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 the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST). I am Book co-editor of Gender, Work & Organization journal; I am a certified facilitator of LEGO Serious Play.

My Primary Research Areas

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

Selected Publications

Benozzo, A., Carey, N., Cozza, M., Elmenhorst, C., Fairchild, N., Koro-Ljungberg, M., Taylor (2018) “Disturbing the AcademicConferenceMachine: Post-Qualitative Re-turnings”, Gender, Work & Organization DOI:10.1111/gwao.12260

Cozza M., Crevani, L., Hallin, A., Schaeffer, J. (2018) “Future ageing: welfare technology practices for our future older selves”, Futures. The journal of policy, planning and futures studies, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2018.03.011

Gherardi, S., Cozza, M., Poggio, B. (2018) “Organizational members as storywriters: On organizing practices of reflexivity”, The Learning Organization, vol. 25, n. 2

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).