Giovanni Azzone

Core Faculty | Full Professor

Short Profile outline

Born in Milano, 24.11.1962, he graduated his Master of Science, cum laude,  in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, in 1986. Since 1994 he is Full  professor of Business Economics and Organization at Politecnico di Milano, where he served as Rector from 2010 to 2016. He is President of Arexpo SpA - the public owned company in charge of developing the 1 million square metres area  where , the 2015 world exhibition took place – and member of the Board of Poste Italiane SpA – the 33 billions € turnover National mail delivery company.


Master of Science: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Academic course held at SOM

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Impresa E Decisioni Strategiche

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Specializing masters


His research interests are in the field of performance management and corporate strategy, with a focus on issues related to sustainability.

Relevant Publications

Arena M.| Azzone G.| Grecchi M.| Piantoni G. (2021), "How can the waste management sector contribute to overcoming barriers to the circular economy?", Sustainable Development, 29, 1062-1071

Didkovskyi O.| Azzone G.| Menafoglio A.| Secchi P. (2021), "Social and material vulnerability in the face of seismic hazard: An analysis of the Italian case", Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A: Statistics in Society, 184, 1549-1577

Arena M.| Azzone G.| Piantoni G., "Uncovering value creation in innovation ecosystems: paths towards shared value", European Journal of Innovation Management, 25, 432-451

Arnaboldi M.| Azzone G. (2020), "Data science in the design of public policies: dispelling the obscurity in matching policy demand and data offer", Heliyon, 6

Azzone G.| Soncin M. (2020), "Factors driving university choice: a principal component analysis on Italian institutions", Studies in Higher Education, 45, 2426-2438

Arena M.| Azzone G.| Piantoni G. (2020), "Shared value creation during site decommissioning: A case study from the energy sector", Journal of Cleaner Production, 251

Arena M.| Azzone G.| Mapelli F., "Corporate Social Responsibility strategies in the utilities sector:A comparative study", Sustainable Production and Consumption, 18, 83-95

Azzone G.| Soncin M., "Factors driving university choice: a principal component analysis on Italian institutions", Studies in Higher Education

Arena Marika; Azzone Giovanni; Mapelli Federica, "What drives the evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility strategies? An institutional logics perspective", Journal of Cleaner Production, 171, 345-355

Azzone Giovanni, "Big data and public policies: Opportunities and challenges", Statistics and Probability Letters, 136, 116-120

Agostino Deborah; Arnaboldi Michela; Azzone Giovanni, "Social media data into performance measurement systems: Methodologies, opportunities, and risks", Handbook of Research on Modernization and Accountability in Public Sector Management, 254-275

Azzone Giovanni; Balducci A., "The Futur-e project and the role of Politecnico di Milano", Territorio, 69-71

Arnaboldi Michela;Azzone Giovanni;Sidorova Yulia, "Governing social media: the emergence of hybridised boundary objects", ACCOUNTING AUDITING & ACCOUNTABILITY JOURNAL, 30, 821-849

Bengo Irene;Arena Marika;Azzone Giovanni;Calderini Mario, "Indicators and metrics for social business: a review of current approaches", JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, 7, 1-24

Arena Marika;Azzone Giovanni;Colorni A.;Conte Antonio;Luè A.;Nocerino R., "Service design in electric vehicle sharing: evidence from Italy", IET INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS, 9, 145-155

Arena Marika;Azzone Giovanni;Franchi Federica;Malpezzi Silvia, "Infomobility: a holistic framework for a literature review", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES, 11, 115-135

Arena Marika;Azzone Giovanni;Malpezzi Silvia, "Review on the Infomobility Quality - A new framework", IET INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS, 9, 881-886

Arena Marika;Azzone Giovanni;Cagno Enrico;Ferretti G.;Prunotto E.;Silvestri A.;Trucco Paolo, "Integrated Risk Management through dynamic capabilities within project-based organizations: the Company Dynamic Response Map", RISK MANAGEMENT, 15, 50-77

Arena Marika;Azzone Giovanni;Conte Antonio, "A streamlined LCA framework to support early decision making in vehicle development", JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 41, 105-113

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