Industry Studies and Market Research
Sara Colautti holds a degree in Political Sciences (Milan) with a major in statistics. She is a partner of CSIL, director of the Industry Studies Unit, in charge with quantitative/statistical analysis of business data and sector competitiveness analysis for international markets. Her research experience includes the assessment of the role of industry in the global market and an analysis of the dynamics of competition in the single and international market and the developing of strategic outlook for the industry over the medium to long term. She has a thorough knowledge of the cluster development model in Italy and worldwide as well as a thorough experience in the analysis of development policies (legal framework and projects). Her research activities include sector analysis for more than 15 SMEs industries, biannual business surveys with more than 1000 interviews for the whole filière of the furniture sector, the management of CSIL econometric model specializing in forecast for the furniture and furnishings sector, design and management of a large database of import export data. Among tasks recently covered, there are studies on the internationalisation of SMEs.