A collection of empirical and research papers on corporate governance in Italy (Updated July 27, 2021)

The editorial team of the Publishing House “Virtus Interpress” has updated the collection of empirical and research papers published in the Corporate Ownership and Control journal during last few years devoted to the questions of corporate governance in Italy.

We hope that the below-mentioned collection of papers will be useful for those scholars pursuing research in the field of corporate governance (specifically Italian issues):

  1. Di Carlo, E. (2021). Assessing conflict of interest in organizations. Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(4), 102–116. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv18i4art8
  2. Cecchi, M. (2021). To be better to be equal: In search of gender-based performance effects in financial statements of Italian unlisted company boards. Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(4), 90–101. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv18i4art7
  3. Cesario, G., & Gigante, G. (2021). What drives investment decisions on equity stake in private equity? The Italian case before and after the great financial crisis [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(3), 224–240. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv18i3siart1
  4. Gelmini, L., & Vola, P. (2021). Integrated reporting and environmental disclosure: Is natural capital neglected? Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(2), 131-139. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv18i2art10
  5. Bruno, E., & Iacoviello, G. (2020). Corporate governance and performance: A study of the reform of cooperative credit system in Italy [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(1), 370-381. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv18i1siart11
  6. Longo, M. A., & Tenuta, P. (2020). Environmental, economic and socio-institutional context of the sustainability index: Evidence from Italy [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(1), 355-369. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv18i1siart10
  7. Rainero, C., Migliavacca, A., & Coda, R. (2020). Accounting for pandemics and economic crises management: Moral hazard, blockchain, and smart-contracts [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(1), 301-309. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv18i1siart6
  8. Martiniello, L., Marcello, R., & Savio, R. (2020). The role of guarantees to access financial markets: A study of Italian companies [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(1), 292-300. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv18i1siart5
  9. Vitolla, F., Marrone, A., & Raimo, N. (2020). Integrated reporting and integrated thinking: A case study analysis [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(1), 281-291. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv18i1siart4
  10. Dallocchio, M., Ferri, S., Tron, A., & Vizzaccaro, M. (2020). The use of Z-Score to predict UTP loans. Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(1), 163-178. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv18i1art13
  11. Moro-Visconti, R., Quirici, M. C., & Borroni, M. (2020). Matching financial closeness with social distancing: Networking digital platforms within a corporate governance ecosystem. Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(1), 96-109. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv18i1art8
  12. Rainero, C., & Modarelli, G. (2020). CSR for emergencies: The two concepts of accountability. Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(1), 78-95. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv18i1art7
  13. Vagnoni, E., Oppi, C., & Cavicchi, C. (2020). Ownership structure and financial performance: A study of the Italian retail pharmacies. Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(1), 22-33. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv18i1art2
  14. Casciello, R., & Meucci, F. (2020). Complexity to downplay complexity: Implications of ERM logics for the Italian NHS [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(4), 369-376. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i4siart13
  15. Sicoli, G., Bronzetti, G., Ippolito, D., & Leonetti, G. (2020). Gender diversity and governance: Analysis of Italian listed companies [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(4), 329-338. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i4siart10
  16. Celentano, A., Lepore, L., Pisano, S., D’Amore, G., & Alvino, F. (2020). The joint effect of board independence and CSR committee on CSR disclosure: Evidence from Italian listed companies [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(4), 319-328. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i4siart9
  17. Arnaboldi, F., & Capizzi, V. (2020). European deposit insurance scheme and bank board composition [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(4), 246-256. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i4siart3
  18. Rey, A., Tuccillo, D., & Roberto, F. (2020). Earnings management and debt maturity: Evidence from Italy. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(3), 179-186. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i3art14
  19. Fortuna, F., Ciaburri, M., Testarmata, S., & Tiscini, R. (2020). CSR reporting and ownership structure: Evidence from Italian listed companies. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(3), 146-157. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i3art11
  20. Quarato, F., Pini, M., & Positano, E. (2020). The impact of digitalization on the internationalization propensity of Italian family firms. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(3), 92-107. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i3art7
  21. Ferri, S., Tron, A., Fiume, R., & Della Corte, G. (2020). The relation between cash flows and economic performance in the digital age: An empirical analysis. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(3), 84-91. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i3art6
  22. Gallucci, C., Santulli, R., & Tipaldi, R. (2020). Women on bank boards and risk-taking: A cross-countries analysis on the moderating role of masculinity. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(3), 71-83. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i3art5
  23. di Donato, F., & Nieddu, L. (2020). Corporate failure: Bankruptcy prediction for Italian SMEs based on a longitudinal case study from 2000 to 2011. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(3), 27-33. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i3art2
  24. Mantovani, G. M., & Moscato, G. (2020). Shareholder composition, corporate governance and their monitoring effects on firm performance. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(2), 165-182. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i2art14
  25. Nigri, G., Del Baldo, M., & Agulini, A. (2020). Integrated sustainable performance management systems: A case study on Italian benefit corporations. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(2), 65-76. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i2art6
  26. Allini, A., Ferri, L., Maffei, M., & Zampella, A. (2020). Determinants of financial instruments risk disclosure: An empirical analysis in the banking sector. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(2), 20-31. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i2art2
  27. Zambelli, S. (2019). Recent challenges of LBOs in Italy and institutional insights: The devil lies in the details [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(1), 360-367. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i1siart16
  28. Grimaldi, F. (2019). The relationship between financial crisis and earnings management: Some evidence from the Italian context [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(1), 325-335. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i1siart13
  29. Bozzi, S., Belcredi, M. (2019). Remuneration of independent directors: Determinants and policy implications [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(1), 278-291. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i1siart10
  30. La Rocca, M., Fasano, F., & Napoli, G. M. (2019). Alitalia airline: A business case of bad corporate governance [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(1), 264-277. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i1siart9
  31. Rotili, M., Giosi, A., & Ceccobelli, G. (2019). Accounting rules and value relevance: A new perspective from the Italian market [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(1), 255-263. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i1siart8
  32. Fiandrino, S., Rizzato, F., Busso, D., & Devalle, A. (2019). The effect of ownership concentration on non-financial information mandatory disclosure: Evidence from Italy. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(1), 79-94. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i1art8
  33. Riva, P., & Provasi, R. (2019). Evidence of the Italian special purpose acquisition company. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(4), 66-76. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i4art6
  34. Romano M., Taliento M., Favino C., & Netti A. (2019). Firm characteristics and forward-looking risk disclosure: Evidence from the Italian context. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(4), 56-65. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i4art5
  35. Gromis di Trana, M., & Alfiero, S. (2019). The role of the ISA 570 “Adverse key financial ratios” in going concern assessment in Italy. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(4), 8-18. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i4art1
  36. Fera, P. (2019). The effectiveness of the matching principle in different financial reporting systems and its impact on the quality of earnings. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(3), 129-142. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i3art11
  37. Angelini, M. S., Gennaro, A., & Giovannini, R. (2019). Financial policy of Italian SMEs: The impact of mini-bond. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(3), 113-128. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i3art10
  38. Riva, P., & Comoli, M. (2019). The impact of the new Italian Early Warning System Provided by the IC-Code on family SMEs governance. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(3), 64-72. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i3art6
  39. De Luca, F., & Paolone, F. (2019). The impact of the financial crisis on earnings management: Empirical evidence from Italian and Spanish listed companies. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(2), 121-130. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i2art12
  40. Regoliosi, C., & Martino, D. (2019). A study of the interactions between internal audit function and external auditors in Italy. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(2), 38-47. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i2art4
  41. Napoli, F. (2019). Measuring the efficacy of board governance: Empirical evidence from Italian publicly listed companies. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(2), 25-37. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i2art3
  42. Rizzato, F., Busso, D., Devalle, A., & Zerbetto, A. (2018). Corporate governance system in Italy: Compliance and quality. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(1-1), 217-233. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i1c1art9
  43. Pastore, P. (2018). Italian lesson about getting women on the board five years after the implementation of the gender quota law. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(1-1), 185-202. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i1c1art7
  44. Netti, A. (2018). Firm determinants of risk disclosure: Evidence from Italian listed companies. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(1-1), 168-177. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i1c1art5
  45. Dell’Atti, S., Sylos Labini, S., & di Biase, P. (2018). The effects of Solvency II on corporate boards: A survey on Italian insurance companies. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(1-1), 134-144. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i1c1art3
  46. Grumo, M. (2018). An empirical analysis of grant-monitoring systems in corporate foundations: Organizational complexity and monitoring mechanisms around the world. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(1), 87-93. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i1art9
  47. La Rosa, F., Bernini, F., & Mariani, G. (2018). Diversified, integrated and cross-border acquisitions and firm performance: A comparison of family and non-family Italian listed firms. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(1), 72-86. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i1art8
  48. Minciullo, M., & Pedrini, M. (2018). Larger and greener: Disentangling the industry effect on proactive environmental strategy in the Italian context. Corporate Ownership & Control, 16(1), 58-71. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv16i1art7
  49. Maglio, R., Rapone, V., & Rey, A. (2018). Capitalisation of operating lease and its impact on firm’s financial ratios: Evidence from Italian listed companies. Corporate Ownership & Control, 15(3-1), 152-162. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv15i3c1p1
  50. Vitolla, F., Rubino, M., & De Nuccio, E. (2018). The inverted U-shaped relationship between company size and reporting quality: The Italian case. Corporate Ownership & Control, 15(3), 114-124. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv15i3art10
  51. Sancetta, G., Cucari, N., & Esposito De Falco, S. (2018). Positive or negative voting premium: What happened to private benefits in Italy? Corporate Ownership & Control, 15(3), 92-100. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv15i3art8
  52. Rija, M. (2018). Responsibility and role of internal and external statutory auditors in extraordinary operations. Corporate Ownership & Control, 15(3), 66-79. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv15i3art6
  53. Napoli, F. (2018). Corporate governance and firm networks: An empirical research based on Italy. Corporate Ownership & Control, 15(2-1), 231-247. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv15i2c1p9
  54. Alfiero, S., Cane, M., Doronzo, R., & Esposito, A. (2017). Board configuration and IR adoption. Empirical evidence from European companies. Corporate Ownership & Control, 15(1-2), 444-458. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv15i1c2p13
  55. Scafarto, V., Ricci, F., Della Corte, G., & De Luca, P. (2017). Board structure, ownership concentration and corporate performance: Italian evidence. Corporate Ownership & Control, 15(1-2), 347-359. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv15i1c2p4
  56. Giovando, G., & Crovini C. (2017). Corporate governance and internal control deficiencies in financial institutions: Direct causes of sanctions by the supervisory authority. Corporate Ownership & Control, 15(1-1), 277-287. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv15i1c1p11
  57. Capodaglio, A., Iacoviello, G., & Neri, G. (2017). Family business: From an informally managed and unstructured model to a structured, formally managed larger enterprise. Corporate Ownership & Control, 15(1), 123-132. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv15i1art12
  58. Quarato, F. (2017). The long-term horizon of family firms in M&A: The impact on research investments and debt maturity structure. Corporate Ownership & Control, 15(1), 108-122. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv15i1art11
  59. Fabrizi, M., & Pilonato, S. (2017). Does pay for performance work in public organizations? Empirical evidence from Italy. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(4-2), 471-482. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i4c2art12
  60. Cecchi, M. (2017). Financial structure in Italian business groups. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(4-2), 362-379. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i4c2art3
  61. Alfiero, S., Bocchino, U., Esposito, A., & Doronzo, R. (2017). The rise and fall of Italian Saving Banks. A DEA efficiency approach. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(4-2), 350-361. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i4c2art2
  62. Mazzi, C., Mazzi, F., Passeri, R., & Viassone M. (2017). Investigating the influence of gender and religiosity on attitudes towards business ethics. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(4-1), 249-261. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i4c1art7
  63. Belcredi, M., Bozzi, S., Ciavarella, A., & Novembre, V. (2017). Institutional investors’ activism under concentrated ownership and the role of proxy advisors. Evidence from the Italian say-on-pay. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(4), 41-57. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i4art4
  64. Allini, A., Ferri, L., Maffei, M., & Zampella, A. (2017). The comparability of IFRS 7 in the European banking sector. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(4), 8-14. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i4art1
  65. Quintiliani, A. (2017). Financial crisis and local banks: A review of bank-firm relationships in Italy. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(3-1), 249-258. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i3c1art10
  66. Grimaldi, F., & Muserra, A. L. (2017). The effect of the ownership concentration on earnings management. Empirical evidence from the Italian context. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(3-1), 236-248. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i3c1art9
  67. Magnanelli, B. S., Raoli, E., & Tiscini, R. (2017). Female directors in Italy: The state of art after the mandatory gender quota. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(3-1), 157-169. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i3c1art1
  68. Farina Briamonte, M., Addeo, F., Fiano, F., & Sorrentino, M. (2017). The effect of pyramidal structures on earnings management: Evidence from Italian listed companies. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(3), 64-73. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i3art7
  69. Truant, E. (2017). Management control systems, organization and impact on performances: Evidences from Italy. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(2-1), 250-257. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i2c1p11
  70. Terzani, S., & Liberatore, G. (2016). Excess cash holdings, investment opportunity and shareholder value: European evidences. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(1-4), 630-639. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i1c4art9
  71. Busso, D., Devalle, A., & Rizzato, F. (2016). A comparative analysis of the board evaluation in European entities: Italy vs UK. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(1-4), 578-587. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i1c4art4
  72. Giacosa, E., Halili, E., Mazzoleni, A., Teodori, C., & Veneziani, M. (2016). Re-estimation of company insolvency prediction models: Survey on Italian manufacturing companies. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(1-1), 159-174. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i1c1p1
  73. Grandis, F. G., & Mattei, G. (2016). The Governance model in the italian public entities after more than a quarter of a century since the reform. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(1), 128-138. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i1p12
  74. Grimaldi, F. (2016). Ownership structure and turnaround processes: Evidences from Italian listed companies. Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(1), 117-127. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv14i1p11