Professor of Business Ethics and Negotiation Teaching Unit

CBS - Center for Business in Society

  Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Ethics and Technology Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Information Ethics, University of Oxford
  Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management, IST, Lisbon
  MSc. in Engineering, Politecnico of Milan

Antonino Vaccaro is a Professor of the Department of Business Ethics and of IESE’s Negotiation Unit. He is also the Academic Director of the Center for Business in Society and of the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship platform. In addition, he serves as the Academic Director in various IESE’s custom programs for multinational companies and educational institutions.

Antonino received a MSc. in Engineering (Politecnico of Milan), a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management (IST, Lisbon) and two Post Doctoral Research Fellowships respectively in Ethics and Technology Policy (Carnegie Mellon University) and in Information Ethics (University of Oxford).

His researches have been published in leading peer reviewed scientific journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Research Policy, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Management Studies, Ethics and Information Technology, Journal of Business Ethics, The Information Society, etc.

Professor Vaccaro has conducted consultancy and applied research projects for European governmental institutions, the United Nation (Global Compact) and for multinational companies such as Southern Company (US), Volkswagen Autoeuropa (Portugal, Germany), CNIM (France), Artsana Group (Italy), Alcoa (US), Alcoa Defense (US), REWE (Germany), Zaiput Technologies (US), Tecnoreef (Italy), etc.

He is also a board member of European and North American start-ups and he provides advice in the context of international dispute resolution.

Areas of interest

* Corporate Social Responsibility
* Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
* Compliance and security management


Journal Articles (refereed)

CAVOTTA, V., PALAZZO, G., VACCARO, A. (2021). Mobilizing after corporate environmental irresponsibility in a community of place. A Framing microprocess perspective. Journal of Business Ethics. doi:10.1007/s10551-021-04983-1. (Online first)
RAMUS, T., VACCARO, A., BERRONE, P. (2021). Time matters! How hybrid organizations use time to respond to divergent stakeholder demands. Organization Studies, 42 (10), 1529-1555. doi:
LEE, M., RAMUS, T., VACCARO, A. (2018). From Protest to Product: Strategic Frame Brokerage in a Commercial Social Movement Organization. Academy of Management Journal, 61 (6), 2130 - 2158. doi:10.5465/amj.2016.0223.
MONGELLI, L., VERSARI, P., RULLANI, F., VACCARO, A. (2018). Made in Carcere: Integral Human Development in Extreme Conditions. Journal of Business Ethics, 152 (4), 977 - 995. doi:10.1007/s10551-018-3821-6.
RAMUS, T., LA CARA, B., VACCARO, A., BRUSONI, S. (2018). Social or Commercial? Innovation Strategies in Social Enterprises at Times of Turbulence. Business Ethics Quarterly, 28 (4), 463 - 492. doi:10.1017/beq.2017.55.
CAPIZZANI, M., MITTONE, L., MUSAU, A., VACCARO, A. (2017). Anticipated Communication in the Ultimatum Game. Games, 8 (3), 1 - 20. doi:10.3390/g8030029.
RAMUS, T., VACCARO, A., BRUSONI, S. (2017). Institutional Complexity in Turbulent Times: Formalization, Collaboration, and the Emergence of Blended Logics. Academy of Management Journal, 60 (4), 1253 - 1284. doi:10.5465/amj.2015.0394.
RAMUS, T., VACCARO, A. (2017). Stakeholders Matter: How Social Enterprises Address Mission Drift. Journal of Business Ethics, 143 (2), 307 - 322. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2353-y.
BRUSONI, S., VACCARO, A. (2017). Ethics, Technology and Organizational Innovation. Journal of Business Ethics, 143 (2), 223 - 226. doi:10.1007/s10551-016-3061-6.
WICKERT, C., VACCARO, A., CORNELISSEN, J. (2017). "Buying" Corporate Social Responsibility: Organisational Identity Orientation as a Determinant of Practice Adoption. Journal of Business Ethics, 142 (3), 497 - 514. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2740-z.


YAN, B., REUTSKAJA, E., VACCARO, A., FERNANDES, D. (2020). Artificial intelligence and a microperspective of organizational corruption. Annual Meeting Proceedings: Virtual 2020. Academy of Management Proceedings.
MONGELLI, L., RULLANI, F., VACCARO, A., VERSARI, P. (2020). Social business hybrids' diversification. Effects on socioeconomic combined performance. Academy of Management Proceedings.
CAVOTTA, V., RAMUS, T., VACCARO, A. (2015). How Multiple Embeddedness Can Facilitate the Implementation of Institutional Change. Academy of Management Proceedings.

FALDETTA, G., VACCARO, A., MONGELLI, L. (2022). Nuovi modelli e nuove prospettive per l'imprenditorialità (sociale) nel sud. Nuovi modelli e nuove prospettive per l'imprenditorialità (sociale) nel sud. Enna: Università degli Studi di Enna “Kore”.
VACCARO, A. (2022). Social innovation trends in the agriculture cooperative sector.
VACCARO, A. (2020). Artificial intelligence and social entrepreneurship. Exploring intersections for societal impact.
VACCARO, A. (2020). Integrity management for the common good.
VACCARO, A. (2020). Social innovation and social enterprise. Bridging through fixing business and society. 36th EGOS Colloquium 2020, Hamburg.

Articles in other publications

CALIGIURI, M., VACCARO, A. (2020). Responsabilità e disfattismo, cosa dobbiamo all’Italia. Formiche (162).
VACCARO, A. (2018). Can Corporate Social Responsibility Be Bought?. How Multinationals Acquire Social Enterprises. Alumni Magazine (148), pp. 21 - 23.
VACCARO, A. (2018). ¿Se puede comprar la responsabilidad social corporativa?. Cómo integran las iniciativas sociales las multinacionales. Revista de Antiguos Alumnos (148), pp. 21 - 23.
AZNAR, E., VACCARO, A. (2015). Del director de cumplimiento normativo al de integridad. La ética gana terreno en la empresa. IESE Insight (27), pp. 23 - 31.
AZNAR, E., VACCARO, A. (2015). Make Way for the Chief Integrity Officer. Beyond Compliance. IESE Insight (27), pp. 23 - 31.


VACCARO, A. (2022). Compliance beyond compliance. Managing organizations with integrity. Madrid: Mc-Graw Hill.
VACCARO, A. (2020). Lo Spionaggio aziendale. Soveria Mannelli (Italia): Rubbettino Editore.
DI TRAPANI, P., VACCARO, A. (2016). Addiopizzo: Leveraging Consumers Responsible Purchase to Fight Mafia. Aravaca: McGraw-Hill Interamericana de España.
DI TRAPANI, P., VACCARO, A. (2014). Addiopizzo: La rivoluzione dei consumi contro la mafia. Italia: Arkadia Editore.
VACCARO, A., RUSSO, F. (2013). Lo sviluppo umano integrale & le organizzazioni lavorative. Siena: Cantagalli.

Edited books

VACCARO, A., RAMUS, T. (2022). Social innovation and social enterprises. Toward a holistic perspective. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
VACCARO, A., SANTANA, A., WOOD, D. (2010). Impact of Network Ethics on Business Practices. Berlin: Springer.

Book Chapters

VACCARO, A., RAMUS, T. (2022). Social innovation and social enterprises. Acknowledging ethical roots to boost positive societal change. In Vaccaro, A.; Ramus, T. (Eds.), Social innovation and social enterprises (pp. 1-13). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
VACCARO, A., RAMUS, T. (2022). Select conclusive thoughts and perspectives to guide further research. In Vaccaro, A. ; Ramus, T. (Eds.), Social Innovation and Social Enterprises (pp. 243-250). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
VACCARO, A. (2011). Banca Popolare Etica. In Heiko Spitzeck, Michael Pirson and Claus Dierksmeier (Eds.), Banking with Integrity: The Winners of the Financial Crisis? (pp. 36 - 47). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.


SETOLA, R., ASSENZA, G., VACCARO, A. (2021). Complessità, intelligenza artificiale e infrastrutture critiche. Società Italiana di Intelligence.
LAS HERAS, M., VACCARO, A., ET AL., KOSZEWSKI, R., ZALCEWICZ, A. (2018). Report on selected solutions of law, business and technologies preventing crimes.


VACCARO, A. (2022). The Vespa "Special" 50 cc (A). Buyer. IESE, NEG-32-E.
VACCARO, A. (2022). The Vespa "Special" 50 cc (B). Seller. IESE, NEG-33-E.
VACCARO, A. (2021). Betty's Wines. Ethical problems of an "organic" narcissistic entrepreneur. IESE, BE-210-E.
GIUSEPPE GIURA,, VACCARO, A. (2021). Premià de Dalt (A). Privatization in the Name of Security? IESE, BE-208-E.
GIUSEPPE GIURA,, VACCARO, A. (2021). Premià de Dalt (B). Privatization in the Name of Security? IESE, BE-209-E.

Technical Notes

POTITO, G., AZNAR, E., VACCARO, A. (2018). Whistleblowing Systems and Policies. IESE, BEN-139-E.
VACCARO, A. (2016). Practical and Ethical Problems in Damage Evaluation and Claim. IESE, BEN-135-E.
MALAGARRIGA, P., VACCARO, A. (2015). Responsible and Sustainable Tourism. IESE, BEN-134-E.
MALAGARRIGA, P., VACCARO, A. (2015). Turismo responsable y sostenible. IESE, BEN-134.
VACCARO, A., RUIZ, J. M. (2013). There is a Price for Human Life?. Some considerations in the civil engineering sector. IESE, BEN-133-E.