Global Experience: Quality as Strategy in Italian Manufacturing

Course Code
BUSABRD 600
Hours
3 hours
Offered
  • Winter 23 (A)

Global Experience: Quality as Strategy in Italian Manufacturing --- This global experience will focus on a manufacturing model that has emerged in a number of industries, and exemplified in the Italian domains of food, fashion and furniture. We will examine companies that have followed four principles: (1) high quality products as recognized by consumers and competitors; (2) control of limited inputs in the supply chain; (3) manufacturing processes that are inconsistent with scale economies; and (4) a commitment to environmental and economic sustainability.

Taught By
Stewart Thornhill
  • Executive Director, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Professor of Business Administration
  • Area Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies
Stewart Thornhill is the Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and Executive Director of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial...