The Department of Management carries out pure and applied research in all major fields related to management studies, with an openly interdisciplinary approach and a close connection with the economic and social composition of Venice and Italian territory. 

DMAN's research Laboratories and Centres develop studies on typical industrial fields and supply chain of the Italian economic system, such as art and culture, tourism, agro-food, industrial networks, automotive and mobility.

Research topics

DMAN stands out for excellence in research on international, national and local level with higher scientific publications standards.

Our main pure and applied research topics are: innovation and entrepreneurship, strategic innovation, internationalization, industrial relations, labour law, analysis of business performance and accounting, new business models and sustainability, data analysis and digitization, arts management, organization and enterprise networks. 

Publications catalogue

The publications catalogue collects the information from ARCA [ITA], the institutional open-access archive of Ca’ Foscari scientific production. It is also accessible from cerCa, the Ca’ Foscari bibliographic platform.

Research Laboratories and Centres

Thanks to the expertise of research Laboratories and Centres, run by professors and researchers specialised in different disciplines, DMAN supports companies through commission research and projects aimed to deepen businesses' strategic areas. 

DMAN also carries out international and European research projects in cooperation with public and private bodies.

Working in research

PhD in Management

PhD Degree is the highest level of academic education. It is a limited admission degree programme and lasts for at least three years. It allows graduates to develop methods and skills to pursue highly qualified research.

Research fellowships and grants

Short-term research fellowships allow Master’s Degree graduates to pursue short-term research (less than 12 months normally) including them in existing projects and research groups.

Research grants allow Master’s Degree graduates and PhDs to pursue research activities at the university or in the projects offered to the candidates.

Discover all the other opportunities of international recruitment at Ca’ Foscari: our University is highly committed in achieving excellence in research, developing international partnerships and funding new talents.

Research projects

The Department periodically highlights in this page some of the main ongoing research projects, at a national or international level.

COPE (Change, Organizational Plasticity, and Evolution)

Researchers: Andrea Collevecchio, Marco Li Calzi, Massimo Warglien (coordinator) , Length: 48 mesi (until 31/12/2018), Grant to the dept.: € 212.000,00

The European COPE project, funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research in cooperation with Southern Denmark University, addresses the theme of organizational plasticity: the ability of organizations to adapt in response to radical changes in economic and social environment.

The central question of the project is: can organizations be efficiently adapted to multiple and radical changes in their environment? The COPE project combines computational models and experimental methods to provide new and rigorous answers to these research questions.

Smart PORt Terminals - SPORT

Researchers: Giovanni Vaia, Giovanni Fasano, Dario Bauso (University of Sheffield and of Palermo), Giacomo di Tollo (dept. Economics), Raffaele Pesenti (local coordinator), Length: 36 months (until 05/02/2020), Grant to the dept: € 8.571 (Research Projects of National Interest - PRIN)

The project's objective is to define innovative methodologies in order to implement a software platform capable of providing support to port logistics operators in the management of intermodal activities.To achieve this, the SPORT approach provides that the platform is organized on two levels: a basic level that manages transverse integrated functions such as communication and user interfaces, databases and tools for modeling, optimization, and simulation and an application level, with a number of integrated modules, each related to a specific problem relevant to the management of the activities of interest.

ODyCCEuS - Opinion Dynamics and Cultural Conflict in European Spaces

Researchers: Levis Sullam Simon, Li Calzi Marco, Warglien Massimo (coordinator), Length: 48 months (until 31/12/2020), Grant to the dept.: €600.000€ (Horizon 2020)

Social media and the digitalization of news and discussion fora are having far-reaching effects on the way individuals and communities communicate, organize, and express themselves. The ODyCCEuS project seeks conceptual breakthroughs in Global Systems Science, including a fine-grained representation of cultural conflicts based on conceptual spaces and sophisticated text analysis, extensions of game theory to handle games with both divergent interests and divergent mindsets, and new models of alignment and polarization dynamics. The project will also develop an open modular and open source community platform, called Penelope, to integrate tools for the complete pipeline (from data scraped from social media and digital sources, to visualization of the analyses and models developed by the project). Finally, the project will build two innovative participatory tools, the Opinion Observatory and the Opinion Facilitator, which allow citizens to monitor, visualize and influence the dynamics of conflict situations that involve heterogeneous cultural biases and non-transparent entanglements of multilateral interests.

Management Lectures

Every year, The Department runs its seminar programme "Management Lectures" where Top international scholars are invited to present their research.

Seminars last for 1 hour and usually take place on Wednesday at 2.00 p.m. in Saraceno Room.

For any questions about our seminar programme, please write an e-mail to: