Italy Full Professor of Marketing University of Bologna Core Faculty
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Elisa Montaguti is a Full Professor of marketing at the University of Bologna (Italy). Formerly at Warwick Business School and Insead, she received her Ph.D. in Marketing from the London Business (UK). Her research focuses specifically on the subject of new product development and high-tech product marketing. Her current research focuses on channel choice models, multi-channel customer profitability, social influence and entry strategies for new products. Elisa’s research has appeared in various marketing journals including Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing , International Journal of Research in Marketing, Marketing Lettere, Advances in International Marketing, and Mastering Marketing Financial Times series.


This course aims at enabling students to evaluate the likely impact of future IT innovations on their firm and industry. This requires a correct understanding of the key drivers of technology’s impact on the business ecosystem. Topics covered include: open source design, chatbot, bigdata, simulation and augmented reality. Computational thinking, computing for sustainable business and the challenge of managing cyber security are also included. During this course, participants will be expected to engage in both the technical and the managerial dimensions of digital challenges.

The course focuses on the main concepts of marketing management, analyzing both strategic marketing and mixed marketing activities. Specific topics covered are consumer behavior, the buying process, segmentation, product positioning, relationship marketing, branding at national and global levels, mixed marketing activities and investments such as pricing, advertising, and channel management. Participants will be able to plan a marketing strategy for an existing or new product and take it to the mixed marketing stage.