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Carlo Rizzi

My Research Philosophy

From Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities (1996):

Marco Polo describes a bridge, stone by stone.

"But which is the stone that supports the bridge?" Kublai Khan asks.

"The bridge is not supported by one stone or another," Marco answers, "but by the line of the arch that they form."

Kublai Khan remains silent, reflecting. Then he adds: "Why do you speak to me of the stones? It is only the arch that matters to me."

Polo answers: "Without stones there is no arch."

In organization studies, we often pay more attention to “the arch”– that led to social determinism - otherwise more to “stones” that influence our actions in everyday life – that led to technological determinism. But “to build a bridge” means to look at the equilibrium between “the arch” and “stones”. Social and material (artefacts and technologies) are to an organization as “arch” and “stones” are to a bridge.

Work experience 

Research

Phd students in Information System and Organization at Department of Sociology and Social Research of Trento, Faculty of Sociology. He is External Collaborator of Department of Computer and Management Sciences at University of Trento, Faculty of Economics. He currently deals with Health and Knowledge Management, his PhD research topics is medical protocols, standards and guidelines adoption and Evidence-Based Medicine. He collaborates  with Net-Economy Group at Department of Computer and Management Sciences and Advanced Institute of Management Research of  Liverpool on themes concerning the Organization of Science and Technology. His research interests are Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning, Innovation and Technology Transfer.

Recent publications:

Training

From 2007, Trainer of Management Consulting for professional learning of doctors, nurses and health mangers. Courses of Knowledge Management in health and Learning in health organization (ECM certified).

Consulting

From 2005, Consultant of national Association of Medical Diabetes (www.aemmedi.it ), IDF affiliated. 

Education

  • From 2008, doctoral school in Information System and Organization at Department of Sociology and Social Research of Trento, Faculty of Sociology.
  • 2005, Master Degree in Net-Economy, Technology and Management of  Information and Knowledge, at Faculty of Economics at University of Trento, 110/110 with Lode.
  • 2003, First Degree in Economics,  at Faculty of Economics at University of Bologna.       
  • 1998, Diploma in Accountant and Programmer at Commercial Technical Institute school of Rovigo.