Faculty Profile

Michael Fratantuono

Associate Professor of International Studies, Business and Management (1988)

Contact Information

fratantu@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 217
717.245.1075

Bio

Professor Fratantuono is interested in international economics, government-business relations, and U.S. foreign economic policy. He has worked as a project manager in the software development industry. He has also been visiting professor in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College.

Education

  • B.A., Brown University, 1974
  • M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1982
  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 1988

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

INBM 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INST 200-03.

INBM 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INST 200-02.

INST 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INBM 200-01.

INST 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INBM 200-02.

INST 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INBM 200-03.

INBM 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INST 200-01.

INBM 400 Sem:Intl Bus Policy & Strategy
This capstone course focuses on the challenges associated with formulating strategy in multinational organizations. The course will examine multinational business decisions from the perspective of top managers who must develop strategies, deploy resources, and guide organizations that compete in a global environment. Major topics include foreign market entry strategies, motivation and challenges of internationalization, the analysis of international industries, building competitive advantage in global industries, and the role of the country manager. Case studies will be used to increase the student's understanding of the complexities of managing international business operations. Prerequisite: Completion of at least four of the five 200-level courses (200, 220, 230, 240, 250). This course will not fulfill distribution requirement.

INBM 550 Independent Research

Spring 2017

SINE 201 Intro Soc Innovat/Entrepren
This course introduces students to the essential concepts, mindsets and skill sets associated with social entrepreneurship. We begin with an overview of the field of social entrepreneurship. We will then develop a conceptual foundation in systems thinking and the community capital framework. The former allows students to grasp the complexity of social and environmental issues by viewing these issues through the lens of systems theory. The latter recognizes multiple forms of capital that are essential to developing sustainable communities: natural, physical, economic, human, social, and cultural capital. Other course topics may include creativity, innovation, social justice, alternative approaches to economics and business, and sustainability. Through definitional readings, case studies and/or biographies, students gain an understanding of the power of social entrepreneurship to create shared value at the local, regional, and global level. This course serves as the introduction to the Certificate in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, but it is open to all students from all academic disciplines who wish to develop their own capacities to initiate meaningful change in our world.

INBM 400 Sem:Intl Bus Policy & Strategy
This capstone course focuses on the challenges associated with formulating strategy in multinational organizations. The course will examine multinational business decisions from the perspective of top managers who must develop strategies, deploy resources, and guide organizations that compete in a global environment. Major topics include foreign market entry strategies, motivation and challenges of internationalization, the analysis of international industries, building competitive advantage in global industries, and the role of the country manager. Case studies will be used to increase the student's understanding of the complexities of managing international business operations. Prerequisite: Completion of at least four of the five 200-level courses (200, 220, 230, 240, 250). This course will not fulfill distribution requirement.