University of Perugia
Department of Engineering

Business & Collective Intelligence Lab

About Us

Business & Collective Intelligence Lab

Our Lab is at the Department of Engineering of the University of Perugia, in Italy. We are part of an international network of researchers working together to study business and human dynamics. Our research originates from the idea that we live in a world where everything is connected: people, information, events. A way to make sense of these connections is to look at them through the lenses of Social Network Analysis and Text Mining, supported by Machine Learning methods and tools. The combination of these methodologies opens up unprecedented opportunities to develop business analytics, make sense of big data, read the collective mind and discover emergent trends and behaviors. We put together large-scale data analytics with the consideration of social contexts. Our research is business-oriented and devoted to supporting managers in their strategic decisions. Among other things, we specialize in brand management, organizational communication and behavior, and innovation management.

Our Activities

What We Do

  • Research & Think Tank

    In our research, we combine methods from network science, natural language processing and machine learning with theories from the social sciences, psychology, humanities and linguistics to advance knowledge and discovery about management, society and information systems. Among other things, we specialize in brand management, organizational communication, organizational behavior, people analytics and innovation management.

  • Consulting

    Our research is business-oriented, has real world applications and is devoted to supporting managers and policy-makers in their strategic decisions. We use a flexible network logic to collaborate with private and public companies and offer consulting and research services.

  • Teaching, Publications and Events

    Our lab welcomes scholars who want to advance their knowledge in the topics of our research. We offer PhD level courses and are training partners with institutions in Italy and abroad. We also offer courses for professionals, business managers and policy-makers. In addition, we edit books and special issues of major scientific journals and organize conferences and events. Click on the profiles of the people in our team for a list of publications.

  • Software Development

    We develop software solutions for researchers interested in text mining and social network analysis. Two examples are the:

Our Team & Think Tank

People & Partners