Management Innovation Studies

The Summer School in Management Innovation Studies is a collaboration between the School for International Education and the Department of Management at Ca' Foscari, University of Venice that provides  students with the opportunity to gain important skills in the areas of Economics, Management and Innovation.

The Summer School will take a multidisciplinary approach by using different teaching methods to cover a variety of topics. Each topic will be introduced within its theoretical framework of reference, moving into its extension and diffusion with application possibilities. Related research projects and their empirical implication will also be investigated and each topic will end with a final discussion.

A final workshop in which students discuss a specific topic will be held at the end of the course.All teaching and discussion will be in English.

Programme 2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic that is currently affecting the entire globe, the Summer School in Management and Innovation Studies 2020 has been cancelled.

We have delayed making this decision for as long as we could, in the hopes that the situation would improve, but it is now clear that there are too many variables for us to continue our planning of the programme when there is still so much uncertainty around its feasibility this summer.

We look forward to welcoming students again in 2021.

Programme Director

prof. Salvatore Russo


Course Contents

Prerequisites: a background of the following topics is not necessary, but basic skills in Economics (high school level) are assumed. A B2 Level of English is required.

Main topics:

  • Business Innovation
  • Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management
  • Public Management
  • Project Management
  • Management Drivers in Cultural Organizations
  • Strategic Management of Innovation
  • Sustainability Management
  • Financial Accounting

Last update: 25/05/2020