Cristina Alaimo


Cristina Alaimo is Assistant Professor (Research) in Digital Economy and Society at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome. She holds a Ph.D. in Management, Information Systems and Innovation from LSE – The London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research focuses on the innovation brought about by data-based services and their consequences for organisations and society. Cristina’s work has been published in journals such as Organization StudiesThe Information Society, Journal of Information Technology and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Cristina is currently Visiting Research Fellow at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, UK.


  • Alaimo, C. and Kallinikos, J. (2020) “Managing. By Data: Algorithmic categorization and organizing”, Organization Studies, online first 
  • Alaimo, C., Kallinikos, J, and Valderrama, E. (2020) “Platforms as service ecosystems: Lessons from social media", Journal of Information Technology, 35 (1), pp. 25- 48.
  • Alaimo, C. and Kallinikos, J. (2019) "Social Media and the Infrastructuring of Sociality", Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 62, pp. 289-306. 
  • Alaimo, C. and Kallinikos, J. (2017) "Computing the Everyday: Social Media as Data Platforms", The Information Society, 33(4), pp. 175-191. 


  • Cristina Alaimo e Luca Giustiniano (2020). “Il pendolo del digitale tra innovazione e continuità”. In: Nunziata E. Governare la trasformazione digitale. Strategia e azione per gestire il cambiamento. LUISS University Press. pp. 17-30    
  • Alaimo, C., Kallinikos, J. and Aaltonen, A (2020). "Data and Value", in Nambisan, S. Lyytinen, K. and Yoo, Y. (eds.) The Handbook of Digital Innovation, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing pp. 162-178 
  • Alaimo, C. and Kallinikos, J. (2019) "Recommender systems", in Beyes, T., Holt, R. and Pias, C. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology and Organization Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 401-411
  • Alaimo, C. and Kallinikos, J. (2018) "Objects, Metrics and Practices: An Inquiry into Programmatic Advertising", in "Living with Monsters? Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency, and the Performativity of Technology" IFIP 8.2 International Federation for Information Processing, IS&O, Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Springer, pp. 110-126. 
  • Alaimo, C. and Kallinikos, J. (2016), "Encoding the Everyday: The Infrastructural Apparatus of Social Data", in Sugimoto, C, Ekbia, H. and Mattioli M. (eds.), Big Data is not a Monolith: Policies, Practices, and Problems, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, pp. 77-90. 
  • Burdett R., Colantonio A., Alaimo C. and Taylor M. (2013) "Torino: reclaiming and diversifying local economic strengths", Chapter 4, in Colantonio A., Burdett R. And Rode P. (eds.) Transforming Urban Economies: Policy Lessons from European and Asian Cities,London: Routledge.