Carlotta Benedetti, PhD

Carlotta Benedetti


  SOWI w.4.51

 Appointments upon request


  Research Interests

  • Family Businesses

  • Organizational Identity, Organizational Authenticity

  • Strategic Management

  • Qualitative Research Methods

  Selected Publications

  • Micelotta, E., Benedetti, C., & Rovelli, P. Family Firm: A Distinctive Form of Organization. Elements in Organization Theory.
  • Rondi, E., Benedetti, C., Bettinelli, C., & De Massis, A. (2023). Falling from grace: Family-based brands amidst scandals. Journal of Business Research, 157, 113637.
  • Magrelli, V., Rovelli, P., Benedetti, C., Überbacher, R., & De Massis, A. (2022). Generations in family business: a multifield review and future research agenda. Family Business Review, 35(1), 15-44.
  • Rovelli, P., Benedetti, C., Colladon, A. F., & De Massis, A. (2022). As long as you talk about me: The importance of family firm brands and the contingent role of family-firm identity. Journal of Business Research, 139, 692-700.
  • Brinkerink, J., Rondi, E., Benedetti, C., & Arzubiaga, U. (2020). Family business or business family? Organizational identity elasticity and strategic responses to disruptive innovation. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 11(4), 100360.


  • 2022: Best Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Family Firm Institute. Benedetti, C. (2022). “Authenticity, Multiple Identities and the Self: A Dynamic and Multifaceted Understanding of Family Firms” 

  • 2019: Best Paper Award relating to the topic of “International Entrepreneurship and SMEs” at 45th EIBA Annual Conference 2019, Leeds (UK). Debellis, F., Benedetti, C., & De Massis, A. Preservation or Exploitation? Family Values as Source of Heterogeneity in the Origin of Family Firms’ Internationalization.

  Work/Project Experience

2022 – present

PostDoc at Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck (Austria)

2021 – 2022

PostDoc at Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

2014 – 2017

Sales Manager, Immobiliare Benedetti Srl (Italy)

2013 – 2014

Junior Controller, Bershka, Inditex Group (Spain)


2022 – present

PostDoc at Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck (Austria)

2021 – 2022

PostDoc at Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

2017 – 2021

PhD Program in Management and Economics, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

2019 – 2021

MSc in Marketing Management, L. Bocconi University, Milano (Italy)

2015 – 2019

BSc in Management, Accounting and Economics, L. Bocconi University, Milano (Italy)

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