Massimo Magni is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management at Università Bocconi where he is also the Director of the MSc in International Management. Since January 2021 he has been Faculty Deputy of the Leadership, Organization & Human Resources Knowledge Group at SDA Bocconi.
At SDA Bocconi, he was the Director of the Organization and Human Resources Management Department. His academic work and professional commitments are aimed at supporting company leaders in developing a team-oriented and collaborative culture, and he has conducted numerous organizational behavior and leadership workshops as well as research and education projects in Europe, the Middle East and North America.
He has directed and conducted numerous research, education and consulting projects with UniCredit, Bank of Italy, European Central Bank, ENI, Prysmian, Barilla, and many others.
His research activities focus on leadership and teams with a specific focus on collaboration in dispersed settings and virtual teams. His current research focuses on the role of technology in shaping leadership styles and in fostering team member collaboration. Moreover, his studies on the use of mobile technology are aimed at providing a better understanding of how firms and individuals can reap the benefits of ICT (e.g. productivity, agility) while alleviating the drawbacks (e.g. stress, work-family conflict). His work has been published in major academic journals and his research results have been reported in managerial magazines such as MIT Sloan Management Review, World Economic Forum Agenda, Harvard Business Review (Italian edition), Forbes, and Bloomberg. He has also appeared on radio and TV shows to comment on managerial topics and to present the results of his research.
Massimo earned a PhD from LUISS University and an International Teachers Program from the Kellogg School of Business (Northwestern University, Chicago) and was a visiting PhD at the University of Maryland. He is an Associate Coach at Columbia University, New York.