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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 1.10.2019 she is Full professor in Economics and Business management at the University of Padua.
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 (1999-2019), 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 (industry 4.0, digital technologies), 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

Bettiol M., Di Maria E., Micelli S. (2020) (Eds.), Industry 4.0 and Knowledge Management: New Paradigms for Value Creation, forthcoming.
Kinkel S., Capestro M., Di Maria E. (2020), “Artificial Intelligence and Backshoring Strategies: A German-Italian Comparison”, in Christiansen E., Škrinjarić T. (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Applied AI for International Business and Marketing Applications, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, forthcoming
Ishaq M.I., Di Maria E. (2020), “Sustainability Countenance in Brand Equity: A Critical Review and Future Research Directions”, Journal of Brand Management, 27, pp. 15-34
Bettiol M., Chiarvesio M., Di Maria E., Di Stefano C., Fratocchi L. (2020), “What Happens After Offshoring? A Comprehensive Framework”, in Tulder, R., Verbeke, A. and Jankowska, B. (Ed.) International Business in a VUCA World: The Changing Role of States and Firms (Progress in International Business Research, Vol. 14), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 227-249.
De Marchi V., Di Maria E. (2019), “Environmental Upgrading and Suppliers’ Agency in the Leather Global Value Chain”, Sustainability, 11 (23), pp. 6530,
De Marchi E., Di Maria E., Krishnan A., Ponte S., (2019), “Environmental Upgrading”, in Gereffi G., Ponte S., and Raj-Reichert G. (Eds.), Handbook of Global Value Chains, Edward Elgar, pp. 310-323
Di Maria E., De Marchi E., Gereffi G. (2019), “Local Clusters and Global Value Chains”, in Gereffi G., Ponte S., and Raj-Reichert G. (Eds.), Handbook of Global Value Chains, Edward Elgar, pp. 403-416.
Bettiol M., Capestro M., Chiarvesio M., Di Maria E. (2019), “Globalization strategies and economic performances in Italian Industrial districts”, in Puig F., Urzelai B. (Eds.) Economic Clusters and Globalization: Diversity and Resilience, Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy, pp. 113-133.
Alonso-Martinez D., De Marchi V., Di Maria E. (2018) “Institutional influence on corporate social performance: a comparative analysis of B Corps in Europe”, Sustainable Development,
Bettiol M., Chiarvesio M., Di Maria E., Gottardello D. (2019), “Local or global? Does internationalization drive innovation in clusters?”, European Planning Studies, 27 (10), pp. 1995-2014,
De Marchi V., Di Maria E., Spraul K. (2018), “Who benefits from university-industry collaboration for environmental sustainability?, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 20 No. 6, pp. 1022-1041
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.
Bettiol M., Chiarvesio M., Di Maria E., Micelli S. (2018), “Manufacturing where are thou? Value chain organization and cluster firms’ strategies between local and global”, in 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, pp. 155-174.
Bettiol M., Burlina C., Chiarvesio M., Di Maria E. (2018), “Does it pay to be international? Evidence from industrial district firms”, in Castellani D., Narula R., Nguyen Q., Surdu I., & Walker J. (Eds) (2018). Contemporary Issues in International Business: Institutions, Strategy and Performance. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 277-296

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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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