Randolph L. Bruno

Randolph Bruno got his Ph.D. in Economics & Management in 2006 at L.E.M., Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy). His fields of research include comparative and development economics, labour economics and micro econometrics.

During his Ph.D., he has been visiting student at Berkeley (University of California), research assistant at the Centre for New and Emerging Markets (London Business School) and intern at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (London). He worked as short term consultant for the World Bank. He also joined Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti (Milan, Italy) as Affiliate in 2002.

Between 2006 and 2009 he was Research Fellow at the University of Bologna, Italy. He was Teaching Fellow at University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies between September 2009 and June 2010. He was Lecturer in Business Economics at the University of Birmingham between July 2010 and August 2012.

He is now Lecturer in Economics at the University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in March 2007 and became a Research Fellow in April 2010. 


Luigi M. De Luca


Luigi M. De Luca (Ph.D., Bocconi University) is Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Cardiff Business School (UK). His research and teaching concern marketing strategy, product innovation, market knowledge processes, and the interface between marketing and other departments in the firm. His articles have been published in Journal of Marketing, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and Industrial Marketing Management.




 Stefania Farace 

Stefania Farace is PhD Candidate in Marketing at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Her research interests are in the areas of Consumer Behavior, with a special focus on the analysis of pictures (e.g., user-generated content, advertising, Twitter posts) and their impact on visual persuasion and consumer evaluations. Stefania holds a Research Master in Marketing from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and has been Visiting Scholar at Babson College (Boston, USA).





Elena Fumagalli

Elena Fumagalli is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Marketing at HEC Paris and she went to Texas A&M (College Station, USA) as a Visiting Scholar. Elena’s research interests include Identity Threats and Compensatory Consumption, Consumers Identity Negotiation, and Affective and Motivational Processes. Her research has been presented at several international conferences such as those of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) and of the European Marketing Academy (EMAC).






Gian Luca Marzocchi 

Gian Luca Marzocchi is Full Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behavior at the University of Bologna, Faculty of Statistics. He has been Visiting Scholar at the Stern School of Business of the New York University. He is presently Director of the Master of Science in Statistics, Economics and Management of the University of Bologna. His research specialties include consumer behavior, service quality and satisfaction modeling, waiting perception and management in service settings, inter-temporal choice (with special emphasis on the impact of levels of construals of a future event on consumer decision processes), and the analysis of the interplay between brand loyalty and community identification in brand communities.  He has published extensively in marketing and management scholarly outlets. His articles have recently appeared in leading journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Psychology and Marketing, Journal of Economic Psychology, European Journal of Marketing, International Journal of Service Industry Management, Service Industries Journal, Advances in Service Marketing and Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Operational Research Society, Journal of Management and Governance, among others.



Gaetano “Nino” Miceli

Gaetano “Nino” Miceli is MPhil in Marketing, Tilburg University, CentER Graduate School, the Netherlands, and PhD in Business Sciences, University of Calabria (Campus of Arcavacata), Italy.

His research focuses on customization and its relation with the brand, logo design, and the diffusion of customer orientation in teams. His articles have been published on Italian and International journals such as Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Service Research, Journal of Business Research and Psychology & Marketing. He is coordinator of the Schools on Research Methods for Social Science, organized by Department of Business Sciences and Law, in which he teaches basic econometrics, multivariate statistics, and structural equation modeling.



Fabiola Montalto

Fabiola Montalto is a Research Fellow in Management at University of Calabria (Italy).

Her research interests are in corporate finance and corporate governance, with a focus on the analysis of capital structure, ownership structure and value creation, by means of advanced econometric models. Since 2014, she is being collaborating with the organizing team of the Schools on Research Methods for Social Science during in-class applications of econometrics.

She holds a Joint Ph.D. in Economics and Managerial Decisions from University of Calabria (Italy) and University of Antwerp (Belgium), and a M.Sc. in Economics and Management from the University of Calabria (Italy).



Maria Antonietta Raimondo

Maria Antonietta Raimondo is an assistant professor of marketing at University of Calabria (Campus of Arcavacata), Italy. She earned her PhD in management and quantitative methods at the Università di Milano-Bicocca. She has been visiting scholar at Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Evanston, Illinois, and at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Her research focuses on relational constructs measurement, personalizzation approaches, logo design, and User Generated Content.

She is coordinator of the Schools on Research Methods for Social Science, organized by Department of Business Sciences and Law, in which she also teaches research methods and designs and structural equation modeling.


Irene Scopelliti

Irene Scopelliti is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Cass Business School. Her research interests are in the domain of consumer psychology, judgment, and decision making. 

She holds a Ph.D. in Management (major in Marketing) from Bocconi University, a M.Sc in Economics and Management from the University of Calabria (Italy), and a BA in Music.

Before joining Cass, Irene was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.

Her research has been published in Management Science, Psychological Science, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Psychology & Marketing, and has been featured by major news organizations including Forbes, Time Magazine, BBC News, the New York Times, the Independent, and the Huffington Post.


 Francisco Villarroel Ordenes

Francisco Villarroel Ordenes is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research interests are into the phenomenon of Big Data (e.g. online reviews, e-customer services) and content marketing strategies in social media. Francisco has developed a strong expertise in the use of linguistic frameworks and text mining methods to develop accurate measurements of consumer’s sentiments expressions and brand content strategies in social media. By using logit and panel models these measurements have shown to have a significant impact in online sales (e.g. Amazon sales ranks) and e-WOM (share counts in twitter). Early publications of his PhD have appeared in The Journal of Service Research, Journal of Consumer Research, and Journal of Services Marketing.



Luca M. Visconti 

Luca M. Visconti is Professor of Marketing at USI Lugano and ESCP Europe, Paris. In 2005 he earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management at Bocconi University, Milan, where he worked for twelve years eventually covering the role of Director of the Master in Marketing and Communication (MiMeC). He has been visiting professor at Leeds School of Business (University of Colorado at Boulder), Lille2 University/Skema, and Bocconi University. At ESCP Europe, he teaches Brand Management, Marketing, Consumer Behavior, and Segmentation and Targeting of New Consumer Groups. His research interests are in consumer behavior and Consumer Culture Theory more particularly. His work deals with minority consumers and the consumption of public goods. His articles appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Advertising, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Consumer Culture, and Consumption, Markets and Culture.

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