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. At the same Faculty she has previously been Professor of Media Management and Institute Director (2010-2012) at the Academy of Journalism and Media. 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 (OBAG Best PhD Dissertation Award, 2001), and a Master's degree from the Catholic University of Milan, Italy (1995, 110/110). 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 and it simpact on work and organizations.

With often a 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, South Africa, and the Mudra Institute of Communications in Ahmedabad, India.

Cinzia Dal Zotto is also currently consultant and trainer in the areas of recruitment, selection, development of talent and organizations.

Areas of expertise

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


  • Management (Bachelor)
  • Gestion des Ressources Humaines (Bachelor)
  • Culture, Human Resources and International Firms (Master)
  • Human Resource Management and Leadership (Master)
  • Leadership and Change (CAS in Hospital Leadership)
  • Gestion des Ressources Humaines (CAS in Public Management Tools)

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, 43(11/12), 948-963.
  • 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 

Management positions in academia

  • Co-director, CAS in Public Management Tools, University of Neuchâtel (2022-present)
  • Co-director, CAS in Hospital Leadership, University of Neuchâtel (2021-present)
  • Director, MSc in International Business Development, University of Neuchâtel (2016-2019)
  • Department Director, Academy of Journalism and Media, University of Neuchâtel (2010-2012)
  • Director, Master of Arts in Journalism, University of Neuchâtel (2010-2012)
  • Director of Research, MMTC, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden (2004-2008)