2001- present - Professor of Political Economics, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bari
1999-2001 - Temporary Professor in Corporate Finance at the Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.
Lecturer in Private and Public Investment Management: Feasibility and Ex-ante Ex-post Evaluation (Institutions: FORMEZ, Cagliari, Italy; ISTAO, Ancona, Italy; Scuola Superiore “E. Mattei”, Milan, Italy; SPEGEA, Bari, Italy).
Professional Experience Record
General manager of Innovation and Local Development, Tecnopolis, Valenzano Bari
Member of the Technical Committee of the Apulia RETEX Programme
Member of the Technical Committee of the public-private Consortium “Manfredonia Sviluppo”
Long term business advisor of Regional Business Agencies of Albania within the PHARE Programme of Technical Assistance of SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) Foundation.
Consultant to industrial associations and public institutions. Main sectors of activity: development of industrial districts, relationships between large and small-medium sized enterprises, economic-financial analysis, evaluation, management and funding of public and private investment project.
Managing Director of the TEXABB Srl company staffed with 23 employees working in seven locations throughout Italy.
TEXABB Srl, Bari, service company of the Italian Industrial Association of textile and clothing sector (Federtessile).
Managing of Board, appointed by the President of the Apulia Region County Council.
Public Consortium for Industrial Development Bari Industrial Area.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Human Development and Capabilities Approach. Development, growth and innovation of regional and local systems. Local economic development, SMEs strategy and marketing promotion, projects evaluation, business planning, start up and management of public/private development agencies.
Innovation Systems, Human development, Regional Development, Innovation policies, Economic Policies