Vincenzo Vignieri

Vincenzo Vignieri
Università degli Studi di Palermo | UNIPA · Dipartimento di Studi Europei e della Integrazione Internazionale. Diritti, Economia, Management, Storia, Lingue e Culture (D.E.M.S.)



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Vincenzo Vignieri is a Postdoctoral researcher in Business and Public Management. He has been visiting scholar at the School of Public and International Affairs, University of Baltimore (USA). He has published articles on several academic journals whose keywords for fields and methods of research are: Collaborative Governance, Co-production of Public Service, Urban and Rural Regeneration, Performance Management, Crowdsourcing Platforms,System Dynamics, Case Study, and Action Research.
Additional affiliations
November 2019 - present
Università degli Studi di Palermo
  • Professor (Associate)
  • Teaching principles of Business Administration and Business Analysis to master students.
April 2019 - May 2019
University of Baltimore
  • Visiting Scholar
  • Pursuing strategies for sustainable and integrated development of urban context: exploring pitfalls and opportunities of the regeneration plans in Baltimore.
April 2018 - October 2019
Institute for Archeological and Cultural heritage – National (Italian) Research Council
  • PostDoc Position


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Around the world, mainly smart working and home working represent two key responses that people and organizations prompted to give continuity to their services, while respecting social distancing. Among many jobs, teaching trusts on web platforms, but they are just means, though they offer some tools for engaging students, such as quiz apps, video recording, sharing files and channels for discussions.
Looking at educational issue, e-learning and distance learning are two differents contexts where teaching occurs. The first can be added to traditional education too, especially for training people in organizational contexts. Distance learning may work for teaching at the university, since students are skilled enough to be committed to understanding arguments and taking exams. However, interactions, labs, q&a sessions are challenging given the tendency of the means to be asynchronous.
Besides commenting my slides and journal articles, I mostly give them cases and papers to study at home, so to use their analysis as a base for discussion during the following lectures. Mainly, this can be done with master students. Also, some students, most of the time undergraduate, watch the recorded video of the lectures afterwards. No matter the content of the lecture, mainly watching videos and cutting the interactions, including taking notes, reduces the effectiveness of attending. This habit may be caused by a "youtube" alike interactions with everything is a video of a person speaking and commenting slides and by a inherent feature of the means itself. Platforms allows to "pause" attending (turning off mic and cam or the sound) due to an incoming email, a facebook message, a call and whatever is happening at home. Things that normally we completely "freeze" when attending classes, watching movies at the cinema and so on. In fact, attending requires a more focused and demanding engagement.
What I'm asking is the following.
How to increase interactions and effectiveness of distance education in the context of University, where the tradition is being physically present in the same room and the whole course is designed in that way? What kind of methodologies can be adopted to sustain interactions and discourage a "youtube" alike mindset.


Projects (7)
This paper will illustrate a framework underlying a dynamic perspective to performance governance to enhance the regeneration of inner areas in cross-boundary collaboration. Our interest in cross-boundary collaboration for inner area regeneration is driven by the relevance of such policy domain for the socio-economic development of our region, in Southern Europe. Concerning this, the design of sustainable mobility policies in the case of an Italian inner area will be framed through Dynamic Performance Governance (DPG) (Bianchi et al. 2019). The analysis of the case will illustrate how DPG may facilitate the implementation of the EU cohesion policy for the regeneration of inner areas. Since DPG is rooted on a systems approach, its application to the investigated field may also contribute to extend the disciplinary boundaries of scientific research, beyond the traditional sectoral perspectives.
This paper aims to illustrate how for a business located in a local area that does not portray the characteristics of the “Silicon Valley” stereotype, developing a strategy that pretends to autonomously set its boundary spanning may lead to unsustainable growth.
L’obiettivo di questo lavoro è duplice: comprendere in che modo la governance network (Klijn, 2008a) è in grado di supportare il raggiungimento di outcome gestionali, organizzativi e di comunità attraverso processi di co-production di servizi pubblici in ambito culturale, nonché associare misure e indicatori di risultato (intermedi e finali) alle diverse dimensioni della performance. Tre domande guidano lo sviluppo del lavoro: quali dimensioni di performance caratterizzano gli outcome dei processi di co-produzione che originano dai network? Quali relazioni causali sono cruciali per il miglioramento degli outcome del processo di co-production in ambito culturale? Quali indicatori possono supportare i decisori nell’analisi delle connessioni causali tra le misure di outcome e nelle relazioni tra i soggetti che partecipano alla co-produzione?