Alberto Monti

Alberto Monti

Adjunct Professor, Cross-Cultural Negotiations

Ph.D. Management (highest grade), University of Bologna
M.Sc. Summa Cum Laude in Business Management, University of Bologna

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Alberto Monti is an Adjunct Professor and member of the Art, Science and Knowledge (ASK) Center at Bocconi University, Milano (Italy). From 2007-2009, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Stephen Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. His research focuses on the relationship between social identity and social networks in organizations, in particular on the mechanisms through which organizational identification and informal social relationships affect individuals’ attitudes and behaviors such as knowledge sharing, cooperation and strategic decision making. His works have been published in Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Management Decisions and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. He has taught classes in Decision Making and Negotiations, as well as in Organization Theory and Behaviors at undergraduate, graduate and MBA levels in different Institutions.

Before joining academia, Alberto managed his family’s business, planning and implementing a generational change after a discontinuity crisis, and developing a five year strategic plan to transform the family business from a mere importer and distributer of codfish and stockfish to an international company in food processing. He is also continuously involved in the private sector as an expert for applied research and consultant projects in companies ranging from the automotive to the manufacturing to the design industries.

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise:

Organization Theory & Organizational Behavior

Social Identity and Categorization Theory, Social Network Analysis, Knowledge Sharing, Cooperation, Decision Making, Creativity.

A current project investigates the determinants of knowledge exchange and leadership behaviors and their performance consequences at the individual, group and division level. Another project explores the role of narrative identity work in serial entrepreneurship in a cultural setting as a means to secure legitimacy and resources for different new ventures.

Professor Monti is an expert in designing engagement surveys and mapping informal social relationships within organizations.

Publications:

Barberio, V., Monti, A. (2015). Réseaux sémantiques et légitimé du discours organisationnel : une illustration ("Semantic networks and organizational discourse legitimacy : an empirical illustration"). Revue internationale de Communication sociale et publique, No 12: 7-25. ISSN 1913-5297.

Monti, A., Soda G. (2014). Perceived organizational identification and prototypicality as origins of knowledge exchange networks. In Daniel J. Brass, Giuseppe (Joe) Labianca, Ajay Mehra, Daniel S. Halgin, Stephen P. Borgatti (Ed), Contemporary Perspectives on Organizational Social Networks, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Volume 40, pp. 353-375. ISSN: 0733-558X/doi:10.1108/S0733-558X(2014)0000040018.

Monti, A., Bergami M. (2014). Interpersonal citizenship behaviors (ICB): the role of ICB attitude and members prototypicality. In John Humphreys (Eds), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (Vol. 2014, No. 1, p. 16717), Academy of Management. doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2014.238. Awarded for the “Best Paper Proceedings” by the Organizational Behavior Division.

Monti, A., Salvemini S. (2014). “The Barolo Brothers: Organizational Identity and Social Relationships as Strategic Decision-Making Drivers.” Special Issue on Management-Learning Case Writing, Discussion, and Impacts: Theory, Methods, and Practice Honoring the Contributions of T. Grandon Gill. Management Decision, Vol. 52(9): 1750-1781. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-10-2013-0559.

Monti, A. (2014). Meaning And Meaningfulness in the Psychological and Organizational Literature: A Conceptual and Empirical Examination. Paper published in the proceedings of the XV “Workshop dei Docenti e Ricercatori di Organizzazione Aziendale” (WOA): Organising for growth: theories and practices. Udine, March 26–28, 2014. ISBN: 13: 978-1502474896 (CreativeSpace-Uniud assigned); 10: 1502474891

Monti, A. (2013). Organizational Identification and Social Networks: A Complementary Role in Explaining Interpersonal Citizenship’ Attitude and Performance. Paper published in the proceedings of the XIV WOA: “Organizing in turbulent times: the challenges ahead”, pp 1 -12. Roma, July 30 – 31, 2013. ISBN: 978-88-6787-055-4.

Monti, A., Salvemini S. (2013). “The Barolo Brothers”: From Wine to Culture. A successful story of unconventional diversification. Business Case. The Case Centre, # 313-118-1.

Monti, A., Salvemini S. (2013). “The Barolo Brothers”: From Wine to Culture. A successful story of unconventional diversification. Teaching Note. The Case Centre, # 313-118-8.

Awards and Community Leadership:

2014 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings for the paper “Interpersonal citizenship behaviors (ICB): the role of ICB attitude and members prototypicality” (with Bergami M.). Awarded by the Organizational Behavior Division.