The Institute of Management (IMA) conducts research in collaboration
with national and international institutions, constantly contributing to the development of scientific
debate in different fields of management studies.
Research activities encompass four major areas of specialization:
- Strategic Management focuses on the analysis of competitive
dynamics and industry evolution, strategic innovation and organizational change especially in large
organization, corporate entrepreneurship, post-merger integration.
and Regional Competitiveness investigates the development of clusters,
the spreading of innovative enterprises in regional districts, and the dynamic relation between clusters
and regional development and competitiveness.
and Family Business explores entrepreneurial behaviour at
individual level, firm start-ups and issues related to the development and management of family firms
of any size.
- Public Administration and Health Care Management is
focused on management
of public institutions and on management of private and public subjects involved in the health care
A cross-disciplinary approach is represented by the application of advanced
modelling and simulation (System Dynamics, Agent Bases, Cellular Automa etc) to managerial problems;
this brought to the creation of a dedicated research centre: the Laboratory for System
Modelling - LSM.
The Institute taught programmes at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Course subjects include: Business and Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Management of SME firms,
Organizational Behaviour, Leadership, Modelling and Simulation.
The Institute of Management
offers the Ph.D in Management
It is through the Laboratory of System Modelling – LSM
that IMA carries out applied research and executive training.