Lucio Cassia is full professor of Strategic Management at the University of Bergamo. He’s teaching Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. He is currently leading research on venture creation, growth strategy, and family business governance and succession.
He earned his MSc degree with honors in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan. Lucio Cassia has been research fellow on microelectronics, numerical modeling and digital signal processing. Then he has been research group leader and involved in technological and scientific research on digital data acquisition and electronic control systems of large structures, industrial plants and nuclear reactors. He founded startups and hi-tech companies in electronic technologies (signal digital transfer, digital control systems) and I.T. (secure electronic transaction, encryption technologies, digital signature).
After joining the University of Bergamo, he has been involved in research and teaching on strategic management, entrepreneurship and venture creation. He’s also studying social-economic macrotrends on strategy, impact of digital technologies and venturing of tech startups.
With main focus on the topics of youth entrepreneurship, growth and succession of family businesses, Lucio Cassia founded the Research Center for Young and Family Enterprise (CYFE), whose Scientific Committee is composed by eminent leading scholars in family business research from European and American universities.
He is member of the Scientific Committee of BergamoScienza to promote the scientific culture amongst young people.
He has served the University of Bergamo as member of the board, chairman of the MSc course in Managerial Engineering, and deputy dean of the Faculty of Engineering. He has also served as a member of the board of high-tech, editorial and finance companies.
Lucio Cassia is author of many books and more than 150 papers in academic and professional journals.