Alessandro Minichilli


Alessandro Minichilli

Alessandro Minichilli

Associate Professor & Director of the MSc in Management | Bocconi University

Alessandro Minichilli is Associate Professor at the Department of Management & Technology at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), and Professor of Corporate Governance and Director of the Corporate Governance Lab at SDA Bocconi School of Management. Since January 2017, he is Director of Research at the Claudio Dematté Corporate and Financial Institutions Division of SDA Bocconi. Alessandro holds courses on Corporate Governance and Family Business in Master Programs (MBA, GEMBA), as well as in a variety of executive courses. His research focuses on the heterogeneity of family firms’ governance and leadership structures, with emphasis on the role of governance during transitions. Along this line, his specific interest is on ownership governance, aiming to explain functional and dysfunctional strategic choices that family owners make based on family dynamics. Alessandro authored more than 70 international scientific publications on these topics. His works have been published in Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Family Business Review, and Corporate Governance: An International Review, among others. He takes part in the editorial board of leading International journals such as Family Business Review – where he served as Associate Editor in the period 2014-2017 – Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Journal of Management Studies. He has been regularly awarded for his scholarly activity, with multiple recognitions for best paper in international conferences, as well as best reviewer for several Journals. Over the years, he has also developed an intense training and consulting activity for medium and large companies on the topic, taking an active part in the policy debate. For instance, he promoted and co-authored the Italian Corporate Governance Code for Unlisted Family Firms, in cooperation with the Italian Association of Family Firms – Chapter of FFI.