International Workshop
Rethinking culture and creativity in the technological era




The workshop will be held at the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Florence on 20th-21st February 2020.


Authors interested in participating at the workshop should send an abstract of 300-500 words to the email address in English or Italian from September 1st 2019 till November 10th 2019 indicating a track theme. The acceptance of the abstract will be notified by November 15th 2019.


The registration fee is 150 euro and will cover lunches and coffee breaks during the days of the workshop and the social dinner of the first day.


Organizers: Luciana Lazzeretti (University of Florence,, Tiziana Cuccia (University of Catania,, Pierluigi Sacco (IULM University of Milan,, Ludovico Solima (University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’,



Luciana Lazzeretti

Full Professor in Economics and Management and founding director of the Post-graduate course in Economics and Management of Cultural Goods and Museums, University of Florence. Coordinator of the Doctorate Program ‘Development Economics and Local Systems’ (DELoS), University of Trento and Florence. Her current research interests deal with industrial districts, cultural clusters, cities of art, creative and cultural industries, innovation and creativity. She recently published Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship, Paradigms in Transition from a Global Perspective, Edward Elgar (2018), Creative industries and innovation in Europe, Routledge (2013) and Creative cities, Cultural Clusters and Local Economic Development, Edward Elgar (2008) (with Phil Cooke). 


Tiziana Cuccia

Full Professor of Economic Policy at the Department of Economics and Business of the University of Catania, Italy, where she teaches Economic Policy and European Economic Policy; currently she is the dean of the degree course in Economics. She obtained the Laurea in Economics (1991) and the Doctorate (1995) at the University of Catania, and the Master at UCL - University College London (1993). In 2007 she was appointed as a member of the Ministerial Commission for the study and promotion of creativity in Italy. Her scientific interests concern the economic evaluation of public goods; issues in cultural economics, with particular reference to artists’ labour market; tourism economics, with particular attention to the role of cultural heritage in fostering tourism. She published several articles on these issues in international scientific journals and books. 


Pier Luigi Sacco

Professor of Economics of Culture at the IULM University of Milan, Co-director of the Computational Human Behavior (CHuB) Lab of the Bruno Kessler Foundation of Trento, Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, and Senior Researcher at the metaLAB (at) Harvard. He is Special Adviser of the European Commissioner for Education and Culture, member of the scientific council of the Europeana Foundation, of the Advisory Council on Scientific Innovation of the Czech Republic and of the Advisory Council of Creative Georgia. He works internationally in the field of cultural-based local development and is the author of more than 200 essays published in peer reviewed journals and books at major international scientific publishers.


Ludovico Solima

Associate Professor of Economics and Management and Professor of "Management of Cultural Enterprises" at the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Department of Economics. Professor of "Business Economics and Management" at the University of Macerata, School of Specialization in Historical and Artistic Heritage. Member of the Board of the University of Naples "L’Orientale". Scientific advisor to Ente Pio Monte della Misericordia and to the Alessandro Scarlatti Association. Member of the Committee of the scientific journal "Economics of Culture", published by Il Mulino. For over twenty years he has been carrying out theoretical studies and conducting field research, on behalf of public and private institutions. He is the author of over one hundred scientific contributions on books and national and international journals. In 2018 he published the volume "Management per l'impresa culturale" in the series "Studi Superiori" of Carocci Editore.


Local organizers @ University of Florence: Luciana Lazzeretti (, Francesco Capone (, Niccolò Innocenti (, Stefania Oliva (, Amir Maghssudipour (


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