00745 - Business Organisation

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course aims to allow students to comprehend structures, modalities of coordination and organizational design issues related to business firms. In addition, it aims to allow students to understand and appropriately interpret most of the expressions of organizational cultures and processes of organizational change.

Course contents

1. Organizational Uncertainty

2. Taylor and the Scientific Management

3. Mayo and the Humal Relations

4. Personality and values

5. Perceptions

6. Identity

7. Emotions and stress

8. Decisions

9. Motivations

10. Learning and education

11. Teams

12. Communication

13. Power

14. Leadership

15. Conflict and negotiation

16. Networks

17. Organizational structures

18. National and organizational cultures

19. People and HR

20. Organizational change

Readings/Bibliography

Salvemini, S. 2017. Organizzazione Aziendale. Milano: Egea.


Teaching methods

Frontal lessons, business cases, team works, simulations during classes, readings

Assessment methods

For students of the cognitive path:

- Course materials "coincide" with the course references: Salvemini, S. 2017. Organizzazione Aziendale. Milano: Egea.

 

- The final test is written. It is composed by open questions, to be answered within one hour.

For students of the experiential path:

- Course materials "comprehend" the course references - Salvemini, S. 2017. Organizzazione Aziendale. Milano: Egea - and other readings handled during class.

- Class participation is essential to the exam preparation.

- Students, organized in small groups of 5 people, are invited to complete and to present one assignment during the course.

- Evaluation criteria are the following:

* 60%: written test composed by open questions to be answered in one hour.

* 30%: class presentation of the assignment.

* 10%: peer evaluation based of the team assignment.

Teaching tools

The course offers two different modalities of participants' involvement: (i) a cognitive path, which aims to provide an essential preparation on the study of organizations and (ii) an experiential path, characterized by an high degree of involvement of participants, according to international and high level standards.

Office hours

See the website of Gabriele Morandin