Integrated Phd Researcher

Francesca Sgobbi

research interests

Labour economics; Education economics; HRM

Short Bio

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 project

In the medium run I am planning to focus on the topic of the “quality of work” (theoretical frame, empirical measurement) to explore its connection with other key dimensions of labour such as reward, skill mismatch and training, and vulerable segments of the labour markets (youngsters, women, and aging employees) 

Link to DINÂMIA'CET-IUL identifying mission:

I expect that my collaboration with D’C will develop along two directions. First, I will cooperate with D’C’s researchers in both theoretical and empirical research. Second, I will take advantage of D’C’s resources (namely, the dataset Quadros de Pessoal) to support my research actvity. I expect to contribute to D’C’s mission by providing additional insight on the evolution of labour markets and employment drivers at national and international level. 

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.

Main publications

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

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

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.

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

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