BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF THE FIRM-2
|Academic year||2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years|
|Official course title||BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF THE FIRM-2|
|Course code||ET0097 (AF:278058 AR:158940)|
|ECTS credits||6 out of 12 of BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF THE FIRM|
|Degree level||Bachelor's Degree Programme|
|Educational sector code||SECS-P/08|
|Spazio Moodle||Link allo spazio del corso|
The second part of the course emphasizes contemporary theories of the firm, and how motivation and information factors affect the structuring of organizations and management policies.
The course includes elements of organisational design and strategic management. The main objective of the course is to present modern concepts of management to the students and to help them in developing skills in the analysis of business organisations both in terms of their internal functioning and interaction with the environment.
2. Applying knowledge and understanding. Students will develop a capability to apply basic concepts to specific examples, often based on in-depth case studies, and to reason critically on the assumptions underlying such concepts and the limits of their applicability.
3. Judgmental capabilities. Students will learn to compare critically alternative explanations of basic organizational and managerial phenomena, and to develop their own analysis and suggest solutions in case studies.
4. Communication abilities. Students will learn to communicate with groups through groupwork opportunities, and to present their work to a broader audience in the classroom.
5. Learning abilities. The course will enhance the ability of students to make a critical use of textbooks, to look into integrative readings, and to integrate different forms of learning, in particular integrating text-based learning with case studies discussion.
1. Complementarities and network externalities (ch.2)
2. Market failures (ch. 3)
− negative externalities,
− information asymmetries,
− holdup and incomplete contracts.
3. The Principal-Agent relationship (ch. 4)
− empirical aspects,
− careers and tournaments,
− intrinsic motivations.
4. Growth of the firm (ch. 5)
− mergers, acquisition, an dinformational asymmetries,
− relational contracts and vertical integration.
5. Innovation (ch. 6)
− growth by innovation,
− exploration and exploitation,
− motivational and organizational aspects of innovation.
Integrative readings will be suggested during the course.
The final grade will also reflect performance of students on learning activities during the course (case study discussions, and groupwork), up to 3 points.
During classroom hours there will be activities of case studies discussion, and small classroom experiments.
Students will be involved in groupwork activities outside classroom time to prepare case studies presentations and discussions.
Additional readings and multimedia materials will be available on the course moodle page.
Accommodation and support services for students with disabilities and students with specific learning impairments
Ca’ Foscari abides by Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) regarding support
services and accommodation available to students with disabilities. This includes students with
mobility, visual, hearing and other disabilities (Law 17/1999), and specific learning impairments (Law 170/2010). If you have a disability or impairment that requires accommodations (i.e., alternate testing, readers, note takers or interpreters) please contact the Disability and Accessibility Offices in Student Services: email@example.com.
This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Cities, infrastructure and social capital" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development