Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship: the Italian Perspective
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Area of Study
Business, Entrepreneurial Management
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewIt is of common knowledge that SMEs (Small to Medium-sized Enterprises) are the pillars of the Italian economic system, but few know how they are run, what are their main characteristics, how they differ from MNEs (Multi-National Enterprises).
During the course students will discuss case studies of Italian firms and entrepreneurs operating in the traditional Italian industries, to get familiarity with their business models and the Italian entrepreneurial environment and develop possible solutions to management problems that may arise.
Moreover, in order to get a more intensive experience about Italian economic system, two field visits will be organized.
This course is expected to be highly interactive. Students are expected to proactively contribute to class discussion.
The learning goals of the course are:
- to point out the main issues related to the design and the analysis of successful business models;
- to explore the main dimensions of entrepreneurship;
- to deepen knowledge about some peculiar Italian sectors.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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