“I am Assistant Professor in Business Administration at the Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) in Sweden and member of the Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).
In 2011 I have obtain a PhD in Business Administration at the University of Udine (Italy) writing a thesis entitled “Family embeddeness and entrepreneurial entry” having as supervisor Cristiana Compagno (University of Udine) and Mattias Nordqvist (JIBS).
My research interests are related to the entrepreneurial process in three main research areas. First, family dynamics and influence of family members on the actor’s decision of entry and exit into the entrepreneurial process. Second, academic entrepreneurship and factors enabling new venture start-up and technology transfer. Third, firm’s growth paths through collaborative agreements and inter-firms networks. I explore these phenomena adopting a quantitative approach.
My contributions have been published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2016; 2018a; 2018b), Long Range Planning (2018), Small Business Economics (2013) and Journal of Small Business Management (2014).
My teaching activities are focused on Entrepreneurship, Family Business and Research Methods.
I am Past-Chair of the Family Business Strategic Interest Group at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) conference (2015-2018), and Past-Chair of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) Conference (2017).
I am guest editor for the following special issues:
- “Career Issues in Family Business: Understanding Career Ladders and Glass Ceilings” for the Journal of Family Business Strategy (exp. 2019).
- “Locality and Internationalization of Family Firms” for Entrepreneurship and Regional Development Journal (exp. 2020).
- “Values, Spirituality And Religion: Family Business And The Roots Of Sustainable Ethical Behavior” for Journal of Business Ethics (exp. 2020).”