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Academic Year 2017/2018

Course contents

Making reference to the main concepts and topics of sociology of labour (the division of labour, the job contents, the analysis of the labour market, etc.) and of sociology of organization (the structure, the environment, the technology, the culture, etc.), the focus will be on the following topics:

  • the changes in organisation of work in the manufacturing and in the services sector;
  • the changes in the labour market;
  • the labour policies.


Semenza, R., (2014), Il mondo del lavoro. Le prospettive della sociologia, Utet,Torino


Fortunato, V., Palidda, R., (2012), I call center in Italia. Lavoro e organizzazione tra retoriche e realtà, Carocci, Roma


One of the following books:

Bolognini, B., (2012), La formazione nelle organizzazioni, Carocci, Roma (for those doing the assignments available on line)


Wilson, F., (2004), Lavoro e organizzazioni, il Mulino, Bologna (for those not doing the assignments available on line)

Teaching methods

Lectures and e-learning (optional. Available from 26 October 2017 to 15 January 2018).

Assessment methods

Written test with open-ended questions (4 questions, 1 hour) aiming to verify the acquisition of the knowledge provided in the course programme.

Assessment of the assignments available on line (optional).

To register for the exam, access AlmaEsami. https://almaesami.unibo.it/almaesami/welcome.htm

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Office hours

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