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SDA Associate Professor in Management Practice
Department of Management and Technology

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Courses a.y. 2019/2020


Courses previous a.y.

Biographical note

Born May 22nd, 1976. Degree in Business Administration from Università Bocconi. PhD in Management, Università di Bologna. Visiting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Organizational Communication, Illinois, USA (2003) and at Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations, New Jersey, USA (2008).

Academic CV

Associate Professor at SDA Bocconi School of Management.

Director Master Organizzazione e Personale, Bocconi University(

Leader Sport Knowledge Centger, SDA Bocconi School of Management (

Responsible following courses: Events Project and Team Management (Master of Science in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and entertainment), People Strategy e Metriche, Leadership (Master Organizzazione e Personale).

Scientific Director, International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy. Sponsored by International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) (

Co-director Sport Business Academy, SDA Bocconi School of Management ( 

Faculty member of the Executive Master in Strategic Human Resource Management, SDA Bocconi School of Management.

Research areas

Leadership, People Strategy, Sport Management. 






•    Holt R., Ruta C.D. (Eds) (2014, in progress) “The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy: Meeting the Challenge of Major Sport Events”. Manuscript in preparation for Routledge, Sport and Leisure studies (ISBN 978-0-415-67581-9)

•    Ruta C.D., (2014, in progress) “A new sport leadership framework: the case of Giro d’Italia”. In “The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy: Meeting the Challenge of Major Sport Events” edited by Holt R., Ruta C.D. Routledge, Sport and Leisure studies.

•    Ruta C.D., Manzoni B. (2014, in progress) “Building organizational capabilities for city attractiveness. The legacy from Valencia America’s Cup 2007”. In “The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy: Meeting the Challenge of Major Sport Events” edited by Holt R., Ruta C.D., Routledge, Sport and Leisure studies.

•    Ruta C.D., Imperatori B. (2013) “ The integration of online and face-to-face social networking: the need for managerial reconfiguration. The experience”. In “Social Media and Management” edited by T. Bondarouk and M. R. Olivas-Luja´ n, Emerald. 

•    Guenzi P., Ruta C.D. (2013) “Leading Teams: Tools and Techniques on Successful Team Leadership from the Sports World”, Wiley, London (ISBN 9781118392096)

•    Ruta C.D., Imperatori B., Cavenaghi J. (2012) “The Effects of ICT on Sports Fan Management”. In Social e-Enterprise: Value Creation through ICT” edited by Torres-Coronas T., Vidal-Blasco M.A., IGI Global, USA. ISBN: 978-1-4666-2729-1

•    Ruta C. D. (2009) HR Portal: a tool for contingent and individualized HRM. In Handbook of Research on E-Transformation and Human Resources Management Technologies: Organizational Outcomes and Challenges edited by T. Bondarouk, E. Oiry, K. Guiderdoni-Jourdain, and H. Ruel, IGI Global, USA, pp. 20-33

•    Ruta C. D. (2009) The HR Portal Alignment for Intellectual Capital Development, International Journal of Human Resource Management, special issue Electronic HRM: Challenges in the Digital Era, Volume 20, Issue 3 March 2009, pp. 562 - 577

•    Ruta C.D., Macchitella U. (2008) Fostering intellectual capital through communication technologies: a multilevel analysis of knowledge sharing determinants. International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital. Special issue on Intellectual Capital and Human Resource Management, editors: Lepak D., Snell S., Ordonez De Pablos P., Peteraf M.A, pp. 123-152

•    Ruta C.D., (2008) HR Portals as tools to develop Relational Resources Management. Torres-Coronas, T. & Arias-Oliva, M.(eds.), in the Encyclopedia of HRIS: Challenges in e-HRM, IGI Global, USA, pp. 428-433.

•    Ruta C.D., (2008) Organizational Implications of Managing the HRIS Employee Experience: Organizational implications. Torres-Coronas, T. & Arias-Oliva, M.(eds.), in the Encyclopedia of HRIS: Challenges in e-HRM, IGI Global, USA, pp. 687-692

•    Ruta C.D., Imperatori B. (2006) Organizing a Social Enterprise, in The New Social Entrepreneurship: What awaits social entrepreneurial ventures? Edited by F. Perrini, Bocconi University. Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, pp. 105-121.

•    Ruta C.D. (2005) The Application of Change Management Theory to HR Portal Implementation in Subsidiaries of Multinational Corporations. Human Resource Management, Spring 2005, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 3553. Inserted as case study in the book Strategic Human Resource Management, T. Agarwala, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. Oxford University Press.

•    Ravasi D., Turati C., Marchisio G. & Ruta C.D. (2004). Learning in Entrepreneurial Firms: An Exploratory Study.In Crossroads of Entrepreneurship edited by G. Corbetta, M. House and D. Ravasi, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, USA, pp. 165-184.




•    Peterson D., Ruta C.D. (2013) “Per me… numero 1. Aneddoti sportivi (e non) per allenarsi da leader”, EGEA. ISBN: 8823833965.

•    Ruta C.D. (2013) “Una nuova leadership del personale”, Economia & Management, ETAS, Milan, Italy, n.5.

•    Ruta C.D. (2012) “Dialogo tra HR e Linea: idee e azioni per essere (più) strategici”, Economia & Management, ETAS, Milan, Italy, n.4.

•    Guenzi P., Ruta C.D. (2010) “Team Leadership: idee e azioni tra sport e management”, EGEA. ISBN: 9788823872141

•    Ruta C.D., Imperatori B. (2007) Organizzare una Social Enterprise Venture tra dimensione economica e sociale. In Social Entrepreneurship: Imprese innovative per il cambiamento sociale, edited by F. Perrini, EGEA, Milan, Italy, pp. 107-132. ISBN/EAN: 9788823850149.

•    Ruta C.D. (2006) Il Festival di Sanremo tra Interessi Divergenti e Alchimie Organizzative (The Sanremo Festival: divergent interests and organizational alchemies). Economia & Management, ETAS, Milan, Italy, n.1, pp. 13-24

•    Ruta C. D. (2005) Implementare tecnologie e ridisegnare i processi di human resource management: l’esperienza Cisco Systems (Implementing technologies and redesigning HRM processes: the Cisco Systems experience) in E-learning e piccole imprese: analisi di un percorso incompiuto. Edited by P. Bielli, Franco Angeli, Milano, Italy, pp. 195-223

•    Ruta C. D. (2005) Gestire l’introduzione dell’e-learning nei processi di human resources management (Managing the introduction of the e-learning in the human resources management processes) in E-learning e piccole imprese: analisi di un percorso incompiuto. Edited by P. Bielli, Franco Angeli, Milano, Italy, pp. 148-173

•    Ruta C. D. (2005) Dal pensiero all’azione: implicazioni organizzative per la valorizzazione della Customer Experience (Towards the managerial action: organizational implications of the customer experience) in Organizzazione e information technology: combinare, risorse, persone, tecnologie per nuovi modelli d'impresa. Edited by F. Pennarola, EGEA, Milan, Italy Italy, pp. 211-250

•    Ruta C.D. (2005) Gestire le persone come un capitale: una riflessione sui dati generati dalle persone e sul fatto che non sono sempre dei costi. Economia & Management, ETAS, Milan, Italy, n.1., pp. 44-46

•    Ruta C. (2004) Il cuoco, il ristorante e l’impresa. Una sfida manageriale tra competenze uniche e attività critich (The chef, the restaurant, and the company. A managerial challenge among unique skills and critical processes).Economia & Management, no. 1. pp. 42-43

•    Ruta C. (2003) L’Employee Portal per la gestione delle risorse umane: il caso HR @HP (Employee portals in human resources management: the HR case HP) in L’araba fenice: economia digitale alla prova dei fatti. Edited by A. Biffi & C. Demattè, ETAS, Milan, Italy, pp. 307-324.

•    Ruta C.D., (2002), ch. 2, 3 & 4, in Ruta C.D. & Turati C., Organizzare il Knowledge Management, EGEA, Milan, Italy, pp. 31-193.