Programs by Major: Business Administration + Dialogue of Civilizations


Italy: Family Business Studies

Dialogue of Civilizations | Verona, Italy

Faculty Leaders: Prof. Justin Craig (j.craig@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

Term: Summer I

Courses: 

  • ENTR3346: Family Business in Italy
  • ENTR3348: Family Business: A Global Perspective

Description: 

Program Videos:

The Family Business Studies Italy Dialogue provides students with:

  • a comprehensive contemporary overview of Italian family business dynamics, politics, history, culture ,and society, with an intentional focus on the comparisons between Northern Italy versus Southern Italy. Through formal and informal activities (lectures, company and historical site visits, dialogues), students engage with NU professors, plus guest lecturers, and Italian family business leaders in dialogue and discussion of contemporary challenges sustaining business across generations as well as related topics concerning impact of current events, culture, history, and global issues.
  • an understanding of: why families continue to play such a large role in some of the most prominent firms in emerging and mature economies? how families in business manage to maintain ownership control, yet divest of unrelated business ventures? how Italian family businesses internationalize yet maintain control?