20281 - COMPARATIVE BUSINESS HISTORY: COMPETITION AND GLOBALIZATION
CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT - GIO
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
A decisive element for assessing the entrepreneur's actions are whether the actions were based on rules and institutions that were shared or whether the outcome seems to be the result of an action undertaken without any rational justification.
- Capitalism and the entrepreneur: some definitions.
- The entrepreneur as a "multiplier": a comparison of the textile industry in Massachusetts and Lombardy.
- From the First to the Second Industrial Revolution: a period of strong discontinuity.
- The case of the aluminum sector: Alcoa vs Pechiney.
- The Third Industrial Revolution.
- Entrepreneurial capitalism takes over.
- The case of 3D manufacturing: Milan and the Silicon Valley.
- The entrepreneur as stakeholder: typologies.
- East and West: the entrepreneur in a comparative perspective.
Attending students are also required to write a paper on the issues of the course that can be written individually or in small groups (max 4 students).
Partial exams are not scheduled.
• F. AMATORI, Entrepreneurship, in Imprese e Storia, 34, 2006.
• L. GALAMBOS, F. AMATORI, The Entrepreneurial Multiplier Effect, in Enterprise & Society, 17, 4, 2016.
• A collection of essays is distributed at the beginning of the course.
For non attending students
• W.J. BAUMOL, R.E. LITAN, C.J. SCHRAMM, Good Capitalism Bad Capitalism and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity, New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2007.
• J. KOCKA, Capitalism. A Short History, Princeton University Press, 2016.