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Simone Poledrini
Last updated: 23/01/2020
Simone Poledrini
Individual Researcher
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Department of Economics; University of Perugia
Via Pascoli - 06123 Perugia Italy
06123  Italy
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  Assistant Professor of Management of Innovation, University of Perugia (I)
  Poledrini, S. (2015). “Unconditional Reciprocity and the Case of Italian Social Cooperatives”. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 44 (3), pp. 457–473. 10.1177/0899764013518844.

Borzaga, C., Poledrini, S. & Galera, G. (2017), “Social Enterprise in Italy: Typology, Diffusion and Characteristics”, Euricse Working Papers, 94 [Published also in Borzaga, C., Poledrini, S. & Galera, G. (2017) “Social Enterprise in Italy: Typology, Diffusion and Characteristics”, ICSEM Working Papers, No. 44, Liege: The International Comparative Social Enterprise Models (ICSEM) Project]. ICSEM_.pdf

Poledrini, S. (2018). “The Emergence of new Social Enterprise Models in Italy: First Insights from the International ICSEM Project”. Impresa Progetto-Electronic Journal of Management, Vol. 2, pp. 1–19. 5

Poledrini, S., Degavre, F., & Tortia, E., (2018) “Social innovation in social enterprises: what is going on?” Special issue of Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity, Vol. 7, (1), pp. 1-13.

Tortia, E., Degavre, F., & Poledrini, S., (2020) “Why are social enterprises good candidates for social innovation? Looking for personal and institutional drivers of innovation”, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Vol. 91, No. 2. DOI:10.1111/apce.12265
  Nonprofit sector - Social enterprise - Social cooperative - Interactions between businesses and third sector organizations - Theory of reciprocity
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  Simone Poledrini – PhD, Department of Economics and Business, University of Perugia (Italy) – is an Assistant Professor of Management of Innovation at the University of Perugia.
In 2003 he held an B.A. degree in Economics and Business from the University of Perugia. In 2006 he received a Master of Science (M.Sc.) at SPRU (University of Sussex – UK). Furthermore, he held his PhD at the University of Perugia (2008). He was awarded the second prize for his paper at the 4th PRIME PhD Conference at IKU Center in Budapest (2007).
Simone’s main research interest is about Nonprofit. Specifically his studies include (a) the different typologies of Social Enterprise with particular focus on Italian Social Cooperatives (b) the Theory of Reciprocity linked to the nonprofit sector (c) the relationships between nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Simone has published an article in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ), the first ranked journal in the nonprofit field. He has also authored some book chapters on nonprofit and social enterprise. He is the author of the book in Italian ?Nonprofit Firms. Results of the IN.NE.S.T.I. (Integration into society via Enterprise) Research Project?, Milan, Franco Angeli (2010).