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Dr Manuela Perrotta

Manuela

Lecturer in Technology and Organisation

Email: m.perrotta@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6542
Room Number: Mile End, Bancroft Building, Room 4.13c

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Roles
Second Year Academic Advisor

Research

Research Interests:

Manuela's research work is at the interface between Organization Studies on the one hand and Science and Technology Studies on the other. Her main research interests concern the relation among learning, work and innovation in organizations. Her forthcoming research focuses on the study of techno-organizational innovations, especially in the fields of healthcare and biotechnologies. In the last years she has published in Italian and international journals such as “Organization”, “Management Learning”, “Society and Business Review”, “Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia”, “Studi Organizzativi”. She is currently on the Editorial Board of Tecnoscienza – Italian Jorunal of Science and Technology Studies.

Publications

Edited books

  • 2011 Magnini, B. and Perrotta, M., Adolescenti digitali [Digital teenagers], Trento: FBK Press, ISBN 978-88-905389-8-8.

Journal special issues

  • 2013 Perrotta M., “Re-conceiving Life in the Labs: The Emerging Meanings of Cells in the Italian Reproductive Biomedicine and Beyond”, Special Issue, Tecnoscienza: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies, vol. 4, n. 1, (forthcoming).
  • 2012 Örtenblad A., Snell R., Perrotta M., and Akella D., “Universalist, Local and Glocal Perspectives on Management Learning”, Special Issue, Management Learning, vol. 43, n. 2.

Articles 

  • Bruni A, Perrotta M (2014) “Entreprenuering together: His and her stories”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 20(2):108-127
  • 2013 Gherardi S. and Perrotta M., “Between the Hand and the Head: How Things Get Done, and How in Doing the Ways of Doing are Discovered”, article submitted to the Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, (forthcoming).
  • 2013 Perrotta M., “The Emerging Meanings of Reproductive Cells among Science, State, and Religion”, Introduction to the Special Issue on “Re-conceiving Life in the Labs: The Emerging Meanings of Cells in the Italian Reproductive Biomedicine and Beyond”, Tecnoscienza: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies, vol. 4, n. 1, (forthcoming).
  • 2012 Parolin L.L. and Perrotta M., “On the Fringe of Parenthood: Othering and Otherness in the Italian Assisted Kinship”, About Gender. International Journal of Gender Studies, vol 1, n. 2, p. 100-31, ISSN 2279-5057.
  • 2012 Örtenblad A., Snell R., Perrotta M., and Akella D., “On the Paradoxical Balancing of Paceneaism and Particularism within the Field of Management Learning”, Introduction to the Special Issue on “Universalist, Local and Glocal Perspectives on Management Learning”, Management Learning, vol. 43, n. 2, pp. 147-155.
  • 2011 Gherardi S. and Perrotta M., “Egg dates sperm: a tale of a practice change and its stabilization”, Organization, vol. 18, n. 5, pp. 595-614.
  • 2011 Perrotta M., “Il pre-embrione (non) è uno di noi: breve storia di una innovazione inter-organizzativa tra istituzioni, comunità professionali e tecnologie” [The pre-embryo is (not) one of us: a brief history of inter-organizational innovation among institutions, professional communities and technologies], Sociologia del Lavoro, n. 122, pp. 194-206.
  • 2011 Bosisio M., Collecchia G., Mangiagalli A., Ciminaghi R., Parolin LL, and Perrotta M., “Attribuibilità degli eventi cardiovascolari in medicina generale” [Attributability of cardiovascular events in general practice], Ricerca & Pratica , n. 27, pp. 48-58.
  • 2010 Gherardi S. and Perrotta M., “Where is induction? Profession, peer group and organization in contention”, Society and Business Review, vol. 5, n. 1, pp. 84-98.
  • 2009 Lusardi R. and Perrotta M., “Da Alfa ad Omega: la riconfigurazione del corpo nelle organizzazioni sanitarie” [From Alpha to Omega: the reconfiguration of the body in health care organizations], Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, n. 4, pp. 609-633.
  • 2007 Bruni A. and Perrotta M., “Apprendimento inter-organizzativo e biotecnologie: dai network al networking” [Inter-organizational learning and biotechnologies: from networks to networking], Studi Organizzativi, n. 1, pp. 197-214.

Review essays

  • 2012 Perrotta M., “The Study of Technoscientific Imaging in STS”, Tecnoscienza: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies, vol. 3, n. 2, 163-76.  

Book chapters 

  • Gherardi S. and Perrotta M., “Becoming a practitioner: professional learning as a social practice”, in Billett S., Harteis C. and Gruber H. (Eds.) International Handbook on Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning, Berlin: Springer (forthcoming).
  • 2013 Gherardi S. and Perrotta M., “Gender, ethnicity and social entrepreneurship: Qualitative Approaches to the Study of Entrepreneuring”, in Chell E. and Karataş-Özkan M. (Eds), Handbook of Research in Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Cheltenham UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar (forthcoming).
  • 2013 Gherardi S. and Perrotta M., “Doing by Inventing the Way of Doing: Formativeness as the Linkage of Meaning and Matter”, in Carlile, P., Nicolini, D., Tsoukas, H., Langley, A. (Eds.) How Matter Matters: Objects, Artifacts and Materiality in Organization Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (forthcoming), ISBN 978-0-19-967153-3.
  • 2012 Perrotta M., “Ambientare il sapere pratico: relazioni, contesti e situazioni come occasioni d’apprendimento” [Placing practical knowledge: relationships, contexts and situations as opportunities for learning], in Gherardi S. (ed.), L’arte del saper fare: donne artigiane e creatività pratica, Milano: Ledizioni, pp. 91-123, ISBN 9788895994970.
  • 2012 Gherardi S. and Perrotta M., “Fare inventando il modo di fare” [Doing inventing the way of doing], in Gherardi S. (ed.), L’arte del saper fare: donne artigiane e creatività pratica, Milano: Ledizioni, pp. 185-213, ISBN 9788895994970.
  • 2011 Perrotta, M., “Introduzione. Nativi e migranti digitali” [Introduction. Digital natives and migrants], in Magnini, B. and Perrotta, M. (Eds.), Adolescenti digitali, Trento: FBK Press, pp. 53-61, ISBN 978-88-905389-8-8.
  • 2011 Perrotta, M., “L’identikit degli adolescenti digitali trentini” [Digital teenagers in Trentino], in Magnini, B. and Perrotta, M. (Eds.), Adolescenti digitali, Trento: FBK Press, pp. 63-83, ISBN 978-88-905389-8-8.
  • 2011 Perrotta, M., “Nuovi consumi culturali nell’era digitale” [New cultural consumption in the digital age], in Magnini, B. and Perrotta, M. (Eds.), Adolescenti digitali, Trento: FBK Press, pp. 85-110, ISBN 978-88-905389-8-8.
  • 2011 Perrotta, M., “Internet tra presente e futuro” [Internet between present and future], in Magnini, B. and Perrotta, M. (Eds.), Adolescenti digitali, Trento: FBK Press, pp. 111-44, ISBN 978-88-905389-8-8.
  • 2011 Perrotta, M., “I social network: nuovi modi di socializzare?” [Social networks: new ways to socialize?], in Magnini, B. and Perrotta, M. (Eds.), Adolescenti digitali, Trento: FBK Press, pp. 145-65, ISBN 978-88-905389-8-8.
  • 2011 Perrotta, M., “Conclusioni. Mai più soli?” [Concusions. Never being alone again], in Magnini, B. and Perrotta, M. (Eds.), Adolescenti digitali, Trento: FBK Press, pp. 167-70, ISBN 978-88-905389-8-8.
  • 2010 Perrotta, M., “Situated practices as the locus of technological change”, in Jordan S. and Mitterhofer H. (Eds.), Beyond Knowledge Management – Sociomaterial and Sociocultural Perspectives within Management Research, Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press, p. 147-169, ISBN 978-3-90-27-19-45-4.
  • 2010 Perrotta, M., “Developments in the Debate on Assisted Reproduction: A Gender Perspective”, in Glantz B. and Edquist K. (Eds.), Male and Female Infertility: Genetic Causes, Hormonal Treatments and Health Effects, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 157-169, ISBN: 978-1-60876-654-3.
  • 2009 Perrotta, M., “Genere e biotecnologie: evoluzioni nel dibattito sulla riproduzione assistita” [Gender and biotechnology: developments in the debate on assisted conception], in Poggio B. (ed.), Ai confini gel genere. Prospettive emergenti di riflessione e ricerca, Trento: Edizioni31, pp. 75-96, ISBN: 978-88-88224-56-5.
  • 2009 Perrotta M., “Developing competences-in-practice: learning stories of female entrepreneurs in small business”, in Illeris K. (ed.), International Perspectives on Competence Development, London: Routledge, pp. 147-163, ISBN 978-0-415-49211-9.
  • 2008 Perrotta M., “The organizational construction of the body in the assisted reproductive technologies”, in Molfino F. and Zucco F. (Eds.), Women on Biotechnology, Milano: Springer, pp. 171-181, ISBN 978-1-4020-8610-6.
  • 2008 Perrotta M., “Ri-produrre la vita: scelta tecnologica e visione professionale [Re-producing life: technological choice and professional vision]”, in Gherardi S. (ed.), Apprendimento tecnologico e tecnologie di apprendimento, Bologna: Il Mulino, pp. 241-272, ISBN 978-88-15-12521-7.
  • 2008 Perrotta M., “La storia di Lei e la storia di Lui” [Her and his story], in Gherardi S. (ed.), Storie di imprenditrici e di imprese artigiane, Milano: Franco Angeli, pp. 129-157, ISBN 978-88-464-9756-7.

Conference proceedings 

  • 2012 Parolin L.L. and Perrotta M., “Corpi al confino: ripensare la cittadinanza riproduttiva in Italia” [Bodies in confinement: rethinking reproductive citizenship in Italy], in Bellè E., Poggio B. and Selmi G. (Eds.), Attraverso i Confini del Genere. Atti del Convegno, Trento: Università degli Studi di Trento, Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Qualitativa, pp. 341-52, ISBN 978-88-8443-430-2.
  • 2011 Perrotta, M., “Esserci col corpo: fare etnografia nelle organizzazioni sanitarie [Being there with the body: Doing ethnography in health care organizations]”, in Krippendorff K. and La Rocca G. (Eds.), Ricerca qualitativa e giovani studiosi. Atti del Convegno Internazionale “RiQGioS-2011”, Palermo: Social Books, pp. 78-85, ISBN: 978-88–95279–18-3.

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