About Enrico Guarini
Enrico Guarini, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Business Administration & Management at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He has taught at Bocconi University since 1993 after receiving his degree and Ph.D (1997). Before joining the University of Milano-Bicocca (2006) he was Lecturer of Business Administration and Management at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is Co-Chair of the Special Interest Group on Local Governance at the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM). His research interests include public management, financial management and governance, accounting, performance management.
|Present||Associate Professor in Business Administration and Management, Department of Business and Law, University of Milano-Bicocca|
Public financial management, Public Management, Management control, and Public governance
|2017 - Present||Fondo per il finanziamento delle attività base di ricerca|
|2017 - Present||Research Infrastructure Training Programme (RItrain)|
|European Commission-Horizon 2020 - 654156|
|2010 - 2017||Fondo annuale per la ricerca (Research Development Fund Grants)|
|University of Milano-Bicocca|
|2014 - 2016||Fondo annuale ricerca-quota competitiva|
|2008 - 2008||Performance measurement in public sector organizations|
|Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione (Italian National School of Government)|
|1998 - 2006||Research fellowship|
|Role: Research affiliate|
|2005 - 2005||Reporting and Accountability of Regional Governments|
|1994 - 1998||Research Scholarship|
|Istituto Javotte Bocconi|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|1999 - Present||Certified Public Auditor (inactive), Register of Certified Public Auditors||1998 - Present||Certified Public Accountant (inactive), Register of Certified Public Accountants-Milan section|
Honors and Awards
- Award to the best undergraduates, Bocconi University, 1992
- 'Tommaso Pesce' Graduate Dissertation Award, 1992
- Financial accounting
- Business Administration & Management
|1997||PhD Business administration and management, Bocconi University|
|1992||MS Business administration and management, Bocconi University|
University of Milano-Bicocca
Department of Business and Law
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20126 Milan (Italy)
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Public management (3)
La gestion des services publics et la coproduction dans les structures de gouvernance à niveaux multiples Revue Internationale des Sciences Administratives (2016)
D’un point de vue normatif, la coproduction est recommandée à tous les stades du cycle des services publics. Cependant, les études empiriques antérieures sur la coproduction ne se sont pas penchées sur la question de ...
Public services management and co-production in multi-level governance settings International Review of Administrative Sciences (2016)
From a normative stance, co-production has been recommended at all stages of the public service cycle. However, previous empirical studies on co-production have neglected the question of how to make this happen. Moreover, little attention ...
Financial management and governance (20)
Performance-based funding and internal resource allocation: The case of Italian Universities Outcome-Based Performance Management in the Public Sector (2018)
Management literature has emphasized the importance of performance measurement systems (PMS) that are consistent with the organization’ s context and strategy. However, little attention has been paid to factors that explain the design of PMS ...
Fiscal responsibility and multi-level governance: bridging the gap between policy and management Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development (2017)
Public-policy assumptions regarding sub-national governments’ financial behavior are based on economicrationality. Therefore, to achieve fiscal stability at the macro level, central governments use fiscalrules both to constrain the behavior of local policymakers and to resolve ...
«Resilienti» o «diversamente resilienti»? Le strategie finanziarie dei comuni in risposta agli shock esterni Economia & Management (2016)
La recente crisi globale ha richiamato l’attenzione, ai diversi livelli di governo, sull’importanza di una solida gestione finanziaria per limitare gli effetti di eventi avversi e imprevedibili (shock). Si tratta di una nuova dimensione di ...
Deficit control Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance (2016)
A government deficit occurs when public expenditures are greater than revenues. Running a deficit essentially means that the government resorts to borrowing as to maintain higher spending without increasing taxes. This leads to the accumulation ...
Deficit control and fiscal austerity in the EU: time to consider the local impact International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management (2016)
What is it about?This paper shows the impact of EU's deficit-control targets at the local level in Italy. Achieving a budget target at the central level, while neglecting how it affects local governments’ financial management, ...
Italian municipalities and the fiscal crisis: Four strategies for muddling through. Financial Accountability & Management (2016)
Through a multiple case study of eight Italian municipalities, our paperidentifies the main shocks perceived by the local management as a consequence ofthe recent fiscal crisis and the related organizational responses. The analysis rootscurrent responses ...
An anatomy of governance failures in municipal bankruptcy Contingency, Behavioural and Evolutionary Perspectives on Public and Nonprofit Governance (2015)
Purpose. This study attempts to analyze the role of governance mechanisms in municipal bankruptcy, which appears to be a neglected area of research. The analysis considers both the organizational level(micro) and the regulatory system (macro).Methodology/approach. We ...
Budgetary coordination of Local Government fiscal targets in the quest for austerity: the “Regional Stability Pact” arrangements in Italy XVII International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM)- Public sector responses to global crisis: New challenges for politics and public management, 10-12 April 2013 (2013)
Local Governments (LGs) worldwide are struggling with public finance problems, such as excessive public debts and lack of resources for additional community services. In addition, a request of financial rationalization and fiscal stability is pending ...
Financial management and governance across levels of government Financial Management and Budgeting in the Public Sector. Theories and Practice. (2013)
Financial management across levels of government requires mechanisms and processes of coordination that must reflect the aggregate control needs at the central government level. This is a critical element in ensuring good governance as well ...
Il patto di stabilità negli enti locali: profili contabili ed implicazioni per l'attività di controllo [Fiscal rules in Italian Local Government: Accounting and control issues] (in Italian) Il Controllo nelle Società e negli Enti (2012)
Since 1999 Italy has reconsidered financial relations across levels of government in order to comply with EU requirements to reduce deficit and the stock of debt. A domestic budget rule — “Patto di Stabilita`” (Stability ...
Good governance for government-controlled industries: an exploratory study on local public transport companies The Italian Academy of Management (AIDEA) XXXIV Conference, “Aziende di servizi e servizi per le aziende. La ricerca di un percorso di sviluppo sostenibile per superare la crisi”, University of Perugia, 13-14 October (2011)
This paper examines how public governance in government-controlled industries affects the ownership structure and economic viability of service providers. The study considers the case of a regulated industry – the local public transport services - ...
Contradictions in Fiscal Governance: Evidence from the Italian Experience XVI Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), "Contradictions in Public Management. Managing in Volatile Times", University of Rome Tor Vergata, 11-13 April (2010)
Drawing from the Italian case this study seeks to shed light on contradictions in budgetary control of the public debt in a multi-level governance setting. The study analyses how fiscal governance has been framed over ...
Accounting for community building: the municipal amalgamation of Milan in 1873-1876 Accounting History Review (2018)
Free download of the article available here:https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/pye7QdvRkjRRKRSwN5Dn/fullThis study analyses the accounting change that occurred as a consequence of the amalgamation of the municipalities of Milan and Corpi Santi in the years 1873–1876 and sheds light ...
The day after: newly-elected politicians and the use of accounting information Public Money & Management (2016)
Most democracies expect accounting information to be used by public managersand elected politicians to support decision-making and accountability to both thepublic and higher levels of government. This paper shows that Italian localgovernment politicians also use ...