Associate Professor of Economics and Business Management at the Department of Management at the Università di Bologna; Honorary Visiting Professor at Cass Business School (City University, London). Simone Ferriani got a Ph.D. in Business Administration after being a visiting scholar at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and the Stern School of Business (New York University).
After the PhD came the Marie Curie Fellowship at Cass Business School (City University London), and the Research Fellowship at the Centre for Technology Management at the University of Cambridge. He's also a lifetime member of the Clare Hall College (University of Cambridge) and a Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management.
At the Università di Bologna Simone holds a course in "Entrepreneurship", "Business Planning" and "Knowledge Management of the Arts."
He also runs courses in entrepreneurship at the executive level at Alma Graduate School. His research interests are on entrepreneurship, the determinants of a firm's performance and creativity. Since 2011 he is the scientific director of the MBA in International Green Energy & Sustainable Business at Alma Graduate School.
In recent years he has also mentored and advised a number of startups and is actively involved in the planning of events and initiatives to support youth entrepreneurship and innovation in Italy.