• January 2001 - July 2001. Visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, USA 
  • June 2003, University of Udine (Italy). Ph.D. in “Organization and Business Management”. 
  • March 1999. University of Trento (Italy) master’s degree in Political Economy. 
Academic career and teaching activities

Roberta Cuel (Ph.D.) is associate professor of Organizations Studies and Human Resources Management, at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento. 


  • January 2023. Visiting professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Kassel University, Germany.
  • October 2011 – February 2012. Visiting professor at KSRI - Karlsruhe Service Research Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germania,


  • 2021-present. President of the Committee for Equal Opportunities, Well-being at Work and Against Discriminations (CUG) of the University of Trento 
  • 2020-present. Head in Trento of the Master programme: European Master in Business Studies, a joint master between 4 European Universities: University of Trento (Italy), University of León (Spain), IAE - Savoie Mont-Blanc (Annecy, France), University of Kassel (Germany). EFMD accredited.
  • 2020-present. Member of the teaching staff and executive committee for the Ph.D. Industrial Programme in Industrial Innovation of the University of Trento
  • 2023-present. Member of the Teaching staff of the Ph.D. programme in Sustainability: Economics, Environment, Management and Society (SUSTEEMS). It is an interdisciplinary doctoral degree jointly offered by the Department of Economics and Management, the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Law, and the Department of Sociology and Social Research.
  • 2023-present. Member of the inter-university research group CNoWLab: Changing the nature of Work, a joint lab with the University of Trento, University of Genoa, University Cattolica and Sacro Cuore in Milano, University LIUC of Castellanza, and University of Chieti-Pescara.
  • Head of Erasmus destinations for the Department of Economics and Management Åbo Akademi University and Turku University, Finland

Research interests

Her research interests are aimed at discovering the impacts of ICT on the living conditions of companies, intangible assets, knowledge, routines, and practices, as well as on teams and communities. Among others, the following topics are studied: hybrid work, Socio-technical Systems and the interdependences between technologies and organizations, digital transformation and organizational design, organizational behaviors, human resource management, motivations, and gamification mechanisms. She presented her work in more than 60 national and international conferences/workshops. Among others:

  • Socio-technical System and the interdependences between technologies and organizations. In particular the impact (non impacts) of innovative technologies on teams, communities, and organizational models;
  • The study of distributed tools and processes that allow organizational learning and knowledge management;
  • New forms of work such as hybrid and flexible work arrangements; 
  • Digital transformation and organizational design, 
  • Organizational behaviors, human resource management, motivations, and gamification mechanisms. 
Research work


  • 2023–present. PNRR I-Nest. Interconnected Nord-Est Innovation Ecosystem: networks of Universities, Public Research Institutions, Territorial Institutions and Companies. 


  • 2019-2022. Head of the European Project Jean Monnet: ISS-EU - Internationalization and Soft Skills for Change Management in Europe.
  • 2021-2023. Senior researcher of the Project COVID-19: COVID-Cons: micro-survey to explore the relationship between the virus and new work and job design changes. MOSES: Reasoning models on the virus diffusion. ELW: job market, organizational structure, well-being, and work-life balance.


  • 2019-2022. European Project Jean Monnet:  ISS-EU - Internationalization and Soft Skills for Change Management in Europe (2019 - 2022) -
  • 2017-2018. RISTO3: Change Management in a Cooperative of Works.
  • 2015-2016. CONSOLIDA on Personal Assistance Services and Continuous Care for the Elderly.
  • 2013-2014. DIMARR: The Impact of Social Networks and ICT on Marketing Strategies.
  • 2011-2012. Management of Common Goods and Value Creation in Local Communities.
  • 2005-2008. InConSPES Project: Interdependencies between Organization and Technology in the Cooperative Ecosystem.
Memberships in societies and scientific committees


  • Since 2020, member of AIS - The Association for Information Systems.
  • Since 2017, member of the editorial board of ECIS.
  • Since 2014, member of Associazione Italiana di Organizzazione Aziendale (ASSIOA).
  • Since 2014, editorial review board member of “The Learning Organization” ISSN: 0969-6474
  • Since 2012, member of the editorial review board (ERB) of International Journal of the Academy of Organizational Behavior Management (IJAOBM). 
  • Since 2006. Member of EGOS - European Group for Organizational Studies.
  • 2013, editorial board member of the Special issue "Contemporary Facets of IS Sourcing Practices: Crowdsourcing and Cloud-sourcing" of the Journal of Business Economics (JBE).
  • 2012. Member of the Special Issue "Dreams and the Organization" editorial board for the Journal of Organizational Change Management.
  • 2011. Editorial committee of the Journal Research in Learning technology the journal of the Association for Learning Technology. 

Multiple participations (more than 60) in scientific committees and program committees of national and international workshops and conferences.

Awards and honours

Special award for Best Track at ITAIS & MCIS 2022 Track title: "Digital Ecosystems. A Sustainable Future for Business and Platforms" Co-chairs: Federica Ceci, Ilias Pappas, and P.K. Senyo Conference title: The XIX Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS & The XIV Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems. Acting in the digital society: moving towards a sustainable future Held in Catanzaro on October 14 and 15, 2022.