Organizational diversity of Italian professionals

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.

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The territorial dimension of Social Innovation

In the Italian journal Meridiana, I published a new article taken from the EU Funded Project CRESSI entitled La dimensione territoriale dell’innovazione sociale. Il caso dei gruppi di acquisto solidale“. The article studies the impact of the geographical context on the activities of the Solidarity Purchasing Groups, which I already defined as one of the most interesting cases of social innovation in alternative food networks in Italy. (more…)