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presentation of the work of past CLEACC/ACME students that are currently graduate or PhD candidates

Past CLEACC/ACME students that are PhD candidates or graduate are given the opportunity to present their work.
Ex studenti del corso di laurea CLEACC/ACME che attualmente sono laureati o frequentano un dottorato di ricerca presentano il loro lavoro.


PhD Series 2012



Ludovica Leone
Università Bocconi

"The Ratatouille Paradox: Exploring the differences between improvisation and other creative processes"

Management and organization literature has extensively noticed the crucial role that improvisation assumes in organizations as a creative process (Fisher & Amabile, 2008). However, existing contributions lacked in defining the differences between improvisation and other relevant creative processes. My paper aims to contribute to the existing literature on the theme, describing how this process unfolds and highlighting the differences between improvisation and experimentation, brainstorming, trial and error, and imagination. Through 26 inductive case studies the paper describes the dimensions that signal the differences between improvisation and these other creative processes: the structuration of the creative phases, the nature of the trials, the relation between idea generation and final execution, the presence and the nature of preliminary study and research phases. The selected empirical field is haute cuisine and the object of the study is the creative process of the executive chefs of 26 restaurants awarded by Michelin Guide in 2010 in Italy.



PhD Series 2011



Charlène Arnaud
PhD student in Public Management at the CERGAM - Centre d'Etude et de Recherche en Gestion d'Aix-Marseille

"The impact of cultural events on territorial governance"


Francesco Di Comite
PhDCandidate, Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve), IRES, Department of Economics.

"Value Added or Cost Added? Microfounding Quality and Taste Measurement"


Eleonora Lorenzini
Post doc, Urban Economy, Pavia University

"How to develop an extra-urban cultural district? Evidence from Italian case studies"


Paola Mallucci
Cleacc graduate in 2004 and  PhD Candidate at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Department of Marketing and Logistic Management

"Fairness in Vertical Channel Relations - An experimental investigation"


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