Bachelor in Political Science cum laude, University Firenze, Italy,. Master of Business Administration in Economics and Management, Institute Adriano Olivetti, Ancona, Italy, . Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Organization, Evolutionary Economics, European University, Florence, Italy,
Visiting fellow Harvard Business School, Sloan School Economics, Boston, Center European Studies, Stanford University, California, Haas School Business, University California, Berkeley, . Researcher Faculty Political Scis, University Pisa, , Italian National Council Research, German Marshall Fund, Washington, Research fellow, department economics European University Institute, Florence, , research assistant, department economics, 1990—1991.
Research associate Scuola Superiore di Studi University Perfezionamento Sant'Anna, Pisa, 1989—1992, professor, master coordinator, 1992—2007, member science committee, economics & management innovation research unit, 1995—1999. Assistant professor Faculty Economics, University Pisa, 1986—1991, associate professor marketing, 1992—1994. Visiting professor, economics & management University Trento, 1991.
Director research unit, industrial design & new product development University Urbino, 1995—1997, professor economics & management, 1994—2000, researcher, National Project MURST, director research unit, 1997—1999. Professor economics & management Faculty Pol. Sciences, University Florence, 1996—2000.
Member science committee University Florence, 1998—2000, professor economics & management, 2000—2001, founder, president, 2001—2007, founder, director Laboratory Sports Management, since 2008. Coordinator University California, 2002—2003, visiting professor Berkeley, 2000, University Birmingham, 2001.
Visiting professor in numerous universities, since 2008.Full Professor University of Florence, since 2004. Consultant in fields.
Member Associazione Amici di Populonia, since 1995, board directors, since 2009. Member of Alumni European University Institute (Florence), Alumni Master Istao, Ancona, Italian Marketing Society, European Sport Science Network Education, International Society Social Sciences Sport (member science committee since 2009), European Observatoire Sport and Employment (national expert since 2009), Football Museum Foundation, Italian Football Federation (member science committee since 2008), Rotary Club Firenze.