Spring Semester 2020
Professor in Residence Page West
BUSINESS STRATEGY – STRATEGIA AZIENDALE (BEM 371) – prof. Page West
Focuses on the derivation of competitive advantage and sustainable, superior performance by organizations. Course content includes analyzing the effects of industry and competitive environments on the firm, determining the basis upon which the firm should compete, and formulating integrative action plans. Strategy analysis frameworks are applied to situations including for-profit and nonprofit organizations, diversification, global strategy, and strategic change. In Italy this course will involve frequent excursions to visit companies (e.g. Ducati, Gasparini) and talk to people running businesses.
MERCHANTS OF VENICE: FROM MERCANTILISM TO GLOBAL CAPITALISM (BEM 375) – prof. Page West
Explores the early development of commerce, mercantilism, and 21st century global trade. We begin with Venetian and Italian commercial history and later compare developments in Western Europe, the United States, and China. An emphasis in this course is on the philosophical underpinnings of different forms of commerce, and the relationship between the government and the governed.
ITALIAN LANGUAGE (ITA 113 and ITA 153) – prof. Shaul Bassi and prof. Claudia Meneghetti
HISTORY OF ART (ART 269A) – prof. M. Agnese Chiari
WALKING TOURS (INS 101) – prof. M. Agnese Chiari
HISTORY OF VENICE (HST 119) – prof. Monica Chojnacki
VENICE TODAY (HMN 160A) – prof. Roberta Cimarosti and prof. Monica Chojnacki
ITALY AND ECONOMICS (ECN 271) – prof. Caterina Cruciani