Carlo Salvato is a full professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, where he is a fellow of CRIOS Research Center. He obtained a PhD in business administration and management from Bocconi University and a PhD in entrepreneurship and management from Jönköping International Business School, Sweden. His current research focus is on the microfoundations and evolution of organizational routines and capabilities, with an empirical focus on closely-held and family firms. He is Program Chair 2014, and future Chair, of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management, and he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Family Firm Institute (FFI). Carlo Salvato is also an associate editor of the Family Business Review. He has authored papers in journals such as Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Family Business Review, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.