Name MC Annosi PhD

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DescriptionUniversitair docent
OrganizationDepartment of Social Sciences
Organization UnitBusiness Management & Organisation
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OrganizationWageningen Economic Research
Organization UnitGreen Economy and Landuse


Maria Carmela Annosi is Assistant Professor of Innovation Management and Organizational Behavior at School of Social Sciences, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands. She is member of Research Centre in Business Transformation (ReBoot), LUISS Business School. She is co-founder of DigiMetis center of excellence on the analysis of socio-ecological systems in a digitalized era, inside Wageningen University and Research. She is Board Member of International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and IFAMA Europe. Previously Researcher in Organizational Learning and Innovation at Ericsson System Research, Ericsson Research, Ericsson, Sweden. PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Fellow in Economia and Gestione d’Impresa at LUISS Guido Carli University. She has been a visiting scholar at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Reviewer for International scientific journals and conferences such as Creativity Innovation and Management, Journal of Knowledge Management, British Food Journal and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. General Chairman of the International Conference WICANEM 2018. Member of the Technical Programme Committee and/or Session Chairman in several international conferences. She is co-responsible of the following courses: Organizational Behavior & Business Management and Technology and Business model innovation. Her research activities focus on the evolution of organization forms. She is striving for a new understanding of the organization, focusing on the complex systems, and networks of actors.



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  • She researches organizational design mechanisms, organizational processes by which actors- individuals, teams and organizations - initiate and implement change, develop new norms by breaking with existing ones. As organizations progressively embrace a hybrid organizing approach, her work aims to analyze the challenges they face and how they can be overcome. Most of her research has placed in organizational environment with high decentralized power and autonomy. But she is also recently focusing on the case of social enterprises that can be seen a laboratory for exploring the influence of network governance and social mechanism on actors’ motivation to initiate a change and cognitive abilities to drive change.
  • Through a deep understanding of structural embeddedness of the emergent network of actors she examines how social mechanisms coordinate and safeguard exchanges in networks, how values and norms enhancing coordination among autonomous units diffuse, and information about parties' behaviours and strategies that enhances safeguarding customized exchange are spread. In fact , structural embeddedness allows parties to use implicit and open-ended contracts for customized, complex exchanges under conditions of demand uncertainty, and it enables social mechanisms, such as restricted access, macroculture, collective sanctions, and reputation, to coordinate and safeguard exchanges. More in general, moving from traditional organization theory such us structures, goals, task segmentation, hierarchies, and boundaries she focuses more on social theory, emergence and the complexity science, emphasizing the management of tensions and adaptation, the value alignment through the analysis of layers of embeddedness and the exploration of emergence of network and the evolution of ecosystems.

  • BMO-26306 - Organisational Behaviour & Business Management
  • BMO-31306 - Advanced Business Research (ABR)
  • BMO-70424 - MSc Internship Business Management and Organisation
  • BMO-80424 - MSc Thesis Business Management and Organisation
  • BMO-80436 - MSc Thesis Business Management and Organisation
  • YSS-32306 - Technology and Business Model Innovation
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