BiographyDenita Cepiku is aggregate professor of public management at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and responsible for the Research Methods course of the doctoral program in Public Management & Governance at the same University.
Her main research interests are in the areas of collaborative governance (co-production and network management) and strategic management.
Her publications have appeared in academic journals such as Public Management Review, Public Administration and Development, Public Money & Management, International Review of Administrative Sciences, International Journal of Public Administration, International Public Management Review, International Journal of Public Sector Management. She is member of the editorial committees of two academic journals: the International Journal on Public Sector Performance Management (IJPSPM) and of the Mecosan (Health Management & Economics, published by the University Bocconi under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Health).
She is board member (membership secretary) of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) and, since 2006, she co-chairs the “Local governance” panel. She has been the local chair of the 2012 conference in Rome.
She is chair of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) Strategic interest group on Public Management and member of the EGPA Steering Committee of the PhD & PA education platform.
She has participated and coordinated international cooperation projects in the public management area for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Swiss Development Cooperation, and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, among others.
Currently she is conducting an applied research project for The Peter Pribilla Foundation in Germany entitled "Visualizing User Innovation in Health Care" in partnership with Professors Katja Hutter (University of Innsbruck), Pedro Oliveira (University of Lisbon) and Sara Poggesi (University of Roma Tor Vergata). The project will attempt to identify user innovators among patients of chronic and rare diseases in Germany, medically validate those innovations and promote them among other patients.
Denita holds a PhD in Public Management and Governance and a M.Phil. in Public Management.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Collaborative governance (co-production and network management)