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Professor Rita Maria Difrancesco

Abbreviated CV

  • Assistant Professor, Marketing, Operations & Supply, EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain, since 2016
  • Post Doc, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany, 2015-2016
  • Doctoral Student, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany, 2011-2015
  • Visiting Scholar, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA, 2012
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Industrial Excellence Award Italy, since 2016
  • Program Manager Italy, Industrial Excellence Award Italy, 2015-2016


  • Difrancesco, Rita; Huchzermeier, Arnd (2020): Multichannel retail competition with product returns: Effects of restocking fee legislation. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, and https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elerap.2020.100993
  • Difrancesco, Rita M.; Huchzermeier, Arnd; Schröder, David (2018): Optimizing the Return Window for Online Fashion Retailers with Closed-Loop Refurbishment. Omega, 78, 205-221, and https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omega.2017.07.001
  • Difrancesco, Rita; Huchzermeier, Arnd (2016): Closed Loop Supply Chains: A Guide to Theory and Practice. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 19(5), 443-466, and https://doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2015.1116503
  • Difrancesco, Rita (2014): Returns Management in Online Business: Effects of Late Returns, Restocking Fee Legislation and Multichannel Competition. Unpublished Dissertation, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, 111 p.
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