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  • Teacher Cristina Dallara

  • Learning modules Cristina Dallara (Modulo 1)
    Sara Rocchi (Modulo 2)

  • Credits 8

  • SSD SPS/04

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Politics Administration and Organization (cod. 9085)


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

Industry, innovation and infrastructure Sustainable cities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students the analytical and conceptual tools to analyse formulation and implementation of strategical decisions and programmes in public and private organizations.

The course addresses some key issues for organizational analysis and human resources management, in particular: a) the behaviour of organizational actors in different types of group; b) the strategic behaviour of actors in conditions of ambiguity and uncertainty; c) decision-making processes and organizational changes planning; d) learning and innovation processes; e) the role of organizational culture in the processes of organizational change and for the management of human resources.

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

- master the conceptual and methodological tools to recognize and understanding strategic behaviour within public and private organizations;

- interpret the relationship between structural constraints, environmental challenges and organizational strategies, both planned and unintentional;

- diagnose problems and propose appropriate solutions for human resources management.

Course contents

The course is an advanced course in Organization Theory, taught in Italian, and focusing on key characteristics and components of organizational strategy and behaviour, with specific reference to case studies and examples of real organizations.

The course is organised into lectures and seminars, according to the logic of the inverted classroom. Lectures (16 hours) aim to introduce students to the core tenets of the discipline. Seminars (12 hours) aim to provide occasions for in-depth discussions of class materials and exercises. Students attend 8 lectures on theoretical interpretations. In the seminar section, students are divided into two groups, each of which must attend 6 seminars. The activation of online classes will depend on the evolution of the pandemic situation.



The list of mandatory readings will be collected in a reader and made available at the Copisteria Broccaindosso (via Broccaindosso 1/C) and on the VIRTUALE web page.

Teaching methods

Lectures; case studies analysis.

Assessment methods

A specific assessment solution will be proposed for students attending REGULARLY classes.

Teaching tools

Slides; Videos; web-sites

Office hours

See the website of Cristina Dallara

See the website of Sara Rocchi