Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2015/2016
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on MARKETING AND INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
MANAGEMENT (SECS-P/08)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Course description

The objectives for this course are:
• To help students to develop a deeper understanding of Merger Wawes.
• To provide students an understanding of what makes M&A critical in achieving a competitive advantage.
• To underscore the importance of basics in effectively approaching and addressing the complex nature of international strategies.
• To recognize what are the key ingredients of M&A and apply them to different industry.
• To learn a variety of concepts and frameworks concerning organizational conflict management, the choice of a business partner, and some sub-processes of integration.
• To provide access to tools that students can use in their future careers for effectively designing, managing, and evolving M&A.

Prerequisites

International Management

Syllabus

This course teaches students an understanding of various definition and examples of M&A from existing international management literature and from a set of example cases that illustrate international strategies in many different industries. This course also explores drivers of M&A through a series of cases of companies involved in international strategies. Among the topics covered are:
• What cross-border M&A are, why companies use them.
• The role of M&A in business competition and in different industrial settings.
• The design of M&A, including the choice of partner and of structure.
• How M&A are designed and managed over their lifetime.

Teaching Methods

Textbooks

Required readings will consist of academic articles and elsewhere. Further Information on case packet will be given in the first class.

Learning assessment

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