Silvia Cinque is a Lecturer in Organization and HRM at SDA Bocconi School of Management, and an Academic Fellow at the Department of Management and Technology at Università Bocconi. At SDA Bocconi Silvia conducts courses in Public Speaking, Business Ethics, and Cross Cultural Management. She is also part of the Diversity, Inclusion and Smart Working Lab, where she contributes to exploring questions around diversity.
Working between the academic field and business practices, she conducts research across the areas of organization and management theory, organizational behavior, business ethics, business and society, and social theory. Her scholarly interests include identity, power and politics, organizational culture, meaningful work and calling, gender, creative industries, and qualitative methods. She is currently working on three International research projects which address: i) the critical performativity of alternative organizations (e.g. theater); ii) the construction and the struggles of liminal identities in precarious and ambiguous organizational settings; iii) the transformations occurring in the workplace, in the era of the #MeToo movement, at the levels of language, policies and practices. For this last project she secured a grant issued by SDA Bocconi.
Her academic work has been published in leading management journals, such as Human Relations (FT50), Mangement Learning, and Culture and Organization. She also acts as an ad-hoc reviewer for Human Relations and Management Learning. Her articles have appeared in media outlets such as the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera, and in the magazine SDA Bocconi Insights. She is a Visiting Scholar at Lund University School of Economics and Management, Department of Business Administration (Sweden).
Silvia earned an MA in Human Resources and Knowledge Management from Lancaster University (UK) and a PhD in Management from Nottingham University Business School (Russell Group University, UK). Prior to gaining her PhD, she worked for several years as a communications manager in the architecture and design industry, and as an actress. As well as having an interest in arts, especially theater and films, Silvia is a solo-hiker and volleyball player.