|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SECS-P/08|
The course aims to introduce students to strategic management. Major topics of the course are the concept of the firm, the external and internal environmental analysis, competitive and corporate strategies, the management of some of the corporate functions.
The main purpose is to present the basic topics about enterprise management and strategic management. Important parts will be devoted to the analysis of innovations, enterprise networks and clusters, and strategic models.
The course will provide the concepts, frameworks and techniques useful in order to make correct firm’s strategic decisions. In particular, the focus of the course are the relationships that a firm may develop with its competitive environment, in order to create and sustain a competitive advantage, together with a firm’s resources and capabilities
Lectures, case studies and seminars.
Lectures are held in Italian, but, for incoming students, it is possible to sustain the exam in English, following the English textbook.
- The concept of strategy
- The sources and dimensions of competitive advantage
- Firms’ goals, values and performance
- The fundamentals of industry analysis
- Managing industry evolution and strategic change
- The analysis of resources and capabilities
- The fundamentals of strategy implementation
If incoming students choose to study the ordinary syllabus in Italian, they can refer to the italian syllabus. Otherwise, the English syllabus is based on the following textbook:
Grant R.M. (2013), Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 8th Edition, Wiley & Sons.
GIORGIA PROFUMO (President)
Week starting 20th September 2021
Written exam with four open-ended questions on the English syllabus.
The course will be taught in Italian. The attendance is not compulsory.
Incoming students may sustain the exam in English, as not attending students.