Andrea Urbinati

Andrea Urbinati, Ph.D., is Senior Assistant Professor of Sustainability & Circular Economy at the School of Industrial Engineering of LIUC Università Cattaneo, Italy. His research interests concern the fields of sustainability and circular economy, with a focus on the design of new business models. He is Deputy Director of LIUC’s Green Transition Hub and a member of the Core Faculty of LIUC Business School, LIUC’s School of Management.

Andrea obtained his Ph.D. in Management Engineering at the School of Management of Polytechnic of Milan. He is also a member of the Extended Faculty of the Graduate School of Business of the Polytechnic of Milan (POLIMI-GSOM), where he teaches in MBA, Executive MBA, Flex EMBA, and specialist master’s programs. Andrea has more than ninety publications, including articles in international journals, books and book chapters, national and international conferences. Andrea is Associate Editor in several scientific journals and Ordinary Member of the International Society for Circular Economy (IS4CE). In 2023 he was included in the world’s top 2% of scientists in the list drawn up annually by Stanford University.

Circular Economy: A new research field?

This article argues that Circular Economy has reached field status, through its own epistemic communities and through institutionalized knowledge development.