After receiving a degree in Biology from the University of Pavia, I moved to Vienna, Austria for a PhD in Genetics working on cancer genetics at the Institute of Molecular Pathology. After my PhD (1995-2000) I spent my post-doctoral fellowship at Cancer Research UK, in London, where I worked on the genetics of development (2000-2004). I then decided that it was time to shift to the social sciences, and, in order to gain new knowledge, I attended the Master in International Health Management, Economics and Policy (MIHMEP) at Bocconi University (2006). The course made me certain that studying public management and, in particular its applications to the healthcare sector, was exactly what I wanted to do.
Since 2023 Director, Center for Research in Health and Social Care Management (CeRGAS), SDABocconi School of Management
2018-2022 Academic Director, World Bachelor in Business (WBB), in collaboration with USC Marshall and HKUST
Since September 2015 Associate Professor in the Dept. of Social and Political Sciences (SPS), Bocconi University
Assistant Professor (2009-2015) in the Dept. of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University
Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Administration and Healthcare (2008-2009), Bocconi University
Since March 2006 Affiliate to the Center for Research in Health and Social Care Management (CeRGAS)
Healthcare management, policy and management issues related to innovations in healthcare, professional dynamics in healthcare organizations
Social control agents and the evolving definition of wrongdoing: the case of the gray area around the mafiaResearch in the Sociology of Organizations: Volume on Wrongdoing, misconduct, and scandals, Forthcoming
Maintaining strategic ambiguity for protection: struggles over opacity, equivocality and absurdity around the Sicilian MafiaACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, Vol. 64, No. 1, 1-37, 2021
When peers count: the effects on integrated type II diabetes care of communication within general practitioner-only subgroups in interprofessional primary care teamsHEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 44(1):67-78, 2017
How early implementations influence later adoptions of innovation: social positioning and skill reproduction in the diffusion of robotic surgeryACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 58, 1, 242-278, 2015
Multi-professional primary care units: what affects theclinical performance of Italian general practitioners?MEDICAL CARE RESEARCH AND REVIEW, 71, 4, 315-336, 2014
Sustaining Universal Health Coverage: The Interaction of Social, Political, and Economic SustainabilityVALUE IN HEALTH, 16,1, supplement, S34-S38, 2013
Implementing performance-based funding for health research: when governance and procedural fairness matterPUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 90: 313-334, 2012
I teach courses in management of public sector organizations, healthcare management and I qualitative research methods.