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SDA Bocconi School of Management

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Laura Zoni is SDA Professor of Accounting and Control at SDA Bocconi School of Management. She is Full Professor in Accounting and Management Control at Catholic University of Milan, Faculty of Economics and Law.

At SDA Bocconi, she had been Coordinator of all Accounting and Management Control courses in the MBA (Full Time). She teaches Accounting and Control mainly in the Excecutive MBA, Global Executive MBA, Master in Fashion and Design (MAFED), Master of Corporate Finance (MCF) e Custom Executive Education. Starting in 2012, she has contributed to the design of Accounting and Control course at the Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi (MISB Bocconi, India), where she currently teaches in Post Graduate Program in Business (PGPB). She conducted research and several training projects with important firms operating in the food, packaging, cable, energy and telecommunication and online retail.

Her research activities focus on performance evaluation and incentives, management accounting system change and organizational change, structure and processes of the Accounting, Control and Finance function. Currently, she is deepening the following main topics: the effectiveness of incentives in relation to corporate social performance, the digitalization of enterprises and innovation, business communication quality based on non-financial indicators.

She is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject. Her works have been published in important academic journals such as European Accounting Review, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Management Control Review. She is consultant for design implementation of management control systems. She has been Visiting Faculty at the Stern School of Business (New York University), at the Amos Tuck School of Business (Hanover, USA), at Marshall School of Business (Los Angeles, USA) and at Insead (Fontainebleau, France). She won numerous prizes and awards among which 2008 Highly Commended Award of the Emerald Literati Network. She is Board Member of Yoox-Net à Porter (YNAP) Group.  

Laura earned a Degree and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Bocconi University. She is married with a son.  She is a passionate globe trotter. 

Publications

Books

  • Zoni L., Management accountants in Italy: economic, institutional and educational environment, and evidence from the job market , in Goretzki L. and Strauss E.(eds) The Role of the Management Accounting: Local Variations and Global Influences, Routledge Studies in Accounting, forthcoming
  • Zoni L., “Metodologie di rilevazione analitica” stà in: A. Arcari, Programmazione e Controllo, Capitolo 6, McGraw-Hill, 2e, 2014, pp. 169:205
  • Zoni L., “La pianificazione strategica e il budget: aspetti metodologici” stà in A. Arcari, Programmazione e Controllo, Capitolo 10, McGraw-Hill, 2e, 2014, pp. 229:334
  • Zoni L., “Il controllo economico e il ruolo del budget: aspetti organizzativi” stà in A. Arcari,  Programmazione e Controllo, Capitolo 11, , McGraw-Hill, 2e, 2014 , pp.  335:359
  • Zoni L., Amministrazione Finanza e Controllo: costo o valore? La trasformazione della Funzione AFC nelle imprese italiane, Milano, Egea  2013, pp. 1-150
  • Morelli M., Zoni. L, Innovare i sistemi di controllo. Affrontare la crisi e sostenere la crescita, Milano, Egea 2013, pp. 1-207
  • Merchant K., Van der Steede W. Zoni L., I sistemi di controllo di gestione. Misure di performance, valutazione e incentivi, Milano, Pearson 2013, pp.1 305
  • Dossi A., Patelli L., Zoni L. “The Missing Link between Corporate Performance Measurement Systems (CPMS) and CEO Incentive Plans (CEOIP)” in Airoldi G, Brunetti G., Corbetta G., Invernizzi G. (editors) Scritti in onore di Vittorio Coda. 2010, EGEA, Milano, pp. 805:830
  • “La rilevazione analitica dei costi e dei ricavi: metodi e flussi” stà in: A. Arcari, Programmazione e Controllo, Capitolo 6, McGraw Hill, Milano, 2010 pp.179-218
  • “Il controllo economico e il ruolo del budget: aspetti metodologici” stà in A. Arcari, Programmazione e Controllo, Capitolo 10, McGraw Hill, Milano, 2010 pp. 325-364
  • “Il controllo economico e il ruolo del budget: aspetti organizzativi” stà in A. Arcari, Programmazione e Controllo, Capitolo 11, McGraw Hill, Milano, 2010 pp. 365-396
  • “La programmazione delle azioni manageriali: il budget” stà in A. Arcari (a cura di ): Le analisi economiche per la direzione di impresa, Capitolo 7, McGraw Hill, Milano, 2007
  • “La rilevazione analitica dei costi e dei ricavi: metodi e flussi” stà in: A. Arcari (a cura di ): Le analisi economiche per la direzione di impresa, Capitolo 7, McGraw Hill, Milano, 2007
  • “Cambiamenti strategici e sistemi di controllo: determinanti e processi di cambiamento, Giuffré, Milano, Luglio 2003, pp. 369
  • “L’Activity Based Costing” sta’ in: S. Baraldi e C. Devecchi (a cura di), I sistemi di pianificazione, programmazione e controllo, Vol. 2, cap. 11, Giappichelli Editore, Torino, 1995, pp. 63.
  • "La misurazione economica nel governo delle imprese delle economie di transizione: il caso della Russia", Settembre 1994, pp. 232 (tesi di dottorato non pubblicata)
  • "I metodi di rilevazione analitica delle informazioni quantitativo monetarie: una raccolta di Casi, 2a edizione, Cusl, 1993, pp. 208.
  • "Contabilità Industriale - I Costi e le Decisioni -: Una Raccolta di Casi" (a cura di, co-curatore G. Toscano), 3a edizione, CUSL, 1993, pp. 568.
  • "Contabilità Industriale - I Costi e le Decisioni -: Una Raccolta di Letture (a cura di, co-curatore G. Toscano), 3a edizione, CUSL, 1993, pp. 304.

Articles

  • Zoni L., Pippo F. “CFO and finance function: what matters in value creation”, Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, 2017
  • Dossi A., Zoni L., Quality of Performance Measurement Systems of Intangibles and Goodwill Impairment Losses, Quaderno Dipartimento di Science Economiche e Sociali, 111/2015, Vita e Pensiero
  • “Does the organizational life cycle affect the Management Accounting System (MAS) change pattern? A review of case studies”, Management Control Review, Supplement to Volume 3, 2012, pp. 7-37
  • "Management Accounting System (MAS) change: Field Evidence” (con A. Dossi, M. Morelli) Asian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 19(1), 2012; 122:141
  • “Internet technologies and interactivity o management control systems: some empirical evidence”, Problems and Perspectives in Management, Vol. 8(4), 2010; 58:71
  • “The Missing Link between Corporate Performance Measurement Systems and Chief Executive Officer Incentive Plans” (con A. Dossi, L. Patelli), Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Vol. 25(4), 2010; 531:558
  • “Il ruolo del budget in tempi di crisi: perché non si può rinunciare alla formalizzazione dei piani di azione” (con G. Stamerra), Economia & Management, Vol. 4, 2009, 57:76
  • “Controller involvement in management: an empirical study in large Italian corporations” (con K. Merchant), Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, Vol 1, 2007, 29:43
  • “Management Control Transformation: Perspectives from the Information Economy” (con A. Cifalinò) Quaderni del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, III^ Facoltà di Economia, Serie Azzurra: Economia Aziendale, N° 3, Marzo, 2003, pp. 31
  • “Il controller del 2000: manager o controllore?”, Problemi di Gestione, Vol. 31, 2001, pp. 7
    Comparative Management Accounting in Europe: An Undergraduate Education Perspective” (con Anna Pistoni), The European Accounting Review, Vol. 2, 2000, pp. 41
  • “Un caso di contenimento dei costi in una struttura sanitaria: l’applicazione dell’analisi strategica dei costi” (con John Shank), Amministrazione e Finanza - Oro – numero 4, 1998, pp. 24
  • “Alle “origini” della contabilità direzionale in Italia”, Amministrazione e Finanza - Oro - numero 3, 1996, pp. 21
  • "La trasformazione della Contabilità Socialista. Un testimonianza del processo di transizione verso l''economia di mercato in Russia." Economia & Management, numero 3, Maggio 1994, pp. 16
  • "Le vie della contabilità direzionale" (con A. Bubbio), Amministrazione e Finanza - Oro, numero 1, 1990, pp. 19

 

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