Call for Participants: The Medici Summer School in Management Studies

The Medici Summer School in Management Studies
Bologna, June 14-June 18, 2021

We are pleased to announce the organization of the 13th edition of the Medici Summer School in Management Studies for doctoral students and young researchers which will be held in Bologna, June 14-June 18, 2021. The school is organized and sponsored by Bologna Business School (University of Bologna), HEC Paris (Society and Organizations Research Center and the HEC Foundation), and MIT Sloan School.

The Summer School is designed to promote doctoral education and research organization theory and related fields (economic sociology, management studies, strategy) and contribute to the development of enlightened practice in the management of business organizations. The Summer School is a unique educational program for qualified doctoral students interacting with thought leaders in the management field who will share their knowledge and wisdom on frontier research topics.

The title of the 2021 edition is:

Cooperation in organizing and innovating

The Summer School combines lectures and research seminars by international scholars with an active engagement of participant students. Confirmed faculty members:

  • Delia Baldassarri (NYU)
  • Emilio Castilla (MIT)
  • Gino Cattani (NYU)
  • Rodolphe Durand (HEC Paris)
  • Alessandro Lomi (University of Italian Switzerland in Lugano)
  • Simone Ferriani (University of Bologna & City, University of London)
  • Claudine Gartenberg (The Wharton School)
  • Ray Reagans (MIT Sloan)
  • Arnout van de Rijt (European University Institute)
  • Ezra Zuckerman (MIT)

The school will be convened online by Bologna Business School. However, if it looks possible to convene at least some portion of the faculty and students in person, a blended approach could be contemplated (any in-person component would be in Bologna).

Application procedure           

Applications are welcome from current Ph.D. students in Management, Strategy, Organization Theory, Economic Sociology, and related disciplines from universities worldwide. Students for the Summer School will be selected in accordance with the quality of their doctoral curricula, research interests, and application materials.  Applications from students who have completed at least two years of doctoral training will be considered, with preference given to those who have satisfied their course requirements and exams but have not yet embarked on their dissertation research.  Applications from post-docs will also be considered.
There is no application or participation fee.

The deadline for applications is March 30th, 2021. Admitted candidates will be notified by April 25. A waiting list of other candidates will be established.

Full program and application details can be found at:


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