cod. 1004020

Academic year 2010/11
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Economia aziendale (SECS-P/07)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
5 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course aims to describe the fundamental characteristics of the functioning of an organization. Identifies the elements of an organizational system and deepen the various organizational case. It analyzes the theme of organizational change because of the constant need to adapt the organization to the changing needs of the environment and institutional purposes.
The course thus aims to:
- provide an integrated interpretation of organizational processes;
- Understanding organizational behavior;
- elaborate on the topic of organizational design.
Learning goals mentioned above are pursued through learning processes that include lectures and case discussions.


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Course unit content

Program Course Description
- key features of a business organization;
- human behavior within organizations;
- The individual actors (preferences, knowledge, perceptions, motivations, decisions);
- the organizational culture;
- the power and leadership;
- groups of people and group dynamics;
- organizational types;
- Organization and stakeholders;
- design the organization;
- interorganizational networks;
- organization and governance;
- organizing for innovation and change.

Full programme

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Jones G.R., 2007, Teoria, progettazione e cambiamento, Milano, Egea (Chapters 1 to

Teaching methods

lectures and case discussions.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam

Other information

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