Research groups

Historical perspectives on accounting and governance
The research group aims to examine accounting and corporate governance issues in a historical perspective.
Australian Home Medicine Review
Di seguito si ripropongono testualmente contenuti e obiettivi del gruppo di ricerca: “Since consumer awareness and understanding is a significant component of the success of the Home Medicine Review (HMR) program, the publicly available information regarding the benefits and eligibility criteria is of interest. The objective of this research group was to compare and contrast the information regarding HMRs made available for consumers from a variety of sources, using the most easily accessible channel, the internet. A thorough internet search of health professional and consumer directed information about HMRs was conducted. A content analysis of all information relevant to HMRs on two health professional sites and five consumer‑directed sites was performed and comparisons were made. Four themes were derived from the analysis: 1) Rationale for HMR, 2) HMR objectives, 3) Patient counselling, and 4) The use of medication risk factors in statements about eligibility criteria.
Financial reporting and International Financial Reporting Standards
The research group aims to analyse the main problems and possible solutions underlying the preparation of financial statements, also in relation to the application of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IAS/IFRS) by Italian companies.
Brand Management
The Brand Management group aims at analysing the brand equity and brand loyalty creation processes through the study of the relationships between these latter and their antecedents.
Business-to-business implications in the healthcare management industry
The purpose of the study conducted is to investigate the dynamics and forces operating in business-to-business, within the confines of the audiology industry in a service marketing perspective.
Business-to-consumer studies in the healthcare management industry
Gli obiettivi del gruppo di ricerca sono di seguito dettagliati sono consistiti nell’indagare le dinamiche e le forze che operano in relazionane ai consumatori di specifici settori, in particolare l’audiology industry, secondo una prospettiva di service management e consumer behaviour.
Carreer orientation services
La ricerca è finalizzata all’esame empirico dei servizi di orientamento professionale in termini di qualità del servizio elettronico, qualità delle informazioni e valore percepito. Il gruppo esamina specificamente le percezioni degli studenti universitari sulla qualità dei servizi di orientamento allo studio e al lavoro, per esplorare gli effetti della qualità del servizio elettronico e della qualità delle informazioni sul valore percepito. Nello specifico, l’attività di Nicola Cobelli è consistita nella raccolta dati per studi quantitativi e analisi degli stessi.
Value chain and sustainability in wine and agro-food systems
The research group works on the topics related to the research field of “Agricultural and Resource Economics”.
Youth Entrepreneurial Center for the Territory (2018/2020)
The research group (supported by a grant from ESU-Arsdu Verona and the University of Verona) aims to identify the entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurial competences that characterize the students of the University of Verona.
Choices of adoption/non-adoption of new ICT tools
Il gruppo di propone di indagare, secondo modelli scientifici comprovati dalle Scienze Sociali (Business Management e Psicometria) i costrutti latenti che determinano la scelta di adozione di uno strumento legato all'Information and Communication Technologies. Il gruppo di lavoro si è focalizzato su due principali mercati: quello dell'healthcare e quello del vino.
Entrepreneurial Competences and Organizational Behavior (2016/19)
The research group focuses on the analysis of the business-entrepreneur-environment relations with the objective to identifying models to study the organizational behavior
Entrepreneuship competences variables: ideas, resources, actions, and gender issue (2017/19)
The research group aims to identify a model of entrepreneurial competences in relation to the performance of SMEs in the different stages of their development.
SMEs’ competitiveness
The research group intends to investigate the competitive capacity of Italian SMEs, a type of firm that characterize the entrepreneurial structure of the country. SMEs are overall 99% of all enterprises in Italy, contributing to the generation of about 70% of the national value added and absorbing more than 80% of employees in country.
Confartigianato: profile and service needs of the members
The research group intends to investigate the characteristics and problems of the management of the trade associations and the need to employ managerial tools to improve the quality of the services provided by the associations to their members.
Corporate governance, risk management and value creation
The research group aims to analyse the contribution of governance structures and/or risk management activities developed by companies on value creation processes and on the ways of risk exposure by stakeholders.
Customer experience in services industry
The research group aims to investigate how services organizations - especially in the retail and hospitality industry - can improve customer experience.
Digital Transformation and organizational impacts
The International Research Group, with the participation of members from the University of Verona, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Université Catholique de Lille, and Lund University, aims to study the organizational consequences of Digital Transformation. In particular, it focuses on changes in work organization, strategic-managerial orientations, and companies' sustainability. Digital Transformation is not just a simple business process of investing in information systems, but it also concerns the ability of companies to implement its use by modifying their processes and organizational structures and also promoting a process of human capital development capable of managing the challenge that it brings.
DMO - Strategic planning of tourism destinations
The Research Group “DMO – Strategic planning of tourism destinations” aims to contribute to the strategic planning and management of tourism destinations, with a particular focus on the city of Verona.
Performance management in hospital
The research group explores several issues on the hospitals’ efficiency such as the analysis of organizational models and performance measurement with reference to public hospitals.
Efficienza e organizzazione nelle public utilities
Il gruppo di ricerca focalizza le proprie attenzioni sullo studio delle determinanti esogene ed endogene dell’efficienza nelle public utilities
Formulation and implementation of corporate and business strategy and strategic control
The research aims of this research group is to analyze current trends about processes of formulation and implementation of strategy in companies of various size (medium size in particular).
Deposit insurance schemes
The research team aims to investigate whether Australian banks took more risks (moral hazard) in the presence of a deposit insurance system.
Governance in nonprofit organizations
The research group investigates governance mechanisms typical of nonprofit organization.
Covered Bonds in Europe
The research group intends to highlight which countries could be the most penalized by compliance with the new directive. In addition to this preliminary analysis, the group aims to explore the different use of these financial instruments by banks and the possibility for investors and banks to take advantage of the new regulation.
Entrepeneurship, business model and network
The purpose of the research group is to study entrepreneurship practices aimed at creating value.
Enterprise 4.0 and digital transformation for micro, small and medium businesses in Verona
The research group acts in synergy with Punto Impresa Digitale of the Chamber of Commerce to provide answers to the digital development needs of 100 Verona’s firms and is linked to the analogous research group at the Department of Computer Science.
Integrated reporting
The research group investigates the Integrated Report (IR) as an innovative paradigm of external reporting that allows to incorporate sustainability issues in a holistic view of the company, by combining financial and non-financial information.
Population aging and generational transitions
The project deals with the demographic change in an interdisciplinary perspective and aims to elaborate new juridical tools for this problem and for the related generational transitions.
European Central Bank (ECB) and the integration of financial markets
The research group aims to highlight the relevant role of the ECB in the integration of financial markets in Europe.
La gestione nella supply chain nella prospettiva dell’economia circolare
Il gruppo di ricerca si occupa di esplorare, studiare e analizzare come la gestione strategica e operativa della supply chain può essere compatibile e ripensata in un’ottica del raggiungimento di obiettivi legati all’economia circolare.
Financing firms’ networks
In particular, the research group aims to identify whether the companies in the networks have obtained better financing conditions from the markets and the intermediaries.
The drivers of dividend policies
The research group intends to analyze the different theories that are considered relevant to explain how companies define their dividend policies
New organizational forms ICT-based
The objective of this research group is to investigate issues related to the development of new organizational forms deriving from the adoption of digital technologies and related collaborative platforms.
Fintech Innovation and bank digitalization processes

Managing healthcare in the new technology context
The international research group, with the participation of members from the University of Verona, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, and Bristol University, studies the impact of new technologies (e.g., social media) on the organization and management of public health. The analysis focuses in particular, on how the technological evolution of communication means has led to the emergence of organized online communities with which policymakers will have to engage increasingly. Similarly, the group aims to analyze changes in the dynamics of acceptance of new medical technologies by the community in the current context. To date, the group has focused on studying the organization of anti-vaccine online communities and the acceptance of new vaccination technologies.
Entrepreneurial mindset: a cross-cultural study (2016/2020)
The international research group's general objective is the international study of entrepreneurial orientation.
Alternative ways of financing and the citizens’ engagement: an analysis of the business models
The objective of the research group is to analyse the alternative ways of financing and mechanisms for the community’s engagement and to investigate the possible development of the business model of the organizations involved.
Business model in the digital era
The research group Business model in the digital era aims at exploring, studying and analyzing the complex phenomenon of digitization in a business and managerial perspective.
Sustainable business models and common goods
The concept of common goods can be used to identify all those systems that provide community resources for collective use, which are vulnerable to the opportunistic (over-exploitation and / or disengaging) behavior of that community of users.
New business models and business networks
The research activity is aimed at identifying indicators (KPI) and tools to monitor the performance of the companies that adhere to the network contract.
Omnicanalità, logistica dell'ultimo miglio, consumer behaviour
Il gruppo di ricerca ha come obiettivo lo studio del ruolo del consumatore nel contesto della gestione della supply chain, con particolare focus sull’impatto che il comportamento di acquisto nei canali online e offline ha sullA logistica dell'ultimo miglio.
Organizing smart cities for a sustainable future
The international research group with the participation of members of the University of Verona, Université Catholique de Lille and University of Lund, has as its objective the study of the impact of Smart Cities on organizations and society as a whole. The group intends to contribute to the scientific literature by analyzing the Smart City phenomenon and its implications in order to understand its impact on sustainability and resilience.
Hybrid organizations
The research group aims to investigate these entities to deepen their purpose and mission, to define their conceptual perimeter and to define their managerial characteristics.
Osservatorio SMACT Competence Center
SMACT è uno degli 8 Centri di Competenza industria 4.0 nati in Italia su impulso del Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico. E' una partnership pubblico-privata che mette a sistema le competenze in ambito 4.0 della ricerca, dei provider di tecnologie e delle imprese early adopter. SMACT nasce nel Triveneto raggruppando stakeholder con capacità ed esperienza nella Digital Transformation, per permettere all’intero sistema produttivo e sociale di affrontare il futuro e creare valore.
Paths of business innovation
The research group aims to investigate the phenomenon of business innovation in its many manifestations in order to better understand the nature and complexity of the managerial and organizational challenges faced by companies wishing to compete in terms of innovation.
Accounting for business combinations
The research group aims to investigate accounting and disclosure issues that arise in business combinations.
Service quality, brand equity and brand reputation of water utilities
This research group aims to measure service quality, brand equity and reputation of water utilities according to the perceptions of different stakeholders (e.g. citizens, firms, public administrations).
Smart working and new forms of work organization
The international research group with the participation of members of the University of Verona, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Université Catholique de Lille and Saint Joseph University - Beirut, has as its objective the study and analysis of the consequences of Smart Working and in general of the various forms of remote working on individuals and organizations. The group conducts research on a variety of remote work-related topics, including the effects of remote working on stress, well-being, productivity, and work-life balance. The ways in which organizations can effectively manage and support remote working and the implications for leadership and worker management are also explored.
Sustainability reporting, measurement and stakeholder engagement
The research group aims at analysing the social, sustainability and non-financial disclosure processes and practices within different clusters of organizations.
Business networks: antecedents, life-cycle and critical success factors
The research group has the aim to analyse the phenomenon of business networks from the perspective of antecedents which enable the collaborative strategy and the expected outputs in terms of competitive advantages for the firms in the network; the research activity includes the analysis of network contracts, their distinctive features and their strengths and weaknesses.
Ricerca sulle politiche di marca delle imprese nel Veronese
L'attività di ricerca per il progetto promosso dalla Camera di Commercio, Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura di Verona e dal Dipartimento di Economia Aziendale (Università degli Studi di Verona).
Business process reengineering in health care system and eHealth
Through an interdisciplinary study, the aim of the research group is to analyze and evaluate the impacts that new technologies have on organizational structures and patients.
External auditing role between regulation and company’s behavior
The research group aims to analyse costs and benefits of external auditing, also in relation with different national contexts and the latest regulatory reforms.
Role of accounting and accountability in corporate governance
The research group aims at analysing the role of accounting and accountability systems in the enactment of governance prerogatives.
Sharing economy nel turismo

Smart Cities and sustainable entrepreneurship
The group's contribution is to support through longitudinal studies, natural experiments and comparative analysis in the field of smart cities, to improve the understanding of various impact factors that influence the capacity for innovation, resilience, sustainability, and quality of life of citizens in the cities.
Corporate sustainability and business models
The research group operates in the research fields of corporate sustainability (CS), corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable business models (SBM), by deepening the application of sustainable development principles in the business context
Accountability to the community
Discharging accountability is important for organizations that focus their activities on public interest goods and services and need to be accountable for their actions to the community they serve, where community must be considered in a wide sense.
Studies on generic medicines adoption
La ricerca si focalizza, in una prospettiva di services marketing e studio del comportamento del consumatore, sull’adozione da parte dei consumatori e la mancata adozione di farmaci generici, al fine di studiare il comportamento dei consumatori e attuare strategie di marketing volte all’adozione dei farmaci generici.
Tocatì - economic impact of cultural events
The Research Group “Tocatì – economic impact of cultural events” aims to assess the direct economic impact of Tocatì – International Festival of Games in the Streets on the city of Verona.
A multidisciplinary approach for understanding the potential of crowdfunding in Italy
The research project aims to explore, through a qualitative approach, certain elements, both economic and non, in order to identify the potential and the critical aspects of crowdfunding, with particular reference to the development of this alternative fundraising mechanism in Italy.
Evaluation of banks and other financial intermediaries
The research group, made up of university professors and professionals in the field, wants to link the evaluation profiles to the discipline of prudential supervision, in a broad sense, to the peculiarities of the economic and financial planning of intermediaries, to risk management and to internal control systems, as well as to identify methodologically appropriate and concretely applicable approaches.
Firms longevity and vitality
The research group intends to investigate the phenomenon of company longevity closely linked to the vitality that the same firm is able to express.
Vocational Studies
In recent years, there has been a profound transformation in the landscape of professional work. Professional firms have consolidated, growing larger and more global in scope. New organizational forms have arisen that combine professional groups, which traditionally have had strict jurisdictional boundaries.


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