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National Monopoly to Successful Multinational

The Case of Enel


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Massimo Bergami, Pier Luigi Celli, Giuseppe Soda
      Pages 1-10
  3. The Evolution of Enel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Giuseppe Soda, Alessandra Carlone
      Pages 12-24
    3. Giuseppe Soda, Enrico Forti
      Pages 57-78
    4. Emanuele Bajo, Massimo Barbi
      Pages 79-89
  4. When Management Makes the Difference

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-99
    2. Massimo Bergami, Alberto Monti, Gabriele Morandin
      Pages 118-135
    3. Giuseppe Soda
      Pages 136-141
  5. The Best Energy Company in the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-153
    2. Massimo Bergami, Giuseppe Cucchi
      Pages 154-161
    3. Giuseppe Soda, Enrico Forti
      Pages 162-179
    4. Massimo Bergami, Giuseppe Soda
      Pages 180-188
  6. Afterword: Five Rather Difficult Issues

    1. Gianni Lorenzoni
      Pages 193-200
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-210

About this book


Using the Enel case, this volume unpacks the effective implementation of an ambidextrous perspective on adaptation and change, providing some key lessons for managers and scholars. It begins by exploring Enel's recent history, before mapping the steps of a remarkable transition from public monopolist to a successful transnational group.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.LUISS Guido Carli UniversityItaly
  3. 3.Bocconi UniversityItaly

About the authors

GIUSEPPE SODA is Professor of Organization Theory and Network Analysis in the Department of Management and Technology at Bocconi University and Director of the Claudio Dematté Research Division at SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy. He has published a number of academic articles in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Advances in Strategic Management, Organization Studies, British Journal of Management and in many books. He is member of the Editorial Board for Organization Science and Strategic Organization and of the Research Committee of OMT Division at the Academy of Management.
MASSIMO BERGAMI is Full Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Department of Management and Dean of Alma Graduate School at the University of Bologna (Italy), since it was established in 2000. He is also a non Executive Director of Ducati Motor Holding, Università della Tuscia and Previlabor. He is a member of the Italian Cinema Commission (Ministry of Culture) and of the Advisory Board of the Fullbright Best. He has recently been appointed Chair of the Emba Consortium for Global Business Innovation and has been involved in several projects on academic innovation, including the StartCup Business Plan Competition (Managing Director), Almacube (Director), and the Partnership for Growth Program of the US Embassy in Italy. He has published several articles and books.
PIERLUIGI CELLI is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at LUISS 'Guido Carli' University, Rome, Italy. He graduated in Sociology at the University of Trento and gained considerable experience as a HR executive across a number of Italian companies (Enel, Rai, Unicredit, Olivetti and Eni). He currently serves on the boards of Illy, Unipol, BAT and Demoskopea. He is the author of many books published by major publishing houses, as well as numerous essays and articles. He was previously Professor of Industrial Organisation at the Faculty of Political Science and Cagliari and at the Faculty of Economics and Business at LUISS. He was also Professor of Cultural Institutions at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of British American Tobacco, Illy Caffe, Unipol and Demoskopea and sits on the Board of Hera SpA, Messaggerie Libri and BT Italy.

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