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Cesare A.F. RIILLO

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E-mail: cesare.riillo(at)
Phone: (+352) 247-84387

STATEC Research
House of Entrepreneurship
14, rue Erasme
L-1468 Luxembourg-Kirchberg

Cesare A. F. Riillo is a researcher at STATEC Research. He holds a PhD, with mention of Doctor Europaeus in Human, Territory and Society Sciences (Dottore di ricerca in Scienze dell Uomo del Territorio e della Società), University of Trieste, Italy. He published several research papers in international journals including: Research Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Small Business Economics. Cesare is the team leader of the Luxembourg team of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. His research interests include entrepreneurship, innovation and standardisation economics, and survey methodology.

Professional experience

  • Researcher, STATEC Research (current).
  • Economics Researcher, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg.
  • Teacher of Financial Mathematics, High School Scuola Media Superiore “Leonardo da Vinci” Buje, Croatia.

Other professional activities

  • Luxembourgish representative, OECD working group on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE).
  • Board Member, European Standardization Academy (EURAS).
  • Board Member, Research and Innovation Advisory Sub-Committee (RIAC) of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).
  • Journal referee: Research Policy, Small Business Economics, International Journal of Standardization Research; Technological and Economic Development of Economy, International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Journal of Technology Transfer; Economics of Innovation and New Technology, and Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research.
  • Visiting researcher, Technic University-Berlin, Germany.
  • Visiting researcher, ZEW (Zentral Europäisch Wirtschaft) Mannheim, Germany.


  • PhD (dottore di ricerca) in Human, Territorial and Social Science (Scienze dell’ uomo, del territorio e della società with the mention of “Doctor Europeus”), University of Trieste, Italy.
  • Professional Master in Finance (International Finance, Auditing and Control), organized by Camera di Commercio Italo-Lussemburghese in partenership with PriceWaterHouseCoopers and Institute Banking Education, Luxembourg (IFBL).
  • Master (Laurea vecchio ordinamento) in International Economy and Monetary Markets, University of Trieste, Italy.


  • de Vries, H., Jakobs, K., Egyedi, T. M., Eto, M., Fertig, S., Kanevskaia, O., Klintner, L., Koch, C., Mijatovic, I., Mirtsch, M., Morone, P., Orviska, M., Riillo, C.A.F. , & Scaramuzzino, G. (2018). Standardization: Towards an Agenda for Research. International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR), 16(1), 52-59. doi:10.4018/IJSR.2018010104.
  • Sarracino F., Riillo C.A.F: and Mikucka M. (2017) Comparability of web and telephone survey modes for the measurement of subjective well-being" Survey Research Methods, 11 (2), pp. 141-169.
  • Blind K., Peterson S. and Riillo C. A. F. (2017) The Impact of Standards and Regulation on Innovation in Uncertain Markets, Research Policy, Volume 46(1), pp. 249–264
  • Riillo C.A.F., (2017), Beyond the question “Does it pay to be green?”: How much green? and when?, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 141, Pages 626-640.
  • Peroni C., Riillo, C. A. F. and Sarracino F. (2016) “Entrepreneurship and immigration: evidence from GEM Luxembourg” Small Business Economics Vol. 46, Issue 4, pp 639-656.
  • Riillo, C. A. F. and Mijatovic I. (2015) Engagement in ICT Standardization: Pushing the Patents or Questing for Knowledge? 2015 IEEE 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (SIIT), Sunnyvale, CA, USA, 6 - 8 October 2015, pp. 1-8; doi: 10.1109/SIIT.2015.7535604.
  • Mangiarotti G. and Riillo, C.A.F. (2014) “Standards and innovation in manufacturing and services: the case of ISO 9000”, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 31 No 4, pp. 435 – 454.
  • Riillo C.A.F., (2014) “Quality Management and Innovation: A Review of Quantitative Studies” International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 441-456.
  • Riillo C.A.F. (2014), “Is ISO 9000 good for business? - A review of large quantitative studies-” Issues of Business and Law, Vol. 8, pp. 30-57.
  • Riillo C.A.F. (2014) “Quality management standard and innovation: A multiple-case study in Luxembourg", International Journal of Quality and Innovation, Vol.2, No. 3–4, pp.228-244.
  • Mangiarotti G. and Riillo, C.A.F. (2013) “A Signalling Framework for Drivers of ISO 9000 Certification in Services and Manufacturing”, International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, Vol.11, No.3, pp. 287 – 310.
  • Riillo C.A.F. (2013), “Profiles and Motivations of Standardization Players”, International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 17-33.


Papers under review, Conference Proceedings, and Working Papers

  • Riillo, C. A. F. Environmental management certification and innovation: Signal or valuable knowledge? Under review in Journal of Cleaner Production (Revise and resubmit).
  • Schork J., Riillo, C. A. F. and Neumayr J. One Survey Mode Fits All? Survey Mode Effects on Objective and Subjective Questions. (Under Review at the Journal of Official Statistics).
  • Peroni C., and Riillo, C. A. F. (2018) “Entrepreneurship and immigration: evidence from Europe” presented to AIEL conference Cosenza 14-15th of September 2017 and ZEW conference Mannheim, 18-19 of July 2018.
  • Riillo, C. A. F. Entrepreneurship, Population and Growth: a Structural Equation Model presented at the Competitiveness Strategies for the EU Small States 19-20/04/2018, Luxembourg.
  • Riillo, C. A. F, Small but Strong: a Signalling perspective for Firm-Academy Cooperation and Innovativeness. Working paper.
  • Riillo, C. A. F, Entrepreneurship data collection modes: a Comparison of Web and Telephone Surveys with Registers data. Working paper presented at the "Workshop on Probability-Based and Nonprobability Survey Research, 25-26/06/2018 Mannheim, Germany.
  • Riillo, C. A. F. and Mijatovic I. “Reputation Gap and Exports in Developing Countries: Does International Quality Certification Matter?” Proceedings of the 21st EURAS 2016 'Co-opetition and Open Innovation', pp., 379-394; Montpellier, France, 29 June – 1 July 2016.
  • Riillo, C. A. F.  ICT Standardization and Use of ICT Standards: A Firm Level Analysis in the proceedings of 19th Euras conference 8-10 September 2014, Beograd, Serbia.
  • Riillo, C. A. F. (2013) “The engagement in standardization activities A firm level analysis of formal and company standardization” proceedings of 17th EURAS Annual Standardisation Conference – Boosting European Competitiveness pp. 325-340, Brussels, Belgium 24 – 26 June 2013.
  • Riillo, C. A. F. (2013) “Is standardization engagement improving firm performances? An analysis for Luxembourg” presented at workshop “innovation, patents and standards” Tours, France 19/11/2013 and in the proceedings of EURAM conference, Valencia, Spain 4-7/06/2014 and in Proceeding 19th Euras conference 8-10 September 2014, Beograd, Serbia; "ENTerprise REsearch InNOVAtion" (ENTRENOVA), Rovinj, Croatia, 8-9.09.2016.
  • Riillo, C. A. F., (2012) “Exploring innovation in freight road transport sector” Proceedings of XXIII ISPIM Conference - Action for Innovation: Innovating from Experience, 17- 20.June 2012, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Riillo, C. A. F., (2009) “Standards and innovation: what relationship?” in: Proceeding 14th Euras conference 22-24 June 2009, Cergy-Pontoise, France.

Book chapters

  • Riillo, C. A. F., (2018) Who Would Like to Develop ICT Standards?: Insights From Community Survey on ICT Usage. In Jakobs, K. (Ed.). Corporate and Global Standardization Initiatives in Contemporary Society. (pp. 1-20). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Riillo, C. A. F., and Mijatovic I. (2018) Diffusion vs. Knowledge Protection When Participating in ICT Standardization. In Jakobs, K. (Ed.). Corporate and Global Standardization Initiatives in Contemporary Society. (pp. 71-85). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.