Roberto Dandi

Short bio

Hi! My name is Roberto Dandi, 39 years old, Italian. I am an Assistant Professor of Management at Luiss Guido Carli where I study new methods and technologies for the improvement of healthcare and public organizations. I also work at Luiss Business School as a teacher and coordinator in the development of new training initiatives for the Healthcare Area such as the Executive Master in Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Administration. Since March 2009 I am an Adjuct Professor at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, on Information Systems Management. On 2004 I obtained my PhD in Organizational Behavior at Università degli Studi del Molise (Campobasso, Italy). The dissertation dealt with the relationship between email use and participation in decision making in organizations. Currently I live in Rome, Italy. Previously I worked at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) and at Università degli Studi de L'Aquila (L'Aquila, Italy).

My research interests

Broadly speaking my main research interest is to assess the organizational and social consequences of information and communication technologies. I firmly believe that we are witnessing a revolutionary era for all the social sciences because of the spread of technologies providing new ways for coordinating people and for integrating information and knowledge

In particular, I focused my attention so far on Business Process Reengineering, Knowledge Management, Computer-Mediated Communication, Information System Management, Social Network Analysis, Text Analysis, Organizational Simulations, Cyberinfrastructure/ e-Science, Healthcare Information Systems. See a map of my interests based on the titles of my papers. 


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 2004 and 2005 I worked on a project, funded by Osservatorio FILAS, aimed to the identification of inter-organizational knowledge networks in the Aerospace, Information Technology and Telecommunications industries of the Region of Lazio, Italy.

From May 2001 through October 2003 I was involved as researcher in the EU-funded (FP5-IST) research project COMMORG on the organizational consequences of email introduction and diffusion.

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.