Competence Centres & Labs
Competence Centres & Labs
Ricerca in LUISS BS

The research at LUISS Business School is deeply linked to the long relationship of University LUISS Guido Carli with the public institutions and the business community, as well as to the intense research in the management field. Its nature is results-driven and led by the constant pursuit of excellence.

Public Sector, Healthcare and No-Profit

The Competence Centre & Lab Public Administration, Healthcare and No-Profit of LUISS Business School is active in several national and international research projects, that keep up to date and innovative the sector knowledge, whose results are applied in training activities. The objectives of the research team are:

  • to improve the knowledge of governance systems in public administration and healthcare at all levels;
  • to develop new methods and techniques for increasing effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare organizations.

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People Management

Together to the training activities, the Competence Centre & Lab People Management is engaged in an intensive research on relevant issues in the human resource management. The objective is to increase the knowledge through the test of innovative hypotheses about the change management, the individual and collective behavior, and the practices of human resource management, as evidenced shown by several national and international publications.

The main topics of our activity are those ones which our research projects are focused on

Age Management

Ageing is one of the main challenges that companies are facing: the aging population, the increase in life expectancy and the retirement age, the increasing diversity among generations in the same organization make the intergenerational relationship a very significant issue for its impacts on the motivation and the productivity. In particular, the focus of our research goes on the relationship between age and other factors such as individual and organizational performance, the effectiveness of HR practices, organizational behaviour and climate, in order to analyze the main changes that companies must take to deal with.

The careers

The importance and the relevance of this issue comes from the deep changes that have featured many organizations and their influence on the relationship between organization and individual. Our interest focuses both on the individual level, through the analysis of career paths, and on the organizational level, through the analysis of policies implemented by companies to promote and manage the professional growth of the employees.

The organizational climate

Recent studies have made evidence of the important role led by organizational climate on the relationship between human resource management practices and organizational and individual performance. Our interest is oriented to the identification of factors that positively affect the perception of employees, such as trust in management or development opportunities, and the analysis of the relationship between organizational climate, the different managerial styles and the organizational behaviour

The HR practices

The recognition of the resources as a source of competitive advantage has increased interest in the analysis of the practices of human resource management in order to promote the success. In this research, our interest is our core field, HRM, through the analysis of the influence of individual practices or HR practices on the individual behaviour and the business results.

Analysis of the organizational network

The Social Network Analysis includes a set of theories and tools derived from networks theory. The mapping of the relationships among individuals, departments and companies allows to deepen managerial issues of great relevance, such as knowledge management, coordination intra and inter-organizational, talent management, organizational development. Social Network Analysis is a key theme of our research activities.


The deep changes of the organizations make essential the analysis of the evolution of management culture and its impact on the role of leaders.

The employer branding

In the race for success, organizations need more and more motivated and skilled resources, the that makes essential the differentiation factors and the corporate identity. The interest in this topic includes the analysis of the main employer branding strategies and their impact on both the labour market, in terms of attractiveness, and on organizational behaviour of employees, in terms of commitment and turnover reduction.

The diversity management

The growing complexity of organizations makes it essential to pay particular attention to the issue of diversity. Objective of the research is to analyze the organizational choices in terms of diversity management and their effects on to the individual performance.

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