Antonino’s research is focused on two main issues.
The first concerns corporate corruption and compliance. His previous studies conducted at Carnegie Mellon and at the FCEE-UCP in Lisbon analyzed the impact of transparency and compliance systems on individual and group behavior (You find here an article about corporate transparency he published in the Economist, online version). Recent works with Guido Palazzo (HEC Lausanne), Stefan Meier (Columbia University) and Lamar Pierce (Washington University at St. Louis) have analyzed the impact of mafia culture on economic behavior and strategies to fight against it. Antonino is currently working with Prof. Elena Reuskaja and Prof. Francesca Gino (Harvard Business School) on projects related to intentional vs. unintentional unethical behavior.
Antonino is also interested in social entrepreneurship and social innovation. In this context he conduct research on strategies and models adopted by hybrid organizations to combine financial and social value. After the completion of the Addiopizzo’s study – whose outcomes were one book and two papers published respectively in the Academy of Management Journal and in the Journal of Business Ethics (You find here an article about this research published by the Economist, online version)- he is currently working on two projects. The first, with Guido Palazzo (HEC-Lausanne) and Valeria Cavotta (HEC-Lausanne), analyzes an hybrid organizations that combines the integration work to disabled people with the fight against Camorra. The second, in collaboration with Matthew Lee (INSEAD) and Tommaso Ramus (CLSBE, Lisbon) analyzes how a social movement supports the creation of new social enterprises. (You find here an opinion article with Tommaso Ramus about social vs. “traditional” entrepreneurs published by Forbes, online version).