Montpellier Business School

Dr. Dentoni Domenico

Dentoni Domenico
Fonction Full professor
Research themes Business, Resilience and Transformation, with specific (but not exclusive) focus on agri-food systems.
Teaching department Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Technology, Innovation, Management


Short Bio

Dr. Domenico Dentoni is Full Professor of Business, Resilience and Transformation at the Montpellier Business School (MBS). In active collaboration with local and global societal stakeholders and students, his research seeks to understand, explain and enact how processes of organizing support the capacity of systems to bounce back, adapt, and radically change in the face of grand challenges. To do so, he bridges organization and entrepreneurship theories with wicked problems and complex adaptive systems. His work has been recently published in Journal of Business Venturing, Organization Studies, Organization & Environment, Journal of Business Ethics and Business & Society among others. In line with this research vision, Domenico teaches participatory systems dynamics and value network analysis for organizational and systemic change at executive and graduate levels. Before joining MBS in 2021, Domenico personally received research grants for 2,4 Million in 2011-2020 from both European and international public funding agencies.

Selected intellectual contributions

2022-2026: 406 700€ research grant for the project entitled ENFASYS (ENcouraging Farmers towards sustainable farming SYstems through policy and business Strategies) from the European Commission (Horizon Europe scheme).

Cucchi C., Lubberink R., Dentoni D. & Gartner W.B. 2022. 'That's Witchcraft': Community entrepreneuring as a process of navigating intra-community tensions through spiritual practices. Organization Studies, 43(2): 179-201.

Manyise T. & Dentoni D. Forthcoming. Value chain partnerships and farmer entrepreneurship as balancing ecosystem services: Implications for agri-food systems resilience. Ecosystem Services.

Kangogo D., Dentoni D. & Bijman J. 2021. Adoption of climate‐smart agriculture among smallholder farmers: Does farmer entrepreneurship matter?. Land Use Policy, 109: 105666.

Pascucci S., Dentoni D., Clements J., Poldner K. & Gartner W. 2021. Forging forms of authority through the sociomateriality of food in partial organizations. Organization Studies, 42(2): 301-326.

Dentoni D., Pinkse J. & Lubberink R. 2020. Linking sustainable business models to socio-ecological resilience through cross-sector partnerships: A complex adaptive systems view. Business & Society.

Walther C.M., Poldner K., Kopnina H. & Dentoni D. 2020. “Nano” regeneration: How human agency intermediates between nature and technology in community-based energy. Organization & Environment.

Dentoni D., Bitzer V. & Schouten G. 2018. Harnessing wicked problems in multi-stakeholder partnerships. Journal of Business Ethics, 150(2), 333-356.

Dentoni D., Pascucci S., Poldner K. & Gartner, W. B. 2018. Learning “who we are” by doing: Processes of co-constructing prosocial identities in community-based enterprises. Journal of Business Venturing.


Entrepreneurship and Systemic Change (Master and Executive level), Montpellier Business School, 2021-
Systems-Thinking and Systemic Change (Executive level), multiple companies and institutions, 2017-
Community Resilience in Agri-Food Systems (Master level), University of Parma, 2020-
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies (Master level), Wageningen University, 2017-2020
Strategic Change Management and Innovation (Master level), Wageningen University, 2014-2020
Sustainability in Agri-Food and Seafood Value Chains (Master level), Wageningen University, 2011-2014
Organizational Behaviour and Management (Bachelor level), Wageningen University, 2011-2014

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