Università degli studi di Parma

The Rector according to the Statute

"The Rector represents the University for all legal purposes and supervises all its activities [...] he is responsible for pursuing the University's aims in accordance with quality criteria, in compliance with the principles of effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and promotion of merit [...] guarantees respect for the principles of autonomy of the University, freedom of teaching and research, and the rights of staff and students [...] guarantees compliance with the law, the Statute and the regulations [...] He convenes and chairs the Academic Senate and the Board of administration [...] he issues the Statute and the University regulations, including the internal regulations of each structure" (Art. 9 of the University Statute)

Curriculum Prof. Paolo Andrei

Born in Parma on 10 October 1962, he graduated in 1987 with a degree in Economics and Commerce from the University of Parma.

A university researcher in Business Economics in 1991 at the University of Parma, he continued his academic career as Associate Professor at the University of Macerata from 1998 to 2001, the year in which he became Full Professor of Business Economics at the University of Parma.

Prof. Andrei's assignments include the following:

  • Coordinator of the Ministerial Commission for Economic and Financial Accounting of Universities (representing CRUI - Conference of Rectors of Italian Universities) since 11 October 2019
  • Elected member of the CRUI Council - Conference of Italian University Rectors - from 4 February 2021 and Vice President of the same Conference from 17 May 2023
  • Member of the Teaching Board of the PhD course in "Economics and Management of Innovation and Sustainability (EMIS)" since 2013
  • Member of the Teaching Board of the PhD course in Economics, University of Parma (2008-2010)
  • Coordinator of the PhD in "Determination and communication of value in companies", University of Parma (2002-2006)
  • Director of the Department of Economics, University of Parma (2011-2012)
  • Deputy Rector with delegation for Education at the University of Parma (2003-2010)
  • Coordinator of the "Gino Zappa" Business Research Area of the Department of Economics, University of Parma (2007-2010 and 2013-2016)
  • Referee of the Master Programme in "Business Administration and Management" at the Faculty of Economics, University of Parma (2008-2010)
  • President of the Centre for Information and Library Services of the Faculty of Economics (CSIBE), University of Parma (2007-2008)
  • Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Parma (2002-2006)
  • Member of the Evaluation Committee of the University of Parma (1998-2000)
  • President of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Parma e Monte di Credito su Pegno di Busseto (November 2013 - October 2017)
  • President of the Regional Association of Foundations of banking origin of Emilia-Romagna (November 2015 - October 2017)
  • Vice President of ACRI, Association of Foundations and Savings Banks (June 2016 - October 2017)

He is currently a member of the following associations and scientific societies:

  • Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale - AIDEA (President 2015-2017, Vice President in 2014)
  • Società Italiana di Storia della Ragioneria - SISR (Member of the Board of Directors 2005-2013, Vice President 2011-2013)
  • Italian Society of Teachers of Accounting and Business Economics - SIDREA
  • European Accounting Association - EAA
  • American Accounting Association - AAA
  • International Association for Accounting Education and Research - IAAER
  • Association Francophone de Comptabilité - AFC
  • Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research - CSEAR


Prof. Andrei's research activity is mainly focused on issues related to economic and financial corporate communication, both in the Italian and international context. This research activity is evidenced by several publications (papers in national and international journals, essays and monographs), as well as numerous presentations at conferences and seminars. Other research interests include the history of accounting, social reporting and corporate social responsibility.

Together with Massimo Sargiacomo and Stefania Servalli, he was awarded the Thomas J. Burns Biographical Research Award 2014 by the Academy of Accounting Historians for the article published in 2012 in the Accounting History Review entitled Fabio Besta: accounting thinker and accounting history pioneer.

He is a member of the Scientific Committee of several national and international journals and publishing series specialised in Accounting, Management and Business Economics, and was Chief Editor of the series "Determinazione e comunicazione del valore nelle aziende", Giappichelli, Turin (2012-2015).

He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications (see publications).

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