Piero Mella

Former Professor of Business Economics and Administration
(Economia Aziendale)

Former Professor of Control Theory (Teoria del Controllo)

University of Pavia – Italy


Official Scientific Production, from 2000 to 2022



Mella, P. (2022). Global Warming: Is It (Im)Possible to Stop It? The Systems Thinking Approach. Energies, 15(705). DOI-https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030705

Mella, P. (2022). Capire e imparare. L’arte dello studio. Economia Aziendale Online, 13(1), 125-142.



Mella, P. (2021a, 1st Ed. 2014). The Magic Ring. Systems Thinking Approach to Control Systems (Second Edition). Springer Nature, Switzerland. [Book]

Mella, P. (2021). The Behaviour of the Efficient Organization. Intelligence, Learning, Experience. Economia Aziendale Online, 12(4), 545-567. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2021). An historical instance of urban unsustainability that astounds to this day. DOI:10.1002/sres.2788. Systems Research and Behavioral Science - ISSN:1099-1743, 1-23.

Mella, P. (2021). L’”Azienda quale Organizzazione Permanente” nel Pensiero dei Maestri Italiani. Economia Aziendale Online, 12(3), 375-397. [Paper]

Mella, P. (2021). La Manutenzione: Funzione Vitale per le Imprese. La Total Productive Maintenance. Economia Aziendale Online, 12(2), 205-223.[Paper]

Mella, P. (2021). Entrepreneurial Dynamics and Clusters Formation. The Combinatory Systems View. Economia Aziendale Online, 12(1), 99-124. [Paper]



Mella, P. (2020). Sistemi di Controllo Integrato di Produzione e Stock. Dal MRP al OPT; dal JIT ai FMS; e Oltre. Economia Aziendale Online, 11(4), 435-473.

Mella P. (with Moisello A.) (2020). Matching Revenues and Costs: The Counter-Intuitive Rationality of Direct Costing. International Journal of Business and Management, pp.202-222.15(1). DOI:10.5539/ijbm.v15n1p202. [Paper]

Mella P. (2020). Constructing Reality. The "Operationalization" of Bateson’s Conjecture on Cognition. In Springer Brief in Cognition Series, Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-44131-9. [Book]

Mella P. (2020). Reti Orgoniche. La Prospettiva Olonica della Produzione di Valore. Economia Aziendale
, 11(1), pp. 87.127. [Paper]


Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2019). Improving managers' intelligence through Systems Thinking. Kybernetes,
48(1), 58-78. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Beretta V. and Gazzola P.) (2019). The Lohmann-Ruchti Effect in the Development of Corporate Capital. In Contemporary Trends and Challenges in Finance. WROFIN, Springer International Publishing. [Book Chapter]

Mella, P. (2019). Notes on Knowledge, Systems, Language and Scientific Reasoning. Economia Aziendale Online, Special Issue, 10(1), 1-61. [Paper]

Mella P. (2019). The ghost in the production machine: the laws of production networks. Kybernetes, 48(6), 1301-1329. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/K-05-2018-0267. [Paper]

Mella, P. (with Rangone A.) (2019). Obstacles to Managing Dynamic Systems. The Systems Thinking Approach. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 10(8), pp. 24-41. http://dx.doi.org/10.30845/ijbss.v10n8p4. [Paper]

Mella, P. (2019). Gruppi Aziendali. Tipologia, Strutture e Fattori Genetici. Economia Aziendale Online, Special Issue, 10(4), pp. 677-709. http://dx.doi.org/10.13132/2038-5498/10.4.2006.  [Paper]


Mella, P. (2018). The law of increasing productivity. Int. J. Markets and Business Systems, 3(4), 297-316. [Paper]

Mella P.(2018). Quality a Key Value Driver in Value Based Management. Economia Aziendale Online, 9(4), 439-462. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Beretta V.) (2018). Quantitative and Qualitative Dynamics of Interacting Populations. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 35(4), pp. 427-457. [Paper]

Mella P.(2018). Sistemi di Controllo e Archetipi Sistemici. Le Basi del Management Consapevole. Economia Aziendale Online, 9(3), 349-371. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2018). The Capitalistic Firm as a System that Produces Economic and Social Values. In Contemporary Trends and Challenges in Finance: Proceedings from the 3rd Wroclaw International Conference in Finance (pp. 183-190). Springer International Publishing. [Book Chapter] 

Mella, P. (2018). The Motor Wheels of Social Complexity in Today's World. Economia Aziendale Online, 9(2), 188-2014. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2018). Corporate Social Responsibility Through Stakeholder Engagement and Entrepreneurial Communication Processes. pp.1-14. International journal of business performance management. ISSN: 1741-5039. 19 (1), pp-. 36-54. [Paper].

Mella, P. (2018). I Sistemi di controllo nelle imprese. Macro e micro controllo di gestione. Economia Aziendale Online, 9(1), 23-45. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Pellicelli M.) (2018). How Myopia Archetypes Lead to Non-Sustainability. Sustainability. 10(1), pp. 21-44 DOI: 10.3390/sul0010021. [Paper]


Mella P. (2017). The Unexpected Cybernetics Life of Collectivities. The Combinatory Systems Approach. Kybernetes, 46 (7), pp. 1086-1111. [Outstanding Paperof the year]


Mella P. (2017). Intelligence and Stupidity - The Educational Power of Cipolla's Test and of the "Social Wheel". Creative Education, 08(15), pp.2515-2534. [Paper]

Mella P. (2017). The Combinatory Systems Theory. Understanding, Modeling and Simulating Collective Phenomena. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-54805-0. pp.1-287 - ISBN:978-3-319-54803-6. In CONTEMPORARY SYSTEMS THINKING SERIES- ISSN: 1568-2846. [Book]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2017). The Holonic View of Organizations and Firms. DOI: 10.1002/sres.2457. In Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 34(3), pp.354-374. [Paper]

Mella P. (2017). Sistemi Combinatori - L’Ordine nel Comportamento Collettivo. 8(4). pp.205-225. Economia Aziendale Online, 8 (4), pp. 205-225. [Paper]


Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2016). The holonic view of organizations and firms, "Governing Business Systems: Theories and Challenges for Systems Thinking in Practice 2016". 4th Business Systems Laboratory International Symposium, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania, August 24-26, 2016 ISBN 9788890824234 pp. 13-16. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2016). From shareholders-value creation to corporate social entrepreneurship.. Strategica: Opportunities And Risks IN The Contemporary Business Environment. STRATEGICA:OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS IN THE CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT Book Serie, pp.928-938. [Book Chapter]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2016). Can CSR influence employees’ satisfaction". Proceedings European Integration - New Challenges - EINCO 2016, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economie Sciences, Oradea, Romania. ISSN 1844-5519 ISBN 978-606-10-0521-5. The Annals of thè University Oradea. Economic Sciences, Tomo XXV lst issue July 2016,), pp. 485-493. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2016). In problematic situations, "Manage change or it will manage you". Scientific-technical Journal "Public Utilities of cities", ISSN 0869-1231, pp. 4-9. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2016). Corporate Social Responsibility Through Stakeholder Engagement and Entrepreneurial Communication Processes. International Journal of Business Performance Management. Special Issue (2016), pp. 1-14. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2016). Environmental management: the strategy to counter global warming, proceedings International Conference LXIX Gertsenovsky readings "Geography development of Science and education" 21-23 Aprii 2016 St. Petersburg, Russia, ISBN 978-5-8064-2251-5 pp 18-30. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2016). As the turbulent environment in periods of accelerated dynamics modifies structures and functions of viable firms, proceedings 2nd International Scientific and Practical Internet Conference "Business Administration in Terms of Turbulent Economy", Kharkiv ,7 february 2016, pp. 38-40. ISBN 978-966-695-391-2. Published in: In KoMyHa/ibHe rocnoflapcTBO mìct - ISSN:ISSN:0869-1231 vol. 2016 (127), pp. 23-27. [Paper]


Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2015). Capitalistic Firms as Cognitive Intelligent and Explorative Agents. The Beer's VSM and Mella's MOEST Views. Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy,  3(4), pp.645-674. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2015). Policies and Strategies in Business Value-Creating Organizations. STRATEGICA - Local versus Global. Conference Proceedings, pp.100-111. [Paper]

Mella R (with Gazzola R) (2015). Reputation in the creation of value for stakeholders. The Annals of the University Oradea. Economic Sciences, Tomo XXIV, 2nd issue, December, pp. 27-36. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2015). Sustainability and quality of life: the development model. In ENTERPRISE AND COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT. Conference Proceedings, pp .542-551. [Paper]

Mella P. (2015). Change Management in a Complex World. The PSC Model. Advances in Business and Economie Development, pp.63-72. [Paper]

Mella P. (2015). Give Me an Arrow and I Will Construct a World for You. Creative Education, 06(06), .pp. 594-611. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.) (2015). Ethics builds reputation. In International Journal OF Markets AND Business Systems, 1 (1), pp. 38-52. [Paper]


Mella P. (2014). The Magic Ring: Systems Thinking Approach to Control Systems. pp.1-597. . Springer. New York, Dordrect, London. [Book]

Mella P. (with Navaroni M, Pellicelli M.) (2014). Synthetic Performance Indicators for Residential Housing Agencies.  Mei Zhong Gong Gong Guan Li, 11 (3/101), pp.241-254. [Paper]

Mella P. (2014). The Pillars of Learning. Understanding, Studying and Explaining. Creative Education. 5 (17), pp.1615-1628. [Paper]

Mella P. (2014). The Social Wheel. Beyond Stupidity: “The Incapable Person is More Dangerous than the Stupid One”.  A Tribute to Carlo Cipolla. Pensee. 76, pp. 2-11. [Paper]

Mella P. (2014). Teoria del controllo. Dal Systems Thinking ai Sistemi di Controllo. pp. 1-408. FrancoAngeli, Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (2014). Productivity. The Engine of Progress in Business Organizations. Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 19, pp. 116-125. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Meo Colombo C.) (2014.  Endogenous Innovation. When Inner Organizational Dynamics Afford and Constrain Change. 1st International Conference 'Economic Scientific Research - Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Approaches', ESPERA 2013. In Procedia Economics and Finance. Volume 8, 2014, pp. 194–203. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Pellicelli M.) (2014). Systems Thinking. Models to implement sustainable growth and shared value creation. Advancement in Economic and Managerial Theory and Practice -- Proceedings 2nd B. S. Lab International Symposium Universitas Mercatorum, Rome, Italy, In: SYSTEMS THINKING FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY, 23-24 gennaio 2014, ROMA, pp. 1- 28. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Meo Colombo C.) (2014). Organizational Change. The PSC Model View. Advancement in Economic and Managerial Theory and Practice. Proceedings 2nd B. S. Lab International Symposium Universitas Mercatorum, Rome, Italy, 1-28, In: SYSTEMS THINKING FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY, 23-24 gennaio 2014, ROMA, pp. 1-25. [Paper]


Mella P. (2013). The 100 towers of medieval Pavia: a social phenomenon explained by the CombinatorySystems approach. International Review OF Social Sciences AND Humanities, 5, p. 168-183. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Demartini C.), (2013). Beyond feedback control: the interactive use of performance management systems. Implications for process innovation in Italian healthcare organizations. International Journal of Health Planning and Management. 29(1), e1-e30. [Paper]

MELLA P. (2013). Exploring the World Through Systems Thinking. Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing the Asian Century Springer Singapore. Vol. ICMAC 2013, In: International Conference on Managing the Asian Century. 11th to 13th July 2013 , Singapore, pp. 491-502. [Paper]


Mella P. (2012). Analisi di bilancio. Maggioli Editore, Bologna. [Book] 

Mella P. (2012). Systems Thinking. Intelligence in action. Springer. New York, Dordrect, London. [Book].

Mella P. (with Meo Colombo C.), (2012). The wheels of change in organizations, International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 11/6, pp.247-265. Vol.. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Pellicelli M.), (2012). The Strategies of Outsourcing and Offshoring. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 2/9, pp. 116-127. [Paper]


Mella P. (with Demartini C.) (2011). Efficienza aziendale e gestione delle performance. Pavia University Press. Pavia. [Book] 

Mella P. (2011). I sistemi di controllo (terza edizione ampliata e riveduta). FrancoAngeli. Milano. [Book] 

Mella P. (2011). The Quality Policy in Value Based Management. Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 17, pp.168-180. [Paper]

Mella P. (2011). Managing Business Value-Creating Organizations. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Vol.10, pp.1-18. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Meo Colombo C., Navaroni M.), (2011). Un nuovo framework per le analisi di bilancio. Un "check-up veloce" con l'indice-M. Piccola Impresa, 3/2011, pp. 69-112. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Demartini C.), (2011). Organizations are Control System. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 10(2), pp. 27-48. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Demartini C.), (2011). Time competition. The new strategic frontier. iBusiness, (ISSN:2150-4075). pp.136-145. [Paper]

Mella P. (2011). Le attività economiche di base. Un modello sistemico, in Rangone E. (2011). L’economia. Una grande orchestra. Pavia University Press. Pavia. Charter 1.4. pp.23-54. [Book Chapter] 

Mella P. (2011). Il ruolo della produttività nel Kosmos produttivo, in Rangone E (2011). L’economia. Una grande orchestra. Pavia University Press. Pavia. Charter 4.7. pp.573-598. [Book Chapter] 


Mella P. (2010). I sistemi di controllo (seconda edizione aggiornata e riveduta). FrancoAngeli. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (2010). La mano invisibile dei sistemi combinatori. Una teoria per spiegare il comportamento collettivo. Prometeo (ISSN:0394-1639), 109, pp.18-33. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Demartini C.), (2010). L’evoluzione dell’ordinamento contabile nell’Indrizzo degli Economi di Angelo Pietra: una prospettiva situazionale. Contabilità e Cultura Aziendale,  Vol.X-2010, pp.96-122. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Pellicelli M., Meo Colombo C.), (2010). The replacement-renewal of industrial equipment. The MAPI formulas. Analele Universitatii din Oradea. Stiinte Economice (ISSN:1582-5450), 1-LUGLIO, pp.667-680. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Demartini C.), (2010). Le organizzazioni produttive quali Sistemi di Controllo, in Airoldi G., Brunetti G., Corbetta G., Invernizzi G., Economia Aziendale&Management - Scritti in Onore di Vittorio Coda, EGEA, Università Bocconi Editore 2010. Milano. pp.1-40. [Book Chapter] 

Mella P. (with Demartini C.), (2010). Time competition or competition against time? The new strategic frontier. Fundaci? Universitat Empresa, Universitat id Valencia. Valencia. INBAM Conference. [Paper]


Mella P. (2009). The Holonic Revolution. Holons, Holarchies and Holonic Networks. The Ghost in the Production Machine. Pavia University Press. Pavia. 

Mella P. (2009). The Holonic Perspective in Management and Manufacturing. International Management Review, 5, pp.19-30. [Paper] 

Mella P. (2009). “Seeing the Impossible” or “The Impossibility of Seeing”: Five Obstacles to Systems Thinking. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 4, pp.319-332. [Paper] 

Mella P. (2009). Description, Definition, Denomination and Explanation: The Bases of the Knowledge Process. The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review, 16(4): 483-494. doi:10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v16i04/46248.


Mella P. (2008). Aziende 1. FrancoAngeli. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (2008). I sistemi di controllo. FrancoAngeli. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (2008). L'impresa quale sistema di trasformazione efficiente. CLU . PAVIA. [Book]

Mella P. (2008). Observing Collectivities. The Combinatory Sistems Approach in
Social Sciences. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3, pp.213-223. [Paper] 

Mella P. (2008). I sistemi di controllo nelle imprese. Il ruolo della programmazione. Budget (ISSN:1974-8086), 55, pp.5-29. [Paper] 

Mella P. (2008). Systems Thinking: The Art of Understanding the Dynamics of
 Systems. The International Journal of Learning; 15, pp.79-88. [Paper] 

Mella P. (2008). Systems Thinking e System Dynamics. L’arte di capire la dinamica ed il controllo dei sistemi. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826-4719), Vol.4/2008, pp. 153-192. [Paper] 

Mella P. (with Demartini C.), (2008). Il work sampling. Una metodologia per l'analisi e il controllo dei processiBudget (ISSN:1974-8086), 56, pp. 5-33. [Paper] 

Mella P. (with Pellicelli M.), (2008). The Origin of Value Based Management: Five Interpretative Models of an Unavoidable Evolution. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 8, pp.23-32. [Paper] 

Mella P. (with Pellicelli M.), (2008). Measuring performance with global indicators: The case of public residential housing. LA TROBE UNIVERSITY. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Global Accounting and Organisational Change Conference. [Paper] 


Mella P. (2007). Systems Thinking. Tutti possono imparare e applicare il pensiero sistemico per migliorare l’intelligenza, capire e controllare il mondo. IL SOLE 24 ORE . MILANO. [Book]

Mella P. (2007). Perchè ricordarci del direct costing?. Budget (ISSN:1974-8086), 52, pp. 4-23. [Paper]

Mella P. (2007). I postulati osservativi dell'Economia Aziendale. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826-4719); Vol.doppio 2/3/2007, pp.77-82. [Paper] 

Mella P. (2007). Selfish Orgonic Networks: The Holonic Viewpoint of Productive Networks. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 6(7), pp.139-156.. [Paper]

Mella P. (2007). Combinatory Systems and Automata: Simulating Self-Organization and Chaos in Collective Phenomena. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 7, pp.17-28. [Paper]

Mella P. (2007). The Firm Interpreted as Operating System for Efficient
Transformation. Analele Universitatii din Oradea. Stiinte Economice (ISSN:1222- 569X), Vol.1 - Tomo XVI, pp.413-421. [Paper]

Mella P. (2007). The Holonic Perspective in Organization and Management. Analele Universitatii din Oradea. Stiinte Economice (ISSN:1222-569X); pp.405-412. Vol.1 - Tomo XVI. [Paper]

Mella P. (2007). Reti Orgoniche. La prospettiva olonica della produzione di valore, in Creazione di valore, corporate governance e informativa societaria, Scritti in onore di Ferdinando Superti Furga  (Mella P., Velo D. eds), Giuffrè. Milano. pp.87-151. [Book Chapter] 

Mella P., Velo D. (a cura di) (2007). Creazione di valore, corporate governance e informativa societaria - Scritti in onore di Ferdinando Superti Furga, Giuffrè, Milano. [Curatorship]


Mella P. (2006). Politica di magazzino e controllo delle scorte - Modelli di ottimizzazione delle scorte per il budgeting. Budget (ISSN:1974-8086); pp.65-97. Vol.46. [Paper]

Mella P. (2006). Spatial co-localisation of firms and intrepreneurial dynamics The combinatory system view. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal (ISSN:1554-7191); pp.391-412. Vol.2. [Paper]

Mella P. (2006). The Production Kosmos. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826-4719); pp.87-99. Vol.1/2006. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.), (2006). Corporate Performance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). A necessary choice?. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826-4719); pp.1-22. Vol.3/2006. [Paper]

Mella P. (2006). Selfish Orgonic Networks: The Holonic Viewpoint of Productive Networks. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE, CULTURE AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT (ISSN:null) pp.139-156. Vol.Volume 6, Issue 7. [Paper]


Mella P. (2005). La Rivoluzione Olonica. Oloni, olarchie e reti oloniche. Il fantasma nel kosmos produttivo. Franco Angeli. MILANO. [Book]

Mella P. (2005). Performance Indicators in Business Value-Creating Organizations. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826-4719), Vol.2/2005, pp.25-52. [Paper]

Mella P. (2005). Organizations and “Orgonizations”. The Holonic View of
Organizations. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 5, pp.111-123. [Paper]

Mella P. (2005). La rivoluzione olonica nel mondo delle imprese e nel controllo di gestione. Budget (ISSN:1974-8086); pp.44-67. Vol.42. [Paper]

Mella P. (2005). Observing Collectivities as Simplex Systems: The Combinatory
Systems Approach. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology and Life Sciences (ISSN:1090- 0578); pp.121-153. Vol.9, Iss. 2, April, 2005. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Provasi R.), (2005). Dalle Organizzazioni alle Orgonizzazioni. Giappichelli. Torino. La riconfigurazione dei processi decisionali nel quadro evolutivo della competizioni. [Proceedings] 


Mella P. (2004). Business and non-business value creating organizations in the "Information and internet age". Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826-4719), Vol.1/2004; pp. 1-22. [Paper]

Mella P. (2004). Le condizioni di successo del budgeting Funzioni tradizionali e innovative del processo di budgeting. Budget (ISSN:1974-8086), 37, pp.43-57. [Paper]

Mella P. (2004). Networks. Interpretare la globalizzazione. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826-4719), 4/2004, pp.41-46. [Paper]

Mella P. (2004). Il controllo della qualità. Rilevanza strategica ed aspetti tecnico-economici. Budget (ISSN:1974-8086); 39, pp.67-91. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Gazzola P.), (2004). From values to "value" - From the creation of the value of firms to sustainable growth. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826-4719), Vol.3/2004, pp. 1-18 . [Paper]

Mella P. (2004). Enterprises and Entrepreneurial Dynamics. The Combinatory Systems View. Azienda, economia, impresa ed università, Emidia Vagnoni (editor), Este Edition. Ferrara, pp. 141-157. [Book Chapter] 


Mella P. (2003). Lineamenti di Economia Aziendale. UTET. TORINO. [Book]

Mella P. (2003). Synchronization and Self-Organization in Organizations. The Combinatory System© View. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826-4719), (4), PP. 1-18. [Paper]

Mella P. (with Moisello A.), (2003). Structural and behavioural coupling in business value-creating organizations. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826-4719), Vol.2003/3, pp.47-69. [Paper]

Mella P. (2003). Order and Chaos in Combinatory Systems. A different approach to Collective Behaviour. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826-4719), INSC 2003 International Nonlinear Sciences Conference - Research and Applications in the Life Sciences. [Paper]


Mella P. (2002). The Operative Logic of the firm: the Combinatory System Theory view. Tamkang University. Taipei CITY, Taiwan. The International Conference in Management Sciences. [Paper]

Mella P. (2002). Complex Systems vs. Simplex Systems: the behaviour of collectivities following the Combinatory System view. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Tokyo, Japan. The VI International Conference-Complex Systems 2002. [Paper]


Mella P. (2001). Self-organization and Chaos in Collective Phenomena The Combinatory Systems view. Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane. Roma. VIII SIGEF CONGRESS. NEW LOGICS FOR THE NEW ECONOMY. [Paper]

Mella P. (2001). Combinatory system theory: a theory for understanding and controlling collective phenomena. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826-4719), NEW - New Economic Windows CONFERENCE- New paradigm for the New Millenium. Salerno, Italy [Paper]


Mella P. (2000). Ordine e disordine nei fenomeni collettivi. Il punto di vista dei sistemi combinatori. Rivista Milanese di Economia (ISSN:0392-9728); pp.33-54. Vol. 73-74. [Paper]

Mella P. (2000). Il processo di cognizione. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN: 1826-4719); Vol.1/2000. [Paper]

Mella P. (2000). Il processo decisorio. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826- 4719); Vol.1/2000. [Paper]

Mella P. (2000). Il processo di spiegazione e la chiusura operazionale. Economia Aziendale 2000 Web (ISSN:1826-4719); Vol.1/2000. [Paper]

Relevant Publications from Previous Years

1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996

Mella P. (1999). Razionalità e libertà nel comportamento collettivo. La mano invisibile dei sistemi
Franco Angeli. Milano. [Book]

Mella R (1998). Indici di bilancio: guida alla procedura per l'analisi e il controllo della gestione aziendale. Il
Sole 24 ore. MILANO. [Book]

Mella R (1998). La colocalizzazione di imprese. Spiegazione con la teoria dei sistemi combinatori. Sinergie (ISSN:0393-5108),46, pp.207-235. [Paper]

Mella P. (1997). Dai sistemi ai pensiero sistemico: per capire i sistemi e pensare con i sistemi. Franco Angeli.
MILANO. [Book]

Mella R (1997). Controllo digestione. UTET. TORINO. [Book]

Mella R (1997). L'impresa quale sistema cognitivo di trasformazione efficiente. CEDAM - Wolters Kluwer.
PADOVA, pp. 899-923. [Book Chapter] 

1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991

Mella R (1995). La correlazione prezzi-sosti. PRISMA. Coopers&Lybrand, Milano. [Paper] 

Mella P. (1994). li Budget. Formazione e funzione nel controllo di gestione. ETAS. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (1993). Contabilità e bilancio. UTET. TORINO. [Book]

Mella P. (1992). Economia aziendale. UTET. TORINO. [Book]

Mella P. (1992). Elementi di economia aziendale. UTET. TORINO. [Book]

Mella P. (with Rinaldi L.) (1992). La relazione degli amministratori. Pirola Editore. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (1992). Scritture del Contratto di Factoring. Pirola Ed.. MILANO, pp. 133-150. [Book Chapter] 

Mella P. (1991). Introduzione ai controllo di gestione nelle imprese. ISDAF Ed., Pavia. [Book]

Mella P. (1991). Elementi per una teoria dell'osservazione scientifica ed operativa. LINT. Trieste, pp. 103-150.
[Book Chapter] 

Mella P. (1991). La rilevazione delle operazioni di locazione finanziaria e operativa. Buffetti Ed.. Roma,
pp.121-187. [Book Chapter] 

1990 - 1989 - 1988 - 1987 - 1986

Mella P. (1990). Indici di bilancio. PIROLA ED.. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (1989). La relazione degli amministratori e gli altri allegati al bilancio: normativa civilistica, principi
contabili nazionali e IASC. La relazione semestrale delle SpS quotate in borsa.
PIROLA ED.. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (with Rovati M. C.) (1988). La contabilità delle aziende con filiali. Pirola Ed.. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (1987). Le rimanenze di magazzino: valutazione, rilevazione, controllo. Pirola Editore. Milano.

Mella P. (1987). Le immobilizzazioni tecniche: acquisizione, ammortamento, svalutazione, rivalutazione,
eliminazione, locazione.
Pirola Ed. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (1987). Contabilidad. JACKSON GRUPO EDITORIAL. Madrid. [Book]

Mella P. (1986). Le rimanenze di magazzino: valutazione, rilevazione, controllo: problema generale di
valutazione del magazzino, principi contabili,
le valutazioni fiscali, il LIFO a scatti e la sua validità civilistica,
il metodo del dettaglio.
Pirola Editore. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (1986). Il valore di cessione. Il Capitale economico e l'expected discounted cash flow. Contabilità

& Bilancio, Isedi Petrini, Torino, 20/86, pp. 13-19. [Paper]

1985 and earlier

Mella P. (1985). Elementi di calcolo proporzionale. ISDAF - Pavia. [Book]
Mella P. (1985). Il bilancio consolidato. ISDAF - Petrini, Ed. Torino. [Book]

Mella P. (1983). Bilanci societari e "Visentini bis". Ipsoa Informatica - Gruppo Wolters Kluwer Italia. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (1983). Contabilità generale e bilancio d'esercizio. Ipsoa Informatica - Gruppo Wolters Kluwer Italia. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (1982). L' osservazione scientifica ed operativa : primi strumenti per l'analisi scientifica. Ipsoa Informatica - Gruppo Wolters Kluwer Italia. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (1981). Piani di ammortamento. Ipsoa Informatica - Gruppo Wolters Kluwer Italia. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (1980). Indici di rendimento e di produttività. GJES. Pavia. [Book]

Mella P. (1977). La rilevazione d'impresa. Analisi comparata di sistemi contabili. Giuffrè. Milano. [Book]

Mella P. (1977). Analisi delle fonti e degli impieghi di risorse monetarie di impresa. Isedi. Torino. [Book]
Mella P. (with Superti Furga F.) (1976). Il sistema dei valori nelle aziende di produzione. GJES. Pavia. [Book]



15 articles published in the Journal “Sistema Impresa”, Isedi, Torino, in the years 1992-1993


66 articles published in the Journal “Contabilita’ e Bilancio”, Isedi, Torino, in the years 1985-1990