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Die Universität Palermo ist ein kulturelles, wissenschaftliches und Ausbildungszentrum in Westsizilien. Fünf Schulen und 20 Fakultäten decken eine weite Spannbreite aktuellen technologischen und kulturellen Wissens ab. 122 Kurse und 44 Master und 23 PhD Programme warden meist in Kooperation mit Unternehmen und weiteren Partnern durchgeführt. Im Jahr 2013/2014 begannen 11,085 Studierende ihre Ausbildung. Es wird besonders auf die enge Zusammenarbeit mit Unternehmen und der Zielgesellschaft geachtet, die zahlreiche Universitätseinrichtungen mitbenutzen.

Salvatore Tomaselli, Ph. D.

Graduated in economics, PhD in Economics and Business Administration at IESE Business School, Barcelona Spain. Special fields Business Strategy and Family Business.


Professor of Business Policy at the “Università di Palermo” (Italy), currently entitled of the courses in Business Policy, Planning and Control Systems and Family Business Governance and Strategy. He is also encharged to design and co-ordinate the Education Program on Entrepreneurship of the Università di Palermo. In April 2015 has been visiting professor of Family Business Strategy and Governance at the Beijing Institute of Technology.


Founding member and fellow of IFERA (International Family Enterprise Research Academy), where he served as a board member from foundation until 2011; in 2015 has been appointed as Vice President for Finance in the Board of EURAM (European Academy of Management); in 2015 has been appointed as representative of the Università di Palermo in the Scientific Committee of CERISDI; in 2016 has been elected Ordinary Member of the Rael Academia Europea de Doctores ( Royal European Academy of Doctors, Barcelona, Spain.


Since 1993 co-operates with the Family Business Chair at IESE Business School, Barcelona (Spain); since 1997 co-operates with the Department of Strategy at SDA Bocconi, and the AIdAF-EY Chair 
of Strategic Management in Family Business at Bocconi University; moreover has well established co-operations with other academic institutions, among which Escuela de Administracion de Empresa (EAE), Barcelona (Spain); Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Politecnico de Monterrey, Mexico; UCLan Cyprus (Cyprus); Zhejang University, Hangzhou (China); Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing (China). A member of the editorial board of the Family Business Review until December 2013, he is currently reviewer of the Family Business Review, the Journal of Family Business Strategy, the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. Is Supervising Editor of the Journal Of Sport Sciences And Law (ISSN 1974-4331), member of the Consejo Editorial of Archipelago The author of a number of papers, articles and books, mainly in the area of family business. In 1993 and 1999 received the FBN Award for the best research paper presented at the FBN Annual World Conference.

Maria Francesca Cracolici, Ph. D.

  • PhD in Statistics

  • Associate Professor of Statistics for Economics at the University of Palermo (Italy)


Giovanni Ruggieri Ph. D.

  • Ph. D. in Tourism Marketing

  • Assistant professor of tourism economy. Department of economics, business and statistics at the University of Palermo (Italy)

  • Researcher of applied economics

  • Coordinator of the Master Management in hospitality food & beverage


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