Academic year 2022/2023
- Course ID
- Erica Varese (Lecturer)
Mario Gay (Lecturer)
Maria Chiara Cesarani (Tutor)
- 3rd year
- Teaching period
- Second term
- Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
- SECS-P/07 - business administration and management
- Formal authority
- Type of examination
Sommario del corso
The course objective is to provide students with an operative framework to successfully operate abroad.
The course is articulated more like an "operative survival manual" than an academic course trying to highlight the practical aspect of doing business abroad.
Results of learning outcomes
Students will learn how to connect issues discussed in the course with the main themes concerning logistic trade.
The course will develop the main concept of logistic trade and focus around risks and opportunities. It will try to create a framework on how to manage the daily challenges of doing business in an international environment where the business difficulties are coupled with trade and cultural differences and expectations.
Knowledge and understanding
- Describe the main issues related to operations, logistic and management;
- Describe the supply chain strategy;
- Illustrate the logistics facilities location;
- Ability to read the global international agenda;
- Knowledge of the Best Know Methods (BKM) in doing business in the emerging markets;
- Illustrate practical cases of the multinational companies which have operated in emerging markets for many years.
- Evaluate what it works and what is not working on the basic principles of management and leadership in the emerging markets;
- Evaluate how to manage the risk (credit risk, financial risk, operational risk).
At the end of the course, students will be able to use the technical language of the topic, discussing how to manage logistic issues, credit risk, financial risk and operational risk.
The course will be divided into two parts:
PART 1 – Logistic and Supply Chain Management
- Introduction to operations, logistics and supply chain management.
- Supply chain strategy.
- Design the supply chain network: supplier selection, evaluation and relationship
- Supply organizations.
- Logistic, distribution and transportation.
- Sustainability and supply chain.
Part 2 – Trade
Day 1: Reading the Geopolitical International Agenda
- Middle East - Continue Crisis
- The Modern Silk Road and the role of Chine
- The Role of Russia
Day 2: Go to Market Strategies
- Practical aspect on how to enter in an emerging markets
- Some legal framework
- Logistics and International trade - basic aspects
Day 3: How to manage the risks
- Credit & Financial risks - Credit Insurance - Letter of Credit - How to manage the exposure
- Operational Risks
- How to structure a solid reporting scheme and how to assess the
Day 4: How to drive from a managerial and leadership point of view
- How to declinate the academic model of management in different emerging market cultures.
- What it works what are the most common mistakes.
Day 5: Case Study.
- Putting everything together.
- Analyze real case study in the light of what has been presented during the previous days.
The course consists in 42 hours of lectures.
If possible, seminars held by qualified experts and company visits will be organised.
Learning assessment methods
Part 1 - LOGISTIC
Intermediate checking on the learning process is accomplished by answering questions similar to the exam questions; they do not count for the final grade, but help students evaluate their personal level of learning.
In order to verify achievement of the course objectives, periodical group work (or individual) activities will be organized for the students in class.
The knowledge would be evaluated by a final oral exam.
The topics of the exams will be the ones indicated in the programme.
The exam consists in two parts:
- 20 multiple choice questions (1 point/question)
- 2 open questions (5 points/question)
Part 2 - TRADE
Case Study in class, participation at the group study, and final exam in multiple-choice.
Suggested readings and bibliography
Slides presented in class
Several websites of geopolitical analysis, OPEC report, PWC reports presented during the classPlease note that all material included in this page is protected by copyright. It can be used individually for study and research purposes but it must not be used for any other purpose, notably commercial purposes, both for direct or indirect profit (e.g., it cannot be shared on paid online platforms, on services provided for profit or on sites that earn advertising revenue). It is also forbidden to share copyrighted material in any form and on any social media.
We stress the importance of a conscious and correct use of the material published on Moodle by the academic community, in compliance with the provisions of the University Code of Ethics, Italian copyright law and EU legislation.
Please note that copyright infringement will result in serious penalties.
- Enrollment opening date
- 01/03/2020 at 00:00
- Enrollment closing date
- 31/12/2022 at 23:55