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VALENTINA MELE

VALENTINA MELE
Associate Professor
Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management

Courses a.y. 2017/2018

10456 CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP
10621 BUSINESS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
11182 CONTEXT OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
11435 PUBLIC GOVERNANCE
20508 GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: TRENDS AND CAREERS
30152 PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
40293 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Courses previous a.y.


Biographical note

Undergraduate in Economics & Management of Public Administrations and International Institutions, Bocconi University.

Master in Public Policy & Administration, Columbia University.

PhD in Economics & Management of Public Administrations at Rome University, TorVergata.

PhD in Management, London School of Economics & Political Sciences


Academic CV

Director of the Msc GIO - Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations, Bocconi University.

Visiting Professor, Université de Genève. 

Assistant professor, Bocconi University (2007-2013) Adjunct research scientist, Earth Institute, Columbia University (2010). Lecurer, Parthenope University, Naples (2005/2007). Research Fellow, Center for the analysis on risk & regulation (CARR), LSE (2002-2004).

She has received the Fulbright Studentship (2001/2002) and Scholarship (2010), the Italian National Research Council Short-term mobility grant (1999) and 'Study-abroad' grant (2003), the International Geneva Award 2011 and 2015.


Research areas

Reform and Innovation processes in public organizations - International Organizations and Global Governance - Business-Government Relations - Introduction and diffusion of innovation in public and health organizations.


Selected publications

ARTICLES

Mele, V., S. Anderfuhren-Biget and F. Varone. Forthcoming. Conflicts of interest in International Organizations. Evidence from two United Nations humanitarian organizations. Public Administration. Paper awareded with the International Geneva Award 2015.

Compagni, A., V. Mele and D. Ravasi. 2015. How early implementations influence later adoptions of innovation: social positioning and skill reproduction in the diffusion of robotic surgery”. Academy of Management Journal. 68(1): 242-278.

Mele, V., A. Compagni and M. Cavazza. 2014. Governing through Evidence. A Study of Technological Innovation in Healthcare. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 4(4): 843-877.

Mele, V. and E. Ongaro. 2014. Public Management Reform in a Context of Political Instability: Italy 1992-2007. International Public Management Journal. 17(1):1-31

Mele V. and D. Schepers. 2013. E pluribus unum? Legitimacy issues and multi-stakeholder codes of conduct. Journal of Business Ethics.

Baccaro, L. and Mele, V. 2012. Pathologies of Path-Dependency? The ILO and the challenges of 'New Governance'. Industrial and Labor Relations Review. Paper awareded with the International Geneva Award 2011.

Baccaro, L. and Mele, V. 2011. For Lack of Anything Better. International Organizations and Global Corporate Codes. Public Administration 89(2).

Mele, V. and Compagni, A. 2010. Explaining the unexpected success of the smoking ban in Italy: political strategy and transition to practice. Public Administration. Public Administration 88(3)

Mele, V. 2010. Government Innovation Policy in Italy (1993-2002). Understanding the Invention and Persistance of a Public Management Reform. Governance 23(2)

Mele, V. 2008. Explaining Programmes for Change. The Policy Cycle of Electronic Government in Italy (1993-2002). Public Management Review Vol. 1

CHAPTERS

Asquer, A. and V.Mele “Policy making and public management”. Forthcoming. In S. van Thiel and E. Ongaro (Eds.) Public administration and public management in Europe. Palgrave MacMillan.

Mele, V. 2014. Analyzing policies for government innovation in practice: electronic government policy in Italy,1993–2003”. In S. Osborne and L. Brown (Eds.) Innovation in Public Service. Routledge.  

Mele, V. 2008. Streamlining Volunteer Management through ICTs: the case of Sidelines. Chapter XIII. Challenges for Volunteer Management. Edited by Matthew Liao-Troth. Idea Publishing.

Mele, V. 2005. Paradigm and practice. The Innovative Organization to deal with E-Gov. Chapter 13. E-Government, a Global Perspective. Edited by Edi Koshro Pour. OECD and Information Age Publishing.