Andrea Moro

  • About Andrea

    Dr. Andrea Moro

    Andrea is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cranfield. Before joining the academia in 2008, Andrea Moro worked for fifteen years as senior financial advisor for SMEs in a consulting firm completely owned by a group of Italian small local banks. In that role, he advised small and medium sized firms on financial topic during the start-up stage, major investments as well as during turnaround. The role implied the analysis of the financial soundness of projects, the setting up of budgets, the support to firms’ management during negotiations with investors and banks.
    Andrea moved to the academia in 2008 firstly joining The Open University Business School where he taught finance modules in the MBA and in 2010 University of Leicester School of Management. In 2014, he joined Cranfield University where he currently teaches Finance to the Full Time MBA students and Entrepreneurial Finance to the MSc Finance students.

    He is currently non-executive member of the board of directors of two real estate development firms in Italy and member of governing body of two schools in Milton Keynes. In addition, he advises a leading Italian insurance company about CSR and Corporate social responsibility reporting.

    Andrea Moro’s research interests are mainly on firms – bank lending relationship. He investigates issues firms face accessing credit, what can reduce the information asymmetry between firms and banks and the role of soft factors such as trust in the lending relationships. In addition, he is interested in small firms’ capital structure and its optimisation as well as small business financial planning.


    Johannes Kepler University Linz
    Altenberger Straße 69
    4040 Linz, Austria

    Institute of Innovation Management (IFI)
    Managementzentrum, 3rd floor
    Room: MZ 302B



Publications: Andrea Moro

  • Aschauer E., A. Moro, M. Massaro, 2014, The Auditor as a Change Agent for SMEs: The Role of Confidence, Trust and Personal Attachment, Review of Managerial Science, forthcoming
  • Wisniewski, T. P., A. Moro, 2014, When the EU leaders meet, the markets listen. Extracting sentiment from political statements. The European Accounting Review, forthcoming
  • Fredriksson A., A. Moro, 2014, Bank – SMEs Relationships and Banks’ Risk-Adjusted Profitability. Journal of Banking and Finance , 41, 67–77
  • Moro, A., M. Fink, 2013, Trust and Credit Access for SMEs, Journal of Banking and Finance, 37(3), 927–936.
  • Moro, Andrea; Fink, Matthias; Kautonen, Teemu, 2014, How do banks assess entrepreneurial competence? The role of voluntary information disclosure. International Small Business Journal
  • Moro, A., M.R. Lucas, U. Grimm, 2012, The Debt Structure of SMEs: An Optimisation Model Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 16(1).
  • Massaro, M., A. Moro, R. Lucas, 2012, Approcci formali e informali al controllo negli innovation network. Un possibile schema di analisi, Management and Control doi:10.3280/MACO2012-001003
  • Moro, A., M. R. Lucas, D. Kodwani, 2012, Trust and the Demand for Personal Collateral in SME – Bank Relationships Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 16(1).
  • Howorth, C., A. Moro, 2012, Trustworthiness and the Cost of Credit: An Empirical Study of SMEs and Small Banks in Italy, Small Business Economics, 39(1):161-177
  • Howorth, C., A. Moro, 2006, Trust within Entrepreneur Bank Relationships: Insights from Italy, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 30(4): 495-517