Silvia Dello Russo is Associate Professor of OB, HRM and Organization in the Department of Business and Management at Luiss University, Rome, Italy. She sits in the editorial board of The International Journal of Human Resource Management and Work, Aging and Retirement. 

Before joining Luiss, Silvia held the position of Associate Professor at TBS Education (Toulouse, France) and of Assistant Professor at ISCTE (Lisbon, Portugal). Throughout her career, Silvia has been visiting researcher at WU (Austria), Aston Business School (UK), Catholic University of Sacred Hearth (Italy). Her research projects have been funded by FCT – Fundação para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (depending from the Portuguese Ministry of research) and SIOP Foundation (belonging to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the US). Her current research interests revolve around HR practices for development, motivation across the lifespan and interpersonal relationships in the workplace.

Elena Bruni is a Marie Curie Skłodowska fellow at WU Vienna at Institute for Organization Studies. During her career, she was a post-doc researcher at University at Padova (Economics Department) and at Ca’ Foscari University (Management Department). She also has been a visiting researcher at The Business School (formerly Cass) in London, UK.

Her research interests are focused on how linguistic and rhetorical processes stimulate institutional change. In particular, she focuses on the mechanisms in which metaphors and other rhetorical figures are used to ascribe legitimacy, and how different modes of communication (e.g., visual and written) may trigger or stifle collective action. She has recently co-authored a paper on the role of leadership in the digitalised world, and an AMR Dialogue paper titled Reconceptualizing Conceptual Engineering.

Cristiano Busco (Ph.D, Manchester Business School, UK) is Professor of Accounting and Integrated Reporting at the Department of Business and Management since November 2014.

Before joining Luiss, Cristiano has held faculty positions at the University of Siena, Italy; National University of Ireland, Galway; Babson College, Boston; Manchester Business School, United Kingdom; University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Currently, Cristiano is also part-time Professor of Accounting and Integrated Reporting at Roehampton University, London. Cristiano has also earned a Master degree from the Manchester Business School, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor degree in Economics and Banking Sciences from the University of Siena.

Cristiano has published articles in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Accounting Research, Journal of Management and Governance, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, Journal of Accounting and Change, Business Horizons as well as in professional journals such as the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Strategic Finance and Financial Management.

Currently Cristiano is on the Editorial Board of the following peer-reviewed journals: Management Accounting Research, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change.

Dr. Lakshmi Balachandran Nair is an Assistant Professor (Research) at the Department of Business and Management at Luiss University. Lakshmi’s work mainly focuses on the rigor, transparency, ethics, and impact of qualitative management research. Her other research interests include business ethics (ethical dilemmas in business, methodology in business ethics, etc.). Her articles are published in various academic journals (Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management Inquiry, Research Synthesis Methods, Scientometrics, M@n@gement, Qualitative Research in Psychology, to name a few). Lakshmi has also published case studies (with Sage Research Methods Cases and Sage Business Cases), book chapters (with Academic Publishing International), and a book (with Financial Times Press).

Regarding teaching, Lakshmi has coordinated and taught courses at Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. levels for universities in Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, and India. She also supervises and mentors Ph.D. candidates and organizes knowledge dissemination events at international conferences and universities. For her research and teaching, she has won several awards (Academy of Management Best Paper Award, British Academy of Management Best Full Paper Award, Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy Legate, ISS Emerging Scholar Award, ECRM Teaching Research Methods Excellence Award). She has also received multiple grants from Swiss National Foundation, USI Equal Opportunities Services, Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Utrecht University Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences.

Before joining Luiss, Lakshmi was an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, The Netherlands (2016-2020), and a Ph.D. candidate at Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland (2012-2016). During her Ph.D. candidacy, Lakshmi also spent time as a Visiting Scholar at Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany (2015-2016) and Hanken School of Economics, Finland (2014). Recently, she was also a Visiting Professor at Universita della Svizzera italiana (2019-2020).

Antonio Majocchi is Full Professor of International Business at Luiss University. He previously served as Full Professor of International Management and Dean of the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Pavia, as well as President of the Pavia Science Park, the University business incubator.

He publishes his researches in international journals like: Journal of World Business, Journal of International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, International Small Business Journal, International Business Review, Journal of Business Ethics.

He has taught strategy, international business and marketing at the University of Alcalà (Spain) the Management School of the Strasbourg University (France) and at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Fribourg (CH).
He has been a visiting scholar at D’Amore-McKim School of business (Northeastern University, Boston USA), the Department of Management of the King’s College (University of London) and at the Departamento de Dirección de Empresas “Juan José Renau Piqueras”, University of Valencia (Spain).

Ph.D. at Sapienza University of Rome, Antonio Daood is Research Fellow at the Department of Business and Management, Luiss University. His current research interests are focused on organizational change, business model innovation, and Made in Italy industries.

So far, he has been awarded several prizes for his academic career, such as the “Excellent Graduate Award” by Sapienza University of Rome, and the “Best Student Paper Award” by the University of Berkeley, California at the 6th World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC 2019).

His research has been published in the International Journal of Management Reviews, R&D Management, and International Journal of Innovation Management.

As President of Associazione Banco Alimentare Roma ODV, Antonio is strongly committed to the fight against hunger and food waste.

Cristina Alaimo is Assistant Professor (Research) in Digital Economy and Society at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome. She holds a Ph.D. in Management, Information Systems and Innovation from LSE – The London School of Economics and Political Science, London. Her research focuses on the innovation brought about by data-based services and their consequences for organizations and society. Cristina’s work has been published in journals such as The Information Society, Journal of Information Technology and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Cristina is currently Visiting Research Fellow at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, UK.

PhD Sapienza University – Irene Finocchi is a Professor of Computer Science at LUISS Guido Carli University. Before joining LUISS, she was an Associate Professor at Sapienza University of Rome and has been a visiting researcher at IT University of Copenhagen and AT&T Research Laboratories.

Her research interests are mostly on big data analytics, working at the intersection of programming languages and algorithmics. She is Associate Editor of the ACM Journal on Experimental Algorithms since 2014 and has served on the Steering and Program Committee of many major conferences in the fields of programming languages, systems, and algorithms. Besides top-notch conferences, her papers have appeared in journals such as ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems, ACM Transactions on Algorithms, ACM Journal on Experimental Algorithms, ACM Computing Surveys, and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering.

She is a co-winner of a Distinguished Paper Award at the 26th ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications, and has received several best-paper invitations to journal special issues and handbook chapters.

Jannis Kallinikos is professor of Organization Theory in the Department of Business and Management at Luiss University in which he holds the Cisco Chair on Digital Transformation and Data-Driven Innovation, and Professor in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

His research is on the impact of information and communication technologies on organizations and economic institutions, and draws on several social science fields, including organisation studies, innovation theory, sociology, communication theory and semiotics and information systems. He has published widely in Management, Information Systems and Sociology journals and written several monographs including The Consequences of Information: Institutional Implications of Technological Change, Edward Elgar, 2007, Governing Through Technology: Information Artefacts and Social Practice, Palgrave, 2011. He has together with Paul Leonardi and Bonnie Nardi co-edited Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World, Oxford University Press, 2012.

Professor Kallinikos is currently senior editor of the Journal of Information Technology and Associate Editor of The Information Society and member of the editorial board of Organization Studies. He has earlier served as senior editor for the Journal of the Association of Information Systems and the European Journal of Information Systems and as member of the editorial board of Organization.

Dr. Ian McCarthy is a Professor of Technology Management at Luiss. He visits from Simon Fraser University where he is a Professor of Technology and Operations Management. His research and teaching interests include operations management, change and innovation management, and social media. At Luiss he is working with colleagues on innovation and intellectual property management, and is interested in how Luiss supports innovation and entrepreneurship using initiatives such as its’ EnLabs.

Previously he was a faculty member at the Universities of Warwick and Sheffield, a Fulbright Scholar at Georgia Institute of Technology, and worked at Philips Electronics and Alcan. His research and teaching interests include operations management, change and innovation management, and social media. His research has been published in many top journals, including: Academy of Management Review, Industry and Corporate Change, California Management Review, Technovation, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, R&D Management, Business Horizons and OMEGA. My research has featured in other publication media, including The Economist Magazine, the Huffington Post, Business Insider and The Globe and Mail.

Ian also blogs about the management of innovation, operations and strategic change at It Depends.