Filomena Canterino

Core Faculty | Senior Assistant Professor

Short Profile outline

Filomena Canterino is Assistant Professor at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. She teaches Leadership & Innovation at the MSc of Management Engineering and she is part of the core faculty of the Polimi Graduate School of Management in the area of People Management and Organization. She is a member of Academy of Management, EurOMA (European Operations Management Association) and AiIG (Associazione Italiana Ingegneria Gestionale). She authored several publications appearing on scientific journals and conference proceedings.


PHD: Management Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Master of Science: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Academic course held at SOM

Comportamento Organizzativo

Comportamento Organizzativo

Comportamento Organizzativo

Leadership & Innovation

Leadership & Innovation

Leadership & Innovation

Leadership & innovation

Leadership & innovation

Leadership & innovation

Case study and Action Research

Case study and Action Research



Executive Education


Specializing masters


Her research interests concern organization and leadership in the context of organizational change and in the context of innovation. In particular, she carried out action research projects with companies focusing on leadership dynamics in business transformation, employee driven innovation, and organizational and cultural transition towards the implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies.

Relevant Publications

Guerci M.| Canterino F.| Carollo L.| Dorigatti L.| Mori A. (2021), "‘Grand challenge’ or ‘not an issue’? The discourses on income inequality of compensation managers and consultants", International Journal of Human Resource Management, 32, 4363-4391

Flocco N.| Canterino F.| Cagliano R. (2021), "Leading innovation through employees’ participation: Plural leadership in employee-driven innovation practices", Leadership, 17, 499-518

Canterino F.| Cirella S.| Piccoli B.| Shani A.B.R. (2020), "Leadership and change mobilization: The mediating role of distributed leadership", Journal of Business Research, 108, 42-51

Bartezzaghi E.| Cagliano R.| Canterino F.| Guerci M.| Gilardi S.| Shaba E. (2020), "Joint organizational design 4.0: Revisiting the socio technical principles", CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2789, 110-120

Cagliano R.| Canterino F.| Longoni A.| Bartezzaghi E., "The interplay between smart manufacturing technologies and work organization: The role of technological complexity", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 39, 913-934

Guerci M.| Canterino F.| Carollo L.| Dorigatti L.| Mori A., "‘Grand challenge’ or ‘not an issue’? The discourses on income inequality of compensation managers and consultants", International Journal of Human Resource Management

Canterino Filomena; Cirella Stefano; Shani Abraham Baruch, "Leading organizational transformation: an action research study", Journal of Managerial Psychology, 33, 15-28

Flocco Nicole; Canterino Filomena; Cirella Stefano; Coget Jean-François; Rami Shani Abraham Baruch, "Exploring integrative creative leadership in the filmmaking industry", Creative Leadership: Contexts and Prospects, 244-258

Maestrini Vieri;Luzzini Davide;Shani Abraham B.;Canterino Filomena, "The action research cycle reloaded: Conducting action research across buyer-supplier relationships", JOURNAL OF PURCHASING & SUPPLY MANAGEMENT, 22, 289-298

Cirella Stefano;Canterino Filomena;Guerci Marco;Shani Abraham B., "Organizational Learning Mechanisms and Creative Climate: Insights from an Italian Fashion Design Company", CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 1-12

Canterino Filomena;Shani Abraham B.;Coghlan D.;Brunelli M., "Collaborative Management Research as a Modality of Action Research: Learning from a Merger-Based Study*", THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, 52, 157-186

Canterino Filomena;Cirella Stefano;Guerci Marco;Shani Abraham B.;Brunelli M., "Leading transformation in a family-owned business: Insights from an Italian company", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 17, 54-83

Grants, Awards and Honours

  • Best Action Reserach Paper Award, Academy of Management, 08/08/2015 - to date

Accreditations, Rankings & Memberships