Associate professor
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Reception Hours: 

Wednesday, 4:30 pm, Room 3041a, Building U7, III floor.

For students' safety, during the Covid-19 health outbreak the office hours of Professor Guarini will be delivered online. Students are required to send an email in order to schedule a virtual meeting.

U07, Piano: P03, Stanza: 3041A
Via Bicocca degli Arcimboldi 8 - 20126 MILANO


Enrico Guarini
+39 02 6448 3125

Department of Business and Law

Via Bicocca degli Arcimboldi 8, Building U7, 20126 Milan 


Enrico Guarini, PhD, is Associate Professor of Business Administration and Management at the Department of Business and Law, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. MSc and PhD in Business Administration and Management both from Bocconi University. He has taught at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and at Bocconi University. Visiting Professor at the University of Malta, Bethlehem University, Polytechnic Institute of Càvado and Ave, and Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney. He has a long-standing experience in executive education at SDA Bocconi School of Management where he has been a member of the Board and served as the Director of custom programs for public administration, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations. In his research he adopts a public interest perspective to examine primarily financial management and governance in the public sector. His research explores the interaction of financial governance and accounting rules with decisions and behaviors applied at the operational management level of government tiers, departments and agencies, and how this facilitates or impedes policy outcomes. He has published articles in Financial Accountability & Management, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Public Money & Management, Accounting History, Accounting History Review, Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, among others. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of Azienda Pubblica (the Italian journal for public management) and of the Editorial Board of Public Sector Financial Management Book Series at Palgrave. He serves as Co-Chair of the Special Interest Group on Local Governance at the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM). 

Research areas:

  • - Public Management
  • - Financial Management and Governance
  • - Accounting


  • Guarini, E., Magli, F., & Francesconi, A. (2020). Academic logics in changing performance measurement systems: An exploration in a university setting. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN ACCOUNTING & MANAGEMENT, 17(1), 109-142. Detail
  • Barbera, C., Guarini, E., & Steccolini, I. (2016). Italian Municipalities and the Fiscal Crisis: Four Strategies for Muddling Through. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY & MANAGEMENT, 32(3), 335-361. Detail
  • Sicilia, M., Guarini, E., Sancino, A., Andreani, M., & Ruffini, R. (2016). Public services management and co-production in multi-level governance settings. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES, 82(1), 8-27. Detail
  • Guarini, E. (2016). The day after: newly-elected politicians and the use of accounting information. PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT, 36(7), 499-506. Detail
  • Guarini, E., Magli, F., & Nobolo, A. (2018). Accounting for community building: the municipal amalgamation of Milan in 1873–1876. ACCOUNTING HISTORY REVIEW, 28(1-2), 5-30. Detail