Antonio Strati

Full Professor

Disciplines: Sociology of Organizations, Sociology of Innovation

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He is one of the founders of the research unit RUCOLA.

Sociologist, he holds also a degree in Humanities (University of Florence) and is specialised in Action Research in Organization studies (Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London, UK).

He lectures on Sociology of Innovation at the Faculty of Sociology, University of Trento, and teaches A Photographic Look at Work and Organization at SciencesPo in Paris. He is chercheur associé of the Centre de Recherche en Gestion, École Polytechnique, Paris, and Visiting International Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Former vice-dean of the Faculty of Sociology, he was president of the Master Degree in Work, Organization and Information Systems, University of Trento, and coordinator of the teaching programme on qualitative methods in social research of the Doctoral School in Sociology and social research of Trento.

His book Organization and Aesthetics is published in English (Sage, 1999), in French (PUL, 2004), in Portuguese (FGV, 2007), and in Italian (Mondadori, 2008). He is also author of the book Theory and Method in Organization Studies (Sage, 2000) and of a number of essays that have appeared in international journals.

Some of his “photopoems” – his artistic research in conceptual photography – are published in books and journals, and are collected by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris), the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Cinisello Balsamo, Milan), the Polaroid Collections (Cambridge, Mass., USA), and the WestLicht-Schauplatz für Fotografie (Wien) among a number of Collections.

Research interests
His main research interests focus on qualitative methods and practice-based theorizing to understand aesthetics, tacit knowledge, and symbolism in organisational life.

Research projects

Membership of editorial boards

He sits on the Editorial Board of the international journals: Culture and Organization; Management Learning; Organization; Organizational Aesthetics; Qualitative Sociology Review; Revista Interdisciplinar de Gestão Social; Serbian Journal of Management; Sociology Compass - Work & Organization.
Previously, he was a member of the Editorial Board of Aesthesis. International Journal of Art and Aesthetics in Management and Organizational Life; Dragon, the Journal of SCOS; Studies in Cultures, Organizations, and Societies (co-founder member).

He belonged for several years to the direction of the SCOS (Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism) - researchers' network developed within the European Group for Organization Studies (Egos) - of which he has been co-founder.
He has organised workshops also in collaboration with the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), and the Management Centre of the University of Essex, UK, on aesthetics, art and organization, and on social practices, material cultures and organizational learning.

He lectured on organisational aesthetics, organisational symbolism and qualitative research methods in organisation studies in international Ph.D programmes held both in Trento and in a number of European Universities. Besides his lecturing on Sociology of Organization, Industrial Sociology and Sociology of Technology in master and undergraduated programmes at the University of Trento, from 1995 to 2009 he has also been teaching Sociology of Organization at the University of Siena.

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