department of Business Administration and Marketing (Universitat Jaume I).

I am interested in the study of environmental innovations and the circular economy – focusing especially on their peculiarities with respect to other innovations in the way they are conceived and realised – and of the evolution of Italian industrial districts (IDs) within global value chains. My research has been published in journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Business Strategy & the Environment, Journal of Knowledge Management, European Planning Studies, Competition & Change. I edited the book “Local Clusters in Global Value Chains. Linking Actors and Territories Through Manufacturing and Innovation” (Routledge, 2018) together with Gereffi G., Di Maria E.

I love teaching and particularly adopted active learning tecniques (here a link on the course that I attended).

I am actively engaging in academic life. I am the National Representative of the European International Business Academy (EIBA), Member of Organizing Committee, Network O – Global Value Chains (SASE conference) and in the executive committee at GRONEN I act as reviewer for several international journals (here my publons page) and I am part of the editorial board of the book series Sustainability and Innovation (Springer) and of the journal Economia e Società  Regionale (Franco Angeli). I also engage with local stakeholders. I contributed to the European projects Clustrat and ClusterPoliSEE, founded by the Veneto Region (Innovation and research department) and lead several research projects founded by IRES Veneto.

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