Ermanno Tortia is an associate professor at the University of Trento. His research primarily focuses on enterprise theory, institutional economics, labor economics, human resource management and organizational behavior. He also studies recovery applied to the Third Sector and the organizational forms that populate the social economy (cooperative and social enterprises, non-profit organizations). He has authored and co-authored empirical studies dealing with the economics of happiness, job satisfaction, organizational justice, worker motivation, relationships among complex sets of organizational practices, and the institutionalist approach to the study of social economy organizations.
He was previously a visiting fellow at the University of Stirling (UK), School of Applied Social Science. He is a member of the scientific committee of JEOD, Journal of Etrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity and a member of the faculty board program of the DELoS (Development Economics and Local Systems) PhD program of the School of Social Sciences, University of Trento.
He is also a member of the Scientific Commission for Social and Solidarity Economy (Commission Scientifique Economie Sociale et Coopérative) of CIRIEC (Centre International de Recherches et d’Information sur l’Economie Publique, Sociale et Coopérative).
Among his most important and recent publications are:
- Tortia, Ermanno Celeste; Gago, Monica; Degavre, Florence; Poledrini, Simone, Worker Involvement and Performance in Italian Social Enterprises: The Role of Motivations, Gender and Workloadin SUSTAINABILITY, v. 14, n. 1022 (2022), p. 1-20. – DOI: 10.3390/su14021022.
- Borzaga, C.; Carini, C.; Tortia, E. C., Co-operative enterprise anti-cyclicality and the economic crisis: A comparative analysis of employment dynamics in Italyin ANNALS OF PUBLIC AND COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS, v. Online first, (2021), p. 1-27.
- Tortia, E. C., Capital as common-pool resource: Horizon problem, financial sustainability and reserves in worker cooperativesin JOURNAL OF CO-OPERATIVE ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT, v. 9, n. 2 (2021), p. 100137. – DOI: 10.1016/j.jcom.2021.100137.