Chair in Management, School for Business and Society
Federica is a Professor in Management at the School for Business and Society, University of York. Prior to that, she was Philip Eijlander Associate Professor in Global Management of Social Issues at the Department of Organization Studies at Tilburg University. She also held positions at Maastricht University (Care and Public Health Research Institute) and at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Federica completed her education at the University of Bologna, where she obtained a BSc and an MSc in Management Engineering (summa cum laude) and a PhD in Business Administration in 2009.
Federica’s research examines how business firms and hybrid organizational forms evolve and adapt to address complex societal issues, with a particular focus on inclusive healthcare delivery and poverty alleviation. By using an interdisciplinary, multi-level perspective at the intersection between organizational sociology and public policy, Federica’s research has investigated, for example, the complex interactions of policy reforms with organizational strategies in the healthcare and biopharmaceutical sector; the effectiveness of multi-strategy policy interventions in improving maternal and child care indicators in emerging contexts; the influence of organizational culture in shaping patient-perceived quality of health service; the role of inter-organizational collaborative networks in defining patient outcomes; and the emergence of new organizational forms, such as social entrepreneurship in the education sector. To understand these phenomena, Federica uses theoretical lenses such as organizational learning and organizational complexity. Her studies have examined several institutional environments, including Italy, the Netherlands, India, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Federica is a member 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 Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research and Academic Editor for PLOS One. Her work has been published in several leading journal in the organisation and health services research field, and has been recognized by several research prizes, awarded among others by the Academy of Management (Healthcare Management Division and International Management Division), Strategic Management Society, and Academy of International Business.