Andrea Colli is Associate Professor in Economic History at Bocconi University, where he is the Director of the undergraduate studies program in International Markets and New Technologies and deputy director of EntER, a research center on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs. He has a Ph. D in Economics and Social History from the same university. His research interests range from family firms to the history of the multinational enterprise. He has published several books and articles on various topics among wich the history of the Italian industrial enterprise, the history of family capitalism, and the economics and dynamics of small and medium-size enterprises. He is currently a member of the Board of the European Business History Association.