Melania Riefolo is a PhD student at the Economic Department of the University of Foggia. She is a visiting researcher at the Institute for SME Research and Entrepreneurship of the University of Mannheim.
She obtained her Master’s degree (2019) in Business Administration at the University of Foggia and worked as a junior auditor at K.P.M.G. S.p.A. (Milan) for two years. During her master’s studies, she got involved in research activity in business administration at the universities of Krakow (Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie). Currently, she is focusing her research on territorial divergence and local development, with a deep glance at the boosting effect of social innovation.