About the Journal



Impresa Progetto - Electronic Journal of Management (IPEJM) is an academic online Journal that is issued twice a year. Special Issues might be devoted to specific topics.

Founded in 2004, it  has been accredited by the Italian Academy of Business Studies (AIDEA).

IPEJM aims to present and disseminate cutting-edge findings from research studies by Italian and international scholars and researchers in economics and business studies. IPEJM is particularly devoted to providing young researchers and PhD students with the opportunity to circulate their research findings and improve their visibility within the scientific community.

IPEJM welcomes contributions by scholars and researchers from different research areas with an interest in business issues. The Journal is also eager to accept contributions by entrepreneurs, managers, consultants and other practitioners.

The Journal publishes papers in English and in Italian.

Each issue is introduced by an Editorial by the Editor-in-Chief, a Co-Editor or the Emeritus Editor, while special issues are introduced by Guest Editors.

The journal is divided into the following two sections:

  • Essays presents scientific articles to encourage knowledge sharing across different business disciplines to generate stronger research. From issue 1/2010, all articles undergo double-blind peer review as specified the guidelines;
  • Contributions welcomes research notes, working papers,keynote speeches, abstract of PhD theiss, proceedings from seminars, workshops, forums.. Until issue 2/2016, this section was called "Contributions and working papers" and included also articles concerning preliminary research hypotheses, as well as research reports and so on.


All published contributions can be downloaded in a full-text pdf version for easy reading and printing.

All issues can be found in the "Archive" section.

In addition to the above sections, the journal website also contains the following additional sections:

  • Guest section presents interviews and dialogues with entrepreneurs, managers, and professionals on relevant topics about businesses, economy, and society;
  • Reviews and Reflections section critically examines publications, scientific materials, and research results aimed to enlighten problems and evolutionary trends affecting the business world;
  • Reports and Updates gives notice of the most recent publications (i.e. books, articles, and reports) that might interest Impresa Progetto - Electronic Journal of Management’s followers. In addition, databases and other online resources are indicated. When appropriate, such "Reports and updates" are grouped by thematic lines.

Since 2004, IPEJM has been classified according to the following codes:

  • ISSN 1824-3576
  • CINECA code E187020
  • CNR code PT02495264

Impresa Progetto - Electronic Journal of Management is registered in Italy (No. 11/2004, May 31, 2004. Registered office: Registro delle Stampe Periodiche del Tribunale di Genova). All works published on the online Journal are publications eligible to be presented for academic performance appraisals. The managing editor is Roberta Glorio, a journalist and lecturer at the University of Genoa.

IPEJM in indexed in Google Scholar.

The journal's contents (Editorial, Essays and Contributions) are classified through the DOI system.



The Journal has an Editor in Chief (Piermaria Ferrando, past full professor of Business Administration at the University of Genova), three Coeditors (Marco Frey, full professor of Management at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa; Gianfranco Rusconi, full professor of Business Administration at the University of Bergamo; Terry Torre, full professor of business organization at the University of Genova) and an Editor Emeritus,  Lorenzo Caselli, past editor and professor emeritus of Management and lecturer of Business Ethics at the University of Genova.  

The Executive Commitee sets the cultural and scientific mission of the Journal and helps to ensure that the main ideas and values of the Journal are reflected by every contributor. It considers a wide range of academic papers, research reports and reviews for publication. The Commitee is also in charge of designing each new issue, refereeing papers, and maintaining relationships with the Advisory Board.

The Editorial Commitee , whose  director is also part of the Editorial Board, sees that all contributions are published according to the Journal’s publication policy. It ensures proper communication between the Executive Committee and authors, takes care of the review process and the editing of the texts to be published online

The Advisory Board is made up of Italian and international scholars. It represents the rich network of relationships that the Journal aims to promote, both in Italy and abroad, presenting IPEJM as an opportunity for the circulation and sharing of ideas in the area of Management.

Executive Committee
Clara Benevolo, University of Genoa Giuseppe Bertoli, University of Brescia
Alessio Braccini, University of Tuscia Lorenzo Caselli, Editor Emeritus, University of Genoa
Enrico Cori, Politecnic University of Marche Francesca Culasso, University of Turin
Giorgio Donna,  University of Turin Pier Maria Ferrando, Editor in Chief, University of Genoa
Renato Fiocca, Catholic University, Milan Marco Frey, Coeditor, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa
Raffaele Oriani, LUISS "Guido Carli" Paola Paniccia, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Emilio Paolucci, Polytechnic of Turin Marcantonio Ruisi, University of Palermo
Gianfranco Rusconi, Coeditor, University of Bergamo Luigi Maria Sicca, University of Naples "Federico II"
Luca Solari, University of Milan Riccardo Spinelli, Director of the Editorial Committee, University of Genoa
Teresina Torre, Coeditor, University of Genoa  
Editorial Committee
Riccardo Spinelli, Director, University of Genoa Simona Alfiero, University of Turin
Domenico Berdicchia, University of Ferrara Silvia Bruzzi, University of Genoa
Nicoletta Buratti, University of Genoa Gabriele D'Alauro, PhD in Public Management and Governance
Renata Paola Dameri, University of Genoa Roberto Garelli, University of Genoa
Angelo Gasparre, University of Genoa Lorenzo Mizzau, Responsible for the review processes, University of Genoa
Lara Penco, University of Genoa Simone Poledrini, University of Genoa
Giorgia Profumo, University of Genoa Francesca Querci, University of Genoa
Daria Sarti, University of Florence Giovanni Satta, University of Genoa
Roberta Scarsi, University of Genoa Francesca Serravalle, University of Turin
Francesco Vitellaro, University of Genoa  
Advisory Board
Livia Ablonczyné Mihályka, Széchenyi István University - Gyor Adalberto Alberici, University of Milan
David Barnes, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster Joseph Christie, Loyola Institute for Business Administration - Chennai
Vittorio Coda, University of Milan "Bocconi" Gianni Cozzi, University of Genoa
Giancarlo Ferrero, University of  Urbino Joan Fontrodona, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
Fabio Fortuna, UNICUSANO on line University “Niccolò Cusano” Pietro Genco, University of Genoa
Giorgio Invernizzi, University of Milan "Bocconi" Riccardo Mercurio, University of Naples "Federico II"
Mario Molteni, Catholic University, Milan Giovanni Padroni, University of Pisa
Harald Pechlaner, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Cosetta Pepe, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Angelo Riccaboni, University of Siena Camille Rosenthal-Sabroux, University of Paris-Dauphine
Marcantonio Ruisi, University of Palermo Dario Velo, University of Pavia