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.

Professionalization in family firms versus non-family businesses in Italy

On issue: 
Accounting and Business Adm.

This paper investigates the characteristics of professionalization in a group of Italian small-medium family firms (FFs), appraising similarities and differences compared to non-family firms (NFFs). The research focuses the implementation of formal Strategic Planning (SP), Management Control Systems (MCSs), and features thereof. Literature review has been combined with research findings of a questionnaire submitted to a sample of North Italian FFs and NFFs.

Professionalization is a relevant issue either at theoretical or practical level as it suggests a direction of managerial innovation for competitiveness Managerial mechanisms are believed to generate benefits, especially in terms of support to the decision-making processes of the various functions of the firm.