Andrea
Lipparini


Lipparini
Full Professor of Management University of Bologna Core Faculty
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Andrea Lipparini, Ph.D., is Full Professor of Innovation Management at the University of Bologna. He is Associate Dean for the Executive MBAs programs at Bologna Business School, where he directs the Executive Master in Business Administration. He has been Visiting scholar at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Visiting researcher at the Tuck School in Dartmouth (US). He won the title of ‘Best Professor’ for the Master Degree in Management at the University of Bologna (2018), that of ‘Best Professor’ for the Corporate MBA at Ferrari (2021), and the ‘Dean’s Award for distinguished teaching’ at BBS. He has published books and articles in several languages on the topics of strategy, high-performance teams, and business-to-business networks. He has been a member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Ducati Motor, as well as co-founder of Ducati Consulting. He has been a member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Air Dolomiti (Lufthansa Group) and of the Board of Directors of Human Company. He is member of the Editorial Board of Strategic Management Journal, Long Range Planning and Economia & Management. He is also a member of the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management. He works with major organizations to develop the leadership skills and distinctive competencies of their managers.

COURSES

The tools for strategic analysis. Strategy and value creation. Industry analysis and competitive advantage. Analysis of competitors and an enlarged competition model. Resources and skills as essential ingredients of the strategy. The nature and sources of competitive advantage. The strategy of cost leadership and differentiation. Competitive advantage in different market conditions. Value chain and cost analysis. The production system and the value system. Technology and innovation management. Competitive advantage in mature industries.

Executive MBA

The Business Strategy course delves deeper into the company’s decision-making process, the planning approach and the search for the target competitive positioning in changing contexts. It provides logical tools for the understanding of the competitive environment and competitive dynamics, of the value generation process and the role played in this field by the internal resources and expertise and the relationships with other players.

Hybrid MBA

The course covers the strategic framework within which managers take decisions and turn their knowledge and capabilities into actions. We explore the essential concepts and tools of strategy and explain the positioning of companies in a variety of settings. You develop the skills needed to perform competitor analysis and understand how strategy formulation, deployment and effective execution relate to competitive advantage.

Executive MBA English edition

Innovation management in multi-local companies

The Business Strategy course delves deeper into the company’s decision-making process, the planning approach and the search for the target competitive positioning in changing contexts. It provides logical tools for the understanding of the competitive environment and competitive dynamics, of the value generation process and the role played in this field by the internal resources and expertise and the relationships with other players.

Any business challenge passes through people. Leaders, able to facilitate the work of heterogeneous teams and get the most out of people both in terms of problem finding and change-making are the main business asset in the VUCA (or BANI – you name it) world. The course includes neuroscience basics and innovative ways of people management that can help to improve the drivers of performance.