Partner(s) linked to proposal

University of Padua, Padua, Dept. of Economics and Management


IDEAL PARTNER I am looking for a University Professor in the Art field (e.g., theatre, dance, photography, plastic arts, etc.), who is willing to create a Virtual Exchange for our student. COURSE INVOLVED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA (ITALY) I teach a course in Family business, I am willing to involve my students in a Virtual Exchange project: - Level: Graduate – it is an optional course of the Master curriculum in Business Administration (it is also attended by Erasmus students) - When: Second semester (from March to the beginning of June 2023) - Language: English - Number of students: Typically includes 15 to 30 students - Course web-page: RATIONALE Family business connects two different conceptual realms: the family, which is typically associated to warmth, affect and love, and the business, which we often connect to emotional detachment, quantitative performance and competence. We all have a family and we will have to deal with the dynamics of our economic context. Therefore, it is important to learn and reflect on these issues. I have been teaching the Family business course in the last 10 years, therefore I am confident that a Virtual Exchange can enhance the students’ learning experience. In its present state, the Family business course includes a group work: students have to develop a research project about family business following some pre-established guidelines. It would be interesting if another group of students (possibly from the art field) could translate the knowledge gained by business students in a piece of art or in a video. Dynamics in families and businesses are particularly nuanced and complex therefore a good artistic research work may improve understanding and knowledge of the topic. I am very open to any other idea that creatively integrates both subjects included in the project.

Learning outcomes

Digital literacy
Intercultural competences
Transversal/soft skills

Additional information and comments

I don't have previous VE experience. I have been working previously with international students. I have attended two courses in VE promoted by UNIcollaboration. I look forward to finding a partner! I am open to ideas!




041 Business and administration

Number of students

11 - 20


2023/04/23 - 2023/05/27 (YYYY/MM/DD)

Author Author affiliation

Institution(s) Department(s)
University of Padua, Padua, Dept. of Economics and Management
University of Padua, Padua, Dept. of Economics and Management (2) Dept. of Economics and Managment



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