Mario Abis is a sociologist and professor at the IULM University of Milan in the Communication Sciences department, providing courses in “Statistics and market research” and “Cultural event strategies”. He founded the Makno Research Institute, which is now a partner of the RSM international group. He has been alternating social research, marketing and communications activities, urban development phenomena analysis and strategical advice activities for large industrial and financial groups, institutions and public entities for more than 30 years.
- Founder and President of the Makno Research Institute
- Coordinator of the Scientific Committee at the National Architects Council.
- Coordinator of the “National plan for cities” Study Commission at the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.
- Board of Experts Coordinator for the development of Smart City Strategic Plans at the Italian Government Office-Palazzo Chigi.
- Sociologist coordinator and manager of the G124 group run by Senator Renzo Piano at the Italian Senate.
- CSM Scientific Committee member, Ministry of Labour
- I-CSR Foundation scientific committee member - a foundation for disseminating the social responsibilities of the Ministry of Labour’s companies and their social policies, INAIL, Unioncamere and Bocconi University.
- predictive analysis of the social and technological changes underway and the effects that arise from them on behavioural and consumption process levels.
- application of socio-economic research to tactical and strategic choices to integrate company organisational and decision-making processes
- analyses of socio-economic dynamics at an urban level in vast areas
- evaluation of the economic and social impact of public and private investments, the development of events, with specific attention paid to cultural projects.
- Analysis and research on the media
- Research on new consumer social profiles
- Research and studies on the anthropological value of individual and social time.
- Studies on the evolution of new urban planning interdisciplinary models
- Definition of new consumer segmentation models