Knowledge is key to any business that wants to pursue innovation. The Research Labs of the Claudio Dematté Research Division generate knowledge by closely monitoring trends over the long term and sharing findings on:
- Areas covered by SDA Bocconi’s programs: Administration, Finance, Accounting & Control, Human Resources, Private Equity, Information & Communication Technology, Business Intelligence, Marketing & Retailing, Logistics, Operations and Production;
- Main industry sectors: Banking, Insurance, Real Estate, Public Administration and Fashion & Luxury;
- Current topics such as Diversity Management.
Research Labs are sponsored by individual companies/organizations or groups of companies/organizations. Contributions and fees vary depending on the specific Research Lab.
This auditing observation center generates and shares knowledge on the latest internal and external auditing practices, as well as accounting control activities. For anyone involved in auditing, governance and control, this observation center is an excellent way to keep up to date with changes and developments within the industry.
OCAP, the research lab on changes in public administration, is a multidisciplinary think tank and comparative research hub on public administration in Italy, public utility companies and international organization management. The lab also promotes debate between public administration managers, policy makers and the academic world with the aim to identify new ways of improving the public sector.
OSSFIN - Osservatorio sugli intermediari finanziari specializzati nel leasing, factoring e credito al consumo
OSSFIN is a research lab on the financial intermediaries that specialize in leasing, factoring and consumer credit. OSSFIN has been active within the School’s AIFA Department since the 1990s and is a major source of balance sheet analysis and performance evaluation for financial intermediaries. Over time, the lab has become a beacon for companies operating in this sector wanting to improve and use benchmarks, and for organizations and institutions that monitor and assess such companies
This research lab gathers professionals and organizations who work to share business intelligence, including researchers, IT vendors and distributors, and national and multinational implementation companies. By engaging with them, the lab encourages innovation and best practices and monitors trends over the long term.
Diversity is our identity, this is the motto of the Diversity Management research lab, which is a network of companies whose mission is to manage diversity, whether it is in relation to gender, age, culture or skill set. Through research, benchmarking and debates on the issue of diversity, the lab generates knowledge and develops guidelines.
Founded in 2003, the wine research lab has mapped out the market strategies of Italian wine producers. The lab offers companies valuable insight into how the wine-making industry is evolving in foreign markets. It also works with institutions, associations and cooperatives from the industry to provide training and to be a source for up-to-date information.
The laboratory promotes collaboration between companies and the financial market in order to increase transparency and knowledge of the private equity sector, while remaining an independent reference point for both. The laboratory is primarily involved in research and monitoring activities, training and debate on the international platform.
The China Lab promotes research and debate between students, companies, faculty and researchers on the economic and entrepreneurial opportunities in the Chinese market. The lab organizes an annual workshop (China Insight Competition), in addition to conferences and senior-level training.
The Accounting and Tax Policy research lab is a dedicated research unit that promotes efficient policies and issues strategic recommendations on regulations that pertain to the taxation, administration, control and accounting of individual and group companies. The unit also builds relationships with other major research centers around the world. The work of this research unit is particularly valuable to finance managers and consultants.
This research lab studies the impact of prudential regulations for insurance companies. The aim is to understand the implications of Solvency II in the organizations affected, compare best practices and identify the most suitable solutions given the strategy, size and areas of expertise of a company.
The Manager Insight research lab performs research in the area of competition, in particular how this is perceived and handled by managers. The lab is responsible for systematically gathering a vast amount of data and compiling reports with the aim to share the information collected and encouraging greater synergy between research and training in Italy and abroad.