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The list below includes several books which can support the PhD students’ study during the Research Methodology classes and/or the 3 tracks’ special lectures. The books are listed in alphabetical order and are all available at the Vilfredo Pareto Library of the School of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata (according to the normal rules for borrowing).


Aldrich, H. E., (2008), Organizations and environment, Stanford, Stanford Business Books, 338 pp.

Ariely, D., (2009), Predictably irrational, revised and expanded edition: The hidden forces that shape our decisions, London, Harper and Collins, 280 pp.

Arlotta, C., Bertoletti, F., Calvani, C., Coda Negozio, E., Fici, L., Liberatore, G., Pasquetti L., Pesaro, C., Scialdone, R., Salvatici, F., Venturini, G., (2014), La crescita delle PMI attraverso gli strumenti di finanza innovativa. Mini Bond, cambiali finanziarie, Aim, Progetto Elite, Spac, incentivi allo sviluppo, Milano, Franco Angeli, 249 pp.

Aronoff, C. E., Astrachan, J. H., Ward, J. L., (2011), Developing family business policies: Your guide to the future, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 101 pp.

Baker, H. K., Ricciardi, V., (2014), Investor behavior: The psychology of financial planning and investing, Hoboken, Wiley, 623 pp.

Barnard, C.  I., (1971), The functions of the executive: 30th anniversary edition, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 334 pp.

Beavan, C., (2010), No impact man: The adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet, and the discoveries he makes about himself and our way of life in the process, New York, Picador, 298 pp.

Blaikie, N., (2009), Designing social research, Cambridge, Polity press, 352 pp.

Booth, W. C., (2016), The craft of research, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 316 pp.

Borenstein, M., Hedges, L. V.,  Higgins, J. P. T., Rothstein, H. R. (2009), Introduction to meta-analysis, Chichester, Wiley, 421 pp.

Botsman, R., Rogers, R., (2011), What’s mine is yours: The rise of collaborative consumption, London, Harper and Collins, 280 pp.

Boyatzis, R. E., (1998), Transforming qualitative information: Thematic analysis and code development, Thousand Oaks, SAGE Publications, 184 pp.

Bradbury, H., Reason, P. (2008), The SAGE handbook of action research. Participative inquiry and practice, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 720 pp.

Cafferata, R., (2014), Management in adattamento. Tra razionalità economica, evoluzione e imperfezione dei sistemi, Bologna, Il Mulino, 403 pp.

Casu, B., Molyneux, P., Girardone, C., (2015), Introduction to banking, Harlow, Prentice Hall, 767 pp.

Christensen, C. M, Porras, J. I. (2011), The innovator's dilemma: The revolutionary book that will change the way you do business, New York, Harper Business, 342 pp.

Collins, J., (1994), Built to last: Successful habits of visionary companies, New York, Harper Business, 368 pp.

Conrad, L. J., Levinson, J., Levinson, A. (2007), Guerrilla marketing: Easy and inexpensive  strategies for making big profits from your small business, Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 368 pp.

Creswell, J. W., (2014), Research design: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 273 pp.

Creswell, J. W., Plano Clark, V. L. (2011), Designing and conducting mixed methods research, Thousand Oaks, SAGE Publications, 457 pp.

Cyert, R. M., March, J. G. (1992), A behavioral theory of the firm, Cambridge, Blackwell Publishers, 252 pp.

Degryse, H., Kim, M., Ongena, S., (2009), Microeconometrics of banking methods, applications, and results, New York, Oxford University Press, 234 pp.

Drucker, P. F., (2001), The essential Drucker, New York, Harper Business, 357 pp.

Drucker, P. F., (2006), The effective executive: The definitive guide to getting the right things done, New York, Routledge, 167 pp.

Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R., Jackson, P., (2015), Management and business research, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 377 pp.

Ferretti, R., Rumiati, R., Rubaltelli, E., (2011), La mente finanziaria. Economia e psicologia al servizio dell’investitore, Bologna, Il Mulino, 310 pp.

Fetterman, D. M., (2010), Ethnography: Step-by-step, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 173 pp.

Field, A., (2013), Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 915 pp.

Forbes, W., (2009), Behavioural finance, Chichester, Wiley, 443 pp.

Fowler, F. J., (2014), Survey research methods, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 171 pp.

Gandolfi, G., (2009), Scelta e gestione degli investimenti finanziari: L’investitore, il consulente, il gestore di fronte alle decisioni d’investimento, Rome, Bancaria Editrice, 668 pp.

Gansky, L., (2010), The Mesh: Why the future of business is sharing, New York, Portfolio Publications, 242 pp.

Gillham, B., (2007), Developing a questionnaire, New York, Continuum International Publishing Group, 112 pp.

Giunta, F., Pisani, P. (2016), L’analisi del bilancio, Rimini, Maggioli, 849 pp.

Glimcher, P. W., Fehr, E., (2014), Neuroeconomics: Decision making and the brain, Amsterdam, Elsevier, 577 pp.

Hammer, M., Champy, J., (2003), Reengineering the corporation: A manifesto for business revolution, New York, Harper Business, 257 pp.

Hart, C., (1998), Doing a literature review: Releasing the social science research imagination, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 230 pp.

Huff, A. S., (2009), Designing research for publication, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 374 pp.

Kenyon-Rouvinez, D., Ward, J. L. (2005), Family business: Key issues, Gordonsville, Palgrave Macmillan, 90 pp.

Kim, W. C., Mauborgne, R., (2015), Blue ocean strategy, expanded edition: How to create uncontested market space and make the competition irrelevant, Boston, Harvard Business School Press, 287 pp.

Kirk, R. E., (2013), Experimental design: Procedures for the behavioral sciences, Thousand Oaks, SAGE Publications, 1056 pp.

Kotter, J. P., (2012), Leading change, Boston, Harvard Business School Press, 194 pp.

Kozinets, R. V., (2015), Netnography: Redefined, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 305 pp.

Lofland, J., Snow, D., Anderson, L., Lofland, L., (2004), Analyzing social settings: A guide to qualitative observation and analysis, Belmont, Wadsworth Learning, 282 pp.

Longest, K. C., (2015), Using Stata for quantitative analysis, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 258 pp.

March, S., Simon, H. A., (1993), Organizations, Cambridge, Blackwell Publishing, 287 pp.

Masera, R., (2006), La corporate governance nelle banche, Bologna, Il Mulino, 183 pp.

Mechelli, A., (2013), La value relevance del bilancio d’esercizio: Modelli metodologie di ricerca ed esigenze empiriche, Turin, Giappichelli, 272 pp.

Neuman, L. W., (2014), Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches, London, Pearson, 598 pp.

Osterwalder, A., Pigneur, Y., (2010), Business model generation: A handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers, Hoboken, Wiley, 278 pp.

Ouchi, W., (1993), Theory Z: How American business can meet the Japanese challenge, New York, Avon Books, 244 pp.

Pavarani, E., (2006), L’equilibrio finanziario, Milan, McGraw-Hill Education, 380 pp.

Peters, T., (1997), The circle of innovation, London, Hooder and Soughton, 518 pp.

Peterson, R. L., (2007), Inside the investor's brain: The power of mind over money, Hoboken, Wiley, 392 pp.

Raggetti, G., Ceravolo, M. G., (2016), Neuroeconomia...Neurofinanza. I correlati neurali del direct access trading, Milan, McGraw-Hill Education, 262 pp.

Resti, A., Sironi, A., (2007), Risk management and shareholders' value in banking: From risk measurement models to capital allocation policies, Chichester, Wiley, 782 pp.

Ricci, O., (2014), Corporate governance in the European insurance industry, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 154 pp.

Riffe, D., Lacy, S., Fico, F., (2014), Analyzing media messages: Using quantitative content analysis in research, London, Routledge, 206 pp.

Rifkin, J., (2001), The age of access: The new culture of hyper-capitalism, where all of life is a paid-for experience, New York, Putnam, 312 pp.

Rifkin, J., (2015), The zero marginal cost society: The internet of things, the collaborative commons, and the eclipse of capitalism, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 435 pp.

Ruozi, R., Bottiglia, R., (2016), Economia della banca, Milano, Egea, 467 pp.

Rutigliano, M., (2012), L'analisi del bilancio delle banche. Rischi, misure di performance, adeguatezza patrimoniale, Milano, Egea, 558 pp.

Saldana, J., (2016), The coding manual for qualitative researchers, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 223 pp.

Schmidt, C., (2013), Neuroeconomia, Milano, Hoepli, 345 pp.

Schumacker, R. E., Lomax, R. G., (2016), A beginner's guide to structural equation modeling, London, Routledge, 368 pp.

Scott, J., (2013), Social network analysis, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 201 pp.

Smith, J., Flowers, P., Larkin, M., (2009), Interpretative phenomenological analysis: Theory, method and research, Thousand Oaks, SAGE Publications, 225 pp.

Symon, G., Cassell C. (2012), Qualitative organizational research. Core methods and current challenges, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 523 pp.

Tapscott D., Williams, A. D., (2010), Wikinomics: How mass collaboration changes everything, New York, Portfolio Publications, 351 pp.

Yin, R. K., (2012), Applications of case study research, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 231 pp.

Yin, R. K., (2014), Case study research: Design and methods, Los Angeles, SAGE Publications, 282 pp.


Update, September, 26th, 2017