Prof. Stefano Zambon (BSc, University of Venice; MSc & PhD, LSE) is the Chair of Accounting and Business Economics at the University of Ferrara, Italy. He has visiting appointments at universities in four continents, including Waseda Tokyo, Stern Business School at New York, Christchurch (New Zealand), London Business School, HEC and ESCP Paris, Melbourne, and Passau (Germany). He has more than 100 publications in books and international journals in the areas of management and reporting of intangibles, the representation of intellectual and knowledge capital, international financial reporting, and accounting theory and history.
Zambon was a member of the Board of the European Accounting Association from 1997 to 2003. He is Associate Editor of the academic journal Financial Reporting and in such a capacity he is collaborating with the IASB Research Center on an initiative to connect more closely accounting research, practice and standard setting. Since 2005 he is the Coordinator of the series of the European scientific Workshops on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital.
He was coordinator of the 2003 Study for the European Commission on the measurement and reporting of intangible assets, and a member of the expert group that in 2006 prepared the EC Study “RICARDIS” on Intangibles in research-based SMEs. In 2013 he was a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on “IP Valuation”. Since April 2014 he is President of the official Expert Group on Intangibles set up by the French Government (Ministry of Economy).
A founding member of the Global Network “World Intellectual Capital Initiative” – WICI, of which he has been Deputy Chairman since July 2013 and Chairman of WICI Europe from 2009 to 2015. From July 2015 he has been appointed Chairman of the WICI Global Network, where he represents the European Financial Analysts (EFFAS). He is also Secretary General of WICI Italy.