Cinzia Dal Zotto

Professor of human ressource management


Cinzia Dal Zotto is professor of human resources management at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Neuchâtel. She has previously been professor of media management at the Academy of Journalism and Media, an institute within the same Faculty that she also directed between 2010 and 2012. From 2004 to 2008, she held the positions of assistant professor and research director at the Media Management and Transformation Center at the Jönköping International Business School in Sweden.

Professor Dal Zotto holds a PhD from the University of Regensburg, Germany, and a Master's degree from the Catholic University of Milan, Italy. She was visiting research fellow at UC Berkeley where she worked on topics related to the growth of new media companies. Her current research focuses on digital transformation in organizations.

With a particular focus on the media industry, Cinzia Dal Zotto has always published and taught in the areas of human resource management, organizational behavior and strategy. She has been visiting professor at various universities including the University of Passau in Germany, the University of Westminster in London and the University of Bolzano in Italy. She also held seminars at master and executive levels for the Joint Research Center in Ispra, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, the University of Johannesburg and the Mudra Institute of Communications in Ahmedabad, India.

Cinzia Dal Zotto is also consultant and trainer in the areas of human resource management and organizational development.

Areas of expertise

  • Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior
  • Digital Transformation and its effect within Organizations 
  • Leadership, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Diversity Management and Inclusion
  • Media Management


  • Management
  • Gestion des Ressources Humaines
  • Culture, Human Resources and International Firms
  • Human Resource Management and Leadership

Professional experience

  • Consultant and trainer, Vicario Consulting SA
  • Trainer, Fondation Suisse pour la Recherche en Microtechnique (FSRM)

Research activity: 5 selected publications

  • Omidi, A., Dal Zotto, C. & Gandini, A. (2023). Labor process theory and critical HRM: A systematic review and agenda for future research. European Management Journal.
  • Dal Zotto, C., Omidi, A., & Norouzi, E. (2023). Smart Exclusion: How May Digital Platforms Hinder Inclusivity within News Organizations? In: Weder, Rademacher & Schmidpeter (Eds.), CSR Communication in the Media: Media Management on Sustainability at a Global Level (pp. 93-108). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • Omidi, A., & Dal Zotto, C. (2023). How online collaboration software shapes control at work? Evidence from news organizations. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.
  • Omidi, A., & Dal Zotto, C. (2022). Socially responsible human resource management: a systematic literature review and research agenda. Sustainability, 14(4), 2116.
  • Omidi, A., Dal Zotto, C., & Picard, R. G. (2022). The nature of work in the media industries: a literature review and future directions. Journalism and Media3(1), 157-181.

For an exaustive list of publications please see: www.cinziadalzotto.ch