Xhimi Hysa

Associate Professor of Management


Planning & Management


Prof. Assoc. Dr. Xhimi HYSA is the Dean of the Faculty of Planning, Environment and Urban Management, at the same time the head of POLIS Business School. Prof. Hysa is a Professor of Business Management with about 15 years of academic experience at the national and international level. He has taught at La Sapienza University, LUISS Business School, Hochschule Mainz School of Business, EPOKA University and the University of Tirana, among others. Prof. Hysa is recognized as one of the academic pioneers in Eastern Europe for the social business movement. Along with the Nobel Prize, Prof. Muhammad Yunus, he co-founded in Albania the Yunus Research Center for Social Business, the first of its kind in all of Eastern Europe. Prof. Hysa is also an entrepreneur and business consultant. Among the organizations advised by Professor Hysa are the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Education and Sports in Albania.


Dezi, L., Hysa, X., Calabrese, M., & Mercuri, F. (2022). Open Total Quality Management in the Circular Economy Age: A Social Enterprise Perspective through the Case of Patagonia. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

Hysa, X. and Themeli, A. (2022). Interorganizational coworking: attenuating complexity, enhancing resilience and fostering open innovation and knowledge cocreation. Transforming Government: People,
Process and Policy, 16(2), 244-257. https://doi.org/10.1108/TG-07-2021-0117

Hysa, X. (2022). Critical case. In B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of research design (Vol. 1, pp. 356-356). SAGE Publications, Inc., https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781071812082.n130

Hysa X., Kruja A., Hagen T., Demaj E. (2022). Smart-Social Business Cities: The Evolution, Concepts, and Determinants. In: Visvizi A., Troisi O. (eds) Managing Smart Cities, 159-177. Springer, Cham.

Hysa, X., Vito, P., Di Carluccio, N., & Bianco, R. (2021). The mediating role of bricolage in mitigating the complexity of the dynamics of groups as vital systems. Review of Managerial Studies, 2 (2), 18-38.

Hysa, X., Calabrese, M., Bilotta, A., & Iandolo, F. (2021). The positive conformity experiment: judgments and decisions in cohesive groups under the pressure of positive attitudes. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 20(1), 1-28. https://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMDM.2021.112354