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COMPANY ORGANISATION
ORGANIZZAZIONE AZIENDALE

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Alessandro Pagano To be announced

Assigned to the Degree Course

Economics and Management (LM-77)
Curriculum: ECONOMIA E MANAGEMENT
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Learning Objectives

This course has three objectives:

1. To provide basic tools to analyze the main mechanisms for the functioning and design of organisations, with a  focus on main organisational and on organisational change and innovation; 

2. To examine in depth the variety of organisational configurations based on different goals (profit and non-profit objectives), sectors (manufacturing and services, traditional and innovative industries),  company sizes (small, medium and large firms),  locations (companies with international profile, industrial districts/business clusters). 

3. To develop capabilities in using tools and methodologies to analyze and manage organizations.

Program

The course is structured into four main parts.

Part I. Organisation and organizational architecture. In this part the main focus is the understanding of teh basic elements of organisations and organisational structures, in connection with the main organisational theories. The main topics are the following ones:

•Main elements of organisations

•Main organisational theories

•The evolution of organisational design

•Features and variety of organisational configurations

•Inter-organisational relationships

Part II: Elements of internal organisational design. In the second part the main focus is on the elements of internal organisational design, with a main emphasis on the role of technology and on the features of organisational growth. The main topics are the following ones:

•Technology and organisation

•Organisational life-cycle

Part III: Management of organisational processes. In the third part the main focus is on the main organisational processesa dn their key features, with a main emphasis on the possible policies and tools for promoting organisational change. The main topics and the following ones:

•Organisational culture and ethical values

•Innovation and organisational change

•Decision-making processes in organisations

•Conflict, power and politics in organisations

Part IV: Human Resources Management. In the fourth part the focus is on the policies and tools for human resource management. The main topics are the following ones:

• Role of human resources in organisations

• Human resources recruiting processes

• Human resource management processes (professional development, team-work)

Bridging Courses

None

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding: students have to gain adequate knowledge and effective comprehension capacity of the main elements of organisations and of the main organisational configurations and processes. 

Applying knowledge and understanding: students have to be able to apply acquired knowledge and to analyze specific problems related to a variety of different organisational contexts.

Making judgements: students have to be able to use acquired knowledge both in conceptual and operational terms, with autonomous judgement capacity and exploiting various competences in different organisational contexts.

Communication skills: students have to master the technical language of organisation discipline in order to communicate in a clear way with specialized actors (managers, experts, academics), while at the same time developing relational and communication skills with non-specialized actors.

Learning skills: students have to develop adequate learning skills in order to pursue autonomous study - in their working contexts - of the main themes of the organisation discipline.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Interactive teaching, case-study analysis, seminars held by managers and experts, group exercises, team projects (optional).

Attendance

Students are strongly encouraged to attend classes. Students are involved in project working groups on business cases and in seminars held by managers and experts on relevant topics of the course.

Course books

Richard L. Daft, "Organizzazione Aziendale", Maggioli Editore (2020 edition), capp. 1-3-5-8-9-10-11-12-13.

Assessment

Expected learning objectives will be assessed through a written and an oral exam, with the addition of an optional team project work. The written exam is based on three open questions (10 marks each). The assessment criteria are the following: degree of knowledge, ability in providing well structured answers, ability in using concepts and models. The written exam is assessed over 30/30. If the written exam reaches a minimum mark (18/30), each student is subject to the oral exam which is assessed in the range between -2 and +2, to be added to the written exam mark. The final report of the team project work (which is optional) is assessed in a range between 0 and 2. Therefore the final evaluation is composed by the assessment of the written exam and of the oral exam, with the possibile addition of the mark related to the project work report.  

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Non-attending students are invited to contact the Course Teacher in order to gain a better understanding of the final exam structure and content. 

Course books

Richard L. Daft, "Organizzazione Aziendale", Maggioli Editore (2020 edition - whole book).

Assessment

Expected learning objectives will be assessed through a written and an oral exam, with the addition of an optional team project work. The written exam is based on three open questions (10 marks each). The assessment criteria are the following: degree of knowledge, ability in providing well structured answers, ability in using concepts and models. The written exam is assessed over 30/30. If the written exam reaches a minimum mark (18/30), each student is subject to the oral exam which is assessed in the range between -2 and +2, to be added to the written exam mark. The final report of the team project work (which is optional) is assessed in a range between 0 and 2. Therefore the final evaluation is composed by the assessment of the written exam and of the oral exam, with the possibile addition of the mark related to the project work report. 

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