00745 - Business Organisation

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

Quality education Gender equality Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The target of the course is to provide students the basic knowledge to understand the organization as conoscitive synthesis, the evolutive path of the organizational theory in its different phases of methodological development together with the analysis of business management from the organizational point of view. At the end of the course the student will be able to: - know, understand the organizational problematics of different business functions in their theoretical and applicative aspects; - know to evaluate the structures and processes of organizations; - use software dedicated to analysis and solutions of problems connected to business management.

Course contents

  1. Introduzione al corso. Che cos'è un'organizzazione? (cap. 1 e cap. 12)
  2. Storia del management e delle principali teorie organizzative con focus sulle teorie dei paradossi (materiale distribuito dal docente)
  3. L'individuo nell'organizzazione: personalità, valori ed emozioni (cap. 2)
  4. Il rapporto tra individuo ed organizzazione: i processi decisionali (cap. 3)
  5. La motivazione sul lavoro (cap. 3)
  6. Approcci contemporanei alla motivazione: il job crafting
  7. I gruppi di lavoro: caratteristiche e processi per il buon funzionamento dei team (materiale distribuito dal docente e cap. 9)
  8. Case study sulle caratteristiche fondamentali per creare high performing teams.
  9. L'organizzazione e la gestione della diversità (cap. 6)
  10. Principali teorie della leadership (materiale distribuito dal docente)
  11. Caso di studio sulla leadership con focus sui principali stili di direzione.
  12. La progettazione organizzativa: principali forme organizzative (cap. 1 e materiale distribuito dal docente)
  13. Forma unitaria, divisionale, e multidivisionale (cap. 1 e materiale distribuito dal docente)
  14. L'organizzazione agile.
  15. La gestione del cambiamento (cap. 4)
  16. Trend contemporanei: l'organizzazione sostenibile (materiale distribuito dal docente)
  17. Trend contemporanei: le organizzazioni temporanee (cap. 9)
  18. Wrap up e presentazione dei gruppi


Buonocore F., Montanari, F., Solari, L. 2021. Organizzazione Aziendale. Comportamenti e Decisioni per il Management. Isedi

Teaching methods

During the course we will use a plurality of teaching methods: lectures, debates, case studies, role play, simulations and group activities.

Further in-depth material will be made available by the teacher on the virtual platform.unibo.it

Assessment methods

Students can choose whether to follow the course in two ways:

  • Students Enrolled and Attending Lessons
  • Not Attending

For "non-attending" students, the exam will consist of a multiple choice test with 15 questions (and 1 question for the laude) and only one correct answer per question. Each wrong answer will imply a reduction of the vote equal to 0.25. There will be no intermediate tests.

For "attending" students, the final grade will be given by:

  • Group test on a case of your choice to study the topics discussed in the classroom (30% of the final grade);
  • Exam with 15 questions and only one correct answer per question. Each wrong answer will imply a reduction of the grade equal to 0.25 (70% of the final grade);
  • The final test will be divided into an intermediate test and the final grade of the exam will be given by the average of the two tests.

Each question in the test will be evaluated with 2 points in the case of good answer and -0.25 in the case of wrong answer.

The final results will be like the following:

30 cum laude: 15 good questions + 1 good extra question for the laude

30 out of 30: 15 good questions

18 out of 30: 9 good questions

Less than 18 (failure): up to 8 good questions only

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