Professor of Management, University of Bologna. Past Director of GIOCA (Graduate degree in Innovation and Organization of Cultural and the Arts), University of Bologna, where he teaches "Critical studies and arts management", and "Heritage, history and the issue of organizing". Adjunct faculty at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where he teaches “Managing Cultural Heritage: Identity and Sustainability” within the Master of Arts Management Program. Adjunct facuty at CAFA, Beijing, teaching management and arts organizations.
Research interests deal with:
- Management of heritage and arts organizations, with a focus on field research (Imola Piano Academy, Archeological Museum in Bologna, Pompeii archeological site; OPD in Florence, GAM in Bologna; Italian Opera Houses; Ferrara Buskers’ Festival), and research developed for public entities (municipal museums in Milan and Venice; Egyptian Museum in Turin). International activities: research on change process at the British Museum (1996-2000); member of the Development Project of the Italian Foreign Affair Ministry of the Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an, China, 2002; member of the Development Project of the Italian Foreign Affair Ministry of museums of Belgrade; member of the Project for the rehabilitation of the historical centre of Quito, Ecuador, as institutional expert, funded by the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, 2004. Field research on the management of Machu Picchu (2008), Heritage Malta (2008); on the management of heritage in Turkey (2010-13).
- Extensive field research in China: on the management of cultural heritage (2005-08); on Unesco sites (2009-10), on monitoring the 11th five year plan on heritage (2011-16).
- Strategic change processes, within strategic management, management accounting and organization theory traditions.
- Management and accounting history, both in terms of theories, and practices (especially in pre-industrial settings, such the Venice Arsenal 16th century).