Entrepreneurship in Italy
March 12-20, 2016
Professor Jodi Detjen
Italy is the 10th-largest economy in the world and the fifth-largest in Europe, with Milan representing the country's financial and industrial center. For large organizations, doing business abroad presents political, regulatory, environmental, and social challenges that may be very different from the United States. Imagine the impact on startups and small organizations. This course will contrast those differences.
What to Expect
- Study local startups, small businesses, and family businesses
- Examine the business models, sources of capital, competitive advantages and disadvantages, and major markets of Italian entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ventures
- Identify the challenges facing Italian firms and entrepreneurs in a unified Europe and a globalizing world
- Network with global business leaders
- Visit cultural sites, such as Milan, Lake Como, and Bergamo.