Extension 3: Naples
Thursday, Sep. 16, 2010




Keynote Speakers

In a growingly global and hypercompetitive context, firms' boundaries, traditional sources of competitive advantage and consolidated forms of corporate governance may not be appropriate any longer.

The main sources of competitive advantage become more and more difficult to seize, to analyze and to pursue. Even within some consolidated research streams, such as resource-based theory, the unit of analysis is the firm itself and the reference to resources not only owned or controlled but also available to the firm as a consequence of its relations with other stakeholders. This conceptual evolution inevitably evokes the process of firm’s configurations, in sets of complicated and intense relationships. This complexity, moreover, is the real strategic challenge for firms’ competitiveness.

The proposed session will feature outstanding keynote speakers like Jay B. Barney (Ohio State University), Joseph Lampel (City University of London) and Sankaran Venkataraman (University of Virginia), aiming at comparing different views of eminent scholars from Europe and US, with diverse perspectives, in order to check whether there are common paths to explore in research that can be outlined and what can really be a theoretical contribution for real firms on these emerging strategic issues. In Naples Extension, the main themes of interest are:

Naples Workshop Program

Wednesday, September 15th

8:00 pm
Welcome pizza party at Rossopomodoro in Via Parthenope
(close to Royal/Continental Hotel)

Thursday, September 16th

8:30 am
Conference Registration
9:30 am
Institutional welcome
9:45 am
Plenary Panel:
Jay B. Barney, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University
Joseph Lampel, City University of London
S. Venkatraman, University of Virginia

11:30 am
Coffee break
11:45 am
Plenary Panel:
Research issues in Federico II University, Sannio University, SUN
12:20 pm
Conclusions and research agenda
12:30 pm
Lunch and interaction

About Naples:

Naples Convention & Visitors Bureau

Naples Tourist Information: There are tourist offices in the main train station, Piazza Gesu Nuovo, and Piazza Martiri.

Transportation: How to Reach Naples

Naples International Airport called Aeroporto Capodichino, is located 5 miles north of Naples. Buses with stops at Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza Muncipio are frequent. Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall. See the link above for more detailed information.

Naples Train Station - Napoli Centrale:

Naples Train Station is located in the Piazza Garibaldi, just east of the city center. It's really two stations in one: the upper section for the state run trains and the lower lever for the private Circumvesuviana line that will take you to Pompeii, Herculaneum (Ercolano), and Sorrento. You can also rent a car at Napoli Centrale, as well as get tourist information for the region.

Local Buses in Naples:

Local buses are a great way to get around the city. All busses stop at the Piazza Garibaldi at some point along their route. Get ANM bus information at the west end of the piazza. Bus tickets can be bought at a "tabacchi" or tobacco shop or at some newsstands. Buses tend to be crowded in Naples, sometimes it's best to see the city on foot.

Trains from Rome to Naples:


To get from Roma Termini, Rome's main train station, to Napoli Centrale, Naples' main train station, there are several train options. Trains run directly between the two stations so most trains don't require a change at another stop. Trains run from early morning until late at. Here are options, starting from the least expensive:

Hotel Options:

Hotel Royal Continental (4 stars)
Via Parthenope, 38/44 - Napoli
Email: prenotazioni@royalcontinental.it
Tel. +39 081 2452068 Fax +39 081 7644616
Price: Double room € 137,00/night

Hotel Leopardi (3 stars)
Piazzetta Pilastri 12 (close to Via Giulio Cesare) - 80125 Napoli
Tel. +39.081.5933711/+39.081.19565115 - Fax. +39.081.5938043
Email: info@hotelleopardi.com
Price: Double room € 90,00, DUS € 70, 00

Hotel Cesare Augusto (3 stars)
Viale Cesare Augusto, 42 - 80125 Napoli
tel +39 081 5933642 fax +39 081 5931757
Email: info@cesareaugustohotel.it
Price: Double room € 70,00, DUS € 55,00

B&B Options:

Parteno B&B
Lungomare Partenope, 1 80121 Napoli
Tel. +39 081 2452095, Fax: +39 081 2471303
Email: bnb@parteno.it
Price: Double room €120,00, DUS €90,00

B&B Megaron
Piazza Dante 89
Tel: +39 081 5446109, Fax: +39 081 2471303
Email: bnb@megaron.na.it
Price: Double room €120,00, DUS €70,00

Suite Partenopea
Piazza Pilastri, 7 –Napoli (close to Piazza Leopardi metro station )
Tel 0816174360 – Fax +39 081 6174775
Email: daniele@suitepartenopea.it
Price: Double room €70,00, DUS € 50, 00.

B&B Franca
Corso V. Emanuele, 110 – Napoli (close to C.so Vittorio Emanuele cumana station)
tel. +39 081661251 - Mobile +39 340 922 43 29
Price: Double room, DUS € 35, 00/person

B&B Napul’è
Riviera di Chiaia, 92 – Napoli
Tel. + 39 081.1972197 - Tel/Fax. + 39 081 19721974 - Mobile Valeria: 3927279435
Email   info@napulehotel.com or valeriasansone@libero.it
Price: Double room € 85,00, DUS € 65,00.

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