Summer School


 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM May 7th – May30th 2018

Place Polo Universitario Santa Marta, Verona (SMT1 room).

Minor changes program will be communicated as soon as possible




  Topics to be Covered


Monday May 7th
Thursday May 10th at 9.30


Ivan Russo (coordinator), University of Verona.



Morning (18 hours)

Business culture in Italy.
Managing Logistics & Supply Chain in Italy and Europe. Logistics infrastructures overview. Supply chain main strategies and logistics challenges.  Visit in Interporto Quadrante Europa of Verona (May 10th), the most important freight village in Europe and logistics hub in Italy and visit Lamborghini plant (May 8th only US students).


Monday May 14th
Thursday May 17th at 9.30
Angelo Bonfanti, University of Verona and  Rossella Canestrino, Università di Napoli “Parthenope”.

Morning (12 hours)

Social entrepreneurs and Social enterprises in Europe and Italy. What social entrepreneurship is not. Linkage between social entrepreneurship and ethics. Business ethics. How to solve an ethical dilemma. The impact of culture. Visit to water plants of the Pedrollo Company (May 16th). Entrepreneurship for social inclusion: the Italian experience of «La Kumpania». Main traits of Social Entrepreneur.

Monday May 21th
Thursday May 24st at 9.30
Alessandro Zardini, University of


Morning (12 hours)

The course in Organization Studies is designed for individuals who are interested in understanding the changing dynamics of organizations in contemporary Italian society, and also their business model. change in Italian firms. Moreover, it will presented a new business model called “business network”, that it is an innovative organizational structure that helps Italian SME to become more competitive the international context. One class will be carried out at one Italian firm that applied this business models.Visit in Dainese (May 21st).

Monday May 28th
Wednesday May 30th at 9.30
Cristina Florio, University of Verona.

Morning (12 hours) The lectures provide an overview of the main tools to analyze and interpret the firm performance in the Italian setting. Liquidity, solvency, profitability and growth ratios will be considered in their informative power for decision-making. The most important features in terms of industry and size, ownership structures and growth dynamics of Italian companies will be described. Their impacts on the interpretation of performance ratios and the overall judgment on the financial equilibrium will be assessed through the analysis of both aggregated data and the case-study “Dellas – diamond tools”.



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