Fabio Quarato


Graduated in Administration, Finance and Control (AFC) at Bocconi University. PhD in Management and Technology at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
Managing Director of the AIDAF-EY Chair in Strategic Management in Family Business in memory of Alberto Falck, Bocconi University. Responsible (together with Prof. Corbetta) of the AUB Observatory (AIDAF-Unicredit-Chamber of Commerce of Milan-Borsa Italiana-Bocconi University). Visiting Scholar at WI-FU - Witten Institute for Family Firms, Witten / Herdecke University, Germany (2015). Fellow of FFI (Family Firm Institute) and AIDEA (Italian Academy of Business Economics). Member of the Associate Editorial Board of SN Business & Economics, from October 2020, and Member of Entreprenership Research Journal (ERJ), from September 2020.


International conferences

Pongelli, C., Calabrò, A., Minichilli, A., Quarato, F., & Corbetta, G., The Impact of Socioemotional Wealth and Vulnerabilities on Family Firms' Subsidiary Ownership Choice. 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, Massachusetts, 9-13 August 2019.

D. Cambrea, P. Tenuta, F. Quarato, Y. Ponomareva. When is a more powerful leader better? Empirical evidence on CEO duality from family Italian listed. 10th International Research Meeting in Business and Management, IPAG Business School, Nice, France, 8-10 July 2019.

Pongelli, C., Calabrò, A., Minichilli, A., Quarato, F., & Corbetta, G. Alone or together? The impact of socioemotional wealth and vulnerabilities on family firms’ subsidiary ownership choices. Annual Conference EURAM, Lisbon, Portugal, 26-28 June 2019.

F.W. Lohe, F. Quarato & A. Calabrò. Worth taking the risk? Venturing risk in family firms and the role of family CEOs for international acquisistions from the SEW perspective. 2nd IFBRF - International Family Business Research Forum, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy, September 15-17, 2016.

Research interests

Corporate strategy. Government and management of family-owned businesses. Corporate governance: characteristics, functioning and evaluation of the boards of directors.