28064 - Corporate Strategy

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  • Teacher Cristina Boari

  • Credits 6

  • SSD SECS-P/08

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Economics and Accounting (cod. 0900)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Decent work and economic growth Reduced inequalities Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course intends to provide frameworks, methods and tools that can be useful to understand:

- what is corporate strategy and which are its tools and frameworks

- how firms are created and managed in their start up period

- how diversified and international firms are managed

- Why and how acquisitions are implemented

- Why and how alliances are created and managed

- Why and how restructuring and divestment are implemented

- How value is created at the corporate level

Course contents

Business strategy and corporate strategy

New firms' creation and entrepreneurship

Start up creation and growth in geographical clusters

Firms' growth models

Internationalization and "born global"

Management of acquisitions

Management of alliances

Rationalizations and divestments

Corporate-level value creation: Coordination and control systems


The reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Teaching methods

Lessons, analysis and discussion of case-studies, presentations by guest speakers


Tutor: Andrea Lo Verso, email andreacarlo.loverso2@unibo.it

Assessment methods

Modalita: esame scritto finale, analisi scritta dei casi , costruzione e presentazione casi , partecipazione in classe, peer review

Criteria for grading:

-Identification of key problems/strategic issues

-Appropriate use of theoretical frameworks and analytical tools of the course

-Realistic, workable and well supported recommandations

-Good communication skills

The assessment grid will be as follows:

· <18 insufficient

· 18-23 sufficient

· 24-27 average/good

· 28-30 very good

· 30 cum laude excellent/outstanding

Office hours

See the website of Cristina Boari