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Department of Accounting


History of scientific positions:
Associate Professor, Department of Accounting, Kozminski University
Professor, Kristianstad University (Sweden)
Associate Fellow, The Potsdam Center for Policy and Management, Potsdam University (Germany)
Associate Professor, Kristianstad University (Sweden)
Research Fellow, Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University
Visiting Professor, University of Sydney
Visiting Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Siena
Lecturer, School of Economics, University of Viterbo
Scholarships/ / Awards:
Emerald Award 2015 Outstanding Reviewer.
Articles in scientific journals:
  • Argento D., Peda P., GROSSI G. (2018), The enabling role of institutional entrepreneurs in the adoption of IPSAS within a transitional economy: The case of Estonia, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT, 38(1), s.39-49
  • Brorström S., Argento D., GROSSI G., Thomasson A., Almqvist R. (2018), Translating sustainable and smart city strategies into performance measurement systems, PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT, 38(3), s.193-202
  • GROSSI G., Mauro S., CINQUINI L. (2017), Insights into performance-based budgeting in the public sector: a literature review and a research agenda, PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 19(7), s.911-931
  • Kallio K., Kallio T., GROSSI G. (2017), Performance measurement in universities: ambiguities in the use of quality versus quantity in performance indicators, PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT, 37(4), s.293-300
  • Caperchione E., Demirag I., GROSSI G. (2017), Public sector reforms and public private partnerships: Overview and research agenda, ACCOUNTING FORUM, 41(1), s.1-7
  • Mutiganda J., GROSSI G., Hassel L. (2017), Modernising Management Processes in Elderly Care, Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, 119(1), s.71-89
  • GROSSI G., Pianezzi D. (2017), Smart cities: Utopia or neoliberal ideology?, CITIES, 69, s.79-85
  • GROSSI G., Reichard C., Thomasson A., Vakkuri J. (2017), Editorial: Performance measurement of hybrid organizations - emerging issues and future research perspectives, PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT, 37(6), s.379-386
  • Alexius S., GROSSI G. (2017), Decoupling in the age of market-embedded morality: responsible gambling in a hybrid organization, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT & GOVERNANCE, online, s.1-29
  • GROSSI G., Hansen M., Johanson J., Vakkuri J., Moon M. (2016), Introduction: Comparative Performance Management and Accountability in the Age of Austerity, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE & MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 39:3, s.499-505
  • GROSSI G., Reichard C., Ruggiero P. (2016), Appropriateness and Use of Performance Information in the Budgeting Process: Some Experiences from German and Italian Municipalities, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE & MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 39, s.581–606
  • GROSSI G., Pianezzi D. (2016), The new public corruption: Old questions for new challenges, ACCOUNTING FORUM, XXX,–xxx
  • BERGMANN A., GROSSI G., RAUSKALA I., FUCHS S. (2015), Consolidation in the public sector: methods and approaches in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES, 82 (4), s.763-783
  • GROSSI G., Tremblay M. (2015), Corporate governance and accountability of state-owned enterprises: Relevance for science and society and interdisciplinary research perspectives, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT, Vol. 28, No. 4/5, s.274 - 285
  • GROSSI G., Steccolini I. (2015), Pursuing private accounting and accountability in the public sector. Applying IPSAS to define the Reporting Entity in municipal consolidation, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Vol. 38, No. 4, s.325-334
  • GROSSI G., Thomasson A. (2015), Bridging the accountability gapin hybrid organizations: the caseof Copenhagen Malmo Port, INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES, Vol. 81(3), s.604-620
  • GROSSI G., Gardini S. (2014), Voluntary adoption of the consolidated financial statement and fair value accounting by Italian local governments, JOURNAL OF PUBLIC BUDGETING, ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 2, s.313-344
  • GROSSI G., Steccolini I. (2014), Accounting for public governance, QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT, 2, s.86-91
  • GROSSI G., Almqvist R., Wällstedt N. (2014), Organisational solutions for financial sustainability. A comparative case study from the Swedish Municipalities, JOURNAL OF PUBLIC BUDGETING, ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 1, s.181-218
  • GROSSI G., Capalbo E. (2014), Assessing the influence of socioeconomic drivers on Italian municipal financial destabilization, PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT, 2, s.107-114
  • GROSSI G., Mori E., Bardelli F. (2014), From Consolidation to Segmental Reporting in Local Governments: Accountability Needs, Accounting Standards, and the Effect on Decision - makers, JOURNAL OF MODERN ACCOUNTING & AUDITING, 1, s.32-46
  • GROSSI G., Cepiku D. (2014), Financial sustainability and cutback management. Global issues for public organizations, PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT, 2, s.79-81
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  • GROSSI G., Peda P., Argento D. (2013), Governance and performance of a mixed public-private company in the Estonian water sector, PUBLIC ORGANIZATION REVIEW. A GLOBAL JOURNAL, 2, s.185-196
  • GROSSI G., Almqvist R., van Helden ., Reichard C. (2013), Public Sector Governance and Accountability, CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ACCOUNTING, 7-8, s.479-487
  • GROSSI G., Peda P., Liik M. (2013), Do ownership and size affect the performance of water utilities? Evidence from Estonian municipalities, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE, 2, s.237-259
  • GROSSI G., Tagesson T. (2012), The materiality of consolidated financial reporting - An alternative approach to IPSASB, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC SECTOR PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, 1, s.81-95
  • GROSSI G., Jogiste K., Peda P. (2012), Budgeting in a time of austerity. The case of the Estonian Central Government, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT, 2, s.181-195
  • GROSSI G., Bachiller P. (2012), Corporate Governance models and their impact on financial performance. Evidence from Italian utility listed companies, CORPORATE OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL JOURNAL, 3, s.43-51
  • GROSSI G., Bachiller P. (2012), Great expectation and poor results: Financial and Social performance of Toscana Energia merger, PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT, 1, s.69- 74
  • GROSSI G., Thomasson A., Argento D. (2011), Comparing governance solutions for water service management in Italy and Sweden, CORPORATE OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL JOURNAL, 3, s.188-195
  • GROSSI G., Soverchia M. (2011), The European Commission Adoption of IPSAS to Reform Financial Reporting, ABACUS. A JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING, FINANCE AND BUSINESS STUDIES, 4, s.525-552
  • GROSSI G., Thomasson A. (2011), Jointly owned companies as instrument of Local Government. Comparative evidence from Sweden and Italy, POLICY STUDIES, 3, s.277-289
  • GROSSI G., Argento D., Tagesson T., Collin S. (2010), The externalisation of local public service delivery: experience in Italy and Sweden, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC POLICY, 1, s.41-56
  • GROSSI G., Mussari R. (2009), The Effects of Corporatization on Financial Reporting: the Experience of Italian Local Governments, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC POLICY, 4 (3/4), s.268-282
  • GROSSI G., Pepe F. (2009), The concept of consolidation in the public sector: a cross-country comparison, PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT, 4, s.251-256
  • GROSSI G., Newberry S. (2009), Theme: Whole-of-Government Accounting-International Trends, PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT, 29 (4), s.209-218
  • GROSSI G. (2009), , PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT, 4, s.261-264
  • GROSSI G., Mussari R. (2008), The Effects of Outsourcing on Performance Reporting: the Experience of Italian Local Governments, PUBLIC BUDGETING AND FINANCE, 1, s.22-38
  • GROSSI G., Reichard C. (2008), Municipal corporatization in Germany and Italy, PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 5, s.597-617
  • GROSSI G., Mussari R., Reichard C. (2008), Local Governance and its impact on public service management, Padova, Cedam
Chapter in monographs:
  • Cinquini L., Campanale C., GROSSI G., Mauro S., Sancino A. (2017), Co-production and Governance in: Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Ali Farazmand, Springer International Publishing, s.1-8
  • Capaldo E., GROSSI G., Ianni L., Sargiacomo M. (2016), Financial Distress in the Italian Local Governments in: Financial Distress in Italian Public Administration, Massimo Sargiacomo, MCGRAW HILL INC, s.27-46
  • GROSSI G., Reichard C. (2016), Variance in the Institutions of Local Utility Services: Evidence from Several European Countries in: Public and Social Services in Europe, Hellmut Wollmann, Ivan Koprić, Gérard Marćou, PALGRAVE MACMILLAN LTD, s.297-312
  • Culasso F., Giacosa E., GROSSI G. (2016), Smart City Initiatives in Italy: A Case Study of Turin in: Managing Globalization: New Business Models, Strategies and Innovation, Demetris Vrontis, Matteo Rossi, CAMBRIDGE SCHOLAR PUBLISHERS, s.138-155
  • Truant E., Argento D., GROSSI G. (2016), Financial Health of Italian Water Companies in: Financial Distress in Italian Public Administration, Massimo Sargiacomo, MCGRAW HILL INC, s.313-334
  • GROSSI G., Reichard C. (2015), Corporate governance and strategic control in municipal corporate groups: some trends in Italy and in Germany in: Local Governance and its impact on public service management, G. Grossi, R. Mussari and C. Reichard, Padova, Cedam, s.1-36
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  • GROSSI G., Thomasson A. (2013), Governance and Accountability of Joint Ventures: A Swedish Case Study in: Organisational Innovations in Public services, P. Velkamma, S. J. Bailey, and A. Antiroikko, -, PALGRAVE MACMILLAN LTD, s.221-237
  • GROSSI G., Argento D., Vollenweider P. (2012), Explaining the consolidation of financial statements in the Swiss Federal Government in: Yearbook of Swiss Administrative Sciences, A. Bergman, Winterthur, SWISS SOCIETY OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCESx6_2, s.11-22
  • GROSSI G., Capalbo E., Ianni L., Sargiacomo M. (2011), Financial Distress and Italian Local Governments - Debating the national special legislation on deficitarietá strutturale and dissesto finanziario in: Yearbook of Swiss Administrative Sciences, A. Bergman, Winterthur, SWISS SOCIETY OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCESx6_2, s.81-92
  • GROSSI G., Marcou G., Reichard C. (2010), Comparative aspects of institutional variants of public service delivery in: The Provision of Public Services in Europe. Between State, Local Governments and Market, H. Wollmann, G. Marcou, Cheltenham, EDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING, s.217-239
  • GROSSI G. (2008), The myth of corporate size in public service companies. The case of Toscana Energia in: Organizational epics and sagas: tales of organizations, M. Kostera, London, PALGRAVE MACMILLAN LTD, s.53-67
  • GROSSI G., Tagesson T. (2008), Consolidated financial reports in Local Governments: a comparative analysis between IPSAS and SCMA in: Implementing reforms in Public Sector Accounting: problems, changes and results, T. Tagesson, Coimbra, The University of Coimbra Press, s.337-349
  • GROSSI G., Haldma T., Liik M., Peda P. (2008), Performance management in public transportation provision: the case of Estonian cities in: Local Governance and its impact on public service management, G. Grossi, R. Mussari, C. Reichard, Padova, Cedam, s.177-222
Scientific Activities
  • 2016–2019 Measurement and communication of performance in higher education sector. A comparative study of Poland and Nordic countries
  • 2015 The process of public sector accounting change as a result of IPSAS adoption in the Iberian Penisula
  • 2015 Accountability patterns and performance measurement in co- production of public services
  • –2005 Corporate Governance of mixed public-privatecompanies. The experience in Italy and in other European countries
Editing of scientific journal:
  • 2016, Member of the International Editorial Board, Journal of Management & Governance, Springer.
  • 2016, Reviewer, UTILITIES POLICY
  • 2015, Reviewer, Financial Accountability & Management
  • 2015, Reviewer, PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT
  • 2015, Reviewer, "International Journal of Public Sector Management"
  • 2015, Editorial Advisory Board, "International Journal of Public Sector Management"
  • 2015, Editorial Advisory Board, "Management Business Administration Central Europe"
  • 2014, Editorial Advisory Board, International Review of Public Administration
  • 2013, Editorial Advisory Board, Review of Applied Management Studies
  • 2012, Special Issue Editor: "Innovations in Accounting, Performance Management and Management. International trends", BALTIC JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT
  • 2009, Guest Editor, PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT
  • 2008, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services
  • 2003, Editorial Advisory Board, Azienda Pubblica. Teoria ed Esperienze di Management, Maggioli Editore
Participation in conferences:
  • QRAM Journal Workshop, 2018
  • 7th EconWorld Conference, 2018
  • EIASM Conference International Public Sector Conference, 2016
Membership in organizations:
Additional Information
Institute of Public Management, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Italian Ministry of Interior
World Bank
Department of Public Function, Italian Prime Ministry Office