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Prof. Dr Alessandra VECCHI

CDA Corresponding Researcher, Italy

Alessandra Vecchi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Bologna in Italy where she has held a Marie Curie Fellowship from 2012 to 2018 on Chinese Acquisitions of Made in Italy firms. The aim of the project has been to identify the distinctive motives, barriers, opportunities along with integrations studies that characterized the Chinese acquisitions. The project has led to a copious stream of publications and presentations at high profile international conferences and an edited book ‘Chinese Acquisitions in Developed Countries - Operational Challenges and Opportunities’ published by Springer (2019).

She is also a Reader with London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, with an established career in the field of International Fashion Business Management. She has developed a significant body of work in this disciplinary field, drawing together research in International Business, International Marketing, Operations Management, and Fashion Management.

Alessandra is also an active member of CHERN (China in Europe Research Network), as she currently contributes to Working Group 2 (High-tech and innovation driven investments and acquisitions) and 4 (Public Diplomacy and Knowledge Production).

University of Bologna

Department of Management

Via Capo di Lucca 34

40126 Bologna

ITALY

Selected publications

 

Brennan, L., & Vecchi, A. (2021). The European Response to Chinese Outbound Foreign Direct Investment – Introducing a Dynamic Analytical Framework. Development and Change. Vol. 52, No 5, pp. 1066-1089.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/dech.12679

Vecchi, A (2017). Evidence from Chinese acquisitions of Made in Italy firms – The acquisition of a premium manufacturing firm. Proceedings of the Academy of International Business Annual Conference, Dubai, UAE, July 3-7, 2017.

Vecchi, A. & Brennan, L. (2014). An Analysis of Chinese acquisitions of Made in Italy firms in the luxury sector. Chinese Business Review, Vol.13, No.3, pp. 192-208.

Vecchi, A. (2013a). From asset exploitation to asset exploration – Some evidence from Chinese acquisitions of Made in Italy firms in the luxury sector.  Proceedings of the Asian Business Management Conference, Osaka, Japan, November 21-25, 2013. 

Vecchi, A. (2013b). The impact of Chinese Acquisitions on the Made in Italy Luxury Sector: A systematic review of the literature. California Business Review, Vol.1, No.2, pp.39-52. The paper won the Best Research Publication in Journal Award.

Vecchi, A. (2013c). The impact of Chinese Acquisitions on the Made in Italy Luxury Sector. Journal of International Finance and Economics, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 75-82.

Vecchi, A. (2013d). The impact of Chinese Acquisitions on the Made in Italy Luxury Sector: A systematic review of the literature. Proceedings of the International Academy of Business Economics (IABE) Conference in Las Vegas, October 13-15, 2013.

Vecchi, A. (2013e). The impact of Chinese Acquisitions on the Made in Italy Luxury Sector. Proceedings of the International Academy of Business Economics (IABE) Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, June 15-17, 2013.

Vecchi, A. (2014a). Evidence from Chinese acquisitions of Made in Italy firms in the luxury sector – The acquisition of a traditional luxury firm. European Journal of Management, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp.113-124.

Vecchi, A. (2014b). Evidence from Chinese acquisitions of Made in Italy firms in the luxury sector – The acquisition of a traditional luxury firm. Proceedings of the International Academy of Business Economics (IABE) Conference, Orlando, US, March 16-18, 2014.

Vecchi, A. (2014c). The allure of brand heritage – The Chinese acquisition of an Italian luxury pen maker. Journal of International Business and Economics, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp.97-108.

Vecchi, A. (2014d). The allure of brand heritage – The Chinese acquisition of an Italian luxury pen maker. Proceedings of the International Academy of Business Economics (IABE) Conference, Orlando, US, March 16-18, 2014.

 

Vecchi, A. (2016).  An Analysis of Chinese acquisitions of Made in Italy firms in the manufacturing sector. International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets. Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 276-306.

Vecchi, A. (2017). Post-Acquisition Strategies – Some illustrative evidence from Chinese Acquisitions of Italian luxury Firms. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Business, Management and Law (ICABML), University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE, November 25-26, 2017. ISSN 2523-6547. The paper won the conference best paper award.

Vecchi, A. (2018).  The Strategic Drivers of Chinese Acquisitions – The emblematic evidence of Italian luxury firms. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the Chinese Globalization Association, Shanghai, China, June 18th-20th, 2018. The paper won the conference best paper award.

Vecchi, A., (2020). The Strategic Drivers of Chinese Acquisitions – The emblematic evidence of Italian luxury firms. Proceedings of the Academy of International Business, Miami, USA, July 1st-3rd, 2020.

Vecchi, A., (2021). The charming appeal of brand heritage and its suitors. Proceedings of the American Marketing of Science Annual Virtual Conference, Online, December 14-19, 2021.