PH.D

Phd Entrepreneurship and Innovation

XXXVI Cycle

The PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovation was born in 2017 thanks to the joint effort of the Department of Management and Quantitative Studies (Parthenope University) and the Department of Economics (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli). Starting from the XXXVI cycle, the administrative seat of the doctorate is the Parthenope University.

Doctoral topics
The PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovation deals in a broad sense with all processes related to the birth and development of new companies and the management, in existing companies, of innovation projects. It makes use of the expertise acquired by the two partner departments on the topics covered by the PhD and of a close synergy with the excellence project of the Department of Management and Quantitative Studies and the initiatives implemented by the Department of Economics. The PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is both an international doctorate and an industrial doctorate.

International doctorate
Continuing the internationalization process already started in previous cycles, from the XXXVI cycle, the PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovation has strengthened its international partnerships by entering into an agreement with the Spanish University Universidad de Castilla la Mancha.

Industrial doctorate
In order to strengthen the relationship between the academic world and the business world on the issues of innovation management and entrepreneurship, the doctorate, starting this year, provides some reserved positions for employees of companies dealing with innovation projects/processes according to the industrial Ph Dmodel.

Academic Year: 2020/2021
Course Type: Ph.D
Duration in years: 3
Formative Credits: 180
Start: November 1, 2020

PH.D

FEATURES IN BRIEF

Duration: 3 years

Start of activity: 1 November 2020

Administrative seat: via Generale Parisi, 13, Napoli

Location of activities:
Dep. of Management and Quantitative Studies – Via Generale Parisi, 13 – 80132 Napoli (NA)
Dep. of Economics – Corso Gran Priorato di Malta – 81043 Capua (CE)

Language: Italian and English

Aimed at:

  • Italians and foreigners
  • Employees of partner companies

*Qualification required:
An Italian master degree “Laurea magistrale” or equivalent title from a recognized foreign institution, in compliance with the regulations in force in Italy and in the issuing country

*Admission to the doctorate:
After participation in the call for applications and passing the selection process

*Scholarships: yes

*See the call for further information

PhD Students XXXVI cycle

Usman Ali

Usman Ali

Mr. Usman Ali is a first-year Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation student at the University of Parthenope. Mr. Ali is expecting to implicate in the financing approaches used by the SMEs for funding their multinationalization process. Furthermore, Mr. Ali also intends to investigate the real gap of financial literacy in the context of the stage of knowledge economies and proposing strategies to decreasing the time gap of entrepreneurial intention after graduation.  

Mr. Usman Ali holds an MBA degree in Business Studies from CECOS University Pakistan and an M.Phil degree from Qurtuba University Pakistan. His major is in finance and at the master’s level did research in the field of working capital management. Mr. Ali has four research publications in the fields of firm financing and profitability, banking financial analysis, foreign direct investment and economic development, foreign remittances, and poverty eradication.  

Giorgia Arnone

Giorgia Arnone

Gioia Arnone gained a Master’s Degree in Law at the University of Palermo and then obtained the Postgraduate Specialization Diploma in Legal Professions. After the completion of a forensic traineeship on civil and criminal law, she collaborated with the Public Prosecutors Office of the Court of Palermo and then with a Notary Public.
Ms. Arnone, enrolled in the Bar Council of Palermo, is the Co-founder Lawyer of the International Law Firm Arnone&Sicomo.
Over the years she developed a specific expertise on Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Family Law as well as on Real Estate and Tax Law, also providing advice to local Start-ups and SMEs on Microfinance and Internationalization.
She often promotes social and professional conferences and lectures. Italian native speaker, Gioia speaks fluent English..

Nicoletta Cangiano

Nicoletta Cangiano

Nicoletta Cangiano is a PhD student in “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” from the University of Naples Parthenope.
In October 2014, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Naples Federico II with a final exam in which she studied the subject of the grey economy and organized crime.
Subsequently, she attended and achieved in Foggia, from the Sida Group Management Academy, a postgraduate master in “credit control and risk management” in July 2016.
During this experience she deepened her knowledge of the field of legal and tax aspects related to credit recovery, relations with banks and risk management.
Then, in February 2017, she awarded a Master’s Degree with honors in Economics from the University of Naples Federico II with a thesis in Financial History entitled “The Euro and the sovereign debt crisis”, in which she highlighted the fragility of the Monetary Union within the Eurozone.
During and after the university course she wanted to deepen her knowledge of the accounting and legal field with an internship at a professional firm.
Afterwards, she worked in some tax consulting firms, which allowed her to deepen and acquire knowledge also in the tax field.
In 2019 she was an entrepreneur in the bio-food sector, starting a business in the city of Caserta. The choice in the type of business was dictated by the growing importance and attention to a healthier and more organic diet. This particular work experience has allowed her to know and to understand all the mechanisms and problems of an entrepreneurial reality, ranging from finding resources and raw materials to relationships with suppliers, customers and professionals.
This parenthesis, albeit positive, ended in 2020, when she decided to sell the business to focus her attention on other interests.
Later, she awarded, in June 2020, a first-level University Master Degree in “New teaching for languages: multimodal, flipped learning and CLIL”, with a paper entitled “The CLIL Methodology”, where she underlined how much this tool represents an important innovative process in the educational and didactic field.
In the same year she became a member of the Erich Fromm Study Center..

Michele Castigliola Di Fiore

Michele Castigliola Di Fiore

Michele Costagliola di Fiore got a bachelor’s degree in International Business Management. In 2019 he gains with honours a master’s degree in Marketing and International Management at the Parthenope University of Naples with a dissertation in International Innovation Network titled “ The effects of founding teams characteristics on startups’performance. The case of Campania”.
Before starting PhD program, in 2020 Michele won a scholarship to study the Campania Startup Ecosystem. He also collaborated with Knowtrack- the startups accelerator of DISAQ.
His main research interests are: entrepreneurship and venture creation; management of innovation and digitalisation.

Maria Coscia

Maria Coscia

Maria Coscia, graduated in Economics and Management cum laude and special mention to the academic career at the Department of Economics of the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. Author of a master thesis on the role of Gender Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility in the banking industry, which is one of the winners of the Valeria Solesin Award 2021 (4th edition). Currently, PhD Student in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Naples “Parthenope” and involved in the research theme of Gender Diversity.

Michele Iannuccilli

Michele Iannuccilli

Michele Iannuccilli has a degree in Economics, a master’s degree in Management and Organization of Information Systems, he is a certified Project Manager (PMI – Project Management Institute) and he has a SAFe 4 Agilist certification (Scaled Agile, Inc.). He currently holds the position of Program Manager at E.M.M. s.r.l., an IT company located in Naples – Italy. Previously he was a researcher and Project Manager at CRMPA (Research Centre in Pure and Applied Mathematics), a research consortium located within the University of Salerno. He has been dealing for several years with ICT and research, managing major projects in various sectors (tourism, transportation, e-commerce, Learning&Knowledge, IoT, smart cities, supply chain, etc.). He has written and contributed to drafting several successful National and International research projects.

Giuseppe La Ragione

Giuseppe La Ragione

Giuseppe La Ragione, currently PhD Student in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Naples “Parthenope” involved in the research theme of Marketing. Graduated in International marketing and management cum laude at the department of business and quantitative studies of the University of Naples “Parthenope”. Author of master’s degree thesis in brand and retail management entitled “Marketing strategies and innovative trends in the automotive industry” winner of the U.N.R.A.E. award 2020 for the degree thesis on automotive marketing (20th edition).

Riccardo Muto

Riccardo Muto

After the bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2017 and the master’s degree in economics and business management in 2018 I continued the training course with two masters, one in accounting and financial statements and one in management of healthcare companies.
Since September 2018 I have been working as a consultant in Kpmg, specifically consulting in the health sector with public clients, supporting them in the implementation of a management control system, investments in healthcare hospitals and calulating the needs of people and resources. From February 2021 I will work in the strategy and transaction servicies team at Ernst & Young.
During the PhD course my focus will be on innovation in healthcare, such as telemedicine, precision medicine and connected care.

Lina Özturk

Lina Özürk

Lina Öztürk, holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration at Anadolu University, master’s degree and Phd in Business Administration at Mersin University. During her education, she was an entrepreneur and has experience in the industry. She worked as a visiting researcher at a neuromarketing research company in Italy. She has also participated (as researcher or team member) in several research projects in Turkey. Her main research interests are: marketing, consumer behavior, neuromarketing, tourism, and product innovation.

Michele Terraferma

Michele Terraferma

Michele Terraferma holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Commerce and a master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Naples Federico II, also attends the International Business Academy, a post-graduate course in international marketing offered by Italian Trade Agency and the seven universities of Campania region.
Before starting PhD, Michele had worked as export manager, then as marketing consultant/project manager for various professional firms and agencies, and finally became an entrepreneur in the tourism sector with a web tour operator specialized tailor-made services.
His main research interests are: innovation, business strategy and competitive advantage, international marketing, networks and economic systems, user research, product and interaction design.

Alessandra Turi

Alessandra Turi

Alessandra Turi is a senior researcher at MAR.TE. S.c.ar.l. where she carries out research activities in the port logistics and transport sectors with particular regard to the process management and the analysis of supporting technologies. She is an Automation Engineer and attended a training course obtaining the qualification of “Expert in Transport Logistics”. She collaborated, as a research fellow, with the Department of Management and Quantitative Studies of University of Naples “Parthenope”, where she developed research products and projects on environmental management in the port sector. Alessandra Turi is a Ph.D. candidate with industrial profile at the Department of Management and Quantitative Studies of University of Naples “Parthenope”.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The doctorate has several training objectives which are substantiated by activities aimed at developing the following skills in doctoral students: 

  • Ability to understand the dynamics related to the creation and growth of companies, innovation of products, processes and business models, management and organization of innovation processes also related to new technologies, development and adoption of innovative finance tools and a mastery of the associated research methods;
  • Ability to conceive, design, and carry out a research project, in order to solve the real problems
    of enterprises and companies on the basis of the most advanced scientific methodologies;
  • Ability to develop original research that broadens the frontier of knowledge, providing a
    contribution that may merit the rank of scientific publication at national or international level;
  • Ability to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize new and complex ideas that can be used in the examination of multidimensional phenomena, such as entrepreneurship and innovation;
  • Ability to communicate with the scientific, professional, entrepreneurial and managerial communities as well as with public and private policy makers;
  • Ability to promote, in academic and entrepreneurial contexts, methodological, social or cultural advancement.

The programme of activities includes the acquisition of both theoretical knowledge and appropriate qualitative and quantitative methodologies instrumental to the design and
development of research in the field of economic and social sciences.
The training program includes educational activities carried out in collaboration between the
partner universities on the basis of their respective scientific expertise. The courses are divided into teaching modules.
Each course includes a teacher responsible for the design of the contents and the organization of
the lessons who will define, in a syllabus, the learning expectations, the contents provided in each
module and divided by lesson, the responsibilities of the modules that make up the course, the methods of evaluation of the learners, as well as the readings of support and accompaniment to the training course. The modules will be developed according to didactic settings that favor the active learning of the PhD students. For this purpose, the didactic programming will be based on
innovative approaches and techniques such as: participatory lessons, flipped learning, Teal method, simulations, teamwork, project work, virtual learning environment, gamification,
presentations and exhibitions in the classroom, mentoring.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The job opportunities of the doctorate point in several directions:

  • Managerial career in innovative companies or in companies engaged in the management of technological development projects;
  • Business and management consulting on innovation projects;
  • Career in public or private entities involved in the promotion and support of entrepreneurship and in services for the creation and development of start-ups (development agencies, incubators, business accelerators);
  • Participation in the creation of innovative start-ups;
  • Scientific/academic career in structures or departments, at national and international level, dealing with entrepreneurship and innovation. During the training period, a series of accompanying actions are foreseen, carried out in close connection with entrepreneurs, managers, consultants and researchers, in order to:
  • Facilitate the approach of PhD students to subsequent job opportunities;
  • Direct the learning processes towards the development of the knowledge and skills required in the various fields of employment.

PROGRAMME

COURSES


HOURS


CFU


Semester


Syllabus


Epistemology of business sciences
30
5
I
Quantitative Methods (basic)
48
8
I
Qualitative Methods (basic)
42
7
I
Entrepreneurship
30
5
II
Innovation theories
30
5
II
Cross-Cultural Entrepreneurship & Innovation
30
5
II
Firm market relations: the frontiers of innovation
18
3
II
The new frontiers of innovation: ICT and Digital change
12
2
II
TOTAL FIRST YEAR
240
40
 
 
N. 7 seminars
/
14
 
 
Paper e Pubblications
/
6
 
 
TOTAL CFU
/
60
 
 
4 hours of classroom lessons are equal to 1 CFU
/
 
 
 
COURSES
HOURS
CFU
Semester
Syllabus
Quantitative Methods (advanced)
Module 1 Research Synthesis
24
4
3
I
Writing and Publishing
18
4
I
Analysis of business forms
30
5
I
Innovation and entrepreneurship: frontiers
24
4
I
Finance for innovation
30
5
II
Strategies and marketing for innovation
30
5
II
Qualitative Methods (advanced)
24
4
II
TOTAL SECOND YEAR
180
34
N. 8 seminars
/
16
Presentation of papers, publications, research conducted abroad, participation in schools of research methodology
/
10
TOTAL CFU
/
60
4 hours of classroom lessons are equal to 1 CFU
/

COURSES


HOURS


CFU


Semester


Syllabus


Presentation of papers, publications, research conducted abroad, participation in schools of research methodology
60

OTHER INFO

Michele  SIMONI

Università degli studi di Napoli “Parthenope”

Email: michele.simoni@uniparthenope.it

Rosa CAIAZZA | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Francesco CALZA | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Francesco CAMPANELLA | Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Chiara CANNAVALE | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Laura CASTALDI | Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Corrado CUCCURULLO | Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Ernesto DE NITO | Università degli Studi di Salerno
Marco FERRETTI | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Francesco GANGI | Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Francesco IZZO | Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Marcello MARTINEZ | Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Barbara MASIELLO | Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Diego MATRICANO | Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Antonio MELES | Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Nicola MOSCARIELLO | Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Luigi MOSCHERA | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Mario MUSTILLI | Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Maria Rosaria NAPOLITANO | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Adele PARMENTOLA | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Mario PEZZILLO IACONO | Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Paolo POPOLI | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Gabriele SAMPAGNARO | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Debora SARNO | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Francesco SCHIAVONE | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Mario SORRENTINO | Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Mariapina TRUNFIO | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Ilaria TUTORE | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Vincenzo VERDOLIVA | Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope

Professors of foreign universities

Christoph BARMEYER | University Passau
Mario Javier DONATE-MANZANARES  | Universidad de Castilla La Mancha
Martine HLADY-RISPAL  | Université de Limoges
Blandine LAPERCHE  | University Littoral Côte D’Opale
Manuel VILLASALERO  | Universidad de Castilla La Mancha

Recommended readings 1
Recommended readings 2
Evaluation of qualifications and tests

Via Generale Parisi, 13 – 80132 Napoli

Email: direzione.disaq@uniparthenope.it
Certified Mail: disaq@pec.uniparthenope.it

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PhD Venue:

Palazzo Pacanowski - Via Generale Parisi, 13 - 80132 Napoli

DISAQ | Dipartimento di Studi Aziendali e Quantitativi

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