Contact Dr Alessandro Alvarenga
Alessandro is a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management. He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in International Business from the University of Birmingham. He brings a decade of experience in project and operations management within the energy industry. Leading diverse international teams across six countries, he achieved significant milestones in operational efficiency and team performance. His recent tenure in the Royal Air Force (RAF) saw Alessandro specializing in Force Protection, featuring an operational deployment to Iraq, service in the RAF Mountain Rescue Team, and a key role as a staff officer in a NATO HQ in the Netherlands. Maintaining a strong connection with academia, Alessandro's research focuses on strategy and organization studies from a ‘Routine Dynamics’ perspective.
- Safavi M & Alvarenga A (2023) Embodying routine replication dynamics: An ethnographic study on the impact of the body in routine replication in the Royal Air Force. In: 39th EGOS (European Group for Organization Studies) Colloquium 2023, Cagliari, 6-8 July 2023.
- Alvarenga A & Safavi M (2023) Routines breakdown and remaking in the Royal Air Force: A temporal perspective of organizational responses to COVID-19 lockdowns. In: 83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2023), Boston, 4-8 August 2023.
- Alvarenga A & Safavi M (2022) Expanding organizational routines while preserving professional identity: introducing female officers into combat roles in the Royal Air Force. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) 36th Annual Conference 2022, University of Manchester, 31 August - 2 September 2022.
- Alvarenga A & Safavi M (2021) Responding to unexpected events: flexing established routines in the Royal Air Force. In: EGOS 37th Colloquium, 2021, Virtual Event: Host: Vrije University Amsterdam, 8-10 July 2021.
- Alvarenga A & Safavi M (2020) The replication boomerang: The study of a routine replication in the Royal Air Force and its impact on the original routine. In: EGOS 36th Colloquium, 2020, Virtual Event: Host: University of Hamburg, 2-4 July 2020.