Reality is made of two ontological perspectives: one is attributive and the other relational.
The former looks at the attributes of things, like weights, length, color, beauty, taste, etc., while the latter at the relationships connecting things, like the number of relationships, the closeness, the density, the similarity of patterns, etc.
Into the economic and business world, the former are, for instance, a company’s turnover, assets value, cash flow, size, export share, etc., while the latter are the number and types of links directly or indirectly connecting two or more companies, the length of the paths connecting them, the similarity of their
exchange patterns, etc.
To understand (and hopefully explain and predict) phenomena, we need both perspectives. We all have an intuitive perception of the relational dimension in which we are embedded, let say our group of friends or colleagues, the map representing the places where they are located, etc. We all know that, if we were
looking for a good expert about something, we would search into the network of our friends or colleagues and maybe ask them to search into their own network of relationships.
Knowledge is not exception: it is distributed into a network of topics, concepts and methods that follow vertical lines from a mother (or larger) topic to its derivation (specialization) and horizontal lines, which connect them in terms of some sort of similarity.
The knowledge that I developed during my life is not exception: the vertical relationships flow from Areas of Activities to Scientific Research, Training and Business, and so on.
Horizontal (lateral) connections are evidenced too, so that the navigator can grasp immediately (and maybe follow) from a topic to another one that is similar to that or jump into another vertical scientific derivation that have in common that same topic. Of course, the best candidates for such cross-knowledge are methods, but, besides them, there are also a lot of other lateral connections, that you will discover yourself.
All my published and unpublished papers are available for download. As well, all the presentations I did in public conferences and workshops.
Università dell’Aquila (University of L’Aquila)
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione e di Economia (DIIIE) (Department of Industrial Engineering, Information and Economics)
Via Giuseppe Mezzanotte, 67100 L'Aquila (AQ) Italy Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Web pages: www.luciobiggiero.com
Skype address: bertagordon
Full professor of Organization Theory and Design at the University of L’Aquila.
Member of the Doctoral course in Markets and Institutions for Development and Innovation at the University “La Sapienza” (Rome).
Business Organization (Department of Industrial Engineering, Information and Economics)
Analysis and Design of Inter-Organizational Networks (Department of Industrial Engineering, Information and Economics)
Business Analytics for Business Networks (Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science)
Other training experiences:
In the Doctoral course of the Department of Industrial Engineering, Information and Economics of the University of L’Aquila (Italy), he is responsible of a seminars cycle on epistemology and methodology of research.
He has been teaching Organization Theory and Design, Organizational Behaviour, Epistemology and Methodology of Social Research in the following Doctoral courses:
Economia e Organizzazione delle Imprese (Economics and Management of Firms), by Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”
Organizzazione, Tecnologia e Sviluppo delle Risorse Umane (Organization, Technology and Development of Human Resources), by Università degli Studi del Molise
Psicologia Cognitiva, Psicofisiologia e Personalità (Cognitive Psychology, Psychofisiology and Personality), by Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”.
For many years he has been teaching Organization Theory and Design, Local Production Systems, Knowledge Management in the following Masters:
Master in Business Administration, by LUISS University (Rome)
Master in Experts of International Trade and Management, by ICE (Italian Institute for Foreign Trade) Master in Human Resource Management, by University of “La Sapienza” (Rome).
During the last years he gave a course of 40h on Inter-firm networks and industrial clusters in the Master on Management and internationalization of inter-firm networks, held in the University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy).
Member of the Board of Directors and of the Scientific Board of CIRPS (Interuniversity Research Centre on Sustainable Development) (www.cirps.it). CIRPS is an Inter-University Centre through research, training, services and direct intervention on the territory aims to disseminate the principles internationally recognized as necessary to ensure sustainable development.
Director of the MEFOR Thematic Section of CIRPS (www.cirps.it), which aims to apply to socio- economic and environmental topics the following advanced methodologies: outranking methods of multicriteria decision making; social network analysis; dynamic network analysis (NK models); agent- based simulation models.
Member of the Scientific Board of ECONA (InterUniversity Research Center on Cognitive Computation in Artificial and Natural Systems) https://web.uniroma1.it/econa/, which collects 12 Italian universities in various research areas, among which: Psychology of cognitive processes, Neural Networks, Non-linear Dynamics.
Member of the Experts’ Group of MIUR (www.miur.it) (Ministry of Education University & Research).
Past memberships of scientific associations:
AIDEA (Italian Association of Management Studies)
AIEMS (Italian Association of Epistemology and Systems Methodology) AiIG (Italian Association of Engineering Management and Economics) AIRS (Italian Association for Systems Research)
AOM (Academy of Management)
BAM (British Academy of Management)
CIRPS (Interuniversity Research Centre on Sustainable Development) EGOS (European Group of Organization Studies)
ESSA (European Social Simulation Association) EURAM (European Academy of Management) ETSG (European Trade Study Group)
IASS (Italian Association for Sustainability Science) ICORE (International Conference on Reputation)
INSNA (International Network for Social Network Analysis) ISA (International Sociological Association)
RC51 (Research Committee on Socio-cybernetics) SDS (Systems Dynamics Society)
WINIR (World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research)
Associate Editor of the International Journal of Systems and Society Past Fields of Empirical Studies on the following sectors:
biomedicals, packaging machines, energy saving, oil.
Recent Fields of Empirical Studies on the following sectors:
Main fields of scientific interest:
Theory of Organization Design and Change Coordination Theory
Innovation Diffusion in Inter-firm networks and in Industrial Clusters Knowledge Creation and Transfer in R&D Collaboration Networks
(Inter-)Organizational Networks, especially Ownership Networks, Interlock Boards and Departments Local Production Systems
Organizational Impact of Socio-cognitive Factors Epistemology and Methodology of Organization Science
Formal Network Methodologies: Social Network Analysis, Boolean networks (NK-FL models), Agent- based Simulation Models
Previous and current involvement in EU projects
TACIS Project “Training and Developing Management and Economic Knowledge in Russia”, as teacher.
TSER Project (FP4) “The Self-organization of the European Information Society”, as coordinator of the Task 5.2
PHARE Project “ Participation in EU Networks: Preparation of Czech SMEs for EU Accession”, as consultant of the project coordinator.
IST-CPA5 Project (FP5) “Organizational Consequences of Email Introduction, Adoption and Diffusion”, as coordinator of the whole project.
RTD-IHP Project (FP5) “Industrial Districts’ Re-location Processes: Identifying Policies in the Perspective of EU Enlargement”, as coordinator of the Luiss partnership.
Participation to the following Italian Research Projects:
PRIN 2001-2003 on “Virtual Enterprise”, as coordinator of the research unit of the University of l’Aquila.
FIRB 2005-2008 on “Artificial societies for competition and collaboration: knowledge networks, corporate reputation and firm clusters. Building a user-enabling simulator”, as coordinator of the research unit of the University of l’Aquila.
PRIN 2006-2007 on “Territorial benchmarking: specific tools for the analysis of the performances and the competitiveness of local production systems”, as coordinator of the research unit of the University of l’Aquila.
Reviewer for the following journals: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice European Management Review
Human Systems Management
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation Journal of Business Research
Journal of Management and Governance Journal of Management Studies
Journal of Small Business Management
Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences Organization Studies
Resources, Conservation & Recycling Technology Analysis & Strategic Management
Author Impact Analysis (according to Google Scholar as reported by Harzing’s Publish or Perish methodology, www.harzing.com) h-index: 18; g-index: 41.
Publications in English: