Conference committee

Organizing Committee  

Torben Pedersen
Bocconi University
Torben Pedersen is Professor of Global Strategy at the Department of Management & Technology, Bocconi University, Italy. He has published over 100 articles and books about managerial and strategic aspects of globalization. His research has appeared in prominent journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Management. His research interests are located at the interface between strategy, knowledge management and international business with a particular emphasis on topics of globalization, offshoring and outsourcing. He was previously employed by Copenhagen Business School and has been a visiting scholar in Australia (UNSW), Finland (Helsinki), Italy (Padova University), New Zealand (Auckland University), Spain (Valencia University), Sweden (Gothenburg University) and USA (Stanford University). He was 2009 AIB Program chair and has served as Vice President for AIB and Vice Chairman of EIBA.

Lucia Piscitello
Politecnico di Milano
Lucia Piscitello is Professor of International Business at Politecnico di Milano. Her research interests cover the economics and management of MNEs and the international aspects of technological change. Her recent studies focus on agglomeration and MNEs’ location strategies, globalization of R&D and technology development in the global network of MNEs, offshoring and global sourcing, MNEs from emerging countries. She has published in international journals such as Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, International Business Review, Journal of International Management, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Regional Studies, Research Policy, among others. She serves on the editorial review boards of several journals. She has taught extensively in undergraduate and graduate programs, customized executive education, MBA and Executive MBA programs.

Arnaldo Camuffo
Bocconi University
Arnaldo Camuffo is Professor of Business Organization at Bocconi University, Italy, where he also is Director of CRIOS – Center for Research In Innovation, Organization, Strategy & Entreprenership and Director of the PhD Program in Business Administration and Management. He holds a PhD and a degree in Management from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. where he also held a visiting position at the Industrial Performance Center.
His research has appeared in Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, The International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, European management Review, Industrial Relations, The International Journal of Management Reviews, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Industry and Innovation, Industrial Marketing Management, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.

Stefano Elia
Politecnico di Milano
Stefano Elia, Ph.D. in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, is Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). His main research interests deal with: global sourcing, emerging multinational firms, international alliances, location choices and micro-foundation of international business. He is “Marie Curie Fellow” at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (July 2015), “John H. Dunning Visiting Fellowship” at University of Reading (since 2014), and “Visiting Research Fellow” at University of Leeds (since 2014). He is currently involved in the “Offshoring Research Network” led by Duke University and in the European project “POREEN on Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental Industries” coordinated by University of Macerata (Italy). He was also member of the European project ISCH COST Action IS0905 “The Emergence of Southern Multinationals and their impact on Europe”. He has published in international journals such as Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Management, Management International Review, International Business Review, International Journal of Production Economics and European Journal of International Management.

Filippo Albertoni
Politecnico di Milano
Filippo Albertoni is Ph.D. student in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and Teaching Assistant of Business and Industrial Economics at the same university. After undergraduate and graduate studies in Economics, he started to focus his research in the field of International Business. His main research interests deal with global sourcing, offshoring and entry-mode choices. He is currently involved in the “Offshoring Research Network” led by the Duke University.