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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. The subject of study is extremely broad, including companies listed in Italy and abroad, small and medium-sized local enterprises, as well as corporate groups and networks. The group particularly verifies whether and how an improvement of corporate governance bodies and mechanisms and the adoption of a holistic, systematic and consistent approach to risk management may enhance corporate performance and create value for listed companies. The group also analyses the role that governance, internal control and risk management systems play in supporting managerialisation and organizational change of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that operate in the local context of reference. To this end, the research group adopts interpretative approaches and diversified empirical research methodologies.
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Alessandro Lai

Alessandro Lai
Full Professor
Cristina Florio
Associate Professor
Riccardo Stacchezzini
Full Professor
Silvano Corbella
Full Professor
Francesca Rossignoli
Associate Professor
Topic Research area
Accounting and Governance in a historical perspective Storia della ragioneria
Accounting history
Enterprise Risk Management, corporate governance and firm performance Gestione del rischio
Risk management
Integrated Reporting Contabiità
Compliance program Governance aziendale e strategia
Corporate governance and strategy
Purchase price allocation in business combination Contabiità
Title Managers Sponsors Starting date Duration (months)
Dalle regole di governance e di gestione del rischio alle performance: ruoli, strumenti e condizioni di attuazione nelle imprese italiane - PRIN 2009 Alessandro Lai MUR - Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca Oct 17, 2011 24
The role of governance, internal control and risk management in enhancing SMEs managerialization Silvano Corbella Joint Project - assegnato e gestito dal Dipartimento Feb 1, 2015 24
Studio ADACTA 2013 Alessandro Lai Jan 1, 2013 24


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