Originally GOLDEN was set as a Research Program funded by several international research centers, quartered at Bocconi University, under the scientific supervision of Maurizio Zollo.
Works and discussions begun with the initial contributions from CROMA (Bocconi U.), the Department for Strategy and Innovation at WU Wien, the Northstar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise (University of Minnesota) and other generous participations also from Telecom Italia and Microsoft.
Since 2010 the research network has changed and expanded and it now includes the Center for Society and Organization (SnO) at HEC Paris as scientific co-leader.
GOLDEN is a non-profit association situated in Vienna, Austria. With its status as an association it is eligible to be partner in national and international research cooperations.