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Biography

Manuela Pilato holds a PhD in Agrifood Business. She has been working in research and management positions in different European universities in the Agribusiness and EU policy sector, including the University of Catania (Italy), the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Bucharest (Romania).

Areas of expertise

  • Agrifood management
  • Sustainability and Environmental management
  • European and global environmental, food and health issues

Publications

Books

  • Pilato, M. (2010) EU funds for regional development: the experience in Italy and other Mediterranean countries of the EU (PhD thesis), University of Catania, Italy.

Chapters in books

  • Bracco, S., Chinnici, G., Pilato M., Foti, V., T. (2011) La competitività delle aziende viticole nell’Unione Europea. In: D’Amico, M. & Foti, V.T. (eds) Vitivinicoltura in Sicilia. Acireale-Roma: Bonanno Gruppo Editoriale s. r. l, pp. 11-29.
  • Carrà, G., Peri, I., Pilato M., Vindigni, G. (2011) Turismo e prodotti agroalimentari di qualità: Strategie di Sviluppo per la Strada del Vino dell’Etna (SVE). D’Amico, M. & Foti, V. T. (eds) Vitivinicoltura in Sicilia. Acireale-Roma: Bonanno Gruppo Editoriale s. r. l, pp. 103-122.
  • Bracco, S., Caniglia, Di Vita G., Pilato, M. (2010) Consistenza e diffusione dell’olivicoltura da olio in Sicilia. Bellia, F. (ed.) Analisi d’impatto della riforma della PAC nell’agricoltura siciliana, Palermo: CORERAS, pp.143-148.

Selected journal articles

  • Di Vita, G., Pilato, M., Allegra, V., Zarbà A., S. (2016). Owner Motivation in small size family farms: insights from an exploratory study on the ornamental plant industry. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB).
  • Bellia, C., Pilato, M., Séraphin, H. (2016) Street food and food safety: a driver for tourism? Supplement of Quality-Access to Success Journal, Volume 17, S1 Bucharest.
  • Di Vita, G., Zarbà A., S., Pilato, M., (2016) Organisational capability of small entrepreneurs facing global challenges: a case study in the ornamental plant production. Supplement of Quality-Access to Success Journal, Volume 17, S1 Bucharest.
  • Pappalardo, G. Pilato, M. Bracco, S. (2015) To what extent are local communities involved in the governance of protected areas? Experiences from a case study in Sicily (Italy). Supplement of Quality-Access to Success Journal, Volume 16, S1 Bucharest.
  • Pilato, M. Platania, M. Rizzo, M. (2015) The value of country of origin in the consumption. Results of a survey on Sicilian products. Supplement of Quality-Access to Success Journal, Volume 16, S1 Bucharest.
  • Bellia, C.& Pilato. M. (2014) Perspectives on the EU food industry’s safety and quality: developments and challenges. Proceedings of the 18th IPSAPA International Scientific Conference Catania (Italy), July 3rd – 4th 2014. Udine, Italy. Vol.17/2014 Special Issue 1. ISSN Online: 2038-3371.
  • Pilato, M. (2014) Structural policies and funding priority in regional development of the European Union. Supplement of Quality-Access to Success Journal, Vol. 15, S1 Bucharest.
  • Bodislav D., A., Maftei, M., Pilato, M. (2014) Mirroring the CEO position in a company with the behavior of criminal activity. Supplement of Quality-Access to Success Journal, Vol. 15, S1,Bucharest.
  • Bellia, C. & Pilato, M. (2013) Competitiveness of Wine Business within Green Economy: Sicilian Case. Quality - Access to Sccess Journal, Vol. 15, No. 138/February.
  • Bellia, C. & Pilato, M. (2013) Riflessioni sui cambiamenti di utilizzazione economica della terra e sui corrispondenti consumi di suolo - Considerations on the Changes in the Economic Land Use in Italy and the Corresponding Soil Consumption. Proceedings of the XVII - IPSAPA Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference, Udine (Italy), June 27 th -28 th 2013, Volume V, pp. 55-68.
  • Bellia, C., Pilato, M., Scavone, V. (2013) Aspects and problems of changing economic utilization of the land in Italy and the corresponding soil consumption. Supplement of Quality access to success Journal, Vol. 14, S1.
  • Bellia, C. & Pilato, M. (2012) Features on Structural policies in the regional development of the European Union and their main effects. Proceedings of the EAM International Conference, Competitiveness of agro-food and environmental economy (CAFEE 12), Bucharest, 8-9 November 2012. Editor Gabriel Popescu, ASE Publishing.
  • Rizzo, M. & Pilato, M. (2012) The Traceability of agricultural production in Direct Selling Organization (DSO). Proceedings of the EAM International Conference, Competitiveness of agro-food and environmental economy, Bucharest, 8-9 November 2012. Editor Gabriel Popescu, ASE Publishing.
  • Bellia, C., D’Amico M., Di Vita, G., Pilato, M., Pappalardo G. (2012) Economic effects of the main innovations in the Italian citriculture. Proceedings of the EAM International Conference, Competitiveness of agro–food and environmental economy, 8–9 November 2012. Editor Gabriel Popescu, ASE Publishing, Bucharest.
  • Bellia, C. & Pilato, M. (2011) Actuality and future prospects on GMOs crops in agriculture: some main aspects and problems. Supplement of Quality-Access to Success Journal, Vol. II.
  • Foti, V., T., Pilato, M., Timpanaro, G. (2011) Assessment of results from quality control systems in the Sicilian winemaking industry through the use of multi-varied analysis. Rivista New Medit, n.3.

Conferences

  • Pilato, M., Séraphin, H. & Yallop, A. (2016) Exploring the potential of street food as a sustainable livelihood tourism strategy for developing destinations, Australasian Business Ethics Network, 7th and 8th December 2016, University of Sydney Business School, http://aben.org.au/
  • International Conference of Ecological Performance in a competitive economy
    Trainees: Ph.D and Master students; Professors and Researchers
    Customer: Academia de Studii Economice (ASE) University of Economic Studies
    Period/Location: From 2011 to 2016, ASE Bucharest, Romania
  • Advanced Study School: The emergence of green businesses by the activation of economic competitiveness' innovative potential within the matrix of sustainable development
    Trainees: Ph.D and Master students; Professors and Researchers
    Customer: Academia de Studii Economice (ASE) University of Economic Studies
    Period/Location: 1-2 November 2013, ASE Bucharest, Romania
  • EAM International Conference, Competitiveness of agro-food and environmental economy
    Trainees: Academic audience
    Customer: ASE Bucharest, Romania
    Period/Location: Bucharest, 8-9 November 2012
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