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Professor Federica Angeli
Associate Dean for Research and Impact



Federica Angeli joined the School for Business and Society as Professor in Management in September 2019. Prior to that, she was Philip Eijlander Associate Professor in Global Management of Social Issues at the Department of Organization Studies at Tilburg University. Federica also held positions at Maastricht University (Care and Public Health Research Institute) and at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

Federica graduated from the University of Bologna, where she obtained a BSc and an MSc in Industrial Engineering (summa cum laude) and a PhD in Management in 2009. Her research focuses on organisational adaptation and learning to address complex societal issues, with a particular focus on inclusive healthcare delivery, poverty alleviation and societal resilience.

Federica is a member of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce, of the Academy of Management (Healthcare Management Division, Social Issues in Management Division) and of the European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS). She also serves as Academic Editor for PLOS One. Since 2015, she has co-convened a conference sub-track at the EGOS yearly Colloquium, to reflect on contemporary challenges facing healthcare organizations.

Departmental roles

Chair of the Departmental Research Committee

Director of Research



Federica’s research investigates how organisations design innovative practices and balance multiple objectives to address complex societal challenges, in particular equitable healthcare delivery and poverty alleviation. With a multidisciplinary, multi-method approach she has for example examined entrepreneurship dynamics in the healthcare sector, the effects of a multi-strategy healthcare reform in India on the reduction of health inequities; the challenges of healthcare delivery in resource-constrained settings, from a business model point of view, and from the perspective of healthcare professionals and disadvantaged communities; the sensemaking and learning challenges facing policymakers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her current research is looking to apply complexity-driven, socio-ecological approaches to understanding organisational learning in view of development and humanitarian challenges. Within this endeavour, her new book on “Organizing for Sustainable Development: Addressing the Grand Challenges” (co-authored with Jörg Raab and Ashley Metz - Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group) is upcoming in 2021. Federica’s research has examined (often comparatively) several geographical settings, including Italy, the Netherlands, India, the United States, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda. 

Federica work has been recognised with several awards, among others by the Academy of Management (Healthcare Management Division and International Management Division), by the Strategic Management Society, and the Academy of International Business. Her articles have appeared in leading academic journal in the management, social science, and health policy field, such as Social Science and MedicinePLOS OneHealth PolicyHealth Policy and PlanningRegional StudiesHealth Services ResearchOrganization & Environment, and Long Range Planning

Federica serves as Academic Editor of PLOS One and she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Available PhD research projects

Federica is currently supervising several doctoral students, who work on their PhD project both full-time and part-time, from various locations in the world. Doctoral projects that are either ongoing or have been recently completed address for example social entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan African education sector; organizational learning from performance feedback among Dutch secondary schools; multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable tourism in Ethiopia; cross-sector collaborations supporting social entrepreneurship and impact investing in the forestry sector.

Federica is accepting new doctoral students on topics of organisational learning, complexity and socio-ecological views related to global challenges, such as poverty alleviation, (health) system resilience, and equitable healthcare delivery. 

Ongoing research projects (selection)

SARA: Strengthening Antenatal Care Resilience in the face of Pandemics 

Lead: University of Maastricht. Partners: University of York, University of Ghana and University of Cape Town. Funded by Worldwide University Network

EScAPE: Evaluating Science Advice in a Pandemic Emergency. Lead: University of Colorado. Italy Case study team in collaboration with King’s College London

PROGRESS: Promoting responsible value chains in India for an effective contribution of the private sector to the SDGs (Lead: Dr Bimal Arora, Aston University)

Principal Investigator in the sub-project Organisational learning towards SDGs (ORLEANS)

Funded by Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC)



Selected publications

Articles in international peer-reviewed journals (selection)

Angeli, F;, & Kumar Jaiswal., Saumya Shrivastava (2022). Integrating poverty alleviation and environmental protection efforts : A socio-ecological perspective on menstrual health management. 

Angeli, F., & Montefusco, A. (2020). Sensemaking and learning during the Covid-19 pandemic: A complex adaptive systems perspective on policy decision-making. World Development, 136, 1–4.

Angeli, F., Raab, J., & Oerlemans, L. (2020). Adaptive responses to performance gaps in project networks. In T. Braun & J. Lampel (Eds.), Research in the Sociology of Organizations (Research i, Vol. 67, pp. 153–178). Emerald Group Publishing.

Das, M., Angeli, F., & Schayck, O. C. P. (2020). Understanding self‐construction of health among the slum dwellers of India: a culture‐centred approach. Sociology of Health & Illness, 42(5), 1001–1023.

Westra, D., Angeli, F., Kemp, R., Batterink, M., & Reitsma, J. (2020). If you say so: A mixed-method study of hospital mergers and quality of care. Health Care Management Review, In press.

Tietschert, M. V., Angeli, F., van Raak, A. J. A., Clark, J., Singer, S. J., & Ruwaard, D. (2019). Can organisational culture of teams be a lever for integrating care? An exploratory study. International Journal of Integrated Care, 19(4).

Angeli, F., Raab, J. Organizing for Sustainable Development. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. In preparation, forthcoming 2020

Goel, S., Angeli, F., Dhirar, N., Sangwan, G., Thakur, K., Ruwaard, D. (2019). Factors affecting medical students’ interests in working in rural areas in India-a qualitative enquiry. 14(1): e0210251.

Angeli, F., Ishwardat, S. T., Jaiswal, A. K., Capaldo, A. (2018). Socio-cultural sustainability of private healthcare providers in an Indian slum setting: A bottom-of-the-pyramid Perspective. Sustainability, 10(12): 4702.

Černauskas, V., Angeli, F., Jaiswal, A. K., & Pavlova, M. (2018). Underlying determinants of health provider choice in urban slums: Results from a discrete choice experiment in Ahmedabad, India. BMC Health Services Research, (In press).

Curvers, N., Pavlova, M., Hajema, K., Groot, W., & Angeli, F. (2018). Social participation among older adults (55+): Results of a survey in the region of South Limburg in the Netherlands. Health and Social Care in the Community26(1).

Das, M., Angeli, F., Krumeich, A. J. S. M., & Van Schayck, O. C. P. (2018). The gendered experience with respect to health-seeking behaviour in an urban slum of Kolkata, India. International Journal for Equity in Health17(1).

Das, M., Angeli, F., Krumeich, A. J. S. M., & van Schayck, O. C. P. (2018). Patterns of illness disclosure among Indian slum dwellers: a qualitative study. BMC International Health and Human Rights18(1), 3.

Goel, S., Angeli, F., Dhirar, N., Singla, N., & Ruwaard, D. (2018). What motivates medical students to select medical studies: A systematic literature review. BMC Medical Education

Latten, T., Westra, D., Angeli, F., Paulus, A., Struss, M., & Ruwaard, D. (2018). Pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers: Going beyond the gift – An explorative review. PLoS ONE

Tietschert, M. V., Angeli, F., van Raak, A. J. A., Ruwaard, D., & Singer, S. J. (2018). Cross-Cultural Validation of the Patient Perception of Integrated Care Survey. Health Services Research53(3).

Gupta, M., Bosma, H., Angeli, F., Kaur, M., Chakrapani, V., Rana, M., & Van Schayck, O. C. P. (2017). A mixed methods study on evaluating the performance of a multi-strategy national health program to reduce maternal and child health disparities in Haryana, India. BMC Public Health17(1).

Gupta, M., Bosma, H., Angeli, F., Kaur, M., Chakrapani, V., Rana, M., & Van Schayck, O. C. P. (2017). Impact of a multi-strategy community intervention to reduce maternal and child health inequalities in India: A qualitative study in Haryana. PLoS ONE12(1).

Gupta, M., Angeli, F., Bosma, H., Prinja, S., Kaur, M., & van Schayck, O. C. P. (2017). Utilization of Intergovernmental Funds to Implement Maternal and Child Health Plans of a Multi-Strategy Community Intervention in Haryana, North India: A Retrospective Assessment. PharmacoEconomics – Open

Mascia, D., Pallotti, F., & Angeli, F. (2017). Don’t stand so close to me: competitive pressures, proximity and inter-organizational collaboration. Regional Studies51(9), 1348–1361.

Westra, D., Angeli, F., Carree, M., & Ruwaard, D. (2017). Coopetition in health care: A multi-level analysis of its individual and organizational determinants. Social Science and Medicine186

Westra, D., Angeli, F., Carree, M., & Ruwaard, D. (2017). Understanding competition between healthcare providers: Introducing an intermediary inter-organizational perspective. Health Policy121(2), 149-157.

Angeli, F., & Maarse, H. (2016). Private capital investments in health care provision through mergers and acquisitions: from long-term to acute care. International Journal of Health Planning and Management31(4).

Angeli, F., & Jaiswal, A. K. (2016). Business Model Innovation for Inclusive Health Care Delivery at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Organization and Environment29(4).

Goel, S., Angeli, F., Bhatnagar, N., Singla, N., Grover, M., & Maarse, H. (2016). Retaining health workforce in rural and underserved areas of India: What works and what doesn’t? a critical interpretative synthesis. National Medical Journal of India29(4).

Goel, S., Angeli, F., Singla, N., & Ruwaard, D. (2016). Development and validation of the motivations for selection of medical study (MSMS) questionnaire in India. PLoS ONE11(12).

Gupta, M., Angeli, F., Bosma, H., Rana, M., Prinja, S., Kumar, R., & Van Schayck, O. C. P. (2016). Effectiveness of multiple-strategy community intervention in reducing geographical, socioeconomic and gender based inequalities in maternal and child health outcomes in Haryana, India. PLoS ONE11(3).

Tietschert, M. V., Angeli, F., van Raak, A. J. A., Singer, S. J., & Ruwaard, D. (2016). Translating the patient perception of integrated care survey to measure integrated care in The Netherlands: Combining equivalence and contextualization approaches for optimal results. International Journal of Integrated Care16(July-September).

Westra, D., Angeli, F., Jatautaitė, E., Carree, M., & Ruwaard, D. (2016). Understanding specialist sharing: A mixed-method exploration in an increasingly price-competitive hospital market. Social Science and Medicine162, 133–142.

Westra, D., Wilbers, G., & Angeli, F. (2016). Stuck in the middle?. A perspective on ongoing pro-competitive reforms in Dutch mental health care. Health Policy120(4), 345–349.

Angeli, F., & Jaiswal, A. K. (2015). Competitive Dynamics between MNCs and Domestic Companies at the Base of the Pyramid: An Institutional Perspective. Long Range Planning48(3), 182–199.

Drew, B., Angeli, F., Dave, K., & Pavlova, M. (2015). Impact of patients’ healthcare payment methods on hospital discharge process: evidence from India. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, n/a–n/a.

Gupta, M., Angeli, F., Van Schayck, O. C. P., & Bosma, H. (2015). Effectiveness of a multiple-strategy community intervention to reduce maternal and child health inequalities in Haryana, North India: A mixed-methods study protocol. Global Health Action8(1).

Mascia, D., Angeli, F., & Di Vincenzo, F. (2015). Effect of hospital referral networks on patient readmissions. Social Science and Medicine132

Sengupta, A., Angeli, F., Syamala, T. S., Dagnelie, P. C., & Schayck, C. P. V. (2015). Overweight and obesity prevalence among Indian women by place of residence and socio-economic status: Contrasting patterns from “underweight states” and “overweight states” of India. Social Science and Medicine138

Westra, D., Angeli, F., Carree, M., & Ruwaard, D. (2015). Understanding competition between healthcare providers: Introducing an intermediary inter-organizational perspective. Health Policy121(2), 149–157.

Angeli, F., Grandi, A., & Grimaldi, R. (2014). Directions and Paths of Knowledge Flows through Labour Mobility: A Social Capital Perspective. Regional Studies48(11).

Angeli, F. (2014). With the help of a foreign ally: Biopharmaceutical innovation in India after TRIPS. Health Policy and Planning29(3), 280–291.

Sengupta, A., Angeli, F., Syamala, T. S., Van Schayck, C. P., & Dagnelie, P. (2014). State-wise Dynamics of the Double Burden of Malnutrition among 15–49 Year-old Women in India: How Much Does the Scenario Change Considering Asian Population-specific BMI Cut-off Values? Ecology of Food and Nutrition53(6).

Mascia, D., Angeli, F., & Di Vincenzo, F. (2013). Effect of Hospital Referral Networks on Appropriateness of Hospitalization Decisions: A HLM Analysis. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings2013(1), 15985.

Angeli, F., & Maarse, H. (2012). Mergers and acquisitions in Western European health care: Exploring the role of financial services organizations. Health Policy105(2–3).

Angeli, F., & Grimaldi, R. (2010). Leveraging Offshoring: The Identification of New Business Opportunities in International Settings. Industry & Innovation17(4), 393–413.


Garbuio M., Angeli F., Wilden R., Mascia D. 2018. Healthcare Entrepreneurship. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Book chapters

Angeli, F., & Westra, D. (2018). Competition and Institutional forces in healthcare: the case of the Netherlands. In R. Wilden, M. Garbuio, F. Angeli, & D. Mascia (Eds.), Healthcare Entrepreneurship (pp. 46–64). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Angeli, F., & Westra, D. (2018). Delivering Value in the Healthcare Sector Through the Lens of Hybrid Organizing. In Entrepreneurship in Healthcare. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Gruiskens, J., Ormiston, J., Angeli, F., & Van Schayck, O. C. (2018). The Antecedents of Social Entrepreneurship. In R. Wilden, M. Garbuio, F. Angeli, & D. Mascia (Eds.), Healthcare Entrepreneurship (pp. 221–258). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Karali, E., Angeli, F., Sidhu, J. S., & Volberda, H. (2018). Understanding Healthcare Innovation through a Dynamic Capabilities Lens. In R. Wilden, M. Garbuio, F. Angeli, & D. Mascia (Eds.), Healthcare Entrepreneurship (pp. 108–143). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Angeli F., John P. (2018). NGOs: Current Scenario and Future Challenges in Delivering, Funding and Innovating Healthcare Services, in S. Goel, A.K. Aggarwal (eds.), Essentials of Health Management. New Delhi: Oxford University Press India. Forthcoming

Westra D., Angeli F., Carree M., Ruwaard D. (2015). Bestuurlijke dubbelrollen: Natuurlijke bestuursstructuur of doorn in het oog van de governance code? In Governance en het publieke belang in de zorg, Nederlandse Vereniging van Toezichthouders in Zorg en Welzijn (NVTZ).

Westra, D., Angeli, F., Carree, M., & Ruwaard, D. (2016). Does Price Competition Drive Cooperation in Health Care? A Stochastic Actor Oriented Model Analysis. Academy of Management Proceedings2016(1), 12839.


Angeli F., Lega F. 2013. Reference Networks in Italy. In Palm W., Glinos I., Garel P., Busse R., Rechel B., Figueras J. Building European Reference Networks in Healthcare.  London, UK: European Observatory of Health Systems and Policy, WHO.

Full publications list








Other teaching

Federica has designed and taught a variety of modules in the field of healthcare management and management for social issues, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her courses have covered topics such as hybrid organizations, interventions theories and tools for wicked problems, strategic management, leadership and organizational change in healthcare, research methods, global health management. At Tilburg University, she led the design and acted as Academic Director of the Masters specialisation in Global Management of Social Issues. While at Maastricht University, she was Deputy Director of the Masters in Health Policy, Innovation and Management. She holds a University Teaching Qualification from Maastricht University, where she also obtained a qualification for problem-based learning teaching. 

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Subject Group

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