Francesca Sgobbi

Research Group

Innovation and Labour

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Francesca Sgobbi received her PhD in Industrial Engineering in 1997. She is Associate Professor of Organisation at the University of Brescia (I) and Research Fellow at DINÂMIA'CET (ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, P). Her research interests focus on labour economics, education economics and HRM. She is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals.

Research Interests

Labour economics; Education economics; HRM

Main Projects

2016-2018, W2P2 – Work, Wealth, Production, Productivity, funded by University of Brescia within a programme of competitive projects: member of the research team

2013-2014, Previsione, interpretazione e soluzione della crisi d’impresa: analisi dell’economia bresciana e lombarda, sponsored by Fondazione EULO: member of the research team

2012-2013, Recruitment and induction practices in selected European countries, BiBB, Bonn: member of the Advisory board

2010-2012, Flexible wages for flexible contracts? The dynamics of the relationship between wage policy and employment contracts at the firm level PTDC/EGE-ECO/108547/2008, sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Portuguese Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education (co-ordinator: DINAMIA’CET – ISCTE-IUL); research director of the Italian team

2010-2012, Educated or competent? The return to skills and capabilities of Italian and Spanish employees, sponsored by MIUR (Azioni integrate Italia-Spagna 2009), Spanish partner INGENIO-CSIC/Politecnico di Valencia; research director of the Italian team

Main Publications

Bannò M., Sgobbi F. (2016), “Family Business Characteristics and the Approach to HRM in Over-seas Ventures”, Journal of Small Business Management, 54(2): 640-658, DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12162

Sgobbi F., Cainarca G.C. (2015), “High-Performance Work Practices and Core Employee Wages: Evidence from Italian Manufacturing Plants”, , 68(2): 426-456, DOI: 10.1177/0019793914564967.

Sgobbi F., Suleman F. (2015), “The Value of Transferable Skills”, , 62(4): 378-399, DOI:10.1111/sjpe.12079.

Sgobbi F. (2015), “Wage policy models: what implications for vulnerable employees?”, ,35(6): 912 – 930,

Sgobbi F., Suleman F. (2013), “A methodological contribution to measuring skill (mis)match”, , 81(3): 420-437, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9957.2012.02294.x

Updated: 15/02/2017

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