Whenever I present a paper in an international conference, I always struggling with communicating successfully the peculiarity of the Italian professionalism in the right way. But, at the end all my struggle can be resumed in a single (very simple) difference: the small dimensions of the Italian professional enterprises. This is the topic and the main argument of the paper which I just published with R. Cucca in the Canadian Review of Sociology: what are the organisational implication of freelance professionalism? what is its impact on the welfare of professionals? The article is entitled “Small Is Beautiful? Emerging Organizational Strategies among Italian Professionals” and it can be accessed in read-only version at this link.
Monday October 30th, I have ben discussant in the seminar “Public sector reform and its impact on the professional identity of teachers” organized at the IGOP/UAB with the participation of Wiljan Hendrikx, PhD student at the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands. (more…)
The Italian Journal CAMBIO is promoting a special issue entitled “Varieties of Professionalism in a Globalising World: New Theoretical Perspectives and Analytical Approaches“. The issue is co-edited with Andrea Bellini (Università di Firenze) and it is scheduled for the issue 2/2018. (more…)
Call for Short Papers: EGOS Standing Working Group (SWG 08) on “Management, Occupations and Professions in Social Context”
In the next 34th EGOS I will be coordinating the call for short papers for the Standing Working Group 8 on “Management, Occupations and Professions in Social Context: The Emergence of New Professions and their Impact on the Established Field” together with D. Muzio (Newcastle University, United Kingdom) and T. Reay (University of Alberta, Canada). (more…)
The precariousness of knowledge workers (Part 2): forms and critiques of autonomy and self-representation
The journal Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation has published the second special issue on the precariousness of knowledge workers. It is entitled The precariousness of knowledge workers (Part 2): forms and critiques of autonomy and self-representation and it is edited by A. Murgia (University of Leeds), E. Armano and me.