Torchia, D. (2016) An Alternative Football Club in a Liquid Modernity: FC United of Manchester. Culture and Organization, 22(3) Special Issue on “Sport and Organization”, 22(3), pp. 203-220. DOI: 10.1080/14759551.2016.1161625
Torchia, D. (2019) Creating and Managing Community in a Community Football Club. Managing Sport and Leisure. DOI: 10.1080/23750472.2019.1684837
Torchia, D., Pellicelli, A.C. (2018) "New models of football governance: fan-ownership in UK and Italy", Sinergie SIMA 2018 Conference, Università Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy. DOI 10.7433/SRECP.EA.2018.58
Torchia, D. 2017 “Community Creation and Management in a Fan-Owned Football Club”, The 12th Annual International Ethnography Symposium, The University of Manchester, UK.
Torchia D. 2014. “FC United of Manchester: Football and Community in a Liquid Modernity”, Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism 2014, University of Utrecht, Netherlands.
Torchia D. 2014. “FC United of Manchester: Football and Community in a Liquid Modernity”, Politics in Times of Anxiety Conference, University of Manchester, UK.
Torchia D. 2013. “Bringing the football back to the fans”, The 8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies, University of Manchester, UK. eScholarID: uk-ac-man-scw:202227
Torchia D. 2012. “The real soul transformational leadership: reality or utopia?”, Manchester Business School Annual Doctoral Conference, UK.
My main research interests are in alternative forms of organisations and Critical Management Studies. Specifically, I study those organisational models that promote more humane forms of management by going beyond mere means-end rationality. I am also extremely interested in researching sports organisations. For my PhD thesis I investigated the challenges and possibilities for (utopian) organisations in sport, led by fan groups, to make a difference and to represent a viable (and sustainable) alternative to mainstream business and management models. This ethnographic study was conducted at FC United of Manchester, a fan-owned, semi-professional football club in Manchester (UK) that promotes democracy, inclusion and sustainability as core values.
My interdisciplinary approach to research allows me to see organisations from different points of view: I am a firm believer that Business and Management studies can benefit from other disciplines such as sociology and anthropology.
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