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The Research Center

Research Center 

The Research Center of the Rome Business School aims to promote the production and distribution of knowledge within the academic, professional and social system. The Center focuses on both scientific and informative research, respecting the highest methodological and content standards.The Research Center plays a key role in the mission of the Rome Business School, which aims to provide excellent management training with a focus on corporate social responsibility and internationality. The Center therefore collaborates with academics, professionals and researchers from all over the world to identify the most innovative and effective solutions in the field of management, entrepreneurship and economic-social phenomena.The Research Center of the Rome Business School is committed to producing documents that are useful both for companies and for the entire academic community and society as a whole. In this way, the Rome Business School intends to support people and organizations in successfully facing the challenges of global competitiveness, offering them useful theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives.


The Director of the Divulgative Research Center

Valerio Mancini

Professor and Director of the Divulgative Research Centre of the Rome Business School. Lecturer and coordinator of the Department of Linguistic Sciences of the SSML “Armando Curcio”. Adjunct professor at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, the SSML Unicollege (Florence), the University of Perugia and the talian Design Institute in Milan. He has been a visiting lecturer at numerous universities in Italy and abroad. He has worked with several international organisations in Europe and Latin America (UNODC, UNICRI, MAOC-N and OECD). In 2019, he was a consultant in Colombia for the justice reform project with the Attorney General’s Office of the Nation. He worked for the National School of Administration – Presidency of the Council of Ministers and in 2022 he received a letter of commendable service for his work at the SNA. He collaborates as an expert on ‘sport governance’ for the ‘Concurrences’ publishing group. He has published various articles, reports, interviews and academic research. Since 2022 he has been a member of the Scientific Board of ‘The Market: International Journal of Business’ – Cyprus Centre for Business Research (Cyprus Business School). He holds a degree in Political Science with specialised studies in International Relations and European Integration from the Catholic University of Milan. He holds several academic degrees in Italy and abroad, including an LL.M. (Master of Laws) from the University of Teramo and a Master in Economic Security, Geopolitics and Intelligence from SIOI. Latest publications: ‘Football and geopolitics’ (Mondo Nuovo, 2021), book awarded at the 56th CONI literary competition; ‘Football, politics and power’ (2023).


The Director of the Academic Research Center and of the Academic Department of Rome Business School

Massimo Scarcello

Dr Massimo Scarcello is the director of the Academic Research Center and of the Academic Department of Rome Business School, part of Planeta Formación y Universidades Group. He can boast 30+ years of working experience, 20+ out of them spent in the education industry. Passionate in developing talent worldwide, he is Keen on providing cutting-edge learning experience and relevant content balancing the academic quality and managerial relevance, placing high value on the organizational development based on lifelong learning & strategic approach. He served, among others as head of corporate education at Milano School of Management, University of Milano and as director at Ashridge Executive Education at Hult International Business School. Prior he covered managerial – level positions within national and international companies.

News 04/09/2023

Work and people. Leadership, engagement, skills and well-being

Kind leadership (54 %) and flexibility in the workplace (64%): what young workers in Italy are looking for
News 26/07/2023

The food sector in Italy. Consumption trends and challenges between innovation and the fight against counterfeiting

Italians are increasingly looking for DOP quality and food and wine experiences (+25%).
News 28/06/2023

Start-ups Ecosystem, SMEs and family businesses in Italy

By 2023 The venture capital fund market in Italy will exceed 1.6 billion euros. SMEs and innovative start-ups the real engine of Italy.
Research 05/06/2023

The evolution of the automotive sector in Italy. The impact of sustainable mobility on economy and work

The transition to electric vehicles will generate a 6% increase in employment in Italy by 2030, approaching 300,000 employees
News 22/05/2023

Digitisation, Big Data and AI in Italy. Digital ethics and use of data

The Italian AI market has grown by +92% in the last 3 years: entrepreneurs are interested in new technologies (50%) but workers fear the consequences (73%)
News 03/05/2023

The Impact of Tourism in Italy. The restart between culture, sustainability and major events

37% of international travellers will choose Italy in 2023: culture and major events the real engines of growth
News 11/04/2023

The World of Crypto. Risks and opportunities for banks and citizens

Risks in crypto transactions grow, Italy 6th in Europe in a market that is expected to grow 185% globally by this year
Research 07/03/2023

Gender gap, diversity and inclusion in work in Italy and around the world.

The experience of Doctors Without Borders
News 13/02/2023

Political marketing and social media between communication and consensus. An analysis of the Italian landscape

News 23/01/2023

Nation Branding

The impact of a country's image on the economy
Research 20/12/2022

The second life of counterfeit goods in Italy

Case studies from the world of art and fashion
Divulgatory Research 12/12/2022

Silver economy and demographic aging in Italy

Critical issues and business opportunities