ERShub is a Network of researchers, students, scholars, administrative staff, and professionals interested in ERS issues and in exchanging ideas, knowledge and information to foster project-based collaboration.
ERShub is coordinated by a Facilitation Team, in charge of giving value to all the activities related to ERS going on in Luiss Business School, in the Department of Management and the university more in general.
Moreover, ERShub is supported by an external Advisory Committee that provides suggestions on how to develop and implement ERShub activities.


Scientific Committee

Cristiano Busco, Head
PhD, is Professor of Accounting and Integrated Reporting at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy, and Roehampton University, London.
Cristiano earned a PhD (Accounting) at University of Manchester, UK, and held teaching and research positions within the US (University of Southern California, LA, and Babson College, Boston), UK (Manchester Business School), Irish (National University of Ireland, Galway) and Italian universities (University of Siena). Cristiano’s research interests are in the field of management accounting, performance measurement, as well as integrated thinking and reporting. He published in peer-reviewed journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Accounting Research, Journal of Management and Governance, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, Journal of Accounting and Change and Business Horizons as well as in professional journals such as the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Strategic Finance and Financial Management.

Andjela Pavlovic, PhD Student in Management
Andjela possiede un Master in Political Science, un Master of Science in Project Management e un MA in Management e Corporate Social Responsibility. Possiede sei anni di esperienza lavorativa nel settore dello sviluppo, lavorando per UNDP, ILO, Un Women e l’organizzazione dell’OSCE per le Istituzioni Democratiche e i Diritti Umani (ODIHR). Negli ultimi tre anni, Andjela ha lavorato come lecturer nell’ambito del Project Management e Sustainable Development, e nel Gender Mainstreaming all’interno del programma di due Master: Development Economics and International Cooperation (Economia di Sviluppo e Cooperazione Internazionale) e African Studies (Studi Africani), entrambi tenuti presso la Link Campus University.
Attualmente è studentessa del PhD in Management presso la Luiss Guido Carli di Roma.


Francesco Rullani, Scientific Coordinator
Francesco Rullani is Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Management of Innovation at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome (IT) and Coordinator of the ERSHub (the Hub for Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability). Previously, he has been Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School (DK). He has worked for Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei (IT), and received his PhD from LEM at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (IT). He has been visiting fellow at Stanford University (USA) and Bocconi University (IT). His research focuses on collective knowledge creation, self-organizing innovation, social innovation, and social entrepreneurship. He has published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, International Journal of Industrial Organization and Industry and Innovation. Further information on Francesco’s work can be found at the following website.

Luca Mongelli, Scientific Coordinator
Luca Mongelli is Academic Dean and Managing Director of PCM  at the Pontifical University of Holy Cross. At LUISS Guido Carli is the Scientific Coordinator of ERSHub (the Hub for Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability) and runs the entrepreneurial lab of Social Impact Program. He has been part of the Task-Force for the EQUIS accreditation of the LUISS School, working on the creation and launch of the ERSHub of which he was Executive Coordinator. In LUISS he also held the position of Country Manager for the European Research Project on Social Enterprise SEFORIS. He has got his PhD in Management at LUISS, and has been visiting scholar at the Royal School of Technology in Stockholm, and at the Stern Business School of New York University. His two main research streams: 1) hybrid organizations and institutional logics, business models of social enterprises for the empowerment of marginalized individuals, and integral human development; 2) breakthrough innovation, mainly firms’ reactions to discontinuous technological shift.


Simone Budini, Project Manager
Simone Budini is Project Manager of ERSHub and Invited Professor of Political Philosophy of Pontifical Salesian University of Rome. He holds two master degrees in Political Science (La Sapienza) and Philosophy (Tor Vergata), and a PhD in Political Philosophy and History of Political Doctrines (La Sapienza). His research focuses on the relationship between individual, religious and political ethic; bioethics and post-humanism. Further information on Simone’s work can be found at the following website.

Sara Succhiarelli, Project Assistant
Sara holds a BSc in Foreign Languages for Corporate and Administration and a MSc in Foreign Languages for International Communication both achieved at LUMSA University, Rome. Both her dissertations have been on industrial topics and their social – ethical impact (Colonial Textile Industries born in Catalonia at the end of XIX century, and the exploitation of oil springs in Nigeria, operated by the major Multinational Oil Industries. Her passion for internationality allowed her to live several study experiences abroad, in particular a significant period at Stony Brook University, (NY, USA). After the main Degree, she has worked in very different companies in terms of  social impact  and width, including a short period in LUISS Business School, also. Ethics, Sustainability and Responsibility are really interesting areas for Sara, to which in-depth analysis she comes thanks to this collaboration.


Organization and Strategy

Francesco Rullani

Luca Mongelli

Francesca Capo 
Francesca Capo is a Post Doc Research Fellow in Management. She holds a PhD in Management (LUISS Guido Carli University) and has been visiting scholar at Catolica University (Lisbon) and Ross School of Business and Management (Ann Arbor, Michigan). Her research focuses on Institutional Theory, Institutional Logics and Hybrid Organizations. She has presented her works in progress in several conferences: Academy of Management, European Group for Organizational Studies, IESE-LUISS Conference on Hybrid Organizations. She is ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Business Ethics and Academy of Management Meeting. She has been Lecturer for the ERSHub and TA for the courses of Corporate Strategy and Technology and Innovation Management.

Alessandro Piperno
PhD student in Management at Luiss Guido Carli University, Alessandro holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bocconi University and a Master in Urban management and development from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He gained experience on the development of urban and community projects working as a strategic consultant at PwC. His research project focuses on social enterprises and how hybrid organizations contribute to the creation of economic models able to pursue objectives economically and socially sustainable. He is currently collaborating on the project Horizon 2020 Open Heritage.


Cristiano Busco

Fabrizio Granà 
Fabrizio is Post-doc research fellow at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome (Italy). Fabrizio is Ph.D. in accounting and finance at the School of Business, Public Policy and Law of the National University of Ireland, in Galway (IE). His research interests focus on the role of accounting and Reporting practices for sustainable development. In particular, he focuses on integrated thinking and integrated management. Since 2016, Fabrizio is teaching assistant at Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome (Italy). Further, Fabrizio has been research assistant at Roehampton University, in London (UK), and visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh (UK). In the field of Integrated Thinking and Reporting, Fabrizio has collaborated on some research project with UniCredit and Eni.

Adriana Rossi
Adriana Rossi is Teaching Assistant of Accounting and Management & Control at LUISS University. Adriana is Ph.D in Economics and Business at University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara (Italy) with final grade “Excellent”. She has been visiting researcher at the University of Florida, (U.S.) and University of Burgos, (Spain) and she is member of the international research team ERGO – Accounting, Change and Society. Her research interests focus on the role of accounting and reporting practices for sustainable development. In particular, her studies concern sustainability reporting and assurance instruments; integrated thinking and integrated management. In thinking and reporting, Adriana has collaborated on some research project with Ernst & Young, Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, Santa Chiara Lab (University of Siena) and the Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN).

Andjela Pavlovic


Matteo De Angelis, Associate Professor of Marketing
Associate Professor of Marketing at Luiss Guido Carli University, where he teaches Marketing, Web Analytics & Marketing and Markstrat & Marketing Plan. He also teaches Marketing Management at MBA, part-time MBA, EMBA, specialized master programs and executive education courses at Luiss Business School. He is Director of the Master in Trade Management and the Master in Marketing Management. He is also senior member of the X.ite Research Center at Luiss Guido Carli. He has been Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois from 2007 to 2008 and Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 2009 to 2011. He has over 70 credited publications, including 3 books, 12 articles published in A or A+ journals such as, for example, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Psychological Science, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Psychology & Marketing and Journal of Business Research, other scientific articles and reputed international conferences’ proceedings.

Simona Romani, Full Professor in Consumer Behavior
Simona Romani – is a Full Professor in Consumer Behavior at Luiss University. She has been a Visiting Professor at University of Michigan and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She has been also invited speaker at a variety of institutions in Europe and abroad. Professor Romani is an expert on psychology of consumption, consumer emotions, consumer-brand relationships, and consumer responses to new technologies. She has published articles on these subjects in consumer and marketing journals – e.g. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Psychology & Marketing, Marketing Letters, European Journal of Marketing.

Social Innovation 

Matteo Caroli, Associate Dean Luiss Business School
Matteo Caroli was born in Milan in 1963; He graduated in Economics at LUISS Guido Carli in 1987 and specializes in the Sloan School of Management at MIT, Boston. Since 2001 he is professor of Economics and International Business Management at the Faculty of Economics at LUISS Guido Carli. From 2007 to 2011 has been deputy of the Faculty of Economics of the University LUISS Guido Carli He works in the area of business management, specifically focusing on planning, competitive strategies and internationalization; development of the business model; determining the economic value of the company; policies of corporate social responsibility. He also collaborated with some small businesses in the definition and implementation of the business model. He attended numerous institutions and public companies in the fields of regional marketing and tourism, attracting foreign investments, policies for local economic development.

Migrant Entrepreneurship 

Valentina Meliciani, Full Professor of Applied Economics
Full Professor of Applied Economics at the University LUISS Guido Carli. She has a Master in International Economics from Sussex University, a PhD from SPRU (Sussex University) and a Doctorate from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She has been full Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Teramo, Visiting Fellow at SPRU (Sussex University), Visiting Scholar at the University of Minnesota and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. She has published in international refereed journals in the fields of Industrial Economics, International Economics, Regional Economics and Banking and Finance.  She has worked in EU-funded research projects on the social and economic changes created by the new information-based economy.

Edoardo Ferrucci, PhD Student
Edoardo holds a MSc in economics from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Università di Pisa). In 2017 he completed a joint PhD program run by the University of Turin and the University of Bordeaux, under the supervision of Professor Francesco Lissoni. His interests lie within international migrations, innovation, industrial organization and Intellectual property rights. He is currently post-Doc affiliate at LUISS University in Rome, as part of a research project run by Professor Valentina Meliciani

Common Goods and Public Utility

Christian Iaione, Full Professor in diritto e politiche urbane, diritto urbanistico, regulatory innovation
Christian Iaione is associate professor of public law at Guglielmo Marconi University of Rome, fellow of the Urban Law Center at Fordham University, visiting professor of urban law and policy at LUISS Guido Carli and faculty director of LabGov – LABoratory for the GOVernance of the Commons ( He has been the expert of the EU Committee of the Regions who drafted the opinion on the “Local and regional dimension of the sharing economy“. He is member of the Sharing Economy International Advisory Board of the Seoul Metropolitan Government and e advisor of several Italian local governments and institutions (Tuscany Region, City of Rome, City of Bologna, City of Reggio Emilia). He is UIA – Urban Innovative Actions expert appointed by European Commission for the Co-City project of the City of Turin, ad-hoc expert of the EU Urbact program, member of the Urban Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Procurement within the Urban Agenda for the EU.

Roberto Dandi, Lecturer of Management
Roberto Dandi (PhD in Organizational Behavior since 2004) is Lecturer of Management and Assurance of Learning Manager at LUISS Department of Business and Management and at LUISS Business School. He teaches Management and Organization Design in undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs, with a focus on the health care sector. He has obtained the Italian Academic Qualification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) as Associate Professor of Corporate Organization.

Ethics & Technologies

Paolo Spagnoletti, Full Professor of Information Systems and Organization
Paolo Spagnoletti is Associate Professor of Information Systems and Organization (national qualification as Full Professor since 2018) and a member of the Research Center in Leadership, Innovation and Organization (CLIO) at LUISS. He serves as scientific director of the Bachelor in Management and Computer Science, the Master in Cybersecurity, the Summer Program Digital Disruption Management, the Digital Skills Lab and executive programs in Management and IT governance (EMIT), Management of IoT and Industry 4.0 (MIOT) and Strategic Affairs at the Business School and School of Government. He is the Executive Editor the Springer series Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation. His research interests regard information infrastructures and cybersecurity governance with a special focus on the mechanisms for organizing digitalization.


Pietro Versari 
Pietro holds a bachelor degree in political science and a master degree in organizational management. Currently he is a PhD student at LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome, Italy), and has been visiting student at Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany) and at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health of Glasgow Caledonian University (Glasgow, Scotland). His research focuses on the business models of social enterprises, the management of conflict inside hybrid organizations, and the mechanisms facilitating collaboration between nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

Chintan Kella 
Chintan is currently working with Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University, The Netherlands in area of sustainable entrepreneurship. His PhD dissertation centered around the informal economy and alternative community and their role in Socio-economic changes and building higher trust and reducing conflicts within Institutions. Chintan Kella also assisted for conducting ERSLab while he continues his research in Social enterprises, Micro Entrepreneurs and Implementation of CSR strategy in Developing countries.

Valentina De Marchi 
Valentina is Assistant Professor at the University of Padova, Italy, Department of Economics and Management ‘Marco Fanno’ and Governing Responsible Business Research Environment (GRB) research fellow, Copenhagen Business School. She is interested in environmental innovations and sustainability and on the evolution of Italian industrial districts and global value chains. Her work has been published in journals such as Research Policy, European Journal of Development Research, Business Strategy & the Environment, Competition & Change, Journal of Cleaner Production, European Planning Studies. She is member of the organizing committee of Network O at SASE conference and of the organizing committee of GRONEN conference.

Marta Rocchi 
Marta Rocchi is an Assistant Professor in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics at DCU Business School. She previously worked as Research Fellow and Vice-Director of the Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre in Rome, Italy. Marta holds a PhD in Business from the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) with a specialization on the ethics of finance, and an MSc in Economics and BSc in Economics both from the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). She was appointed Visiting Scholar at the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics (Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA), and she is a founding member of the Virtue Ethics in Business Research Group of the University of Navarra. She was awarded the “Society for Business Ethics Founders’ Award” in 2016 as Emerging Scholar of the Society for Business Ethics and the 2016 Rafael Termes Research Prize on ethics and finance. Marta teaches Business Ethics and E-business & Management and her research focuses on virtue ethics in business and the ethical dilemmas of the digital world.

Riccardo Maiolini 
Riccardo is an expert of entrepreneurship and social innovation. His research interests are focused on social innovation, social entrepreneurship and corporate entrepreneurship. He is one of the two curators of the Italian Index of Social Innovation. Former post-doc at CeRISS (Research Center for Social Innovation at Luiss University), he is one of the authors of the Italian reports on social innovation edited by Franco Angeli in 2015. Professor Maiolini’s activities in the entrepreneurial Italian ecosystems are various: he participated in the organization of international startup programs (in partnership with the Italian embassy of Israel and the Italian embassy of the USA) and was one of the promoters of the first startup barcamp at the New York Stock Exchange in 2014 (UsaCamp project). During the UsaCamp roadshow, Maiolini received an award from the George Washington University and the “International Council for Small Business (ICSB)” for his dedication to foster social innovation in Italy. Maiolini also teaches in the Center for Professional and Continuing Education at John Cabot (introduction to business plan; business planning).


Busco Cristiano, Professor of Accounting and Integrated Reporting at Roehampton (UK) & Luiss (Italy)

Barreca AntonioDirector General – Italian Association of Tourism and Travel Industry – Federturismo Confindustria
Becchetti Leonardo, Director Master MESCI, EEBL course, professor of Economics University of Tor Vergata
Borzaga Carlo, Full professor of Economic Policy at the University of Trento – founding member of EMES (The Emergence of Social Enterprise in Europe) – chairman of IRIS Network (an Italian network of italian research centres on social enterprises)
De Leo Arianna, Head of Philanthropy at UNICEF Italy
Delle Donne Luciana, Founder and CEO at Officina Creativa scs (marchi: Made in Carcere 2nd Chance e ER-RE)
Delleani Riccardo, CEO at Olivetti
Farnetti Sara, Internal Medicine Specialist and Metabolic Balance
Galdo Antonio, Principal Solution Engineer Global Accounts at Salesforce
Hermoso Maria, Ex Director, Only the Brave Foundation
Korschun Daniel, Professor and researcher on corporate political activism, author of WE ARE MARKET BASKET
Linzalone Ida, Ex – Secretary General of Fondazione Vodafone and DonoPer
Mair Johanna, Professor of Organization, Management and Leadership at Hertie School of Governance
Orsi Roberto, CEO Errepi Comunicazione; Direttore Responsabile Osservatorio Socialis
Vaccaro Antonino, Associate Professor IESE Business School
Valera Alessandro, Italy Director at Ashoka
Zamagni Antonio, professor of Political Economy at Università di Bologna