Claudia Manca

Claudia Manca




KTH - Stockholm


UPM - Madrid



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Claudia is a PhD candidate at the Department of Industrial Economics and Management (INDEK) in the European Doctorate in Industrial Management programme (EDIM), mostly based in the Royal Institute of Technology (Home University) and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Host University).
Her current research interests involve leadership roles and their convergence with organizational practices, digital innovation management and workplace design, to enhance organizational and individual performance across the organization and quality of work.
Claudia holds a M.Sc. with honour in Management Engineering from Tor Vergata, University of Rome, and a B.Sc. in Information Engineering from La Sapienza, University of Rome. In 2014, she was awarded an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) fellowship and joined EDIM programme.
Claudia has a two-year experience as a Research Fellow at Politecnico di Milano, within the Department of Management Engineering. As a researcher, she collaborated with the Observatories on Digital Innovation, a continuative research initiative promoted by the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano to create awareness and spread digital innovation themes among companies, performing surveys, case studies, workshops and market analyses. Besides academia, Claudia has worked for three years as a strategic advisor to mainly ICT companies on improving their offering, market positioning, operations and channel effectiveness.

Current research:

•    New work organization paradigms that promote workforce development and regeneration, i.e. “Smart Work”
•    Team Leadership and its evolution among organizational change processes
•    Facilitating roles that emerge and are needed in the transition from a traditional to an agile/lean work structure

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