87213 - Organizational Behaviour

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Docente: Fabio Rizzi
  • Credits: 5
  • SSD: SECS-P/10
  • Language: English
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Rimini
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Economics of Tourism (cod. 8847)

Learning outcomes

This course aims to provide the fundamental principles of organization design and behaviour. The student will learn how to properly apply the most important tools in the areas of organizational design and behaviour to improve firm performance. Business cases will be used to show how organizational tools and techniques can be adopted with efficacy in the context of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.

Course contents

The organisational context

  • Introducing Organisational Behaviour
  • Environment
  • Technology
  • Culture

Individuals in organisations

  • Learning
  • Personality
  • Communication
  • Perception
  • Motivation

Groups and teams in organisations

  • Group formation
  • Group structure
  • Individuals in groups
  • Teamworking

Organisational structures

  • Work design
  • Elements of structure
  • Organisation design
  • Organisational architecture

Leadership processes

  • Leadership
  • Change
  • Decision making
  • Conflict
  • Power and politics


Buchanan, D. A. and Huczynski, A. A. (2020) Organizational behaviour. 10th ed., Harlow, UK: Pearson

Teaching methods

Lectures. Presentations. Small-group activities. Assignments. Coaching and mentoring. Case studies. Online discussion boards. Project work. Game-based activities. Q&A sessions.

Assessment methods

Attendance and active participation. Oral and written assignments and exercises.

Summative assessment takes the form of a written exam. The assessment criteria and the assessment matrix are specified during lesson 1.

Office hours

See the website of Fabio Rizzi


Gender equality Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.