On July 1, 2022, Giorgio Zanarone joined the Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society (SGS) at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne, as Associate Professor. His main areas of expertise are governance, cooperative strategy, organizational economics, and institutional analysis.
How do firms govern their collaborative relationships with partners, suppliers, and employees? How do they integrate and manage the contractual and relational dimensions of governance? How does the legal and institutional environment shape business strategy?
Giorgio Zanarone’s research addresses these questions both theoretically, through the lenses of organizational economics and transaction cost analysis, and empirically, by studying collaborative relationships as diverse as franchising networks, supply chains, airline partnerships, and lobbying.
Before joining HEC Lausanne, Giorgio Zanarone was visiting professor at Washington University’s Olin Business School (2019-2022), and associate professor and vice dean for research at CUNEF Business School (2008-2019). He has also been Visiting Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management during 2013 and 2019. He received his PHD from Pompeu Fabra University.
Giorgio Zanarone’s research has been published in leading academic journals in management, economics, and law, including Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Law & Economics, and Journal of Law, Economics & Organization. He has been an elected director, and currently serves as Secretary of SIOE, the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics.