Research Keywords

-Co-operative firm

-Medical Humanities


-Historical method and Organisation Studies

-Co-operative sector in China

-Philosophy of Time and History

-Organisation and Industrial Relations in Italy


Academic memberships

EGOS, European Group for Organizational Studies.

MIRS, Manchester Industrial Relations Society

EAEPE, European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy

ABH, Association of Business Historians

Member of the Editorial Board: Review of Social Economy (2012-2017), Review of Evolutionary Political Economy Associate Editor (2019-2022), Industrial and Commercial Training Journal (2020-).

Reviewer: Academy of Management Review; Organization Studies; Organization; Human Relations; Socio-Economic Review; Business History; Asia Pacific Business Review; Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management; International Journal of Co-operative Management; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; MRC, UK Medical Research Council; British Journal of Industrial Relations; Land Use Policy; Journal of Evolutionary Economics; Journal of Economic Surveys; Forum for Social Economics; UK Medical Research Council.

Research positions

2024        Local organizing committee, EGOS Colloquium, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca.

2022      Convener (with Barbara Quacquarelli and Federica Angeli) EGOS Colloquium, Vienna, sub-theme 48, Organization Studies and Medical Humanities.

2018-      Treasurer, Foundation for European Economic Development (FEED)

2017-       EAEPE Research Area coordinator: Critical Management Studies

2017-       Centre for Medical Humanities (Oxford Brookes), Member

2016-       Center for Decent Work (MMU), Associate Member

2016-       EAEPE Council co-opted and then elected member, Social Media and interdisciplinarity

2016    Chair, the 28th EAEPE Conference in Manchester (405 abstracts submitted, 275 papers presented, 315 participants, 77 sessions)

2014-17    EAEPE Research Area coordinator: Co-Operative Economy and Collective Ownership

2013        Visiting scholar at the University of Bergamo, Scuola internazionale di dottorato Formazione della persona e diritto del mercato del lavoro - ADAPT

2009-11    CIMO Visiting Scholar at the University of Helsinki, Mikkeli Campus.

2005-09    Researcher at Glocus, a Think Tank in Rome.

2003-06  Member of two Euro-Latin American Alfa research networks, financed by the European Union: “Social Economy and sustainable development” (Universidad de Deusto, Spain) and “Estudios Asociativos y Cooperativos” (Universidad de Chile, Santiago).

2002-08  Research fellow in Organisation Theory at the Department of Management and Law, University of Rome, Roma Tre.

2001-02    Research assistant at the Workshop for local sustainable development, University of Rome, Roma Tre, Faculty of Architecture and Economics.