Organization Studies (2019/2020)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

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Serena Cubico
Serena Cubico
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Second semester bachelor degree dal Feb 17, 2020 al Jun 5, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students knowledge about the basic elements and fundamental concepts for understanding how the organizations work.
To this end, the course offers the conceptual and operational tools to read and design the organizational structures and the organization of work. It also proposes to develop the skills to understand the different phenomena typical of the organizational culture.
At the end of the lessons, the student are able to understand the basic concepts of business organization, to know the main categories of organizations as well as to understand and recognize the variables for the development of a company. In addition, the student will be able to recognize the opportunities arising from new technologies and the socio-economic environment that facilitate the development of new business models


Organization Theories and Models; Frank Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth; Organizational Behaviour; Strain, Industrial Monotony, Efficiency and Productivity; Mayo’s Human Relations Movement; Human Resources (Herzberg, Mc Gregor); Socio-Technical Systems; Bounded Rationality (Simon) and Organizational Decision Making; Organizational Design; Environment; Human Resources Management; Entrepreneurship.

- Favretto, G. (2010). Organizzazione del lavoro per lo sviluppo delle risorse umane. Verona: QuiEdit (capp.1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13).
- Daft R.L. (2013). Organizzazione Aziendale (Quinta Edizione). Milano: Apogeo (capp. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7)

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Traditional lessons integrated with active learning and interventions by experts.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Daft, R.L. Organizzazione Aziendale (Edizione 5) APOGEO 2013 capp. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 [se avete a disposizione altre edizioni, si segnalano i titoli dei capitoli da preparare: Organizzazione e teoria organizzativa; Strategia, progettazione organizzativa ed efficacia; Elementi fondamentali della struttura organizzativa; L'ambiente esterno; Tecnologie per la produzione manifatturiera e dei servizi].
Favretto, G. Organizzazione del Lavoro per lo Sviluppo delle Risorse Umane QuiEdit: Verona 2010 capp. 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination; Oral examination for Erasmus students. There is intermediate exam (test multiple choice).
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