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Eleonora Di Maria

Professore ordinario


Indirizzo: VIA DEL SANTO, 33 - PADOVA . . .

Telefono: 0498274069


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Ph.D. in Organization and Business management (1998-2001), since 1.10.2011 she is Associate professor in Economics and Business management at the University of Padua (from 1.1.2005 Assistant Professor - Faculty of Political Science of the University of Padova)
From November 2017 Director of the Master program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Scientific Coordinator of the Digital Manufacturing Lab
She was involved in many national and international research projects at the Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei (1998-2000) (research project on the impact of the culture on the economic development of urban areas) and the TeDIS Center of Venice International University (1999-2012), Eurosportello Veneto Chamber of Commerce, Veneto Region. She also carried out research with TeDIS - Venice International University, Formez, COSES (impact of the cultural sector in Venice) and with the Ca' Foscari University. Main research interests are as follows: technology innovation in firms and networks, internationalization processes (global value chains), environmental sustainability and circular economy, districts and local systems of SMEs.
From 2001 member of the board of the review Economia e società regionale
2018 - Winner of the 2018 Best Paper Award - SIG Strategic Management General Track- EURAM Conference 2018, as author of the paper "Impacts of Industry 4.0 on Firm performance. Evidence from Italy", with Marco Bettiol, Mauro Capestro, and Andrea Furlan
2006 – Winner of the Award “Marco Fanno” - Dept. of Economics - University of Padua as author with M. Chiarvesio and S. Micelli of the paper "From local networks of SMEs to virtual districts? Evidence from recent trands in Italy", Research policy, 2004
2011 - Winner of the Award promoted by the Journal Measuring Business Excellence (Emerald) paper "Creativity vs. Standardization? Knowledge Management in KIBS firms" (with Marco Bettiol and Roberto Grandinetti), 6th International Forum IFKAD, Tampere, 15-17 June
2012 - Winner of the Award for the best article 2012 "Innovazione, comunicazione e presidio dei mercati. Le performance delle imprese del made in Italy" (with Maria Chiarvesio) published on the Journal “Mercati e competitività”, assigned by Italian Marketing Society

De Marchi V., Di Maria E., Gereffi G. (2018) (Eds.), Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and Territories Through Manufacturing And Innovation, Routledge, Abingdon.
Cainelli G., Di Maria E., Ganau R. (2017), “Does Agglomeration Affect Exports? Evidence From Italian Local Labour Markets”, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie – Journal of Economic and Social Geography, Vol. 108, n. 5, pp. 554-570, DOI:10.1111/tesg.12216.
Bettiol M., Burlina C., Chiarvesio M., Di Maria E. (2017), “From delocalization to backshoring? Evidence from Italian industrial districts”, Investigaciones Regionales - Journal of Regional Research, Special Issue, Vol. 39, pp. 137-154.
Bettiol M., De Marchi V., Di Maria E. (2017) “Social entrepreneurship and upgrading in emerging economies: the Indian case of Industree and its brand Mother Earth”, in Leal-Millán A., Peris-Ortiz M., Leal-Rodriguez A.L. (Eds.), Sustainability in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Policies and Practices for a World with Finite Resources, Springer,pp. 103-118.
Bettiol M., Burlina C., Chiarvesio M., Di Maria E. (2017)“Industrial District Firms Do Not Smile: Structuring The Value Chain Between Local And Global”, in Tihanyi, L., Devinney, T. M., & Pedersen, T. (Eds). Breaking Up the Global Value Chain. Opportunities and Consequences. Advances in International Management, Vol. 30, pp. 269-291, Emerald Group Pub
Bettiol M., De Marchi V., Di Maria E. (2016), “Developing capabilities in new ventures: a knowledge management approach”, Knowledge Management Research & Practice, vol. 14, n. 2, pp. 186-194, DOI: 10.1057/kmrp.2015.16.
Bettiol M., Chiarvesio M., Di Maria E., Tabacco R. (2016), “Luxury firms in China. The role of design and marketing capabilities”, Global Business Review, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 1-11.
Bettiol M., Di Maria E., Grandinetti R. (2015), “Service customization and standardization in combinatory knowledge-intensive business services”, Int. J. of Knowledge-Based Development, Vol. 6. No. 3, pp. 241-260.
Di Maria E., Finotto V., Rullani F. (2015), “User innovation in creative industries”, in Jones C., Lorenzen M., Sapsed J. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries, Oxford University Press, p. 301-319. (Online version publication date December 2013 DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199603510.013.028).
Cainelli G., Di Maria E., Ganau R. (2014), “An explanation of firms’ internationalisation modes, blending firm heterogeneity and spatial agglomeration: microevidence from Italy”, Environment and Planning A, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 943 – 962
Chiarvesio M., De Marchi V., Di Maria E. (2014) “Environmental innovations and internationalization: Theory and practices”, Business Strategy and the Environment, DOI: 10.1002/bse.1846.
De Marchi V., Di Maria E., Ponte S. (2014), “Multinational firms and the management of global networks: insights from Global Value Chain studies”, Advances in International Management, Vol. 27, pp. 467-490
Bortoluzzi G., Chiarvesio M., Di Maria E., Tabacco R. (2014), “Exporters moving toward emerging markets: A resource-based approach”, International Marketing Review, Vol. 31, No. 5, DOI: 10.1108/IMR-12-2013-0280
Bettiol M., Di Maria E., Grandinetti R. (2013), “The Determinants of Market Extension in Knowledge-intensive Business Services: Evidence from a Regional Innovation System”, European Planning Studies, Vol. 21, n. 4, pp. 498-515.

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Digital manufacturing
International business and global value chains
KIBS and innovation process
Strategy and environmental sustainability

Digital Manufacturing Lab

Laboratorio Manifattura Digitale

Industria 4.0, manifattura digitale e nuovi modelli di business
Internazionalizzazione delle imprese e catene globali del valore
Sostenibilità ambientale e strategie d'impresa
Distretti industriali, manifattura e competitività del Made in Italy
Knowledge-intesive business service e processi di innovazione


Industry 4.0, digital manufacturing and new business models
Firm internationalization and global value chains
Environmental sustainability and firm competitiveness
Clusters, manufacturing and competitiveness of Made in Italy
KIBS and innovation processes

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