Special Issues 2019

"Skills and competences in maritime logistics: managerial and organizational emerging issues for human resources"

The Call for Abstracts is available here.

Abstracts submission deadline: 15.2.2019 extended! 5.3.2019. Full papers submission deadline: 15.5.2019. Abstracts and full papers will undergo double blind review.

The Special Issue will be published in Septembre 2019.


"Studying organizations: identity, pluralism and change"

The proposal has a strong and direct connection with the annual Workshop of Researchers in the Organizational Field.

The Call for Papers is available here.

Full papers submission deadline: 15.4.2019. Full papers will undergo double blind review.

The Special Issue will be published in May 2019.

La crescita internazionale delle imprese italiane attraverso alleanze strategiche e joint venture: i risultati di un'analisi empirica

Contributions and working papers
On issue: 

The paper shows the results of an empirical analysis regarding a sample of international agreements developed by Italian firms in the 2000-2008 period. The analysis is based on a database of 1068 agreements drawn from a database compiled by the author through an exhaustive perusal of Italian and international newspaper. The international agreements considered in the analysis are all those agreements that required some form of partnership between an Italian firms and a foreign partner ranging from equity agreements based on the creation of a new legal entity (joint-ventures) to all the other forms of agreement that do not are characterised by some kind of equity investment and that are defined in the present paper as alliances. The analysis shows that Italian firms have been quite active in their international expansion in recent years and that the motivations behind these strategies are quite diversified and not limited to defensive reasons. The paper shows that Italian firms have been a more active players in the international arena then previously thought when the analysis was just limited to their international presence through direct investments.