cod. 1001373

Academic year 2013/14
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Economia applicata (SECS-P/06)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
70 hours
of face-to-face activities
10 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the basic knowledge related to: individual and organizational behavior, corporate culture and ethics, work motivation, leadership, individual and group decision-making processes, organizational communication.
Applying knowledge and understanding
The student will be able to develop critical thinking skills and to identify approaches to solving, some critical aspects of Italian economy and organizational problems through classroom discussion of significant cases.
Making judgments
The student will be able to assess the impact of decision of political economy and organizational behavior and strategic and operational decisions on the human resources management.
Communication skills
At the end of the course, the student will able to communicate and explain the main contents of the course.
Learning skills
Students who have attended the course will be able to deepen their knowledge in the field of human resources management, through the autonomous consultation of specialized texts, journals or dissemination, even outside of the topics covered in class



Course unit content

The course examines some critical aspects of Italian economy. The course explores three arguments: welfare economics, utilitarianism and equity; measures of inequality;
organizational behavior

Full programme

Welfare theory
Ethics and welfare economics
Equality of what?
Freedom, acquisitions and resources
Justice and capacity
Welfare economics and inequality
Poverty and wealth
The demands of equality
The welfare indicators: per capita income and human development indices
Application of the theory of welfare and ethics in Italy: wellness fair
Application of the theory of welfare and ethics in business organizations:
individual differences and personality
working group and team
management and leadership
organizations as political entities
knowledge and learning
bureaucracy and post-bureaucracy
diversity management


- Rapporto Bes 2013: il benessere equo e sostenibile in Italia,
- Gaye A., The Human Development Index (HDI), 9 November 2007,
- Human Development Report 2013,;
- Sen A.K., Etica ed economia, Editori Laterza
- Sen A.K., La diseguaglianza, Il Mulino
- Maradiaga O.A.R, Etica e sviluppo, Lectio Doctoralis, Parma, 10 maggio 2013,
- Knights D., Willmott H., Comportamento organizzativo, Isedi, c. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Teaching methods

The theoretical topics of the course are explained by means of lectures. Exercises and business cases are proposed on the practical parts of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a written test.
knowledge and understanding will be assessed with an open question;
the ability to apply knowledge will be assessed with an open question, with reference to the Italian context and examination of cases;
the 'independence of judgment and the ability to learn will be assessed with an open question, with reference to the Italian context and examination of cases;
communication skills will be assessed in the written replies given by evaluating the appropriate use of technical and scientific terms used

Other information

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