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Sara De Masi is Assistant Professor at University of Florence. She teaches Corporate Governance in the M.Sc. "Finance and Risk Management".
She earned her degree in Economics and Management in 2004 and her Master in Governance and Strategic Management in 2006. In 2011 she got her Ph.D. in Economics, Markets and Institutions at IMT – Institute for Advanced Studies, one of the top post-graduated?schools in Italy. Between 2010 and 2014 she joined New York University, Leonard Stern School of Business where she studied as visiting PhD student and post-doc researcher.
She is author of academic papers on strategic management and corporate governance. Her research interests include corporate governance, executive compensation, innovation, academic spin-off, regulated companies. Some of her papers are: Corporate governance of banks (with Kose John and Andrea Paci; 2016); Incentive compensation and incentive regulation: Empirical evidence (with Carlo Cambini and Laura Rondi; 2016); Independent directors: are they really effective or just a myth? (with Andrea Paci and Claudio Becagli; 2014).
Sara has worked as strategic consultant for many institutions and business organizations. Currently, she teaches Management and Organization at New York University and “International Business” at Kent State University.
Ph.D in "Economics, Markets and Institutions", IMT – Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca.
Thesis: “CEO compensation and characteristics of board of directors in the European public utilities of the energy sector”
Referees: Carlo Cambini (Politecnico di Torino); Kose John (New York University, Stern School of Business); Laura Rondi (Politecnico di Torino).
M.Sc. in "Governance and Strategic Management", University of Florence.
B.A. in "Economics and Management", University of Florence.
“Corporate Governance and Financial Institutions” (course taught in English), University of Florence (2013-present).
“Management and Organizations”, New York University, Florence (2016-present).
“International Business” (course taught in English), Kent State University (2014- present).
“Government and Business Relations” (course taught in English), Kent State University joined with George Washington University (2011-2014).
Lecturer of “Pricing Strategies”(course taught in English), European School of Economics (2012).
T.A. “Corporate Governance” and “Corporate Strategy”, University of Florence, (2007-2009).
Consultant for an Italian company working in the luxury fashion industry (2012-2014).
Consultant an Reseracher, Fondazione Nord-Est (2010-2011).
Researcher, CENSLOC (2008-2009).
Consultant and Junior Researcher, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Department of Local Economic Development (2007-2008).
Junior Researcher, FORMEZ (2006).
Her research interests include corporate governance, executive compensation, women on boards, innovation, academic spin-off, regulated companies, business and government relations.