75431 - Mission and Accountability of Cooperative Enterprises

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  • Teacher Magalì Fia

  • Credits 6

  • SSD SECS-P/07

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Management for Social Economy (cod. 8843)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Apr 20, 2022 to May 25, 2022


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

Decent work and economic growth

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course aims to: 

  • illustrate the theme of social responsibility focusing on  cooperatives as forms of genetically responsible enterprise; 
  • clarify the cooperative diversities and introduce the key concepts concerning the development of cooperation from mutual to social;
  • provide, through the interpretative paradigm of "mission, governance and accountability" a key to understanding the different types of enterprise.

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • identify the different types of enterprise and the main characteristics that distinguish them; 
  • understand the objectives of mutual and social management; 
  • identify the models of governance that characterize cooperatives and the characteristics defining their level and type

Course contents

Corporate Social Responsibility.
Mission, corporate governance and accountability : a conceptual framework.
Mission, corporate governance and accountability of cooperatives.
Analysis of cooperative accountability.


A. Matacena, Mission , Governance e Accountability delle "aziende" cooperative, in press.

The slides of the lessons, the supplementary readings and other materials will be made available to students on the Virtual platform, compatibly with copyright law. 


WARNING "look carefully at the introductory slides as they describe the exam program".




Teaching methods

The course program is deepened by a mixed method:

  • Lectures with examples and cases;
  • A group work;
  • Cooperatives' testimonials;
  • Classroom exercises;
  • Guest lecture.


Assessment methods

Oral exam.


Office hours

See the website of Magalì Fia