|Building: Babbio Center|
|School: School of Systems & Enterprises|
|Department: School of Systems and Enterprises|
My research activities can be positioned at the interface between Technology, Business and Society. The fundamental quest that I believe underlies most of my research work can be described with a single question: how can we design better socio-technical systems in a way that individual action can be aggregated so that the collective system behave in a more intelligent way?
More recently, I have been working intensively to investigate if and how online technologies can be used to do more than "just" sharing information. Can we do a better job in leveraging online interaction to help groups, organizations and communities to aggregate and store dispersed knowledge into a distributed and reusable memory? Can learning and innovation be enhanced by the availability of such a memory? How can we leverage large-scale collaboration to make society more innovative and entrepreneurial?
I apply my research work in particular to the study of organizations and business networks in fields including collective learning, group problem solving and team working, communities of practices and open innovation.
- Associate Professor of Engineering and Innovation management, School of Engineering, University of Naples Federico II (Italy)
- Visiting Research Professor of Engineering Management at the Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, USA)
- Visiting professor at the International Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Management, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)
- President of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB)
- Fulbright Research Visitor at the Center for Collective Intelligence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology