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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP8082598, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP2372, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination DOING BUSINESS IN EMERGING ECONOMIES
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MAURO GIACOMAZZI 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/08 Corporate Finance 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione AA 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 GIACOMAZZI MAURO (Presidente)
DI MARIA ELEONORA (Membro Effettivo)
MARELLA ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: It is useful to have previously taken the courses in business economics and quantitative economics.
Knowledge of basic informatics.
Target skills and knowledge: The lessons make available the practical instruments to create economic models to support the international development of the companies, first of all inside China and Asian Pacific countries.
The course will provide the main tools to define policies in the establishment of foreign companies to support the international growth. And technical tools to manage merger and acquisitions processes worldwide.
At the end of the program, the student will be able to implement and manage the fundamental levers of the international strategic planning, and independently will use important programming models in the industrial, financial, commercial and international taxation area. The student will be able to analyze the economic convenience of a business plan related to emerging economies, to find and analyze data (commercial, economic, financial, fiscal), to fix target parameters, to develop an executive model and simulate its effects.
At the meantime will know the fundamental aspects of the international fiscal planning and the Transfer Pricing policies related to emerging economies and will be able to draw up international contracts in support of international business process and the relationship (intercompany) between companies of a Group.
Examination methods: Oral exam.
For the attenders, the exam will be a discussion on a real case study, using the theoretical tools have been given at the course.
For the no-attenders, the exam will be a checking of the contents in the bibliography below.
Assessment criteria: Student's evaluation will be based on the competences in applying autonomously the concepts and methodologies developed during the course. Attending students will be also evaluated on their capability to propose solutions and analyses related to real case studies.
Course unit contents: - Economic planning models of global companies: fundamental operative aspects
- Administration/management/financial control aspects for the international business planning
- Technical processes to set up joint ventures in Asian markets.
- Management of merger and acquisitions processes of foreign companies.
- Financial simulation models for the international business development
- Management accounting on Industrial, Commercial, Financial, Sales functions;

- From product BOM to factory full cost in set up procedures
- Construction of the profitability matrix in the case of an industrial process (standard costs)
- International fiscal planning to manage acquisitions inside emerging economies
- Fiscal models on setup process of foreign companies, business license tax, corporate income tax, value added tax, foreign contractor tax, custom duties.
- Management control in the intercompany services agreements (“transfer pricing”)
- Methods for determining the transfer pricing group policies in China and main Asian Countries;
- Operative sourcing methods in emerging economies
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: After a brief introduction of the different subjects of the course, the lessons will deal with a basic theoretical concept from time to time. It will be applied to a real case study and the students shall develop solutions, analyze alternative hypothesis, define maximum profit processes or financial sustainability for an international business plan in emerging economies.
Case study and problem based learning will be the most used teaching method of the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: For the attenders:
Notes, lectures, cases study and exercises provided during the course. (cases, models, reporting models).

For the no-attenders:
The textbook will be indicated from the beginning of the lessons.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure