Research

Professional Membership and Activities

  • Area Editor of Operations Management Research (OMR) and member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management (JPSM). Previously: Associate Editor of the Journal of Operations Management (JOM). Reviewer for these and many other international journals.

  • He has published in a number of leading academic and practitioner journals, including the Journal of Operations Management, Research Policy, OMEGA, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, and  International Journal of Production Research.

  • He has been member of the scientific committee of several editions of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conferences, the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (Ipsera) Conferences, and the Doctoral Workshop on Purchasing and Supply Management – IPSERA Italian Nodes Conference as well as of some editions of the European Decision Sciences Institute Conferences.

  • He is Member of AiIG – Associazione italiana di Ingegneria Gestionale, EurOMA – European Operations Management Association, of IPSERA – International Purchasing & Supply Education & Researc, POMS – Productions and Operations Management Society, and other Scientific Associations.

  • He cooperates with several International Research Institutions, including: CRISPS – Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (University of Bath), Carlson School of Management (Minnesota University); Cranfield School of Management (Cranfield University) Saïd Business School (University of Oxford), Rotman School of Management (Toronto University).

  • He is member of the High Performance Manufacturing (HPM) international research project, co-ordinated by Prof. R. G. Schroeder (University of Minnesota). This project involves researchers belonging to 11 American, European and Japanese Universities.

  • He will be co-chair of the 8th Annual Conference of the European Decision Sciences Institute (EDSI 2018).

Research Areas

  • Supply Strategy

  • New production models and advanced buyer-supplier interactions.

  • Subcontracting processes within small firms.

  • Vendor rating and ranking.

  • Supply Chain / Network Management.

  • International Manufaturing / Sourcing

Awards

  • 2017: Chris Voss Best Paper Award at the  24th European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference with the paper: ”“Entry modes in reshoring strategies: An empirical analysis”.

  • 2015 Chris Voss Highly Commended Award at the 22nd European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) conference with the paper: “Does social accountability pay off? An empirical investigation on the performance impact of SA8000”.

  • 2014 Second best paper award at the paper Sinergie Conference with the paper :“Il back-reshoring manifatturiero nei processi di internazionalizzazione: inquadramento teorico ed evidenze empiriche”.

  • 2006 Best Reviewer Award from the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.

Selected Books