Laurea in Economia aziendale all'Università di Venezia il 10/11/1977 (110 e lode).
Certificat d'études avancés en Sciences economiques presso l'Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgio) nell'A.A. 1985-86.

Academic career and teaching activities

Present position:

Full professor (since 1994) of “Economia e gestione delle imprese industriali” at the Department of Economics and Management of the Università di Trento.

2007-today: Co-Director (with A. Leijohufvud) of the “Advanced Summer School on Adaptive Economic Dynamics” 

2015 - : president of the Presidio per la Qualità (Quality Assurance Service) of the University of Trento

Former positions and academic appointments:

2012: Visting professor at the Department of Economics of University of Connecticut

2011: Coordinator of the "School of Social Sciences"

2003-2010: Director of CIFREM (Interdeparmental Centre for Training on Research on Economics and Management), hosting the Doctoral school on Economics and Management, and Director of the school.

1997-2003: Dean of the Faculty of Economics.
1996-97: Head of the Department of Management and Computer Science.
Since 1994: full professor at the Università di Trento
1992- 1994: Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Università di Venezia;
1984-1991: Research assistant at the Department of Business Studies of the Università di Venezia.
1984-1993: Teaching assitant at the Università L. Bocconi (Milan) of Industrial Economics; Retail policy. Senior research Fellow at the CESCOM..
1980-1983: Research assistant, Università L. Bocconi (Milan)


Operations Management; Decision Making; Managerial Economics; Management and Organization (PhD programme); Business  Organization  (School of Cognitive science).

Business Organization (University of Bozen)

Research interests

Current researches:
1. Organisational capabilities, growth and firm performances. The research is aimed at relating individual features of the firms (knowledge and capabilities) to general patterns of growth and profitability emerging as stylesed facts from empirical research.

2. The productivity slowdown of Italian economy: empirical measurement, comparative assessment and causes.

3. Labour, organization and technical change: the research is aimed at understanding the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on labour and firm organization

4. Evidence based management

Research work

Recent research grants
National grants:
FIRB 2003 (Local co-ordinator): La rappresentazione delle conoscenze organizzative. Nationl co-ordinator M. Warglien.
COFIN 2002 (National co-ordinator): National project: “Rationality and language in management”. It involves units from University of Trento (2), University of Venice (M. Warglien); Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (P. Legrenzi); University of Modena (M. Tedeschi) Local project: “Language and coordination in distributed decision making”.
COFIN 1999 (National co-ordinator): National project: “Innovating by modular projects and compatibility standards: models of organisation and industrial dynamics”. Involved units from: University of Urbino (A. Gambardella), University of Bologna (M. Sobrero).
COFIN 1997 (Local unit. National co-ordinator: prof. Enzo Rullani): “Standard diffusion and models of consensual dynamics”.


Current research projects

LIW (Lavoro, Impresa e Welfare): Strategic project of the Università di Trento (Coordinatore: prof. Paolo Barbieri)

LAMACO (Laboratory on Managerial Competences): Strategic Project of the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento (Coordinator) 

Memberships in societies and scientific committees

In the scientific or in the referee committee of several journals, among which:
European Journal of Operations Research
Empirical Economics
Economia e Politica Industriale: Journal of Industrial and Business Economics
Economia e Management
Economia e società regionale

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Nord Est

Other work

Current appointments in Public Institutions

President of the Scientific Committee of the Statistical Council of the Autonomous Province of Trento and President of the same Council.

Member of the Evaluation unit of the University of Trieste

Member of the Evaluation unit of the University Federico II of Naples. 


Among past appointments:

Member of "Gruppo riviste di area 13" dell'ANVUR

Member of the International Evaluation Committee of the INFN (Istituto Nazionale per l'Energia


Member of the "Comitato per la modernizzazione" della Provincia Autonoma di Trento per la XV legislatura.