Paolo Gubitta graduated in business economy from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. He is visiting professor in business management at Padua University where he teaches family business and human resource management for international firms. From 2006 he has been professor of management skill development at Michigan Dearborn University. He has undertaken periods of research and teaching in various foreign universities: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (2001), Sun Wah International Business School, Liaoning University (2011), Guangzhou University (2012), University of Lugano (2013-14), L. Recanati Business School, Tel Aviv University (2014). Since 2012 he has been a member of the academic advisory board of GE Capital for mid-market for Europe research. He is a member of the board of directors of StartCube, a university incubator in Padua University and, since 2013, he has been president of the technical committee of the Galileo Innovators’ Festival, an event concerned with technological transfert. He is technical director of the entrepreneurship area of the Fondazione CUOA where, in 2006, he designed the business MBA (part-time). His current interests are the organization and governance of family-owned businesses, the management of firms with a high content of knowledge and innovation (academic spin-offs, KIBS), and the development of entrepreneurial competences. These themes have been the subject of articles in national and international scientific magazines (Family Business Review, Cross Cultural Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management), and in books. He has contributed chapters to nationally and internationally published books.
He is an associate of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy.