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The Call for Application is open up to July 15, 2020 at 4 pm

The selection is based on the evaluation of the candidate’s profile, a written examination, a personal interview.

The PhD. in Management is a 3-year doctoral programme which aims to prepare students to conduct high-profile research in the field of management, at universities, firms and research centres. A third level university course, the Programme is part of the Doctoral School at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and it is administratively based within the School of Economics, Department of Management and Law.

The Programme’s structure is composed of three tracks, namely Banking & Finance, Business Management & Accounting, and Public Management & Governance. Each track has its own coordinator and focuses on specific research activities, lectures and seminars according to the peculiar research interests covered. Furthermore, these tracks jointly organize a first year intertwined Research Methodology course aimed at developing, since the beginning, an appropriate research design knowledge base for the doctoral students.

During the 3 years, the scientific progress of the doctoral students is constantly monitored through the delivering of activity reports, the checking of the lectures’ attendance, and the evaluation of yearly assignments. Presenting at national and international conferences, and/or submitting studies for their potential publication, is also strongly encouraged.

The PhD. Faculty has published in a number of top-tier international journals and is continuously active in close scientific relationships with many Universities, academic networks and professional associations worldwide.

The School of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata has a number of active ERASMUS Plus international agreements for the exchange mobility of lecturers and doctoral students. In this regard, many PhD. students in Management have been successfully awarded with the Doctor Europaeus PhD. over time. Recently, the PhD. Faculty has activated a Cooperative Agreement with the University of Hasselt on a joint Doctoral Programme (Double Degree) in Management. 

The PhD program in Management offers the following three tracks of specialization:



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Timing for PhD thesis dissertation


July 24, 2020
Special Issue Call for Papers
“Balancing the "hard" and the "soft" shades of TQM: bridging conceptual advancements and managerial insights”

Deadline for paper submission: May 30, 2020


Past events

Winter D-DAY 2020
Thursday 16 January 2020
PhD Students present the state of the art of their research work (room A, at 10.30 am)
PhD in Management - Track in Banking and Finance
Dr Silvia Baiocco (Tor Vergata University), room F:
Wednesday 18 December 2019
"Managing university technology transfer towards a sustainability-oriented industry. A co-evolutionary perspective"
PhD dissertation in Management, track BMA
Tuesday 17 December 2019


Monthly Schedule

February 2020

Research Methodology Lecture:

February 11, 10.00am-1.00pm, and 2.00-5.00pm; February 12, 10.00am-1.00pm, and 2.00-5.00pm; and February 13, 10.00am-1.00pm, and 2.00-5.00pm, room B: Marianna Brunetti, “Advanced Statistics”.

Business Management and Accounting Track:

February 10, 2.30 – 4.30 pm, room A: Rocco Palumbo, "A portrait of discrimination in the workplace: theoretical issues and empirical insights".


Public Management and Governance Track:

February 17, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm, room G: Federica Ricci (U. of  Rome “La Sapienza”), “La corporate governance e le performance economico-aziendali: metodi di ricerca”.

February 18, 10.00 am - 1.00pm and 2.00 - 5.00pm, room D: Rocco Frondizi, "The Higher Education System: Governance, Organization and Evaluation Procedures".

February 20, 2.00 - 4.00pm, room B: Nathalie Colasanti, "Commons: between theory and practice".

February 27, 3.00 - 6.00pm, room A: Andrea Bonomi Savignon, “Researching Strategy and Performance Management in Public Organizations: an Authorship Journey”.

January 2020

Research Methodology Lecture:

January 13, 10.00am-1.00pm, and 2.00-5.00pm, room A: Gianni Nicolini, “Literature Review”.

January 14, 10.00am-1.00pm, and 2.00-5.00pm, room A: Gianni Nicolini, “How to Make an Effective Presentation”.

January 15, 10.00am-1.00pm, and 2.00-5.00pm, room A: Gianni Nicolini, “Presentation Training”.


Banking and Finance Track:

January 16, 10.30am, room A: Winter D-Day, PhD Students present the state of the art of their research work.


Public Management and Governance Track:

January 23, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm, room A: Social Innovation Lecture:

• 10.00-11.30am: “The challenge of social impact assessment: from literature to practice”, Luigi Corvo;

• 11.30am-1.00pm: “The theory of change framework”, Lavinia Pastore;

• 2.00-5.00pm: “The use of big data and ICT for innovating the research on social innovation and social impact finance”, Luigi Corvo.

December 2019

Research Methodology Lecture:

December 11, 10.00am-1.00pm, Library Lounge, and 2.00-5.00pm, room B: Luca Gnan, “Dark Matter”.

Banking and Finance Track Lecture:

December 2, 10.30am, via G. Parisi 13, Naples (6th floor): Murillo Campello (Cornell University), “How to Publish in Top Journals in Finance and Economics: “Dos and Don’ts”.


Business Management and Accounting Track Lectures:

December 5, 10.00-11.30am, room A: Matteo Cristofaro, “From Bounded Rationality to Behavioral Strategy: An Evolutionary Endeavour”,

December 5, 11.30am–1.00pm, room A: Michela Mingione, “Advances in the marketing domain: shifting toward the paradigm of brand value co-creation”,

December 5, 2.00–5.00pm, room A: Martina Gonzalez-Gallarza Granizo (University of Valencia), “Consumer Value: an endemic concept for Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Research”.

December 18, 10.00am-12.00pm, room F: Silvia Baiocco, “Managing university technology transfer towards a sustainability-oriented industry. A co-evolutionary perspective”.


PhD dissertation:

December 17, 8.30am, room B: Sara Amoroso, BMA Track.

November 2019

Research Methodology Lectures:

November 18, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, room B: Sara Poggesi, “Systematic Literature Review”.

November 25, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, room B; November 27, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, room B and November 29, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, room S11: Marianna Brunetti, “Basic Statistics”.


Public Management and Governance Track Lectures:

November 19, 10.00am-1.00pm, room A; November 20, 10.00am-1.00pm, room B; November 21, 10.00am-1.00pm, room S11: Carlo De Pietro (U. Southern Switzerland), “Comparative Performance of Health care Systems”.

October 2019

Research Methodology Lectures

October 22, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, room B: Gianpaolo Abatecola, “Research Methodology: Fundamentals of Resarch Design”.

October 31, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, room S11 (2nd floor, Bldg A): Andrea Bonomi Savignon, “Analysis of Research Design Alternatives”.


Banking and Finance Track Lectures

October 24, 11.00am-1.00pm, Sala Scacchi (2nd floor, Bldg B): Franco Fiordelisi (U. Roma Tre), "Doing research in Banking and Finance".


Business Management and Accounting Track Lectures

October 28, 2.00-5.00pm, room B: Stephen Dobson (U. Leeds, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, UK), "Entrepreneurship, collaborative innovation and the urban environment".