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Teaching Business Culture in the Italian Context

Global and Intercultural Challenges

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Edited By Peter Cullen and Maria Elisa Montironi

Italy often suffers from its cultural heritage. Certain themes have passed into stereotype and popular consumption, while others have been overlooked. This volume discusses teaching choices and topics on the implementation of a US study abroad business programme in Italy. The authors first have a look at business questions, then at culture through a chapter on the fashion industry. The final section focuses on methods in teaching Italian culture, language, history, and intercultural communication. This volume highlights non-traditional aspects of Italian culture, and focuses on the intercultural dimension of teaching and learning for study abroad students. The points of view found herein should promote a more contextualized and contemporary view of what studying Italy can be about.

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Italy in the Global Economic System (Paolo Seri)

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Paolo Seri

Italy in the Global Economic System

Introduction

In the fifteen years from post-war reconstruction until the beginning of the ‘60s, Italy experienced a high and intense period of economic growth, the so called “miracolo economico”. Since the 1960s however, its growth rate has slowed down. Particularly in the last two decades the export capacity of Italy has lost its relevance to the global scene.

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