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Guido Fioretti

Associate Professor

Department of Management

Academic discipline: SECS-P/10 Organization and Human Resource Management

Curriculum vitae

CURRENT  POSITION: Lecturer of Organization Science at the University of Bologna, Department of Management Science.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Social and cognitive sciences in individual and collective decision-making.

TOOLS:  Agent-based models, mathematical network analysis, neural networks, evidence theory, cognitive maps.




Personal Data:

Born in Terni (Italy) on 23.01.64. Conscription: Civil Service with Caritas.


Foreign Languages:

Good command of English (IELTS 7.5/9) and German (KDS), basics of French.


Programming Languages:

C/C++/ObjC, Gauss, Java, NetLogo, Pascal.



In Electronic Engineering with a thesis on mathematical economics, at Rome University “La Sapienza” on July 15th, 1991. Marks average: 25/30. Thesis mark: 10/10. Graduation mark: 102/110.


Other Courses:

1.      Economic Theory for 1st-year PhD students, Rome University “La Sapienza”  1991/92.

2.      Theories and Mathematical Models for Systems Analysis and Control, Rome University “La Sapienza” 1992/93.

3.      Seminars on Organizational Action, University of Milan 2006/07 and 2008/09.



In Political Economy at Rome University “La Sapienza”, Nov. 1st 1991 to Nov 11th 1995. Financial support by “La Sapienza”. Years 1994 and 1995 at the University of Stuttgart (Dep. of Economics + Dep. of Physics).


Summer Schools:

1.      International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Laxenburg, Young Scientists Summer Program. June 1st to Aug 31st 1996.

2.      Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, Complex Systems Summer School. May 31st to June 26th 1998.

3.      International Centre for Theoretical Physics. Trieste, EXYSTENCE Thematic Institute (networks, dynamics, sociophysics and economics). May 6th to June 1st, 2002.

4.      Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems. Dresden, EXYSTENCE Thematic Institute (from many-particle physics to multi-agent systems). August 1st to September 4th, 2004.

5.      University of Bologna and University of Groningen. Bertinoro, Longitudinal Network Analysis with SIENA. July 11th to 15th, 2011.


Post-Doctoral Funded Research :

·        On the use of neural networks to model investment decision-making. University of Stuttgart (Dep. of Economics + Dep. of Physics). Two CNR–DFG joint fellowships, Sept 15th to Dec 14th 1995 and Sept 15th to Dec 14th 1996.

·        Economic entries of the Lexicon of Complexity. INO, Florence, 1996.

·        Historical origin of non-numerical probabilities. Post-doc fellowship at the University of Florence. Jan 15th 1997 to Jan 14th 1999.

·        Mathematical models of information exchange. University of Stuttgart, lecturer Jan 15th 1999 to July 31st 1999 and CNR-DFG joint fellowship Sept 1st 1999 to Nov 30th 1999.

·        The structure of information fluxes in Prato. IASG, Florence, Dec 1st 1999 to July 31st 2000.

·        Agent-based modelization of information fluxes. ICER, Turin, Sept 1st  2000 to July 31st  2001.

·        Financial fragility and credit rationing. University of Siena, Feb 20th 2002 to Oct 20th 2003 and Jul 25th to Oct 26th 2004.

·        Bounded rationality constraints on the size of human groups. Consequences for organization science. Scuola Superiore S. Anna and CNR (Institute of Computer Science), Pisa, June 1st 2002 to May 31st 2003.

·        Modelization of strategic interactions in clusters of firms. Contract FIRB, University of Bologna, Dep. of Information Science and Dep. of Management Science, Nov 3rd 2005 to Sep 30th 2006.


Funds obtained as Lecturer:

·        PRIN 2008 (funded by the Italian Ministry of Scientific Research) on Network Analysis, coordinated by M. Meneguzzo, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.

·        Post-Doctoral position on Modelization of Productive Plants by means of Agent-Based Models, funded by University of Bologna, Dep. of Management Science with a contribution by the University of Turin, Dep. of Economics, Aug 2011 to Nov 2012.

·        Research funds provided by the University of Bologna depending on scientific productivity. Evaluations obtained since the system is in place (in a A-B-C-D scale): B, A, A, B, B.


Invited Papers at International Conferences and Workshops:

1.      Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. Workshop on the Methodology of Industrial Clusters Analysis. Rotterdam, May 3-4th,, 2002.

2.      University of Padua. Shackle's Heritage in Economics: Micro and Macro Aspects. Padua, May 19-20th, 2006.

3.      University of Bonn. Johannes von Kries' Conception of Probability, its Roots and Impact. Bonn, September 13-14th, 2012.


Teaching Experience:

1.      Microeconomics (in Italian). University of Turin, School of Communication Science,  2000/01.

2.      Organizational Decision-Making (in Italian). University of Bologna, School of Information Science, 2003/04 and 2004/05.

3.      Organizational Processes and Systems (in Italian). University of Bologna, School of Information Science, 2004/05 and 2005/06.

4.      Organization Science (in Italian). University of Bologna, School of Economics, 2006/07 to 2010/11.

5.      Human Resource Management (in English). University of Bologna, School of Economics, 2008/09 to 2011/12.

6.      Advanced Data Analysis (in German). University of Bolzano, School of Economics, 2010/11 to 2011/12.


Reviewer for:

·        Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory

·        Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation

·        Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

·        Journal of Management and Governance

·        Mind & Society

·        Organization Science

·        Structural Change and Economic Dynamics


Member of:

·        EAEPE (European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy)

·        EurAM (European Academy of Management)

·        ESSA (European Social Simulation Association)