Full Professor of Business and Management Engineering University of Bologna Core Faculty
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Federico Munari is Full Professor of Innovation and Project Management at the Department of Business Sciences, University of Bologna. He has been Director of the PhD in General Management at the University of Bologna. Author of several international publications on the topics of intellectual property management, technology transfer and finance for innovation. He is Editor of the book “The Economic Valuation of Patents. Methods and Applications”, published by Edward Elgar.



CORE COURSE – The course tackles the strategic, organizational, and management aspects related to the development of innovation. There will be a particular focus on the organizational aspects of new product development, R&D, and management of new product development projects.

Technology and Innovation

The public governance of PAs increases the effectiveness of policies and public strategies and of their related performances in the perspective of the creation of Public Value, where specific innovative organizational models are designed. The organizational design has the aim of understanding the way in which an organization works, and what determines organizational behaviors in order to provide the management with methods and tools to design the piece of organization they lead. The contents include the systemic view of the organization and design tools which are result-oriented, and also directed towards administrative simplification and accountability. The analyzed tools go from process reengineering to the lean approach.

The Public Value Manager will be able to design innovative organizational models in the framework of process simplification, fostering an adaptive organizational culture. The Manager will be able to understand the determining features of their organization, in terms of processes and behaviors. Secondly, the Manager will design the organization defining organizing roles and modifying organizational processes. Thirdly, the Manager will be aware of which methods and techniques are relevant to generate the organizational change, and finally will be able to propose to other organizational levels the necessary changes to pursue their goals, in the framework of simplification and accountability as for results.