Lara Penco is Associate Professor of Management, Department of Economics and Business Studies, University of Genoa, where she teaches “Management”, “Strategic Management and Corporate Governance”, “Public and private management”. She holds a PhD in “Service Management” from the same University. She is Member of C.I.E.L.I., the Italian Center of Excellence on Logistics Transports and Infrastructures.
Her research interests lie in strategic management, corporate strategy and governance. She has carried out several research on medium-sized firms and on the cruise industry. She is active at the Italian Society of Management. At the European Academy of Management (EURAM), she is proponent of the Special Track Entrepreneurship, Growth Strategies & Internationalization in SMEs” (SIG ENTREPRENEURSHIP), in collaboration with the Italian Academy of Management. For her research, she received several recognitions, including the Best Paper of EUROMED Academy in 2018. She has published books and numerous articles in leading journals, such as R&D Management, Technovation, Maritime Policy and Management.