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Associate Professor Simone Scagnelli

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5925, Email:, Room: 2.458A
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5925
Room: 2.458A  


Dr Simone Scagnelli is Associate Professor in Accounting, School of Business and Law, Commerce Discipline.


Dr Scagnelli got awarded his Ph.D in 2005 from the University of Turin, in Italy, with a thesis focussing on the accountability and measurement issues of Management Information Systems.

Prior to joining ECU as Associate Professor, Dr Scagnelli was Associate Professor at the Department of Management, University of Turin, Italy, and was the Head of International Relations and Director of the International Bachelor in Business & Management.
From 2012 to 2018, he was also Adjunct Professor of Financial & Managerial Accounting at ESCP Europe, one of the top Business Schools in the World.

Dr Scagnelli’s research has been mostly in Accounting, with a particular focus on Corporate Social Responsibility. He has presented at leading international conferences and published in scholarly international journals such as the Australian Accounting Review, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, and Pacific Accounting Review. His international research partnerships span the countries of Italy, UK, Germany, Russia, Australia and Japan, where has obtained a number of research grants.
He has also supervised research students to completion at the PhD level.

Dr Scagnelli has also developed an extensive experience in the industry. Prior to joining Academia, he was associate partner at a leading Italian Law and Accounting firm, providing advisory services to national and multinational companies in the Automotive, Aerospace and ICT industries.

Professional associations

  • European Accounting Association, member
  • Sustainability Accounting Standard Board Alliance, member
  • Italian Academy of Business Administration (AIDEA), member
  • Italian Society of Accounting Scholars (SIDREA), member
  • Italian registry of professional Auditors, member

Awards and recognition

  • 2018 – Italian qualification to be appointed as Full Professor in Business and Accounting disciplines, (Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Italy)
  • 2015 – Best conference paper award, (Italian Academy of Business Administration)
  • 2010 – WWS research award, (University of Torino, Italy)
  • 2010 – WWS2 research award, (University of Torino, Italy)

Research areas and interests

  • Financial and Non-financial reporting
  • Accountability and sustainability in Hospitality and Travel
  • Impact Assessment of Non-Profit and NGOs
  • Innovation management (Fintech and Artificial Intelligence focus)
  • Transparency reporting (Banking and Extractive industries)


  • PHD Business, Management, Accounting, Italy, 2005.


Recent Research Grants

  • Credit score repairing in Western Australia: state of the art, analysis and future developments for better social inclusion,  Credit Fix Solutions Ltd,  Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Project,  2019 - 2024,  $52,500.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Scagnelli, S.D.., (2017), Information Communication Technology (ICT) e azienda - Analisi, Valutazione e Orientamento agli Stakeholders., Turin, Italy, G. Giappichelli Editore.

Book Chapters

  • Ranjbari, M., Zahra , SE., Scagnelli, S.D.., (2019), Sharing Economy Risks: Opportunities or Threats for Insurance Companies? A Case Study on the Iranian Insurance Industry. The Future of Risk Management, Volume II – Perspectives on Financial and Corporate Strategies, 343-360, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-16526-0_14.
  • Corazza, L., Cisi, M., Scagnelli, S.D.., Cravero, I., (2018), The accounting of cultural heritage assets of Italian Universities’ Museums: groking the third mission. Smart Tourism, 223-236, Milan, Italy, McGraw-Hill Education .
  • Corazza, L., Scagnelli, S.D.., (2016), Social and environmental risk disclosure in sustainability reporting. What does preliminary evidence suggest?. Risk management: perspectives and open issues. A multi-disciplinary approach, 142-152, London, England, McGraw-Hill Education .
  • Scagnelli, S.D.., (2015), Companies' Formalized Relationships- a Study of the Effectiveness of Italian Business Network Contracts. Il Ruolo dell’azienda nell’economia, 295-307, Bologna, Italy, Societa editrice il Mulino.

Journal Articles

  • Apostolov, M., Scagnelli, S.D.., (2019), Foreign- Versus Domestic-Owned firms in the Predicament ‘Cui bono?’. Business Systems Research, 10(2), 18-36, Berlin, DOI: 10.2478/bsrj-2019-015.
  • Scagnelli, S.D.., Vasile, L., Apostolov, M., (2019), Survival Drivers of Post-Incubated Start-Ups: The Effect of Academic Governance. International Journal of Innovation Management, 23(7), article no. 1950062, World Scientific Publising Europe, DOI: 10.1142/S1363919619500622.
  • Belyaeva, Z., Scagnelli, S.D.., Thomas, M., Cisi, M., (2018), Student perceptions of University Social Responsibility: Implications from an empirical study in France, Italy and Russia. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 14(1/2), 23-42, DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2018.10008999.
  • Corazza, L., Cisi, M., Scagnelli, S.D.., (2018), Creation of Shared Value in Action: The Case of a Living Lab Using Transformative Learning. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 15(2018), 235-258, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Corazza, L., Scagnelli, S.D.., Mio, C., (2017), Simulacra and Sustainability Disclosure: Analysis of the Interpretative Models of Creating Shared Value. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 24(5), 414-434, Wiley Online, DOI: 10.1002/csr.1417.
  • Truant, E., Corazza, L., Scagnelli, S.D.., (2017), Sustainability & Risk Disclosure: an exploratory study on sustainability reports. Sustainability, 9(4), Article number 636, DOI: 10.3390/su9040636.
  • Palea, V., Scagnelli, S.D.., (2017), Do Earnings Reported under IFRS Improve the Prediction of Future Cash Flows? Evidence from European Banks. Australian Accounting Review, 27(2), 129-145, CPA Australia, DOI: 10.1111/auar.12115.
  • Corazza , L., Scagnelli, S.D.., (2016), Cibo e inclusione sociale: evoluzioni e possibili soluzioni di un problema di sempre. Electronic Journal of Management, 2(2016), 27p..
  • Tsunogaya, N., Hellmann, A., Scagnelli, S.D.., (2015), Adoption of IFRS in Japan: challenges and consequences. Pacific Accounting Review, 27(1), 3-27, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/PAR-11-2012-0056.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master by Research: Can cultural fit be anticipated in Mergers & Acquisitions?
  • Master by Research: Comparative analysis of national accounting standards: Italy and Albania
  • Master by Research: Shareholder proposals' and firm value. Will proposals related to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) topics create more value for shareholders?
  • Master by Research: Equity e Reward Crowdfunding: what is behind their success?
  • Master by Research: Not-for-profit organizations: Reporting to enhance outcomes' accountability
  • Master by Research: The integrating relationship between SASB and GRI, the next frontiers of sustainability reporting
  • Master by Research: Strategic analysis of Lafargeholcim Group
  • Master by Research: The impact of Solvency II on insurance company book values
  • Doctor of Philosophy: New approaches to business combinations: The impact on performance
  • Master by Research: Value creation in Mergers and Acquisitions. Case study: AB InBev M&A
  • Master by Research: The impact of artificial intelligence on business

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility practices for SME: A practical application
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Sustainable business models. Evidence from the European extractive industry
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