Curriculum Vitae

Alberto Grando is Full Professor of  the Department of Management and Technology at Bocconi University.

At SDA Bocconi, he was Dean from 2006 to 2012. At Bocconi University, he was Vice Rector for Development from 2012 to 2016 and he is currently Dean for Strategy Implementation. He conducted numerous researches, professional projects and workshops in large companies operating in the manufacturing industry as well as in many small and medium-sized enterprises.

His research activities focus on supply chain and logistics management, on operations organization, management and performance measurement. Currently, he is taking an interest in the sustainable operations management, lean thinking and industry 4.0.

He is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject. His works have been published in International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, European Management Journal, Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, Human Systems Management and Economia & Management, among others. He wasVisiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management (UK) and in other international universities and schools; he is Board Member of some Scientific and Academic Advisory Boards of national and international Institutions and research centers.

Alberto earned a Degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University and an ITP (International Teachers Programme) at London Business School.



  • Belvedere V., Grando A. (2017), Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management, Wiley & Sons, pp. 1-228
  • Krajewski L.J., Ritzman L.P., Malhorta M.K., Grando A. Secchi R. (2015), Supply Chain Management. Strategie, processi, performance, Pearson, Milano pp. 1 – 310
  • Aquilano, N.J., Chase, R.B., Grando, A., Jacobs, F.R., Sianesi A.,  Operations management nella produzione e nei servizi, (first edition 2004, second edition 2008), McGraw-Hill, Milano, pp. 1-522; 2011
  • Grando, A., Verona, G.,  Vicari S.,  Tecnologia, Innovazione, Operations, II edizione (I edizione 2006), Egea, Milano, pp. 1-357; 2010
  • Grando, A., Verona, G., Vicari, S., Tecnologia, Innovazione, Operations, Egea, Milano, pp. 1-405; 2006
  • Grando, A., Innovazione, produzione e logistica nell'era dell'economia digitale, Etas, Milano, pp. 1-228; 2001
  • Grando, A., Commercio elettronico e progettazione logistica. Una relazione sottovalutata, Egea, Milano, pp. 1-191; 2000
  • Cavenaghi, S., Grando, A., Secchi, R., Elementi di struttura e analisi dei flussi nel trasporto merci. Un'indagine empirica nella provincia di Lecco, Egea, Milano, pp. 9-33, 151-165; 1998
  • Grando, A., Produzione e Logistica, Enciclopedia dell'Impresa, Utet Libreria, Torino 1996
  • Grando, A., Organizzazione e gestione della produzione industriale, II edizione, Egea, Milano 1995
  • Grando, A., Sianesi, A., Casi di gestione della produzione industriale, II edizione, Egea, Milano 1994

Chapters in books

  • Grando A. (2015), Reverse logistics e sostenibilità, in M. Bergamaschi e A. Renoldi (editors), Logistica e supply chain management, Pearson, pp. 99-119 e 261-262
  • Belvedere, V., Grando, A., Ronen, B., <<Cognitive Biases, Heuristics and Overdesign: an investigation on the unconscious mistakes of industrial designers and on their effects on product offering>>, in Behavioral Issues in Operations Management, (a cura di Giannoccaro, I.), Springer,  pp. 125-139; 2013
  • Belvedere, V., Grando, A.,  <<Implementing a pull system in batch/mix process industry through Theory Of Constraints: a case study>>, in The Theory of Constraints: practice and research (a cura di Ronen, B.), IOS Press, pp. 3-12; 2006
  • Grando, A., <<Produzione e logistica industriale tra flessibilità e coordinamento di processo-filiera nella supply chain>>, in Le strategie dell’impresa, (a cura di Pilotti, L.), Carocci Editore, Roma, pp. 217 – 252; 2005
  • Grando, A., <<Approvviggionamenti e logistica>>, in Economia delle aziende industriali, (a cura di Guatri, L.), Egea, Milano 1992

Articles in national and international journals

  • Belvedere V., Grando A. (2016), ICT-enabled time performance: an investigation of value creation mechanisms, Production Planning and Control, currently published on line, vol. X. n. X, pp. 1-15
  • Belvedere V., Grando A., Legenvre H. (2016), Testing the EFQM model as a framework to measure company’s procurement performances, Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, currently published on line, Vol. X, n. X, pp. 1-19
  • Baglieri E., Bruno M., Grando A., E. Vasconcellos (2014), Innovation process in the automobile MNCs: implications for the role of international subsidiaries, International journal of Automotive technology and management, Vol. 14, n.1, pp. 82-98
  • Belvedere, V., Bielli, P., Grando, A., A quantitative investigation of the role of the information and communication technologies in the implementation of a product-service system, <<International Journal of Production Research>>, vol. 51, n. 2, Gennaio, pp. 410-426; 2013
  • Baglieri, E., Bruno, M., Grando, A., Vasconcellos, E., Innovazione Tecnologica e multinazionali: gli headquarter contano ancora?, <<Economia & Management>>, n.1, pp.81 – 98; 2012
  • Belvedere, V., Grando, A., Papadimitriou, T., The Responsiveness of Italian Small-to-medium sized plants: dimensions and determinants, <<International Journal of Production Research>>, vol. 48, n. 21, pp. 6481-6498; 2010
  • Baglieri, E., Bruno, M., Grando, A., Vasconcellos, E., , The parentsubsidiary relationship. International technology cooperation: The FIAR Auto Case, <<Revista de Administração e Innovação – RAI>>, vol. 7, n. 3, pp. 196-216; 2010
  • Cigolini, R., Grando, A., Modelling plant capacity and productivity: the multi-machine case, <<Production Planning and Control>>, vol. 20, n.1, pp. 30-39; 2009
  • Belvedere, V.,  Grando, A., Exploiting the balanced scorecard in the Operations Department. The Ducati Motor Holding Case, <<Production Planning and Control>>, vol. 19, n.5, pp. 495-507, 2008
  • Grando, A.,  Tapiero, C., Risk and Supply Chain, Special Issue: Performance and Risk Measurement: operations, logistics and supply chains, <<International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management>>, vol. 9, n.3, pp. 199-212; 2008
  • Baglieri, V., Bruno, M.A.C., De Vasconcellos, E.P.G., Grando, A., Innovation management and competitiveness in business networks involving SMEs. Italian industrial districts, <<Revista de Administracao e Inovacao RAI>>, vol. 5, n.2, pp. 112-131; 2008
  • Belvedere V.,  Grando,  A., Tapiero,  C.,  Operational Performances in Manufacturing and Service Industries. Conceptual framework and research agenda, Special Issue: Performance and risk measurement: operations, logistics and supply chains, <<International Journal of Business Performance Management>>, vol. 9, n.2, pp. 110-126; 2007
  • Cigolini, R.,  Grando, A., Modelling plant capacity and productivity: the multi-machine case, <<Problems & Perspectives in Management>>, vol. 5, n.3, pp. 206-228; 2007
  • Belvedere, V., Grando, A., District’s manufacturing performances: a comparison among large, small-to-medium sized and district enterprises, <<International Journal of Production Economics>>, vol. 104, n.1, pp. 85-99; 2006
  • Grando, A., Tapiero, C., Supply Risk and Inventory Outsourcing, <<Production Planning and Control>>, vol. 17, n.5, pp. 534-539; Luglio 2006
  • Grando, A., Turco, F., Plant Capacity and Productivity Measurement. Conceptual framework and a single-machine case, <<Production Planning and Control>>, vol. 16, n.3, pp. 309-322; 2005
  • Grando, A., Gosso ,M. , Electronic commerce and logistics: the last mile dilemma reference framework and simulation, <<Revista de Administracao e Inovacao RAI>>, vol. 2, n.2, pp. 79-95; 2005
  • Belvedere, V., Grando, A., Implementing a pull system in batch/mix process industry through Theory of Constraints: a case study, <<Human Systems Management>>, vol. 24, n.1, pp. 3-12; 2005
  • Grando, A., Gosso, M., Avoiding the e-commerce trap, <<European Business Forum>>, issue 18, Summer, pp. 48-51; 2004
  • Goffin, K., Grando, A., Szwejczewski, M., A systematic comparison of the manufacturing performance of engineering companies in Italy and UK, <<International Journal of Business Performances Management>>, vol. 5, n.1, pp. 73-90; 2003
  • Goffin, K.,  Grando, A.,  Szwejczewski, M., Italian and UK Manufacturing compared, <<European Business Forum>>, issue 11, Autumn, pp. 58-61; 2002
  • Goffin, K., Grando, A., Szwejczewski, M., International Best Factory Award: la ricerca dell'eccellenza in fabbrica, <<Economia & Management>>, n.1, January 2000
  • Grando, A., Turco, F.,  Potenzialità produttiva e produttività degli impianti. Misura e miglioramento, <<Finanza, Marketing e Produzione>>, n.2, pp. 161-202; 1999
  • Grando, A., Sianesi, A.,  Supply Management: a vendor rating assessment, <<CEMS Business Review>>, Kluwer Academic Publisher, vol. 1, n.3, pp. 1-14; 1996
  • Grando, A., Galbiati, P.,  Profili critici e valutazioni economiche della flessibilità, <<Finanza, Marketing e Produzione>>, n. 4, Dicembre, pp. 101-150; 1993
  • Grando, A., Il work in process nella misura delle prestazioni dei sistemi produttivi, <<Economia & Management>>, vol. 1, Aprile, pp. 93-105; 1992
  • Grando, A., Sianesi, A., Il fornitore: dal prezzo alla prestazione globale, <<Economia & Management>>, vol. 22, Settembre-Ottobre, pp. 72-86; 1991
  • Grando, A., <<La gestione delle scorte>>, in Manuale di gestione del capitale circolante, (a cura di Brugger, G.), Egea, Milano 1990