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Business in Italy
Friday, January 31TH, 2014 by
Doing business in Italy can be a complicated affair. Italian bureaucracy is notorious for its convoluted Byzantinisms, and many things are not self-evident. At the very least, you'll have mountains of documents and forms to compile, taxes to pay and offices to visit: and that's even...
Doing business in Italy
Tuesday, January 24TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
Doing business in Italy: some cultural conventions to know   Cultural factors and influences play a key role even when it comes to talking about doing business. We know that Americans take very much into account the cultural context they work within, while it is not exactly the same for Italians...
  Let's start with one point and make it very loud and clear: "Italy will never default". Italy is rich and is the 5th largest economy in the world. Italy represents 20% of the entire EU GDP and just to put things in perspective the GDP of the city of Rome alone is higher than the entire New...
Working hours in Italy: the basic rights
Friday, May 27TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
It is impossible to generalize and pinpoint the standard timetable of a typical Italian working day, as it usually depends on which job one has, the company one works for and, at times, their sector of expertise. Nevertheless, the average workday usually lasts 8 hours, although some go to work...
Problems at work: mobbing in Italy
Friday, May 27TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
Like many other countries, the Italian workplace has its problems: one that is specific to this country, though, and quite serious, is mobbing. The word "mobbing" is a borrowing from English and does not have an Italian equivalent. The English loanword is now part of Italian's own terminology,...
How to Look For a Job in Italy
Tuesday, May 03TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
In Italy, just as in the United States, quite a diverse set of tools  can be used when looking for a job . While different natures and strategies, these days such tools have a common link: the internet. The internet has become an invaluable tool when job searching: along with online job postings,...
Employment in Italy
Tuesday, May 03TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
Employment in Italy   As in many other places in the world, today Italy is experiencing a challenging time with regard to work and jobs. The economic downturn that has touched so many has caused problems in Italy as well. When discussing job situation in Italy it is also important to...
Best Blog about Italy
Monday, March 14TH, 2011 by
If you have a good up-to-date Blog about Italy in English please contact us and we will add it to this list - ( A reciprocal link is welcome ) 2 Baci in a Pinon Tree Nice blog about Italy from Basilivcata. About Abruzzo This site is dedicated to thoughts, comments and photographs relating to...
Luxottica
Monday, January 10TH, 2011 by
Luxottica Logo . Luxottica is a very well run company that has become the world leader in the eyeglass universe. Slowly but surely, Luxottica seems to be buying out all the major eyeglass companies in the world, especially American ones.  This acquisition pattern has created a large group of...
Fiat and its entry in the American market
Wednesday, December 22TH, 2010 by
Fiat logo As the worldwide economic crisis continues to spread and governments try hard to put a stop to it, new opportunities arise that were unthinkable just a few years ago. In the car industry, Fiat's actions are not only historical but unique in nature, strategy, and implementation. Recently...

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