Professor Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa
Born in Parma, he obtained his degree in Political Science, with honors, in 1979 from the Università di Pisa and two years later obtained his M.A. at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University (Washington, D.C., USA).
In September 1982 he was designated, following a competitive examination, a seat on the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, which he had to give up for personal reasons.
From 1990 to 1991, Nicola was the Executive for the “Servizio Affari della Presidenza della Giunta” of the President’s Cabinet of the Regional Council of the region of Emilia Romagna, with the job of assisting the President on matters of economic policy and regional planning.
In November 1991 he won a researcher competition at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa. He was an associate professor there from 1999 to January 2005, when he assumed the role of full professor.
He has also taught at Stanford University’s Florence Center and at Facoltà di Economia of the Università di Sassari; he teaches the regional marketing course at the Università di Pisa and since 2011-2012 he has taught marketing courses at the Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Nicola was among the authors and managers of “Link Project – Network Research and Regional Development Plan” entrusted to the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna by the Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica.
From March 2009 to April 2011 he was the director of the regional institute for economic planning of Tuscany (IRPET), Florence.
He is the author of numerous essays on the subject of industrial and regional politics, with particular reference to the politics of innovation, real services and regional marketing.
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