The course aims at providing a set of theoretical and practical tools to manage a firm’s internationalization process. At the end of the course, students will be able to analyze business opportunities in foreign markets and to design successful strategies and to make operational decisions to exploit such opportunities.
The international scenario and ongoing trends: mature markets, emerging markets, globalization
Foreign market entry: analysis of opportunities and entry modes
Competitive advantages and positioning of the offering in foreign markets:
-Positioning of the offering
-Communication strategy and cross-cultural management
Sales management and sales network design:
-The relational selling approach
-Key Account Management
-Key decisions in sales management
International competition in business-to-business markets:
-Type of business-to-business markets
-Business-to-business branding strategies
-Lectures and analysis of practical case studies through guest lectures given by entrepreneurs and managers.
-Study materials are different for attending and not-attending students to allow each student to fully reach the teaching aims of the course.
For attending students:
-Slides posted on MyUnivr; lecture notes, business presentations’ notes.
-Valdani, Bertoli (2014), “Marketing internazionale”, Egea: paragraphs 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 e 5.4 and chapters 8, 9, 10 & 11.
-Sisti, Guenzi, Caiozzo (2015), “Gestire le vendite. L’eccellenza nel sales management”, Egea, chapters 2, 3, 4, 5 e 9.
For not attending students:
-Valdani, Bertoli (2014), “Marketing internazionale”, Egea: chapters 1, 5, 8, 9, 10 & 11.
-Sisti, Guenzi, Caiozzo (2015), “Gestire le vendite. L’eccellenza nel sales management”, Egea, capitoli 2, 3, 4, 5 e 9.
-“Strategie di branding nei mercati business-to-business”, paper that can be downloaded from MyUnivr.
|Guenzi, Caiozzo, Sisti||Gestire le vendite. L’eccellenza nel sales management. II Edizione||Egea||2020||9788823837751||capitoli 2, 3, 4, 5 e 9|
|Bertoli, Valdani||Marketing internazionale, Seconda Edizione.||Egea||2018||978-88-238-2268-9||Programma "studenti frequentanti": paragrafi 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 e 5.4 e capitoli 8, 9, 10 e 11. Programma "studenti non frequentanti": capitoli 1, 5, 8, 9, 10 e 11|
|Docente - Studenti||Slide delle lezioni pubblicate sulla pagina MyUnivr del corso; appunti delle lezioni e delle testimonianze||2020||Solo per programma "studenti frequentanti"|
|Docente||Strategie di branding nei mercati business-to-business (Lettura scaricabile dalla pagina MyUnivr del corso)||2017||Solo per programma "studenti non frequentanti"|
The exam aims at evaluating both the level of knowledge acquired by the students and their ability to apply such knowledge to practical business situations.
The exam covers all the contents of the course and it is differentiated between attending and not attending students.
The exam consists of:
a) a written exam which includes five questions with a space of 10 lines for each answer;
b) an oral exam which is:
-compulsory for those students that have obtained a mark higher than or equal to 28/30 in the written test;
-optional for those students that have obtained a mark between 18/30 and 27/30 in the written test.
A mark between 0/30 and 6/30 is attributed to each of the answers to the 5 questions included in the written exam. The final mark of the written exam is obtained by summing the marks of the 5 answers. A mark higher than or equal to 18/30 is required to pass the written exam. The oral exam questions the mark obtained in the written exam and can lead to three different outcomes: confirmation, increase or decrease of the mark of the written exam.
The evaluation takes into consideration the following elements: level of knowledge, ability to apply knowledge, appropriate use of the technical language.