Francesca Giardini is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Groningen (NL). After obtaining her PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Siena (IT), she was a postdoc at the at the Central European University in Budapest, and a researcher at theNational Research Council of Italy (ISTC CNR) in RomeShe does inter-disciplinary research on the micro-foundations of sustainable cooperation and she uses theoretical analysis, agent-based simulation and lab experiments.

She is especially interested inunderstanding the mechanisms of social sustainability, especially reputation and gossip, and their contribution to value creation in different settings. She is the editor (with R. Wittek) of the Oxford Handbook of Gossip and Reputation (in press) and she has published in different disciplinary and inter-disciplinary journals, including Scientific Reports, European Psychologists, Judgement and Decision Making and Cognitive Processing. She is an elected member of the European Social Simulation Management Committee.




7.8 Sustainable collaborative networks. Design, dynamics, and decay of cooperation in a multilevel organizational field

7.10 Gossip Networks, Reputation and Intra-Organizational Conflict Management


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