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14 November 19

The perpetual race for competitiveness and its enemies.

Resources and capabilities are different at the very basic level: whereas resources are tangible assists (may they be goods are people), capabilities are what make a resource become a product. Having said that, resources are pivotal for the development of capabilities, and location matters a lot: if a country has plenty of rare or appealing resources (e.g. China and the…

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07 November 19

Becoming international: social, technological and operational considerations

A quick assessment about not-so-obvious international business issues. Between “Push” or “Pull”, always keep your eyes on the bigger picture. At the basis of a firm’s commitment to become international, there are a set of “Push” and “Pull” factors. For instance, rising domestic asset prices might be a pull factor to go looking for supplies abroad; accordingly, such cheaper supplies…

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23 October 19

Design, Download and Print

"Office of the Future"On May 23rd 2016, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai inaugurated the "Office of the Future", an entire building literally printed by one of the most advanced technologies of 3D printing. First in the world, The “Office of the Future” is first 3D-printed building of…

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17 October 19

A way to listen to your customers’ voice

In the pursue of the creation of an end to end process focused on customers, listening to their feedback is crucial. the question is: do your products match  customers’ expectations, and what do they judge most important in your value proposal? Indeed, there are  few things to know about your customer voice. Customers dislike complexity and appreciate modularity. Similarly to Steve Jobs’s…

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03 October 19

Doing business in the developing world: recommendations and advice.

Doing business in developing countries requires resilience and flexibility. Compared to OECD standards, bureaucracy in the developing world is almost ten fold as long and irresponsible than in developed countries.Furthermore, developing countries show little interest for putting in practice their own compliance rules and internal procedures, hence delivering poor service and no accountability. In such terms, de jure norms clash with de facto ones. In…

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26 July 16

Investimenti cinesi in Europa:
la Cina vuole il made in Italy

Al via oggi China Goes Global, conferenza internazionale dedicata ai rapporti economici tra Cina e resto del mondo, che quest’anno ha scelto l’Università di Macerata e l’Italia come scenario per celebrare l’edizione del decennale. L’occasione è perfetta per porre la lente d’ingrandimento sugli investimenti cinesi in Europa. La Cina sceglie ancora una volta, a gran voce, il made in Italy…

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14 July 16

SVA International Golf Tour LUGANO:
la gara, i vincitori,
le foto

La penultima gara di SVA International Golf Tour 2016 si è svolta la scorsa Domenica 10 Luglio presso il Golf Club Lugano. Un grande successo anche questa gara svizzera, disputata tra 81 i giocatori in una splendida giornata estiva. La gara, 18 buche Stableford 3 Categorie, si è svolta tra le 8:00 e le 17:00, con lo staff del Golf…

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01 June 16

Tunnel San Gottardo: la galleria dei record che avvicina il Nord e il Sud dell’Europa

Inaugura oggi il Tunnel San Gottardo, la galleria ferroviaria più lunga al mondo che attraversa le Alpi collegando il Nord e il Sud dell’Europa. Destinato a ridefinire la mappa dei trasporti in Europa, dando nuovo impulso al trasporto su rotaia, il tunnel avrà un ruolo chiave anche in termini di internazionalizzazione. Come si potrebbe erroneamente pensare la galleria non coinvolgerà…

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