Ferdinando Pennarola is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management and Technology at Università Bocconi.
His collaboration with SDA Bocconi began in 1986. He is the Director of SDA Bocconi GEMBA (Global Executive MBA). He is a Faculty member of the MBA Full time, EMBA, MFB and MISA. He is also a Faculty member of SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai (India).Every year, he leads several top executive workshops on change management issues for companies belonging to the following industries: banking and finance, healthcare and pharmaceutical, automotive and transportation, telecommunications and IT, tourism, fashion and luxury, oil and gas, media and entertainment, infrastructure building and development.He is the Program Director of major custom initiatives for top executives and senior leaders, operating globally.
His research activities focus on change management, organizational design, ICT – mediated innovation processes, management of professional organizations, responsible leadership and management consulting. Currently, he is investigating the management of change processes combined with the adoption of information technologies, within organizations and the economy at large.
He is the author of numerous books and articles on his topics of interest. His works have been published in Cutting Edge Technologies in Higher Education, the International Journal of Information Management, Information Systems and e-Business Management, the Journal of Management Education, Review of Managerial Science, among others.He has participated in numerous scientific/professional committees and commissions, such as the World Council of AIS (Association for Information Systems), Conference Chair of ICIS 2013 (International Conference of Information Systems). He was Chairman of the board of directors of ISBM (International Schools of Business Management) in London established by Harvard University to offer the ITP (International Teachers Programme), from 2005 to 2016. He was Delegate Rector for E-Learning at Università Bocconi from 2004 to 2012. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Graduate Business School of Florida University and a Visiting Professor at London Business School.
Ferdinando earned a degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management both from Università Bocconi. He also earned an ITP (International Teachers Programme) from the Centre HEC-ISA in Jouy-en-Josas (France).