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Dennis Trotta


Dennis is a PhD student in Management Engineering, at the University of Padua (Italy). He obtained both his bachelor’s and master’s degree at the University of Milano (Italy). There he studied Management (BSc) and Marketing & Management (MSc) at the department of Political Science and Economic Studies, where he also had the opportunity of focusing on Human Resource Management. His master’s thesis was on “Individual Employee performance of outsourced salesforce and Organizational Citizenship behaviour” and seek to check whether or not the identification of outsourced employee is different and if this has any consequences on the individual performance of those employees.

With his doctoral thesis entitled “Managing Human Resources in the Industry 4.0 Context” Dennis investigates how Industry 4.0 impact on Human Resource Management in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Veneto region of Italy, which is characterized by a strong tradition of SMEs active in the manufacturing sector.


  • Industry 4.0 and HRM
  • Employee well-being
  • Smartworking
  • No hierarchy organization
  • Balanced scorecard, HR scorecard and Workforce scorecard
  • Identification process for outsourced workers, as well as commitment
  • Performance evaluation in multilevel or complex context
  • Innovation in HR recruitment processes
  • Moral hazard in HR, especially in recruiting
  • Salesforce performance
  • Performance management system

Teaching experience

Since 2017 Dennis is a supporting teacher for these 2 courses:

  • Business Administration, Department of Industrial Management, University of Padua
  • Business Management, Department of Management Engineering, University of Padua


  • Trotta, D., Garengo, P., (2018). “Industry 4.0 Key Research Topics: A Bibliometric Review”. 7th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management, Oxford (UK).
  • Trotta, D., Garengo, P., (2017). "A co-word analysis on Human Resource Management literature: the role of technological innovation from 2007 - 2017". 20th Excellence in Services International