Enrico Cagno

Core Faculty | Full Professor

Short Profile outline

Deputy Director of Research

PhD. Full Professor of Design & Management of Industrial Systems. He sits on Technical Board for the Design of the University of Milano Campus in MIND (ex-EXPO) area. He is the Sustainable Manufacturing Section Coordinator of the Lombardy Energy CleanTech Cluster. He is Member of Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) and of UNECE Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency. He was Representative for Italy at the IEA-IETS-Annex XIV, and Member of the Board of IPMA Italy. He promoted and coordinated a number of research and consultancy projects, ranging from strategic to organizational and operational development, for numerous international enterprises, groups and administrations.


PHD: Production system and industrial plants, Università degli Studi di Parma.

Master of Science: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Academic course held at SOM

Impianti Di Produzione

Impianti Di Produzione (Integr.)

Impianti Di Produzione (Integr.)

Impianti di produzione (integr.)

Impianti di produzione (integr.)

Impianti di produzione (integr.)

Impianti meccanici

Impianti di produzione (integr.)

Impianti di produzione (integr.)

Impianti di produzione (integr.)

Design And Management Of Production Systems

Design And Management Of Production Systems

Design And Management Of Production Systems

Industrial Eco-Efficiency

Design and management of production systems

Design and management of production systems

Energy management lab [1]

Design and management of production systems

Energy management lab [1]

Design and management of production systems

Design and management of production systems

Design and management of production systems

Sustainability of Industrial Systems

Sustainability of industrial systems

Industrial systems: sustainability and social challenges


Specializing masters


His primary research interests are Sustainability in Industrial Systems (Eco-Efficiency, Energy and Resources Efficiency, and Safety at Work, and their development in Supply Chain perspective) and Risk Analysis & Management (Project Risk Management, Procurement & Supply Risk Management, Supply Chain Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Occupational Safety, System Safety). A particular focus is on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. He serves as associate editor, member of the editorial board and regular referee for several renown international peer-reviewed journals. He is author of more than 380 publications between journal papers, books, book chapters and proceedings. He is listed in the World Top 2% of Scientists in the fields of Enabling & Strategic Technologies; Energy; and Strategic, Defence & Security Studies.

Relevant Publications

Cagno E. Negri M. Neri A. Giambone M., "One Framework to Rule Them All: An Integrated, Multi-Level and Scalable Performance Measurement Framework of Sustainability, Circular Economy and Industrial Symbiosis", Sustainable Production and Consumption, 35, 55-71

Khatami F. Vilamová S. Cagno E. De Bernardi P. Neri A. Cantino V., "Efficiency of Consumer Behaviour and Digital Ecosystem in the Generation of the Plastic Waste toward the Circular Economy", Journal of Environmental Management, 325, 116555

Neri A. Cagno E. Paredi S. , "The Mutual Interdependences between Safety and Operations: A Systematic Literature Review", Safety Science, 153, 105812

Cagno E. Garrone P. Negri M. Rizzuni A. , "Adoption of Water Reuse Technologies: An Assessment under Different Regulatory and Operational Alternatives", Journal of Enrironmental Management, 317, 115389

Sabri Y. Micheli G.J.L. Cagno E., "Supplier Selection and Supply Chain Configuration in the Projects Environment", Production Planning & Control, 33, 1155-1172

Cagno E. Franzò S. Storoni E., "A Characterisation Framework of Energy Services Offered by Energy Service Companies", Applied Energy, 324, 119674

Cagno E. Accordini D. Trianni A. Katic M. Ferrari N. Gambaro F., "Understanding the Impacts of Energy Efficiency Measures on a Company’s Operational Performance: A New Framework", Applied Energy, 328, 120118

Trianni A. Cagno E. Dolšak J. Hovratin N. (2021), "Implementing Energy Efficiency Measures: Do Other Production Resources Matter? A Broad Study in Slovenian Manufacturing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises", Journal of Cleaner Production, 287, 125044

Neri A. Cagno E. Lepri M. Trianni A. (2021), "A Triple Bottom Line Balanced Set of Key Performance Indicators to Measure the Sustainability Performance of Industrial Supply Chains", Sustainable Production and Consumption, 26, 648-691

Negri M. Cagno E. Colicchia C. Sarkis J. (2021), "Integrating Sustainability and Resilience in the Supply Chain: A Systematic Literature Review and a Research Agenda", Business Strategy and the Environment, 30, 2858-2886

Hovratin N. Cagno E. Dolšak J. Zorić J. (2021), "How Important are Perceived Barriers and Drivers versus Other Contextual Factors for the Adoption of Energy Efficiency Measures: An Empirical Investigation in Manufacturing SMEs", Journal of Cleaner Production, 323, 129123

Accordini D. Cagno E. Trianni A. (2021), "Identification and Characterization of Decision-Making Factors over Industrial Energy Efficiency Measures in Electric Motor Systems", Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 149, 111354

Micheli G.J.L.| Cagno E.| Mustillo G.| Trianni A. (2020), "Green supply chain management drivers, practices and performance: A comprehensive study on the moderators", Journal of Cleaner Production, 259

Sabri Y.| Micheli G.J.L.| Cagno E. (2020), "Supplier selection and supply chain configuration in the projects environment", Production Planning and Control

Trianni A.| Accordini D.| Cagno E. (2020), "Identification and categorization of factors affecting the adoption of energy efficiency measures within compressed air systems", Energies, 13

Negri M.| Cagno E.| Salemme C.| Trianni A. (2020), "Industrial wastewater treatment configuration: Insights from a northern italy textile manufacturing district", IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 2020, 146-150

Trianni A.| Cagno E.| Bertolotti M.| Thollander P.| Andersson E., "Energy management: A practice-based assessment model", Applied Energy, 235, 1614-1636

Trianni A.| Cagno E.| Neri A.| Howard M., "Measuring industrial sustainability performance: Empirical evidence from Italian and German manufacturing small and medium enterprises", Journal of Cleaner Production, 229, 1355-1376

Cagno E.| Neri A.| Howard M.| Brenna G.| Trianni A., "Industrial sustainability performance measurement systems: A novel framework", Journal of Cleaner Production, 230, 1354-1375

Cagno E.| Moschetta D.| Trianni A., "Only non-energy benefits from the adoption of energy efficiency measures? A novel framework", Journal of Cleaner Production, 212, 1319-1333

Franzò S.| Frattini F.| Cagno E.| Trianni A., "A multi-stakeholder analysis of the economic efficiency of industrial energy efficiency policies: Empirical evidence from ten years of the Italian White Certificate Scheme", Applied Energy, 240, 424-435

Neri A.| Cagno Enrico; Di Sebastiano G.; Trianni Andrea, "Industrial sustainability: Modelling drivers and mechanisms with barriers", Journal of Cleaner Production, 194, 452-472

Micheli Guido Jacopo Luca; Cagno Enrico; Calabrese Antonio, "The transition from occupational safety and health (OSH) interventions to OSH outcomes: An empirical analysis of mechanisms and contextual factors within small and medium-sized enterprises", International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15

Cagno Enrico; Neri Alessandra; Trianni Andrea, "Broadening to sustainability the perspective of industrial decision-makers on the energy efficiency measures adoption: some empirical evidence", Energy Efficiency, 11, 1193-1210

Cagno Enrico; Micheli Guido Jacopo Luca; Di Foggia G., "Smart metering projects: an interpretive framework for successful implementation", International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 12, 244-264

Sa A.; Thollander P.; Cagno Enrico; Rafiee M., "Assessing swedish foundries energy management program", Energies, 11

Salimnezhadgharehziaeddini Aida;Thollander Patrik;Cagno Enrico, "Assessing the driving factors for energy management program adoption", RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, 74, 538-547

Trianni Andrea;Cagno Enrico;Neri Alessandra, "Modelling barriers to the adoption of industrial sustainability measures", JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 168, 1482-1504

Cagno Enrico; Trianni Andrea;Spallina Giovanni;Marchesani Federico, "Drivers for energy efficiency and their effect on barriers: empirical evidence from Italian manufacturing enterprises", ENERGY EFFICIENCY, 10, 855-869

Ramirez-Portilla Andres; Cagno Enrico;Brown Terrence E., "Open innovation in specialized SMEs: the case of supercars", BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 23, 1167-1195

Trianni Andrea; Cagno Enrico;Marchesani Federico;Spallina Giovanni, "Classification of drivers for industrial energy efficiency and their effect on the barriers affecting the investment decision-making process", ENERGY EFFICIENCY, 10, 199-215

Micheli Guido J. L.;Cagno Enrico, "The role of procurement in performance deviation recovery in large EPC projects", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, 8, 1-17

Trianni Andrea;Cagno Enrico;Farnè Said, "Barriers, drivers and decision-making process for industrial energy efficiency: A broad study among manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises", APPLIED ENERGY, 162, 1537-1551

Cagno Enrico;Masi Donato;Celina Pinto Leão, "Drivers for OSH interventions in small and medium-sized enterprises", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS, 22, 102-115

Micheli G.J.L.; Cagno E.; Manzi F.S.P.M.; Sabri Y., "Addressing supply chain configuration practices: Evidence from italian best performer valve suppliers for the oil & gas industry", International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 8, 1771-1781

Micheli G.J.L.; Cagno E.; Padovani G., "Matching successful supply chain configuration practices of best performer suppliers with clients' wishes: Guidelines for the Italian engineered valve suppliers of the Oil & Gas sector", IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 2016, 1478-1482

Cagno Enrico;Trianni Andrea;Abeelen C.;Worrell E.;Miggiano F., "Barriers and drivers for energy efficiency: Different perspectives from an exploratory study in the Netherlands", ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, 102, 26-38

Cagno Enrico;Ramirez-Portilla Andres;Trianni Andrea, "Linking energy efficiency and innovation practices: Empirical evidence from the foundry sector", ENERGY POLICY, 83, 240-256

Thollander Patrik; Paramonova S.;Cornelis E.;Kimura O.;Trianni Andrea;Karlsson M.;Cagno Enrico;Morales I.;Jimenez Navarro J. P., "International study on energy end-use data among industrial SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and energy end-use efficiency improvement opportunities", JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 104, 282-296

Masi Donato;Cagno Enrico, "Barriers to OHS interventions in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises", SAFETY SCIENCE, 71, 226-241

Perotti S.; Micheli G.J.L.; Cagno E., "Motivations and barriers to the adoption of green supply Chain practices among 3PLs", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LOGISTICS SYSTEMS AND MANAGEMENT, 20, 179-198

Cagno Enrico;Micheli Guido J. L.;Jacinto C.;Masi Donato, "An interpretive model of occupational safety performance for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS, 44, 60-74

Masi Donato;Cagno Enrico;Micheli Guido J. L., "Developing, Implementing and Evaluating OSH Interventions in SMEs: a Pilot, Exploratory Study", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS, 20, 385-405

Trianni Andrea;Cagno Enrico;De Donatis A., "A framework to characterize energy efficiency measures", APPLIED ENERGY, 118, 207-220

Cagno Enrico;Trianni Andrea, "Evaluating the barriers to specific industrial energy efficiency measures: an exploratory study in small and medium-sized enterprises", JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 82, 70-83

Arena M.; Azzone G.; Cagno E.; Silvestri A.; Trucco P., "A model for operationalizing ERM in project-based operations through dynamic capabilities", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY SECTOR MANAGEMENT, 8, 178-197

Trianni Andrea;Cagno Enrico;Thollander Patrik;Backlund S., "Barriers to Industrial Energy Efficiency in Foundries: a European Comparison", JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 40, 161-176

Cagno Enrico;Micheli Guido J. L.;Masi Donato;Jacinto M. C., "Economic evaluation of OSH and its way to SMEs: a constructive review", SAFETY SCIENCE, 53, 134-152

Cagno Enrico;Trianni Andrea, "Exploring drivers for energy efficiency within small- and medium-sized enterprises: first evidences from Italian manufacturing enterprises", APPLIED ENERGY, 104, 276-285

Cagno Enrico;Worrell E.;Trianni Andrea;Pugliese G., "A Novel Approach for Barriers to Industrial Energy Efficiency", RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, 19, 290-308

Thollander Patrik;Backlund S.;Trianni Andrea;Cagno Enrico, "Beyond Barriers – A Case Study on Driving Forces for Improved Energy Efficiency in the Foundry Industries in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Sweden", APPLIED ENERGY, 111, 636-643

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