Key note speakers

Prof. Alfredo De Massis, Ph.D

Full Professor of Entrepreneurship, Family Business and Strategic Management
Faculty of Economics & Management, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

Alfredo De Massis is Professor of Entrepreneurship & Family Business and Director of the Centre for Family Business Management at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. He also co-directs family business research projects at Lancaster University Management School, UK. His research focuses on innovation and strategic management of family enterprises. In September 2015, Family Capital ranked him among the world’s top 25 star professors for family business. He serves as Associate Editor of Family Business Review and on the Editorial Boards of Entrepreneurship Theory & PracticeStrategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Journal of Family Business Strategy. His research has been published widely in leading academic and professional journals including AMJ,JBV,ETPJPIMAMPFBRGSJ,JBE,CMR

He guest edited 11 special issues in journals like SMJETPJPIM. His research has been featured in various media outlets including Financial TimesHarvard Business Review, CNBC, Sole24Ore, and he is regularly interviewed in TV programs, newspapers and magazines on family business issues.

Prof. Giovanni Dosi, Ph.D

Full Professor of Economics
Institute of Economics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa (Italy)

Giovanni Dosi is Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute of Economics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa; Co-Director of the task forces “Industrial Policy” and “Intellectual Property Rights”, IPD – Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University; Continental European Editor of Industrial and Corporate Change. Included in “ISI Highly Cited Researchers” and Corresponding Member of the “Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei”

A selection of his works has been published in two volumes: Innovation, Organization and Economic Dynamics. Selected Essays (2000), and Economic Organization, Industrial Dynamics and Development: Selected Essays (2012) both published by Edward Elgar