|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SECS-P/08|
The course is aimed at studying the strategic and competitive behaviours of firms belonging to the maritime system.
The course, paving on a managerial approach, aims to analyse the operations and strategies of firms and public organizations operating in maritime logistics. The course focuses on main theoretical concepts and perspectives related to maritime transport demand and segmentation, port cargo handling, transport capacity deployment and management, as well as competitive and growth strategies. Emphasis will be given to multinational corporations operating in shipping and ports, i.e. firms that diversify risk and their business portfolio. In addition, the organization and strategies of Port Authorities is addressed, by emphasizing the diverse governance settings in some relevant countries.
The course aims to provide specialist knowledge on the business strategies and corporate governance mechanisms relating to the companies belonging to the maritime system.
At the end of the course the student will be able to know:
• the structure of the maritime system
• value creation and value co-production patterns
• analysis of the most important environmental drivers
• business and corporate strategies
• strategy implementation: internal, external, collaborative growth
• the characteristics of the national governance systems and their effects on the problems of maritime companies
Lectures, case studies and seminars.
The maritime system: definition and structure
The strategic areas in the maritime system: definition and competitive analysis
Corporate and competitive strategies
If foreign students choose to study the ordinary syllabus in Italian, they can refer to the above sections in this document.
Otherwise, an English syllabus is available, based on selected resources provided on Aulaweb.
Office hours: Monday at 3.00 pm, at DIEC / CIELI, Via Vivaldi 5.
LARA PENCO (President)
Oral exam. Students are invited to carry out a project work in collaboration with other students
The assessment aims to verify both theoretical notions regarding the strategy of maritime logistics firms and the practical knowledge of managerial tools applied in transport industries.
The course will be taught in Italian. The attendance is not compulsory.