Stefania Sardo

Dr. Stefania Sardo

  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Fields of work

  • Socio-technical transitions
  • Science and Technology Studies (STS)
  • Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
  • Governance of sociotechnical systems transformations
  • Innovation and responsibility

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Professional background

since 2022 Scientific staff member in ITAS
2018 - 2022 Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer, Department of Science, Technology and Society, Technische Universität München (DE)
2014 - 2018 Ph.D. Innovation and Entrepreneurship, BI Norwegian Business School (NO)
Lecturer at the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, BI Norwegian Business School (NO)
2012 - 2014 Associate researcher, European Centre for Living Technology, Ca’ Foscari University (IT)
2009 - 2011 Associate researcher, Economics Department, Modena and Reggio Emilia University (IT)
2005 - 2008 M.A. International Management, Modena and Reggio Emilia University (IT)
2002 - 2005 B.A. International Economics, University of Padova (IT)

Selected publications

Sardo, S.; Callegari, B.; Misganaw, B. (2023, forthcoming)
Everything and nothing: a critical review of the “social” in Innovation and Entrepreneurship studies, Novation: Critical Studies of Innovation IV

Sardo, S. (2022)
The naturalized disharmony of a socio-technical system: understanding safety in the Oil and Gas drilling industry. In: Callegari, Misganaw, Sardo (Eds.) The Social Foundations of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Concepts, Methods and Applications, Edward Elgar Publishing

Sardo, S.; Parmiggiani, E.; Hoholm, T. (2021)
Not in transition: inter-infrastructural governance and the politics of repair in the Norwegian offshore industry, Energy Research and Social Science, 75, 102047

Anzoise, V.; Sardo, S. (2016)
Dynamic systems and the role of evaluation: The case of the Green Communities project, Evaluation and program planning, 54, 162-172


Sardo, S.; Callegari, B.
Discontinuation inception: a theoretical view
2023. Italian Society for Social Studies of Science and Technology Italia Conference (STS 2023), Bologna, Italy, June 28–30, 2023 
Scheer, D.; Sardo, S.; Kuppler, S.
No easy way out: towards a framework concept of Long-term Governance
2023. Energy, Environment and Societies in Crises: ESA RN12 mid-term and Energy and society Network. 6th Energy and Society Conference (2023), Trento, Italy, September 6–7, 2023