Giovanni FAVERO

Professore Ordinario
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Dipartimento di Management
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Sede: San Giobbe
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Research Institute for Social Innovation
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Research Institute for Innovation Management

Current appointments

  • Full professor at the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (Ca’ Foscari) since February 15, 2018.

  • Member of the Department of Management (DM) since January 1, 2011.

  • Member of the DM Research Committee since April 2011.

  • Deputy coordinator of the PhD in Management of Ca' Foscari, since February 2014.

Past appointments:

  • Associate Professor at Ca’ Foscari from November 1, 2007 to February 14, 2018.

  • DM associate dean for Research since May 1, 2015, until September 30, 2017.

  • DM associate dean for Careers and development from April 2011 to December 2013.

  • Member of the Working group on research quality of Ca' Foscari from March 2013 to December 2014.

  • Member of the Council of the Graduate School of Economics and Management (GSEM) of Ca' Foscari, Università di Padova and Università di Verona, from May 2013 to June 2017.

  • Scientific head of the Vicenza Historical institute of the Resistance and contemporary age (Istrevi), from March 1, 2007 to June 2018.

  • Ca’ Foscari Department of Economics (DSE) referee for research projects and international relationships, from May 2001 to December 2010.

  • Ricercatore universitario (Assistant Professor) in Economic History at DSE, appointed on February 1, 2000, tenured on February 1, 2003, until October 31, 2007.

  • Fellow in the project “Per una storia dell’analisi quantitativa: l’esperienza veneta fra Ancien Régime e Ottocento” directed by Giovanni Levi at the Ca’ Foscari Department of History, from July 1, 1999 to January 31, 2000.


  • Ph.D. in Urban and Rural History (11th cycle) at the University of Perugia on February 1999.

  • Laurea ( in History at Ca’ Foscari on March 1, 1995 – score 110/110 cum laude.

  • 5th Training Course in Historical Demography in Pontignano, Siena, organized by the Italian Association of Historical Demography (SIDeS), March-April 1992.

International experiences

  • Thomas K. McCraw Fellow in US Business History at Harvard Business School (HBS) from September 1 to November 15, 2018.

  • Visiting professor at Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, IEDES, in March 2016, in the Exchange Program Erasmus Plus.

  • Visiting scholar at Aston Business School (Birmingham) in February 2016.

  • Visiting researcher at the University of California (UC), Irvine, School of Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology, in the Exchange Program Ca' Foscari-UC, March-April 2001.

  • Chercheur invité associated to the project “Approches comparatives sur la statistique européenne” directed by Alain Blum at the Institut National d’Études Démographiques (INED), March-April 1999.

  • Visiting Ph.D. student at the Laboratoire de Démographie Historique (LDH) of the École de Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, January-June 1998.

Financed research

  • Scientific coordinator (with Francesco Cassata) of the project Les savoirs quantitatifs et les pratiques organisationnelles, co-financed by the École Française de Rome for the three-years period 2012-2014.

  • Member of the project Futuro in Ricerca (FIRB 2010) The Engines of Growth: For a Global History of the Conflict between Renewable, Fossil and Fissile energies (1972-1992), coordinator Duccio Basosi (with Giuliano Garavini), financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research for the period May 2012 – May 2015.

  • Scientific coordinator of the project Merchant Institutions and Globalization Processes: The Genoese and Florentine Diasporas in Early-Modern Venice, with fellowship financed by the DSE and by the cultural association Omnia Eventi, August 2009 – July 2010.

  • Member of the project of national relevance (PRIN), financed by the Italian Ministero dell’istruzione, dell’università e della ricerca (MIUR) in 2005-2006: Competitiveness, innovation and international reorganization of the Made-in-Italy industry between history and future perspectives, local coordinator at Ca’ Foscari Mario Volpe, national coordinator Giovanni Luigi Fontana.

  • Scientific coordinator of the project A Venetian lifestyle: Consumption practices and cultural identities in the tourist city, with fellowship financed by the Veneto Regional Government (FSE), April 2014 – March 2015.

Research organization

  • Member of the DSE Board, in charge of research organisation, from November 17, 2005 to October 2008.

  • As head of the Istrevi scientific board from March 2007 to June 2018, editor of the «Istrevi ricerche» refereed collection of books published by Cierre Edizioni, Verona.

  • Co-editor of the «Culture del lavoro» refereed collection of books published by Edizioni Ca' Foscari since March 2014.

  • Member of the scientific board of the SIDeS from November 2009 to October 2015.

Research evaluation

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journal of the SIDeS, Popolazione e storia (Udine, Forum), since July 2006.

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Venetica (Verona, Cierre), since June 2011.

  • Referee for the MIUR program Scientific Independence of young Researchers (SIR).

  • Referee for the journals in English Business History, Enterprise & Society, History of Political Economy, Urban History; for the journals in Italian Quaderni Storici, Popolazione e Storia, Imprese e Storia, Il Pensiero Economico Italiano, Italia Contemporanea, Ateneo Veneto; for the journal in Spanish Aequilibriae; and for the Canadian publisher McGill – Queen’s University Press.

Ph.D supervision

  • M. Agostini, Learning about firms' failing path: An explanation through annual reports information (coadvisor with C. Saccon), Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Ph.D in Management, 24th cycle, 2012.

  • S. Stoycheva, Measuring sustainability: An historical and critical perspective, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Ph.D in Management, 30th cycle, 2018.