Leonardo Caporarello is Professor of Practice of Organizational Behavior in the Leadership, Organization & Human Resources Knowledge Group at SDA Bocconi School of Management, and Adjunct Professor of Organization, Department of Management and Technology at Bocconi University.
He is the Delegate Rector for E-Learning at Bocconi University. Director of BUILT (Center for Innovation in Learning and Teaching) of the Bocconi University; Director of the SDA Bocconi Learning Lab (Educational Innovation Laboratory of the SDA Bocconi School of Management).
He is the coordinator of the Negotiation programs, and faculty member of the Global Executive MBA, and of the SDA Bocconi Asia Center (Mumbai, India). He is part of the faculty team of the following topics: leading and managing effective teams, negotiating successfully, dealing with difficult situations and people, leading organizational change initiatives, organizational (re)design. He has a long and wide experience in designing and teaching graduate and executive education programs – onsite, online, blended.
His main research activities focus on organizational behavior area. Currently, he is focusing on four main topics: designing effective online and blended learning experiences; managing organizational change initiatives (either macro or micro levels); leading teams in a co-located and virtual setting; analyzing and redesigning organizational structures and processes.
He is the author of a number of publications on the above topics. Among the latest: co-author of “E-learning effectiveness from a students’ perspective: an empirical study” (2018), Springer; co-author of “Let’s Learn Together: Team Integration Climate, Individual States and Learning Using Computer-Based Simulations” (2018), Springer; co-author of “Reimagine E-learning: a proposal for a 21st learning framework” (2017), Transactions on e-Learning 4(16).
He has been involved in several national and international conferences and committees, e.g. Track chair of the ItAIS (2016, 2017, 2018); Program Committee member of the ICAT2E (2017); Vice President for Technology-enhanced Learning (ItAIS, 2014); and Member of the Committee, and Digital Communication Chair at the International Conference on Information Systems (2013); Project Leader of the Global Integrative Module Project from 2013-2015. Leonardo has been Visiting Professor at the Keio University in Tokyo (Japan), Fudan University in Shanghai (China) and Visiting Scholar at the Michigan State University (USA).
He is a reviewer for some major international conferences and journals, e.g. ECIS, ItAIS, ICIS, Journal of eLearning and Knowledge Society. He is co/author of some online business simulations, developed with the SDA Bocconi Learning Lab.
He is the winner of the 2017 Rotman School of Management (Canada) “Teaching Award”; SDA Bocconi 2017 “Innovation in Teaching Award”; Global Forum for Education and Learning 2019 "Top 100 Leaders in Education" Award.
He earned a Specialization in Leadership and Negotiation, Negotiating International Business Deals, Harvard Law School (Boston, USA); Ph.D. in Organization and Information Systems, LUISS University (Rome, Italy); Degree in Law and Business Administration, Bocconi University (Milano, Italy).