Andrea Lipparini is Full Professor of Strategic Alliances & Networks and Innovation Management at the University of Bologna and Director of the Executive MBA at Bologna Business School. For ten years, he served as Chairman of the Master Degree Program in the same University. He holds a Ph.D. in General Management. He served for 10 years on the faculty at Catholic University (Milan) in the Strategy Department. He also taught Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship & Innovation Technology at the Luiss University in Rome. He was a Visiting Scholar and Visiting Researcher at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and a Visiting Researcher at the Tuck School at Dartmouth (NH, US). He is involved in training practices for high potentials in large companies such as: Ferrari, Ducati Motor Holding, Enel, Merck S&D, Johnson&Johnson Medical, Toyota Material Handling, Coesia Group.
CORE COURSE – The main focus of the course is the design and implementation of an IT strategy that is coherent with the comprehensive strategy of the company. The course tackles the theme of how technology should follow, and in some cases anticipate, changes at the level of the market and competitive arenas. The course provides the conceptual models necessary to understand how technological strategy can enhance company resources and solidify organizational capacities, contributing to the complete enhancement of the company’s competitive potential.Technology and Innovation
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 (International)
Innovation management in multi-local companiesMBA Part-time (Evening)
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.Entrepreneurship