PhD in Political Sociology, University of Firenze, 1992

Research Interests

Innovation Studies, Economic Sociology, Sociology of Development


Professor of Economic Sociology, University of Torino

President of the BA program in “Social and Political Sciences", , University of Torino

Director of the Advanced Master in Public Policy and Social Change, Collegio Carlo Alberto.

Selected Works

  • Sociology of Economic Innovation, Routledge, 2016;
  • Fab Labs in Italy: Collective Goods in the Sharing Economy, in “Stato e Mercato” n. 3, 2015, pp. 379-418 (with Cecilia Manzo)
  • Negotiating Local Development: The Italian Experience of “Territorial Pacts”in “Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy”, Vol. 28, n. 3, 2010, pp. 512-527