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Full Professor
Department of Management and Technology

Courses a.y. 2022/2023


Courses previous a.y.

Biographical note

Born August 1st, 1977. PhD Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University.

Academic CV

Full Professor in the Department of Management & Technology, Bocconi University.

Fellow of the Family Business Initiative, Cornell University (2020 - ).

Director of the Corporate Governance Lab, SDA Bocconi (2019 - ).

co-Director of the eSG Lab - excellence in Sustainability and Governance for SMEs, SDA Bocconi.

Director of the MSc in Management (2016 - ).

From January 2017 to December 2020 has been Director of Research, Claudio Demattè Research Division, SDA Bocconi School of Management.

He is member of the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Family Business Review, Corporate Governance: an International Review, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management & Governance.

Research areas

Governance mechanisms in family-controlled companies.Corporate governance and boards of directors. Board evaluations. Top management teams and corporate elites. Career profiles of CEOs. Leadership.



Articles in international journals:

  • Minichilli, A., Prencipe, A., Radhakrishnan, S. Siciliano, G. (2021),  What’s in a name? Eponymous private firms and financial reporting quality, Accepted for publication, Management Science.
  • Sciascia S., Mazzola, P., Bauweraerts, J., Minichilli, A., Pongelli, C. (2021), Transforming Entrepreneurial Orientation into Performance in Family SMEs: Are Nonfamily CEOs Better than Family CEOs, Accepted for publication, Journal of Small Business Management.
  • Salvato C., Minichilli, A., Sargiacomo M. and Amore, A. (2021), Resilience and the benefit of family ownership in the aftermath of a natural disaster, Accepted for publication, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.
  • Minichilli, A., Zattoni, A., Boyd, B. and Haynes K. (2019), Figureheads or potentates? CEO power and board oversight in the context of Sarbanes-Oxley, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 27:402-426.
  • Calabrò, A., Minichilli, A., Amore, M.D.A., Brogi, M. (2018), The Courage to Choose! Primogeniture and Leadership Succession in Family Firms, Strategic Management Journal, 39(7): 2014-2035.
  • Amore, M.D., Minichilli, A. (2018), Local political uncertainty, family control and investment behavior (Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, in press).
  • Peng, M., Sun, W., Vlas, C., Minichilli, A., Corbetta, G. (2018), An Institution based view of family ownership and control in large firms (Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, in press).
  • Miller, D., Le-Breton-Miller, I., Amore M.D., Minichilli, A. and Corbetta G. (2018), An ecology of institutional logics: Community values, family firm governance and performance (Journal of Business Venturing, in press).
  • Pittino, D., Visintin, F. and Minichilli, A. (2017), Financial performance and non-family CEO turnover in private family firms under different conditions of ownership and governance. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 25(5): 312-337.
  • Boellis, A., Mariotti, S., Minichilli, A., Piscitello, L. (2016), Family involvement and firms’ establishment mode choice in foreign markets. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(8): 929-950.
  • Simsek, Z., Jansen, J.J.P., Minichilli, A. and Escriba-Esteve, A. (2015), Strategic leadership and leaders in entrepreneurial contexts, Journal of Management Studies, 52(4): 463-478.
  • Minichilli, A., Brogi, M. and Calabrò A. (2016), Weathering the storm: Family ownership, governance and performance through the financial and economic crisis, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 24(6): 552-568.
  • Minichilli, A., Oriani, R., Peruffo, E. and Binacci, M. (2015), Are all Non-Family Managers (NFMs) equal? The impact of NFMs characteristics and diversity on firm performance, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 24(6): 569-583.
  • Minichilli, A., Nordqvist, M., Corbetta, G.  and Amore M.D., CEO succession mechanisms, organizational context, and performance: A Socio-Emotional Wealth perspective on family controlled firms, Journal of Management Studies, forthcoming.
  • Miller, D., Le-Breton Miller, I., Minichilli, A., Corbetta, G.  and Pittino, D., When do non-family CEOs outperform in family firms? Agency and behavioural agency perspectives, Journal of Management Studies, forthcoming.
  • Amore, M.D., Garofalo, O. and Minichilli, A., Gender interactions within the family firm, Management Science, forthcoming.
  • Pugliese, A., Minichilli, A. and Zattoni, A., Integrating agency and resource dependence theory: The effects of firm profitability and industry regulation on board tasks performance, Journal of Business Research, forthcoming .
  • Miller, D., Minichilli, A., and Corbetta, G. (2013), Is family leadership always beneficial?, Strategic Management Journal, 34: 553-571.
  • Corbetta, G., Minichilli, A. and Salvato, C. (2013), Entrepreneurship experience: A complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon within Europe and worldwide, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 3(1): 1-8.
  • Zona, F., Minichilli, A. and Zattoni, A. (2012), A contingency model of board of directors and firm innovation: The moderating role of firm size, British Journal of Management, published online for early view - DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2011.00805.x.
  • Salvato C., Minichilli A. and Piccarreta R. (2012), Faster routes to the CEO suite: Nepotism or managerial proficiency?, Family Business Review, 25(2) 206–224.
  • Amore, M.D., Minichilli, A. and Corbetta, G. (2011), ‘How do Managerial Successions Shape Corporate Financing Policies in Family Firms?’, Journal of Corporate Finance, 17: 1016-1027.
  • Minichilli, A., Zattoni, A., Nielsen, S. and Huse, M. (2012), ‘Board task performance: an exploration of micro- and macro-level determinants of board effectiveness’, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, 33(2): 193-215.
  • Machold, S., Minichilli, A., Huse, M. and Nordqvist, M. (2011), ‘Board leadership and strategy involvement in small firms: A team production approach’, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 19(4): 368-383.
  • Carcano L., Corbetta G. and Minichilli A. (2011), ‘Why luxury firms are often family firms? Family identity, symbolic capital and value creation in luxury-related industries’, Universia Business Review, 32: 40-53.
  • Minichilli, A., Corbetta, G. and MacMillan, I. (2010) ‘Top Management Teams in family controlled companies: ‘Familiness’, ‘faultlines’ and the impact on financial performance’, Journal of Management Studies, 47(2): 205-222.
  • Zattoni, Z. and Minichilli, A. (2009) ‘Stock incentive plans in italian listed companies. Diffusion and characteristics in 2000 and 2006’, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 17(2): 224-237.
  • Minichilli, A., Zattoni, A. and Zona, F. (2009), ‘Making boards effective: An empirical examination of board task performance’, British Journal of Management, 20: 55-74.
  • Minichilli, A., Gabrielsson, J. and Huse, M. (2007), ‘Board evaluations: Making a fit between the purpose and the system’, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 15(4): 609-622.
  • Minichilli, A. and Hansen, C. (2007), ‘The board advisory tasks in small firms and the event of crises’, Journal of Management and Governance, 11(1): 5-22.
  • Gabrielsson, J., Huse, M. and Minichilli, A. (2007), ‘Understanding the leadership role of the board chairperson through a team production approach’, International Journal of Leadership Studies, 3(1): 21-39.
  • Huse, M., Minichilli, A. and Schøning, M. (2005), ‘Corporate boards as assets for operating in the new Europe: The value of process-oriented boardroom dynamics’, Organizational Dynamics, 34(3):285-297

Books and book chapters

  • Minichilli, A., Quarato, F., Segreto, L. (2020), Principles and Practices of Corporate Governance in a Global Economy, Milano, EGEA.
  • Minichilli, A. (2012), Proprietà, governo e direzione delle imprese, Milano, EGEA.
  • Minichilli, A. (2008), Autogrill: un Viaggio di Valori. Corporate Governance e Sviluppo Internazionale, Milano, EGEA.
  • D’Allura, G. and Minichilli, A. (2011), ‘Family business and competitive strategy research’ in Dagnino G.B. (2011, forthcoming), Elgar Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy.
  • Huse, M., Gabrielsson, J. and Minichilli, A. (2009), ‘Improving corporate governance practices’, in Burke, R. and Cooper C.L., The Peak Performing Organizations, Routledge.
  • Huse, M., Gabrielsson, J. and Minichilli, A. (2009), ‘How boards contribute to value creation?’, in Huse M., Corporate Governance and Organizational Behaviour, Routledge.
  • Nordqvist, M. and Minichilli, A. (2009), ‘What makes boards in small firms active?’, in Huse M., Corporate Governance and Organizational Behaviour, Routledge.
  • Minichilli, A., Zattoni, A. and Zona, F., ‘Board attributes and task performance in large italian companies. A behavioural perspective’, in Huse M., Corporate Governance and Organizational Behaviour, Routledge.
  • Zona, F., Minichilli, A. and Zattoni, A. (2009), ‘The impact of board of directors and CEO’s characteristics on firm’s innovation’ in Huse M., Corporate Governance and Organizational Behaviour, Routledge.
  • Huse, M., Gabrielsson, J. and Minichilli, A. (2007), ‘Knowledge and accountability: Outside directors contribution in the corporate value chain’ in Gomez, P.Y. and Moore R. eds. (2007) Board Members and Management Consulting: Redefining Boundaries, Information Age Publishing.
  • Corbetta, G. and Minichilli, A. (2006), ‘Board of directors in italian public family controlled companies’, in Poutziouris, P., Smyrnios, K. and Klein S. eds., Family Business Research Handbook, Elgar Publishing.