The service industry is the dominant force in production today and retail obviously plays a leading role. Retail in its traditional, as well as more modern forms, has become the leader in an exchange system which is increasingly international and increasingly dynamic. Changes to the economy have meant that entrepreneurs in the distribution sector need to be better qualified to deal with a more international scenario as well as with new developments in computer technology. As a result, management and governance approaches in the retail industry have had to adapt quickly, in much the same way as more advanced industrial organisations and enterprises had to. As retail management has become more important, the focus of the degree program has shifted to reflect this, with subjects that look at the economies of distribution, company management, and relationships within distribution channels, or rather, relationships between industry and distribution. What is required, therefore, is a university course that looks at the theory and practice of basic management and administration in the retail industry, with reference and application to management protocols. Subjects like these help students build up a “specialist” professional profile, which will enable them to find work in the retail and manufacturing industry.
Graduated in 1987 at 22 years of age with 110 cum laude in Business and Economics from the University of Naples Federico II. PhD in Business Administration from the Luigi Bocconi Business School in Milan. Currently employed as full-time Ordinary Professore Business Management and Administration at the University of Naples Federico II. Attached to Business Administration Department at Federico II; Ordinary member of Italian Academy of Business Administration. Teacher of Business Organisation and Administration at the Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Naples. Teacher of Business Management and Administration at the Faculty of Economics, Federico II University of Naples. Coordinator of first level Masters in Supply Chain Management & E.Procurement offered by the Faculty of Economics at the Federico II University of Naples. Teacher of Materials and Production Management at the Faculty of Economics, Federico II University of Naples. Invited Lecturer in “Comparative Analysis of Entrepreneurship and Innovation” as part of the University of Stanford’s BING OVERSEAS program, coordinated by Prof. Tom Byers. Member of the Spin-Off Technical Commission at Campania Innovazione Spa.Curriculum completo