Albachiara Boffelli

Assistant Professor

Short Profile

Albachiara Boffelli is Assistant Professor at the University of Bergamo. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Management of Technology, from a joint Ph.D. program between the Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering of the University of Bergamo (Italy) and the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Pavia (Italy). She has been a visiting researcher at the Department of Industrial Management and Logistics of Lund University (Sweden).  Her research focuses on the topic of manufacturing relocation, with a focus on the reshoring phenomenon. She is also interested in topics related to sustainability and the impact of new technologies on organization and supply chains. Her research has been presented at national and international conferences and published in national and international journals. She is a member of several international associations, such as Decision Science Institute (DSI), European Association of Operations Management (EurOMA), Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM).

Education

PHD: Economics and Management of Technology, University of Bergamo, University of Pavia.
Master of Science: Management Engineering, University of Bergamo.

Research

Her research focuses on the topic of manufacturing relocation, with a focus on the reshoring phenomenon. She is also interested in topics related to sustainability and the impact of new technologies on organization and supply chains.

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B Colombo, A Boffelli, J Colombo, A Madonna, S Villa, "How Can Digitalisation Support the Circular Economy? An Empirical Analysis from the Manufacturing Industry"

A Boffelli, M Kalchschmidt, "Jacopo Colombo (~)"

H Moradlou, A Boffelli, DE Mwesiumo, A Benstead, S Roscoe, S Khayyam, "Building Parallel Supply Chains: How the Manufacturing Location Decision Influences Supply Chain Ambidexterity", British Journal of Management, 2023

J Colombo, A Boffelli, M Kalchschmidt, "Manufacturing Execution System in Industry 4.0 Era: From Implementation to Impacts on Job Design", International Symposium on Industrial Engineering and Automation, 221-232, 2023

J Colombo, A Boffelli, M Kalchschmidt, H Legenvre, "Navigating the socio-technical impacts of purchasing digitalisation: A multiple-case study", Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 100849, 2023

ME Silva, MMO Pereira, A Boffelli, "Bridging sustainability knowledge management and supply chain learning: evidence through buyer selection", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 2023

A Benstead, A Boffelli, F Visintin, H Karaosman, "Modern slavery in a developed country: the empirical case of Prato, Italy"

A Boffelli, C Di Stefano, L Fratocchi, MGM Kalchschmidt, H Moradlou, "Reshoring for sustainability: a cross-country multiple-case study"

A Boffelli, A Madonna, MGM Kalchschmidt, "The effect of institutional pressures on environmental performances"

J Colombo, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, "From 0 to 4.0: a longitudinal case study of a Small-Medium Enterprise"

J Colombo, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, H Legenvre, "Embracing tensions and change in sustainable supply chain management. How new perspectives could help SCM in the search for sustainability"

A Boffelli, F Visintin, C Ermini, "Untangling the knots: Understanding the mechanisms to achieve Sustainability Oriented Innovation"

S Khayyam, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, S Fosso Wamba, "Examining the Impact of Key Enabling Technologies on Offshoring, Reshoring, Backshoring, and Nearshoring in Manufacturing Location Decisions: A Literature Review"

B Klingenberg, A Boffelli, A Madonna, "Experiential Learning Approaches and Assessment for Teaching Sustainable Supply Chain Management"

A Boffelli, F Visintin, C Ermini, "Untangling the knots: Understanding the mechanisms to achieve Sustainability Oriented Innovation through Supply Chain Orchestration"

P Barbieri, A Boffelli, C Di Stefano, S Elia, L Fratocchi, MGM Kalchschmidt, ..., "Italian Supply Backshoring and the relationship between Deglobalization, Decoupling & European Regionalization"

M Pellegrino-Leone, L Tombari, A Boffelli, "La sostenibilità della supply chain del settore alimentare", LOGISTICA MANAGEMENT 337, 54-61, 2023

B Klingenberg, A Boffelli, "Innovative Teaching: a Case Study on Teaching Sustainable Supply Chain Management and a Sustainability Mindset"

S Khayyam, A Boffelli, S Fosso Wamba, MGM Kalchschmidt, "Manufacturing relocation decisions-the role of key enabling technologies"

E Alessio, S Bonetti, L Mastrapasqua, A Boffelli, B Colombo, "Le sfide per la SOSTENIBILITÀ della supply chain del fashion", LOGISTICA MANAGEMENT, 44-50, 2023

M Brumana, A Madonna, G Campopiano, A Boffelli, "How are stakeholders influencing family firms' environmental orientation? A comparison with non-family firms in the European context"

S Medolago, A Boffelli, "La sostenibilità nella supply chain del settore chimico: il caso Vinilchimica", CHIMICA MAGAZINE 13, 18-28, 2023

A Boffelli, B Colombo, A Madonna, J Colombo, "Industry 4.0’s support for the circular economy: an empirical analysis in the manufacturing industry"

A Madonna, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, "The effect of combined institutional pressures on environmental performances"

MS Pugliese, CO Rojas, MGM Kalchschmidt, A Boffelli, A Moretto, "Collaboration process of Sustainability-Oriented Innovation (SOI) initiatives: a case study"

MS Pugliese, DJ Powell, P Coughlan, MGM Kalchschmidt, A Boffelli, ..., "Addressing sustainability challenges with lean thinking and practice: an action learning perspective"

A Boffelli, B Colombo, P Gaiardelli, M Kalchschmit, A Madonna, "The Temple of Circular Economy: A Multiple Case Study in the Textile Industry", Available at SSRN 4516417, 2023

B Klingenberg, A Boffelli, A Madonna, "Developing a Sustainability Mindset in a Sustainable Supply Chain Management Course"

A Boffelli, B Colombo, A Madonna, F Caslini, D Polato, "Industria 4.0 a supporto dell'economia circolare. Un'indagine sul Manifatturiero sostenibile", SISTEMI & IMPRESA 2023 (3), 49-53, 2023

A Madonna, A Boffelli, M Kalchschmit, "Collaborate for good: what pushes companies to collaborate more in their supply chain?", Available at SSRN 4079746, 2022

MS Pugliese, MGM Kalchschmidt, A Boffelli, G Carissimi, "Exploring the Role of the Innovation Management System Certification in Achieving Sustainability"

MS Pugliese, MGM Kalchschmidt, A Boffelli, G Carissimi, "EXPLORING THE ISO-56002: 2019 CERTIFICATION AS AN ENABLER OF SUSTAINABILITY-ORIENTED INNOVATION (SOI) IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY"

M Henkel, A Boffelli, J Olhager, M Kalchschmidt, "A case survey of offshoring–backshoring cases: The influence of contingency factors", International Journal of Production Economics 253, 108615, 2022

C Salvatore, A Madonna, A Bianchi, A Boffelli, M Kalchschmidt, "Collaborate for what: a structural topic model analysis on CDP data"

B Colombo, A Boffelli, P Gaiardelli, M Kalchschmidt, A Madonna, ..., "A Multiple Case Study on Collaboration for a Circular Economy: A Focus on the Italian Textile Supply Chain"

P Barbieri, A Boffelli, S Elia, L Fratocchi, M Kalchschmidt, "How does Industry 4.0 affect international exposure? The interplay between firm innovation and home-country policies in post-offshoring relocation decisions", International Business Review 31 (4), 101992, 2022

A Boffelli, P Barbieri, S Elia, L Fratocchi, M Kalchschmidt, D Sirtori, ..., "Please dont go! Understanding the host-country factors affecting relocation choices to minimize job losses"

AV Benstead, D Mwesiumo, H Moradlou, A Boffelli, "Entering the world behind the clothes that we wear: practical applications of blockchain technology", Production Planning & Control, 1-18, 2022

M Wiech, A Boffelli, C Elbe, P Carminati, T Friedli, M Kalchschmidt, "Implementation of big data analytics and Manufacturing Execution Systems: an empirical analysis in German-speaking countries", Production Planning & Control 33 (2-3), 261-276, 2022

P Barbieri, A Boffelli, C Di Stefano, S Elia, L Fratocchi, M Kalchschmidt, ..., "Disentangling reshoring types: empirical evidence from Italy"

A Boffelli, C Di Stefano, M Piazza, "Bring innovation back! An empirical analysis of innovation outcomes of US companies"

H Moradlou, AV Benstead, A Boffelli, DE Mweusiumo, S Khayyam, ..., "Location decisions and their implications on efficiency and flexibility during pandemics"

A Boffelli, P Barbieri, C Di Stefano, S Elia, L Fratocchi, MGM Kalchschmidt, ..., "Disentangling reshoring types: empirical evidence from Italy"

B Colombo, A Boffelli, A Madonna, P Gaiardelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, "Supply chain collaboration to foster circular economy: a multiple case study in the textile industry"

A Madonna, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, "Collaboration for sustainability in multi-tier supply chains: a bibliometric analysis and literature review"

P Barbieri, A Boffelli, C Di Stefano, S Elia, L Fratocchi, MGM Kalchschmidt, ..., "What can we plausibly bring back? Opening a discussion on reshoring of supplies"

M Brumana, A Madonna, G Campopiano, A Boffelli, "Environmental Sustainability in Family Firms: Environmental Orientation and Stakeholder Engagement"

B Colombo, A Madonna, A Boffelli, P Gaiardelli, "Supply Chain ed economia circolare: Esempi dal settore tessile-abbigliamento", LOGISTICA MANAGEMENT 2022 (324), 42-48, 2022

D Trussardi, A Lumina, B Colombo, A Boffelli, P Gaiardelli, "Progettazione sostenibile, un metodo innovativo per ridurre l’impatto ambientale dei prodotti", SISTEMI & IMPRESA 2022 (3), 32-37, 2022

H Moradlou, A Benstead, A Boffelli, D Mwesiumo, S Khayyam, "Can location decisions provide operational ambidexterity to achieve efficiency and flexibility in global pandemics?"

A Boffelli, L Fratocchi, M Kalchschmidt, SCLC Silva, "Doing the right thing or doing things right: what is better for a successful manufacturing reshoring?", Operations Management Research 14 (1-2), 1-16, 2021

J Colombo, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, H Legenvre, "A multiple-case study on the impact of digitalization in the purchasing department: a socio-technical perspective"

J Colombo, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, H Legenvre, "The digitalization of purchasing: An empirical analysis on the impact of new technologies on organization and performance"

A Boffelli, S Birolini, M Cattaneo, MGM Kalchschmidt, "Supply base taxonomy: A geographical analysis in the textile-fashion industry", IPSERA conference proceedings, 70-71, 2021

A Madonna, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, "How Sustainable Supply Chain Management Affects Environmental Performances: A Longitudinal Analysis Of CDP Data"

A Madonna, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, "La gestione sostenibile della catena logistica. Valutare le informazioni non finanziarie", SISTEMI & IMPRESA 5, 24-27, 2021

J Colombo, H Legenvre, MGM Kalchschmidt, A Boffelli, ..., "The digitalisation of purchasing-An empirical analysis on the impact of new technologies on organization", IPSERA Online Conference 2021 Abstracts, 80-81, 2021

A Boffelli, P Barbieri, S Elia, L Fratocchi, MGM Kalchschmidt, "Dalle catene del valore globali a quelle locali. Il covid riconfigura le filiere produttive", SISTEMI & IMPRESA 6, 69-73, 2021

J Colombo, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, "La digitalizzazione del procurement", LOGISTICA MANAGEMENT, 69-73, 2021

A Boffelli, J Colombo, MGM Kalchschmidt, S Pirovano, "Il lavoro al tempo dell’Industria 4.0. Sviluppare potenzialità e competenze", SISTEMI & IMPRESA, 28-32, 2021

A Madonna, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, "The role of sustainable supply chain management on improving environmental performance: a longitudinal analysis of CDP data"

A Benstead, A Boffelli, DE Mwesiumo, H Moradlou, S Khayyam, S Roscoe, "Can location decisions provide operational ambidexterity to achieve efficiency and flexibility in global pandemics?"

J Colombo, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, H Legenvre, "Adaptation and exaptation: how resources serve as a basis for resilience in crisis events"

M Silva, M Pereira, A Boffelli, "Sustainability spreading throughout downstream supply chain: When buyers learn from a key supplier"

A Boffelli, H Moradlou, L Fratocchi, "Manufacturing reshoring: Archetypes development through a systematic literature review", IPSERA Online Conference 2021 Abstracts, 45-45, 2021

A Boffelli, C Di Stefano, L Fratocchi, MGM Kalchschmidt, H Moradlou, "An exploratory study on the interplay between manufacturing backshoring and sustainability: which benefits for innovation?"

B Colombo, P Gaiardelli, S Dotti, A Boffelli, "Business models in circular economy: A systematic literature review"

P Barbieri, A Boffelli, S Elia, L Fratocchi, MGM Kalchschmidt, "Covid-19 and global value chains: reconfiguration of activities across borders"

A Boffelli, M Kalchschmidt, A Shtub, "Simulation-Based Training: From a Traditional Course to Remote Learning--The COVID-19 Effect.", Higher Education Studies 11 (1), 8-17, 2021

P Barbieri, A Boffelli, S Elia, L Fratocchi, M Kalchschmidt, "15 COVID-19 and Global Value Chains", Covid-19 and International Business: Change of Era, 2020

P Barbieri, A Boffelli, S Elia, L Fratocchi, M Kalchschmidt, "COVID-19 and Global Value Chains: Reconfiguration of Activities across Borders", Covid-19 and International Business, 169-179, 2020

P Barbieri, A Boffelli, S Elia, L Fratocchi, M Kalchschmidt, D Samson, "What can we learn about reshoring after Covid-19?", Operations Management Research 13, 131-136, 2020

A Boffelli, "EXPLORING THE RESHORING PROCESS: ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE THROUGH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY CASE STUDIES"

A Boffelli, M Johansson, "What do we want to know about reshoring? Towards a comprehensive framework based on a meta-synthesis", Operations Management Research 13 (1-2), 53-69, 2020

A Boffelli, R Golini, G Orzes, S Dotti, "Open the box: A behavioural perspective on the reshoring decision-making and implementation process", Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 26 (3), 100623, 2020

C Cimini, A Boffelli, A Lagorio, M Kalchschmidt, R Pinto, "How do industry 4.0 technologies influence organisational change? An empirical analysis of Italian SMEs", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management 32 (3), 695-721, 2020

P Barbieri, A Boffelli, S Elia, L Fratocchi, M Kalchschmidt, D Samson, "What can we learn about reshoring after Covid-19? Oper Manag Res 13: 131–136"

J Colombo, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, "The empowered organization: linking technologies 4.0 with the evolution of roles and tasks"

P Barbieri, A Boffelli, S Elia, L Fratocchi, MGM Kalchschmidt, "Please don’t go: contrasting the reshoring of foreign investments through country-specific factors to preserve the national workforce"

A Boffelli, L Fratocchi, MGM Kalchschmidt, C Lazzeri, I Verga, "Reshoring, sostenibilità e innovazione. I benefici di ricollocazione delle produzioni", SISTEMI & IMPRESA 8, 35-39, 2020

B Colombo, A Boffelli, P Gaiardelli, S Dotti, "Esempi virtuosi dal settore tessile e abbigliamento", LOGISTICA MANAGEMENT, 80-85, 2020

A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, L Aymon, "A meta-analysis of the relationship between green supply chain management internal practices and environmental performance"

P Gaiardelli, A Boffelli, M Kalchschmidt, D Bellazzi, SO Samorani, "Reshoring of Service Operations: Evidence from a Delphi Study"

A Boffelli, S Dotti, P Gaiardelli, G Carissimi, B Resta, "Corporate environmental management for the textile industry: Toward an empirical typology", Sustainability 11 (23), 6688, 2019

MGM Kalchschmidt, C Cimini, A Boffelli, A Lagorio, R Pinto, "Exploring the Impact of Industry 4.0 Investment on Manufacturing Organization"

A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, S Dotti, P Gaiardelli, "Creare sinergie tra obiettivi economici, ambientali e sociali: che cosa emerge dalla ricerca universitaria", LOGISTICA MANAGEMENT, 76-79, 2019

A Boffelli, M Johansson, "What do we want to know about reshoring? Developing a framework from a meta-synthesis", IT, 2019

J Malin, A Boffelli, J Olhager, MGM Kalchschmidt, "A Meta-Analysis of Reshoring Case Studies: The Influence of Contingency Factors on the Relocation Decision"

A Boffelli, P Carminati, MGM Kalchschmidt, M Wiech, C Elbe, T Fiedli, "Evidences from the German speaking area: what to expect from Industry 4.0 technologies implementation?"

M Johansson, A Boffelli, J Olhager, MGM Kalchschmidt, "A meta-analysis of reshoring case studies-the influence of contingency factors on the relocation decision"

G Carissimi, A Boffelli, C Cimini, S Dotti, A Lagorio, "L’Industria 4.0 entra nel Tessile. Come cambiano le competenze", SISTEMI & IMPRESA, 54-59, 2019

A Boffelli, C Cimini, A Lagorio, MGM Kalchschmidt, R Pinto, "Le competenze nell’Industria 4.0: ruoli tecnici sempre più necessari", SISTEMI & IMPRESA 6 (Ottobre), 38-44, 2019

A Boffelli, M Johansson, "What do we want to know about reshoring? A conceptual framework for case study research"

A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, L Balzari, "Understanding trade-offs among sustainability pillars through triangulation"

A Boffelli, G Orzes, S Dotti, "“How to reshore”: Some evidence from the apparel industry", IEEE Engineering Management Review 46 (4), 122-127, 2018

R Golini, V De Marchi, A Boffelli, M Kalchschmidt, "Which governance structures drive economic, environmental, and social upgrading? A quantitative analysis in the assembly industries", International Journal of Production Economics 203, 13-23, 2018

A Boffelli, G Carissimi, S Dotti, P Gaiardelli, "Servizi innovativi e nuovi business. I vantaggi dell’Economia circolare", SISTEMI & IMPRESA, 48-52, 2018

A Boffelli, R Golini, G Orzes, S Dotti, "Reshoring decision-making and implementation processes: a multiple-case study"

A Boffelli, G Carissimi, S Dotti, P Gaiardelli, F Carrara, "Implementing supply chain collaboration practices to support successful circular economy: a best case from textile industry"

G Carissimi, A Boffelli, S Dotti, P Gaiardelli, F Carrara, "Supply chain collaboration for circular economy: a case study in the textile industry"

R Golini, A Boffelli, "Proposing and testing an innovative methodology"

R Golini, A Boffelli, "The role of manufacturing within industrial districts: Proposing and testing an innovative methodology", Local Clusters in Global Value Chains, 193-212, 2017

B Resta, S Dotti, P Gaiardelli, A Boffelli, "How lean manufacturing affects the creation of sustainable value: an integrated model", International journal of automation technology 11 (4), 542-551, 2017

A Boffelli, R Golini, MGM Kalchschmidt, "Smiling Curve in the textile Supply Chain: what helps to Upgrade?"

R Golini, M Kalchschmidt, B Resta, S Dotti, A Boffelli, "Boosting added value: Upgrading patterns of ten manufacturers in the textile and clothing industry", Academy of Management Proceedings 2017 (1), 11049, 2017

A Boffelli, B Resta, S Dotti, R Golini, "Corporate Environmental Management for the Textile Sector: Towards an Empirical Typology"

B Resta, S Dotti, P Gaiardelli, A Boffelli, "Lean manufacturing and sustainability: an integrated view"

A Boffelli, R Golini, B Resta, F Thiella, MGM Kalchschmidt, S Dotti, "Il distretto tessile bergamasco-Le risposte alle sfide globali", SISTEMI & IMPRESA, 65-71, 2016

R Golini, A Boffelli, "Value Chain Mapping and Heterogeneity of Firms in Clusters: A Survey of the Textile and Clothing Firms of Bergamo"

R Golini, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, "Governance and Upgrading in Global Value Chains: a study in the manufacturing industry", CU, 2016

A Boffelli, B Resta, S Dotti, P Gaiardelli, "Il tessile italiano e le sfide della sostenibilità ambientale", LOGISTICA MANAGEMENT, 36-42, 2016

R Golini, A Boffelli, MGM Kalchschmidt, "Relational governance as firms’ upgrading boost"

A Boffelli, B Resta, S Dotti, P Gaiardelli, "I percorsi di sostenibilità delle aziende tessili italiane", SISTEMI & IMPRESA, 58-64, 2015

R Golini, B Resta, MGM Kalchschmidt, S Dotti, A Boffelli, "Local responses to global market pressures in the textile and apparel industry: evidence from six Northern Italian companies"

B Resta, S Dotti, A Boffelli, P Gaiardelli, "Environmental management practices for the textile sector"

R Golini, B Resta, MGM Kalchschmidt, S Dotti, "Upgrading and supply chain management: a study in the textile and clothing sector"

A Boffelli, B Klingenberg, A Madonna, "Developing a Sustainability Mindset in Management Engineering Students"

A Shtub, M Kalchschmidt, A Boffelli, "Simulation-Based Training: From a Traditional Course to Remote Learning-the Covid19 Effect"

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