Curriculum Vitae

Giuseppe Soda is Dean of SDA Bocconi School of Mangement. He is Full Professor of the Department of Management and Technology at Bocconi University.

At SDA Bocconi, he was a member of the Management Committee of SDA Bocconi School of Management from 2001 to 2013, where he led the Research Division Claudio Dematté (from 2007 to 2013) and the Organization and Human Resources Management Department (from 2001 to 2006). He is the program director of numerous research projects and executive education programs for important national and international companies.

He is considered one of the topmost experts on Network Dynamics and he is among the scholars who have advanced organizational design methodologies by extending network analysis methods. His research activities have investigated the role of organizational set-up in different economic sectors, their alignment with the strategy and dynamics of internal and external networks of a company.

His scientific research is renowned internationally and it has been published on important academic journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management and Organization Studies. His research and teaching work at Bocconi University and SDA Bocconi has been recognized with many awards such as Award for Applied Research (2017), Award for Innovation in Executive Programs (2016), Award for Excellence in Research (2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008 and 2001). He was Visiting Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), Visiting Fellow at University Of Minnesota (Minneapolis) and Visiting Professor at IE Business School (Madrid). He serves on the editorial boards of international academic journals and he has been senior editor of Organization Science. He is currently vice-director of the magazine Economia & Management and is the editorial director of the book series Leading Management of SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is currently President of the Board of Directors of Legamiand member of the Board of Directors of Fondazione Adecco; he has been an independent member of the Board of Directors of Telecom Italia Media Broadcasting (as Chairman of the Compensation Committee) and of Sicurglobal S.p.A. He has played the role of advisor on reorganization process for important Italian and international companies.

Giuseppe obtained a Degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Business and Management from Bocconi University and pursued his post-doctoral studies at Carnegie Mellon University. He is married with two children.



  • Soda G., Switch on: la trasformazione Enel da monopolista domestico a leader globale, Egea, Milano 2011
  • Strategic Organization (a cura di Soda G.), Egea, Milano 2009
  • Soda G., Organizzazione: casi, Egea, Milano 2007
  • Organizzazione: teoria, progettazione e cambiamento (a cura di Soda G.), Ed. dell’edizione italiana di Gareth Jones, “Organization: Theory, Design and Change, Egea, Milano 2007
  • Artwork and network: reti organizzative per lo sviluppo dell’industria cultural (a cura di Salvemini S., Soda G.), Egea, Milano 2001
  • Ondoli C., Neri M., Soda G., Simulazioni di Negoziazione delle relazioni di lavoro, Roma 2000 
  • Soda G., <<Il processo di formazione delle alleanze strategiche: razionalità economica o sociale?>>, Organizzare a misura d’uomo (a cura di Bodega D.), McGraw-Hill, Milano 141-156, Selected Best paper
  • Soda G., <<Governing with Multiple Principals: An Empirically-Based Analysis of Capital Providers’ Preferences and Superior Governance Structures>>,  Corporate Governance and Firm Organization, pp 67-88, Oxford University Press, Oxford
  • Soda G., <<Il cinema e le tecnologie digitali>>,  Il cinema impresa possibile: la sfida del cambiamento per il cinema italiano (a cura di Salvemini S.), EGEA Milano, pp. 21-52
  • Artwork and Network: Reti organizzative per lo sviluppo dell’industria culturale (a cura di Salvemini S., Soda G.), Egea Milano
  • Soda G., Reti tra Imprese: modelli e prospettive per una teoria del coordinamento, Carocci Editore, Roma 1998
  • Soda G., Progettazione e strutture organizzative, ed ESTE, Milano 1996
  • Manzolini L., Soda G., Solari L., L’organizzazione snella: processi di cambiamento per innovare l’impresa, Etas 1995

Chapters in books (selection)

  • “Governing with Multiple Principals: An Empirically-Based Analysis of Capital Providers” Preferences and Superior Governance Structures”. in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization, pp 67-88, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006 (with A.Grandori)
  • "Rules as Mode of Economic Governance" in Morgan G. and Engwall L. Regulation and Organizations, Routledge London, 1999 (with A.Grandori and A.Usai)
  • “The  dark side of dense network: from embeddedness to indebtedness” in Networks and Industrial Competitiveness, pp. 276- 302 Routledge, London, 1999 (with A. Usai). Also translated in Chinese)

Articles in international journals

  • “A Network Perspective on Organizational Architecture: Performance Effects of the Interplay of Formal and Informal Organization”. Strategic Management Journal, 33(6): 751-771, 2012 (with Aks Zaheer)
  • “Genesis and Dynamics of Organizational Networks”, Organization Science, 23:434-448, 2012 (with G.Auhja and A. Zaheer)
  • “Think different? An investigation of network antecedents and performance consequences of creativity as deviation”. Strategic Organization, 10: 2 May 2012 (with Lorenzo Bizzi)
  • “Discovering the Topology of the Plausible: Counterfactual Analysis, Network Analysis and the Plausible Fit of Unobserved Organizational Configurations”. Strategic Organization  2012 (with Santi Furnari)
  • “The Evolution of Network Structure: Where do Sctructural Holes Come From?".  Administrative Science Quarterly, 45(1):1-94, 2009 (with A. Zaheer)
  • “Network Memory:  The Influence of Past and Current Networks on Performance” (2004) Academy of Management Journal 47(6): 893-906 (with A. Usai  and A. Zaheer)
  • "Inter-firm networks: antecendents, mechanisms and forms", Organization Studies, 16(2): 183-214 (with A. Grandori)
  • “The Paradox of Authentic Selves and Chameleons: Self-Monitoring, Perceived Job Autonomy and Contextual Performance”, British Journal of Management 22:324–339, 2011. (with Lorenzo Bizzi)
  • “Imitative Behavior: Network Antecedents and Performance Consequences”, Advances in Strategic Management, 25: 531-560, 2008 (with A. Carlone and A. Zaheer)
  • The management of firms  alliance network positioning: Implications for innovation”, European Management  Journal, 29(5): 377-388 , 2011
  • “The contribution of network research to management practice”, European Management Journal, 29(5): 321-344 , 2011. (with V. Chauvet, B. Chollet)
  • “A relational approach to organizational design”, Industry and Innovation, 132): 151-172, 2006 (with A. Grandori)
  • “Governance and organization design: a negotiation and network analytic approach”, Corporate Ownership and Control, Vol 6, 2009: 489-503. (with A. Grandori)
  • "The convergence of History, Organization and Networks: an introductory research note", European Yearbook of Business History, 2: 237- 244, 2000

Articles in national journals (selection)

  • “La progettazione dei sistemi di incentivazione del personale: un modello sperimentale”,  Economia & Management, 5, 2011
  • “Se l’impresa intercetta i movimenti sociali il processo vince sul prodotto”, Economia & Management, 2: 2011
  • “La progettazione dei sistemi di incentivazione del personale: un modello sperimentale”, Economia & Management, (con Emanuele Borgonovo e Laura Cavalli) 3: 2011
  • “Posizionarsi nella rete delle alleanze per generare innovazione”, Economia & Management, 6 2008
  • “Fannulloni o Disorganizzati: viaggio nella produttività che non c’è”. Economia e Management, 3, 2007
  • “Se la cattiva finanza affonda il capitale umano”, Economia e Management, No 6, Nov-Dic, pp: 1-8, 2005
  • “Talenti o brocchi? La selezione del personale e le performance aziendali”, Economia e Management, 2, marzo-aprile, pp: 97-108, 2004
  • “Licenziamenti e Valore: una ricerca empirica sulla relazione tra annunci di downsizing e quotazione azionaria”, Economia e Management, N.6 nov/dic pp. 85 – 99, 2002
  • "Rivoluzione tecnologica e inerzie organizzative", Sviluppo e Organizzazione, n.169 pp. 25- 41, settembre/ottobre, 1998
  • "Strategie Organizzative di Internazionalizzazione e Ruolo dell'Intervento Pubblico",  Sviluppo e Organizzazione,  n. 145 pp. 75-90 Settembre-Ottobre, 1994