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 People & Organizations


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

Bender-Salazar R., Dentoni D. & Lubberink R. 2023. Systems mapping can facilitate the collective and shared understanding of complex problems. World Economic Forum Climate & Nature series, March 15th, 2023. Dentoni, D. 2022. Horizon Europe Program research grant (406 700€ ) for the project entitled ENFASYS (ENcouraging Farmers towards sustainable farming SYstems through policy and business Strategies) from the European Commission. 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. Dentoni, D., Cucchi, C., Roglic, M., Lubberink, R., Bender-Salazar, R. & Manyise, T. 2022. Systems thinking, mapping and change in food and agriculture. Bio-based and Applied Economics. 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. Manyise T. & Dentoni D. 2021. Value chain partnerships and farmer entrepreneurship as balancing ecosystem services: Implications for agri-food systems resilience. Ecosystem Services, 49: 101279. 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. 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 Venturing33(5), 603-622. Dentoni, D., Bitzer, V., & Schouten, G. (2018). Harnessing wicked problems in multi-stakeholder partnerships. Journal of Business Ethics150, 333-356. Dentoni, D., Bitzer, V., & Pascucci, S. (2016). Cross-sector partnerships and the co-creation of dynamic capabilities for stakeholder orientation. Journal of business ethics135, 35-53.


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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