About me – Michela Cozza

I am a senior lecturer in Business Administration, specialised in organisation studies. My research focus is on organisational processes and technological innovation. In particular, I am interested in studying sociomaterial aspects of technologies and how they affect organisational life. This means that my studies are informed by a processual perspective on organisational phenomena.

I conduct my research activities according to a participatory approach by applying qualitative methods. A special attention to interdisciplinarity and ethics characterises my work. I teach in Organisation and Management. I joined MDH in 2016. 

My theoretical background refers to organisation theory and science and technology studies. I earned my degree in Sociology (summa cum laude) and my PhD in Information Systems and Organizations from the University of Trento (Italy). I worked in the Department of Sociology and Social Research (2003–2013) as well as in the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (2014–2016) of the same university. Since 2014, I am active in designing, planning, and conducting research projects on assistive technologies by applying a human-centred perspective.

I am a member of the NMP research group – the second largest group in Industrial Economics and Organization of MDH. I am also an active member of several international scientific associations such as the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) and the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT). 

My Primary Research Areas

  • Science, Technology and Innovation 
  • Organisational practices
  • Social construction of body and gender in organizations
  • Gender Studies

Selected Publications

Cozza M., De Angeli, Tonolli L., (2017) “Ubiquitous technologies for older people”, Special Issue on“Histories of Ubicomp”, Personal & Ubiquitous Computing (DOI 10.1007/s00779-017-1003-7).

Cozza, M. (2011) “Bridging Gender Gaps, Networking in Computer Science”, Gender, Technologyand Development, vol. 15, n. 2, pp. 319-337 (SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-80052397685) (ISSN: 0971-8524).

Cozza, M. (2008) “Narratives on platform: stories for women in computer science”, Special Issue on ”Narrative and interactive learning environments”, International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning, vol. 18, n.2, pp. 197-213 (SCOPUS: 2-s2.0- 40249105872) (ISSN: 1560-4624).

Cozza, M. (2015) “VEGA-VEnice GAteway for Science and Technology park : it is a generative infrastructure?”, in Augusto Cusinato and Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos (Eds.), Knowledge-creating Milieus in Europe: Firms Cities and Territories, Springer, Berlin, pp. 139-156 (ISBN: 978-3-642-45172-0).

Cozza, M. (2015) “From Science Parks to Infrastructures”, in Alessandro Mongili and Giuseppina Pellegrino (Eds.), Information Infrastructure(s). Boundaries, Ecologies, Multiplicity, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, pp. 282-306 (ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-6655-2) (ISBN-10: 1-4438- 6655-5).