The Medici Summer School in Management Studies, Florence, June 1-6, 2014

We are pleased to announce the organization of the 6th edition of The Medici Summer School in Management Studies for doctoral students and young researchers which will be held in Florence, June 1-6, 2014. The School is sponsored in collaboration with organizing faculty from Alma GS (University of Bologna), HEC School of Management, and Stern School of Business (New York University).


The Summer School is designed to promote doctoral education and research in management studies and contribute to the development of enlightened practice in the management of business organizations. Over the past several years, the Summer School has been a unique educational program for qualified doctoral students interacting with thought leaders in the management field who have shared their knowledge and wisdom on frontier research topics. The Summer School combines lectures and research seminars by international scholars with an active engagement of participant students. In the past four editions, the School  has become a regular appointment to promote cutting edge international research and teaching in management studies.

The title of the 2014 edition is: Deviance and Deviants in Organizational Research

The Summer School combines lectures and research seminars by international scholars with an active engagement of participant students. Confirmed faculty members:

- Michele Gelfand, University of Maryland, College Park., USA
- Fabrizio Ferraro, IESE Spain
- Melissa Schilling, Stern School of Business, New York University, USA
- Don Palmer, UC Davis, USA
- Madan Pillutla, London Business School, UK
Othe faculty members who will “stop by” during the week:
- Batia Wiesenfeld (NYU) Gino Cattani (NYU)
- Rodolphe Durand (HEC Paris)
- Simone Ferriani (University of Bologna)
- Gianni Lorenzoni (Alma Graduate School)
- Marcello M. Mariani (University of Bologna)
- Gino Cattani (NYU)

The 2014 Summer School will begin on Sunday, June 1 with a welcome dinner. Closing session will be on Friday, 6 June. The venue for the Summer School will be the beautiful La Pietra International Conference and Events Center, which is New York University's satellite campus in Florence, Italy.  La Pietra is a stunning 57-acre estate located in the foothills overlooking Florence.

Application procedure
The School will admit 20-25 student participants. Applications for these slots are welcomed from current Ph.D. students in Management and related disciplines from universities worldwide. Students for the Summer School will be selected in accordance with the quality of their doctoral curricula, research interests, and application materials.
There is no application or participation fee. Student participants will be responsible for their own long distance travel expenses to and from Florence, but the Summer School will cover all accommodation and board expenses during the week of sessions provided that students attend the entire week.

The deadline for applications is April 1st, 2014. Admitted candidates will be notified by April 15. A waiting list of other candidates will be established.

Full program and application details can be found at:

Further Information

Deadline for application:

April 1st, 2014


Full program