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Associate Professor
Department of Social and Political Sciences

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Courses a.y. 2019/2020


Courses previous a.y.

Biographical note

Born September 23rd, 1973.

Degree in Business Administration from Università Bocconi.

PhD in Business Administration and Management, Università Bocconi.

Research Associate at  Goldman School of Public Policy (UC Berkeley).

Visiting Faculty at Robert Wagner School Of Public Service (NYU).

Research Fellow at Centre for Social Investement and Innovation (Ruprecht-Karls Universitaet Heidelberg).

Academic CV

Associate Professor at the Department of Institutional Anlysis and Public Management

Researcher at ASK Centre for Research on Arts, Science and Knowledge

Core Faculty at SDA Bocconi School of Management, Public Management and Policy Group

Director of Master of Science Program in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment (ACME)


Research areas

Public sector reforms, administrative leadership, governance in networks

Arts management, public policies for the arts, cultural policy

Social communication, management and policy in social care



Papers in international journals or books:


 Public sector reforms, administrative leadership, governance in networks

  • Orazi, C. D., Turrini A., Valotti, G. (2013) “Public Sector Leadership: New Perspectives for Research and Practice”, International Review of Administration Sciences, Vol. 79,  No 3, pp. 486-504
  • Cristofoli, D., Nasi, Turrini A., G., Valotti, G. (2011)  “Civil Service Reforms in Italy: The Importance of External Endorsement and Administrative Leadership”, Governance. An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions,  Vol. 24, No. 2, April, pp. 261–283.
  • Cristofoli D., Turrini, A., Valotti G. (2011) “Coming Back Soon: Assessing Predictors of Civil Servant  Absenteeism”, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Vol. 13, No. 1, February, pp. 75-89.
  • Turrini A., Cristofoli C., Nasi G., Soscia I. (2010) “Lifting the Veil of Maya: Measuring the Implementation Gap of Public Management Reforms in Italy”, International Journal of Public Sector Management,  Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 5-21.  Turrini A., Cristofoli, D., Frosini, F., Nasi, G. (2010) “Networking Literature About Determinants of Network Effectiveness”, Public Administration, Vol. 88, No. 2,  pp. 528–550.
  • Sancino A., Turrini A. (2009) “The Managerial Work of Italian City Managers: an Empirical Study”, Local Government Studies, Vol. 35, No. 4., pp. 475-491.
  • Geva-May I.,  Nasi G., Scott C., Turrini A. (2008) “MPP Programs Emerging Around the World”, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 187-204 

Arts management, public policies for the arts, cultural policy

  • Turrini A., Soscia, I., Maulini A., (2012) “Web communication can help theatres attract and keep younger audiences”, International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 474-485
  • Turrini A., Borgonovi F., O’Hare M. (2008) “The Border Conflict Between the Present and the Past: Programming  Classical Music and Opera” Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, Vol. 38, No.1, pp. 71-88. 
  • Turrini A. (2006) “Measuring Audience Addiction to Arts: The case of an Italian Theatre” International Journal of Arts Management,  Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 43-53

Social communication, management and policy in social care

  • Soscia, I., Turrini , A., Tanzi, E., (2012) “Non Castigat Ridendo Mores: Evaluating the effectiveness of humour appeal of HIV-AIDS preventive printed advertisements  in Italy”,  Journal of Health Communication, Vol. 17, No.9, pp. 1011-1027   
  • Turrini A., Montanelli R. (2008) “Evaluating the Reform of Social Services in Italy: a Comparative Analysis”,  International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 31, No. 10, pp.1259-1274.