Venice Ca' Foscari University
Giuseppe Volpato received the degree in Business Economics at the Faculty of Economics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in 1969. In 1972 he moved to the University of Padua and than to University of Trento. In 1990 he got the full professorship tenure at the Faculty of Economics of his Alma Mater in Venice where he teaches Business Economics and Industrial Organization. Main interests of research include: The International Automobile Industry, Industrial Economics, Strategic Management, Management of Innovation and the Theory of the firm. In these fields a number of theoretical and empirical studies have been carried on. As a result tens of international contributions have been published. As far as the Automobile Industry is concerned he is:
- Research Fellow of the IMVP (International Motor Vehicle Program), the research program coordinated at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
- Member of the Steering Commitee of the GERPISA (Groupe d'Étude et Recherche Permanent dans l'Industrie et le Salariés de l'Automobile) coordinated by Université d’Evry-Val d’Essonne of Paris.
- Senior Adviser for the ICDP (International Car Distribution Programme), a worldwide research network on the future of car distribution, UK.
Papers and Research
The Automotive Industry: A Never-ending Competition Sector