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Professor Stefano Pascucci

Professor Stefano Pascucci

Professor in Sustainability and Circular Economy

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Science and Engineering Research Support Facility (SERSF):, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Stefano Pascucci is an applied economist who developed an interest for sustainability as connected to organization theories, innovation management, and value chain analysis. His research focuses on agribusiness, sustainability and circular economy. He is particularly concerned about how to analyse the interplay between sustainability, collaborative (open) innovation and value chain configurations.

Prior to joining the University of Exeter Business School, in September 2016, Stefano Pascucci was an associate professor in innovation and organization of agribusiness at the Management Studies Group of Wageningen University (NL). From 2009-2011 he has been post-doc Marie Curie Fellow at the Agricultural Economics group of Wageningen University. He holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics and Policy from University of Naples Federico II (IT).

Stefano Pascucci is also visiting research at the Management Studies Group of Wageningen University (NL). He has published, among others, in the European Review of Agricultural Economics, Food Policy, Journal of Business Ethics and Agricultural Systems. Stefano serves as member of the editorial board of the British Food Journal. He is member of the Institutional and Organizational Economics Academy and alumnus of the Ronald Coase Institute.

Qualifications

  • PhD Valorisation and Management of Agricultural and Forest Resources (University of Naples Federico II)
  • MSc Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (Wageningen University)
  • Advanced Master Degree in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
  • MSc in Agricultural Science and Technology (University of Naples Federico II)

Research clusters

Research interests

Stefano Pascucci is involved in several research projects, many of which have received funding from a range of sources, and dealing with the following topics:

  • The organization of (collaborative) innovation in the Agri-food Sector
  • Economic Institutions of Circular Economy and Closed Cycle Design (Cradle to Cradle)
  • Alternative Food (Community) Networks
  • Configurational analysis and contract design for Sustainable Agri-food Value Chains/Systems.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Pascucci S, Fischer A (In Press). Institutional incentives in circular economy transition: the case of material use in the Dutch textile industry. Journal of Cleaner Production Full text. DOI.
Nuhoff-Isakhanyan G, Wubben EFM, Omta OSWF, Pascucci S (2017). Network structure in sustainable agro-industrial parks. Journal of Cleaner Production, 141, 1209-1220. DOI.
Dentoni D, Bitzer V, Pascucci S (2015). Cross-Sector Partnerships and the Co-creation of Dynamic Capabilities for Stakeholder Orientation. Journal of Business Ethics, 135(1), 35-53. Full text. DOI.
Materia VC, Pascucci S, Kolympiris C (2015). Understanding the selection processes of public research projects in agriculture: the role of scientific merit. Food Policy, 56, 87-99. DOI.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Pascucci S, Fischer A (In Press). Institutional incentives in circular economy transition: the case of material use in the Dutch textile industry. Journal of Cleaner Production Full text. DOI.
Materia VC, Pascucci S, Dries L (2017). Are In-House and Outsourcing Innovation Strategies Correlated? Evidence from the European Agri-Food Sector. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 68(1), 249-268. DOI.
Borrello M, Caracciolo F, Lombardi A, Pascucci S, Cembalo L (2017). Consumers' perspective on circular economy strategy for reducing food waste. Sustainability (Switzerland), 9(1). Abstract. DOI.
Nuhoff-Isakhanyan G, Wubben EFM, Omta OSWF, Pascucci S (2017). Network structure in sustainable agro-industrial parks. Journal of Cleaner Production, 141, 1209-1220. DOI.
Pascucci S, Dentoni D, Lombardi A, Cembalo L (2016). Sharing values or sharing costs? Understanding consumer participation in alternative food networks. NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 78, 47-60. DOI.
Dicecca R, Pascucci S, Contò F (2016). Understanding reconfiguration pathways of agri-food value chains for smallholder farmers. British Food Journal, 118(8), 1857-1882. DOI.
Dentoni D, Bitzer V, Pascucci S (2015). Cross-Sector Partnerships and the Co-creation of Dynamic Capabilities for Stakeholder Orientation. Journal of Business Ethics, 135(1), 35-53. Full text. DOI.
de-Magistris T, Pascucci S, Mitsopoulos D (2015). Paying to see a bug on my food. British Food Journal, 117(6), 1777-1792. DOI.
Materia VC, Pascucci S, Kolympiris C (2015). Understanding the selection processes of public research projects in agriculture: the role of scientific merit. Food Policy, 56, 87-99. DOI.
Cembalo L, Lombardi A, Pascucci S, Dentoni D, Migliore G, Verneau F, Schifani G (2015). “Rationally Local”: Consumer Participation in Alternative Food Chains. Agribusiness, 31(3), 330-352. DOI.
de-Magistris T, Pascucci S (2014). The effect of the solemn oath script in hypothetical choice experiment survey: a pilot study. Economics Letters, 123(2), 252-255. DOI.
van der Horst H, Pascucci S, Bol W (2014). The “dark side” of food banks? Exploring emotional responses of food bank receivers in the Netherlands. British Food Journal, 116(9), 1506-1520. DOI.
Abebe GK, Bijman J, Pascucci S, Omta O (2013). Adoption of improved potato varieties in Ethiopia: the role of agricultural knowledge and innovation system and smallholder farmers’ quality assessment. Agricultural Systems, 122, 22-32. DOI.
Gerdessen JC, Pascucci S (2013). Data Envelopment Analysis of sustainability indicators of European agricultural systems at regional level. Agricultural Systems, 118, 78-90. DOI.
Cechin A, Bijman J, Pascucci S, Omta O (2012). Decomposing the Member Relationship in Agricultural Cooperatives: Implications for Commitment. Agribusiness, 29(1), 39-61. DOI.
Pascucci S, Gardebroek C, Dries L (2011). Some like to join, others to deliver: an econometric analysis of farmers' relationships with agricultural co-operatives. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 39(1), 51-74. DOI.
Pascucci S, de-Magistris T (2011). The effects of changing regional Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System on Italian farmers’ strategies. Agricultural Systems, 104(9), 746-754. DOI.
Capitanio F, Coppola A, Pascucci S (2010). Product and process innovation in the Italian food industry. Agribusiness, 26(4), 503-518. DOI.
Capitanio F, Coppola A, Pascucci S (2009). Indications for drivers of innovation in the food sector. British Food Journal, 111(8), 820-838. DOI.

Publications by year


In Press

Pascucci S, Fischer A (In Press). Institutional incentives in circular economy transition: the case of material use in the Dutch textile industry. Journal of Cleaner Production Full text. DOI.

2017

Materia VC, Pascucci S, Dries L (2017). Are In-House and Outsourcing Innovation Strategies Correlated? Evidence from the European Agri-Food Sector. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 68(1), 249-268. DOI.
Borrello M, Caracciolo F, Lombardi A, Pascucci S, Cembalo L (2017). Consumers' perspective on circular economy strategy for reducing food waste. Sustainability (Switzerland), 9(1). Abstract. DOI.
Nuhoff-Isakhanyan G, Wubben EFM, Omta OSWF, Pascucci S (2017). Network structure in sustainable agro-industrial parks. Journal of Cleaner Production, 141, 1209-1220. DOI.

2016

Pascucci S, Dentoni D, Lombardi A, Cembalo L (2016). Sharing values or sharing costs? Understanding consumer participation in alternative food networks. NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 78, 47-60. DOI.
Dicecca R, Pascucci S, Contò F (2016). Understanding reconfiguration pathways of agri-food value chains for smallholder farmers. British Food Journal, 118(8), 1857-1882. DOI.

2015

Dentoni D, Bitzer V, Pascucci S (2015). Cross-Sector Partnerships and the Co-creation of Dynamic Capabilities for Stakeholder Orientation. Journal of Business Ethics, 135(1), 35-53. Full text. DOI.
de-Magistris T, Pascucci S, Mitsopoulos D (2015). Paying to see a bug on my food. British Food Journal, 117(6), 1777-1792. DOI.
Materia VC, Pascucci S, Kolympiris C (2015). Understanding the selection processes of public research projects in agriculture: the role of scientific merit. Food Policy, 56, 87-99. DOI.
Cembalo L, Lombardi A, Pascucci S, Dentoni D, Migliore G, Verneau F, Schifani G (2015). “Rationally Local”: Consumer Participation in Alternative Food Chains. Agribusiness, 31(3), 330-352. DOI.

2014

de-Magistris T, Pascucci S (2014). The effect of the solemn oath script in hypothetical choice experiment survey: a pilot study. Economics Letters, 123(2), 252-255. DOI.
van der Horst H, Pascucci S, Bol W (2014). The “dark side” of food banks? Exploring emotional responses of food bank receivers in the Netherlands. British Food Journal, 116(9), 1506-1520. DOI.

2013

Abebe GK, Bijman J, Pascucci S, Omta O (2013). Adoption of improved potato varieties in Ethiopia: the role of agricultural knowledge and innovation system and smallholder farmers’ quality assessment. Agricultural Systems, 122, 22-32. DOI.
Gerdessen JC, Pascucci S (2013). Data Envelopment Analysis of sustainability indicators of European agricultural systems at regional level. Agricultural Systems, 118, 78-90. DOI.

2012

Cechin A, Bijman J, Pascucci S, Omta O (2012). Decomposing the Member Relationship in Agricultural Cooperatives: Implications for Commitment. Agribusiness, 29(1), 39-61. DOI.

2011

Pascucci S, Gardebroek C, Dries L (2011). Some like to join, others to deliver: an econometric analysis of farmers' relationships with agricultural co-operatives. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 39(1), 51-74. DOI.
Pascucci S, de-Magistris T (2011). The effects of changing regional Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System on Italian farmers’ strategies. Agricultural Systems, 104(9), 746-754. DOI.

2010

Capitanio F, Coppola A, Pascucci S (2010). Product and process innovation in the Italian food industry. Agribusiness, 26(4), 503-518. DOI.

2009

Capitanio F, Coppola A, Pascucci S (2009). Indications for drivers of innovation in the food sector. British Food Journal, 111(8), 820-838. DOI.

External positions

Visiting fellowship

Visiting Researcher: Innovation and Organization of Agribusiness, Management Studies Group (Wageningen University, NL)

Scientific affiliation

  • 2005-current: member of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE)
  • 2008-current: member of Associazione per Studi e Ricerche Manlio Rossi-Doria (Italy)
  • 2009-current: Wageningen School of Social Science Fellow (NL)
  • 2011-current: International Food and Agribusiness Management Association
  • 2011-current: Ronald Coase Institute Alumni (USA)
  • 2013-2014: Associazione Alessandro Bartola (Italy)
  • 2009-2011: member of The Agricultural Economics Society (UK)

Editorial Board

  • 2015 - current: Editorial board British Food Journal
  • 2014-2015 Guest editor special issue “Regulation and Organizational Change in the Governance of Agri-food Value Chains” of the British Food Journal
  • 2011-2013: Member of the Editorial Board of the International Agricultural Policy Review

As lecturer he has taught in several courses and supervised more than 60 students in their master, bachelor and internship thesis projects. He is increasingly experimenting new teaching techniques, such as action-based teaching and gamification. Both techniques are based on a more interactive way to engage with students. Action-based teaching is related to the idea of directly exposing students to research topics and activities, to let them explore and experience interactions with key stakeholders, thus combining theoretical learning with application and action. Gamification is a principle used in learning processes which relies on using elements from games to increase student’s engagement in the classroom. List of courses/teaching experience:

  • Institutional Economics and Economic Organization Theory
  • Organization of Agribusiness
  • Organizational Behaviour and Business Management
  • Environmental Management and Industry
  • Circular Economy: Theory and Practice