F. (Francesca) Giardini, PhD

Assistant professor

Research

Research interests

From The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, to products' reviews on eBay, or to friends recommending restaurants and books, we are immersed in a network of evaluations about individuals, places, goods, companies or even institutions. Knowing others' reputations allows us to make predictions about their behaviors, and being effective in managing one's own reputation is crucial for social inclusion. 

In my research I am interested in identifying the conditions under which reputation and gossip might support or hamper cooperation in different setting. I am especially interested in social sustainability and on the mechanisms promoting it. I recently started working on the network dynamics of cooperation in organizations. 

Publications
  1. Gossip, Reputation and Sustainable Cooperation: Sociological Foundations

    Giardini, F. & Wittek, R., 19-Jun-2019, The Oxford Handbook of Gossip and Reputation. Giardini, F. & Wittek, R. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press, 41 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  2. Introduction: Gossip and Reputation—A Multidisciplinary Research Program

    Giardini, F. & Wittek, R., 19-Jun-2019, The Oxford Handbook of Gossip and Reputation. Giardini, F. & Wittek, R. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 1-22

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  3. Joint Production Motivation in Interdisciplinary Networks

    Teekens, T., Giardini, F., Zuidersma, J. & Wittek, R., 20-Jun-2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

  4. Comment le commeráge et la réputation peuvent promouvoir des comportements moraux chez l'etre humain

    Giardini, F. & Conte, R., 2019, Morale et cognition. Heintz, M. & Rivoal, I. (eds.). Paris: Presses universitaires de Paris Nanterre, p. 195-212 18 p. (Colloque de Cerisy).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

  5. "Someone told me": Preemptive reputation protection in communication

    Giardini, F., Fitneva, S. A. & Tamm, A., 24-Apr-2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 4, 15 p., e0200883.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Press / Media
  1. Francesca Giardini over eerherstel voor de eer

    Francesca Giardini

    08/11/2017

    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert CommentPopular

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Activities
  1. The language of cooperation: Reputation and honest signalling

    Daniel Ballet (Organiser), Francesca Giardini (Organiser), Eleonor Power (Organiser), Szabolcs Számadó (Organiser), Karoly Takacs (Organiser)
    2-Sep-2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising an eventAcademic

  2. Understanding reputation

    Francesca Giardini (Invited speaker)
    5-Apr-2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationProfessional

  3. Language and networks for reputation-based cooperation

    Francesca Giardini (Invited speaker)
    15-May-2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationProfessional

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