The research team contributes to international scientific debates with academic research activities, and offers practice-oriented insights to organizations with specific action research activities.

The team is composed of PhDs, research fellows and full or associate professors, who publish articles on the most prestigious national and international journals.

The full list of their publications is available in the repository of the Università Cattolica.

 

The research team

Mario Molteni

Mario Molteni

Full professor

Vito Moramarco

Vito Moramarco

Full professor

Matteo Pedrini

Matteo Pedrini

Full professor

Benedetto Cannatelli

Benedetto Cannatelli

Assistant professor

Alessia Argiolas

Alessia Argiolas

PhD Candidate

Flavia Cau

Flavia Cau

PhD Candidate

Giacomo Ciambotti

Giacomo Ciambotti

Research fellow

Laura Maria Ferri

Laura Maria Ferri

Assistant professor

Lorenza Alexandra Lorenzetti

Lorenza Alexandra Lorenzetti

Research fellow

Marco Minciullo

Marco Minciullo

Assistant professor

Andrea Sottini

Andrea Sottini

PhD Candidate

Maria Cristina Zaccone

Maria Cristina Zaccone

PhD Candidate

   


   

Mario Molteni

Full professor of Corporate Strategy

CEO of E4Impact Foundation

He is Full Professor of Corporate strategy. In the last 20 years he was the founder of ALTIS, of CSR Manager Network, and of E4Impact Project. He was appointed Senior Ashoka Fellow for his activity with E4Impact in Africa. Currently, he is the CEO of E4Impact Foundation and the Rector’s Delegate for Business Partnerships at Cattolica University.

Research interests: sustainability in corporate strategy, impact entrepreneurship, "intrapreneurship".

Profile UCSC   |   mario.molteni@unicatt.it

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Vito Moramarco

Full professor of Economy Policy

Director of ALTIS

He is Full Professor of Economic Policy at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, where he teaches courses of microeconomics as well as and macroeconomics. Currently, he is also appointed as the Director of ALTIS.

Research interests: public finanza, collectie choices, health economics.

Profile UCSC   |  vito.moramarco@unicatt.it

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Matteo Pedrini

Full professor of Corporate Strategy

Head of Sustainability Research

He is full professor of Corporate Strategy. He directs the academic research of ALTIS and he is the scientific director of CSR Manager Network, the association of sustainability managers in Italy. In the last 15 years his research focus on the integration of sustainability issues in corporate strategy as a driver of value creation.

Research interest: sustainable strategic management, sustainable measurement and reporting, stakeholder management.

Profile UCSC  |  matteo.pedrini@unicatt.it

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Benedetto Cannatelli

Benedetto Cannatelli 

Assistant professor, PhD in Management

Head of Entrepreneurship Research

He is Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Strategy at UCSC and Founder of Railroad Brewing Co. and Albedo srl. His main research interests are Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management. Several times he has been visiting scholar, such as in 2009 at the HAAS School of Business, UC Berkeley, CA.

Research interests: entrepreneurship, impact entrepreneurship, business models.

Profile UCSC   |   benedetto.cannatelli@unicatt.it

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Alessia Argiolas

PhD candidate, Researcher

She is a PhD Candidate at UCSC and she is affiliated to ALTIS as well as the E4Impact Foundation. Her research focuses on enterprises in the African context, with a focus on social impact and social impact measurement.

Research interests: impact measurement, business ethics, stakeholder management.

 

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Flavia Cau

Flavia Cau

PhD candidate, Researcher

She is a PhD Student at UCSC. She collaborates with the E4Impact Foundation. She had an internship experience in Kampala (Uganda).

Research interests: circular economy, informal economy

flavia.cau@unicatt.it

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Giacomo Ciambotti

Giacomo Ciambotti

Research fellow, PhD in Management & Innovation

Finance Stream Lead of E4Impact Foundation

He is a research fellow at UCSC and finance stream lead at the E4Impact foundation, where he teaches Financial Planning in East Africa. His research focuses on the growth of hybrid organizations and social enterprises in Africa.

Research interests: hybrid organizations, dual mission management, impact entrepreneurship

Profile UCSC   |   giacomo.ciambotti @unicatt.it

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Laura Maria Ferri

Laura Maria Ferri 

Assistant professor, PhD in Management

She holds a PhD in Management and she is currently Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at UCSC, where she teaches Business Economics and Management. At the same time, she serves as a Researcher in ALTIS.

Research interests: sustainable strategic management, sustainable supply chain, sustainable innovation.

Profile UCSC   |   laura.ferri@unicatt.it

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Lorenza Alexandra Lorenzetti

Lorenza Alexandra Lorenzetti

Research fellow, PhD in Economics and Management

She holds a PhD in Economics and Management, obtained at the University of Trento. She is Research Fellow at UCSC and she collaborates as researcher in ALTIS.

Research interests: development economy, behavioural economics, political economy, environmental economics

lorenzaalexandra.lonzetti@unicatt.it

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Marco Minciullo

 

Assistant professor, PhD in Management

He is adjunct professor of Business Strategy. He is also Research fellow at ALTIS. His research focuses on the role of Sustainability towards Corporate Governance and Strategy. He is Visiting Researcher at University of California – Irvine.

Research interests: sustainable strategic management, corporate governance and sustainability, strategic philanthropy.

Profile UCSC   |   marco.minciullo@unicatt.it

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Andrea Sottini

 

PhD candidate, researcher

Marketing Stream Tutor of E4Impact Foundation

He is a PhD Candidate at UCSC. He is marketing stream tutor in the Global MBA of E4Impact Foundation in partnership with ALTIS and UCSC. His research focus is on social enterprises in Africa. He is visiting fellow at The Business School (formerly Cass), City, University of London.

Research interests: impact entrepreneurship, informal entrepreneurship, business modeling, microentrepreneurship in Africa.

andreacarlo.sottini@unicatt.it

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Maria Cristina Zaccone

 

PhD candidate, researcher

She is PhD Candidate at UCSC. She is currently serving as research and teaching assistant for ALTIS. Her research focuses on business ethics, corporate governance, and sustainability. She is especially interested in CEOs characteristics and stakeholder orientation. She is visiting fellow at the Corporate Governance Institute - San Diego State University (US).

Research interests: sustainable strategic management, business ethics, corporate governance.

mariacristina.zaccone@unicatt.it

 

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Our research partners

ALTIS and E4Impact Foundation entail a broad network of collaborations with scholars across the globe for the realization of scientific projects.

Europe
Alessandro Giudici – The Business School (formerly Cass), University of London (UK)
Alisa Sydow – ESCP Business School (Italy)
David Littlewood – University of Sheffield (UK)
Francesca Sgrò – Università di Urbino (Italy)
Bob Doherty – York University (UK)
Diane Holt – University of Leeds (UK)

United States and Canada
Bradley Googins – Babson College (Massachusetts)
Michael Braun – University of Montana (Montana)
Brett Smith – Miami University (Ohio)
Nate Bennet – Georgia State University (Georgia)

Africa
David Cheboryot - Tangaza University College (Kenya)
Andrews Ayiku – University of Professional Studies Accra (Ghana)
Bitange Ndemo – University of Nairobi (Kenya)
Jimmy Ebong – Deepening Financial Sector (Uganda)
Abel Meru Kinoti – Riara University (Kenya)
Said Benamar - Université Internationale de Casablanca – UIC (Marocco)

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