Main research activities
Currently, I am part of a FP7 research project, ANCIEN, on Long-Term Care economics in Europe. In this project I am analyzing the quality and technological issues. Also, I am conducting two research projects related to Social Network Analysis: the first is a PRIN 2007 project funded by the Italian Ministry of Research about the knowledge sharing networks of pediatricians in Italy; the second is a self-funded project (with prof. Alessia Sammarra, Università dell'Aquila) on the link between social network analysis-based management research and practice (see this preprint paper).
Finally, I am conducting a research on the role of organizational identity in the management of US Catholic healthcare organizations with prof. Kenneth R. White from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Since April 2005 through August 2006 I was a post-doctoral research associate at NCSA in the project SONIC (Science of Networks in Communities). SONIC's general purpose was to apply Social Network Analysis and Simulation Models in order to help cybercommunities to achieve their goals.
In the first half of 2002 I was visiting research scholar at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). There I joined the Teclab and I was involved in the project Co-Evolution of Knowledge Networks and 21st Century Organizational Form.
I studied also supply chain networks by participating in a research project funded by MIUR (Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca) on Virtual Organizations.