ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF PORT ACTIVITIES

Academic year 2019/2020 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title LABORATORIO DI ECONOMIA E GESTIONE DELLE ATTIVITA' PORTUALI
Course code ET4023 (AF:318186 AR:171101)
Modality For teaching methods (in presence/online) please check the timetable
ECTS credits 6
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code SECS-P/06
Period 4th Term
Course year 3
Where VENEZIA
Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The laboratory is directed to undergraduate students interested in the topics of port economics and management. It allows participants to be confronted to this topic and to understand the dynamics that govern the running and the development of ports.
The vision conveyed in the laboratory will be global, with a strong international focus.

The laboratory will be based on a close collaboration with industry and administration. Interventions will be made by Cà Foscari facutly and by world class experts identified together with ASPMAS (North Adriatic Port Authority).

The course will take place on the 4th period in order to allow sufficient time for students to perform a serious analysis of their elected topic of investigation.
Expected learning outcomes
The laboratory will allow students to develop their knowledge in the field of port activities. It will also allow them to develop their analytical capacity and their communication skills.
During the laboratory, participants will have to make a study of port issues following professional quality standards.
Pre-requirements
Only basic instruction in micro and macro are necessary to follow this laboratory.
Contents
The key contribution of the laboratory will deal with the role of ports, with focus on Venice Port, and with the development dynamics and relationship with the host territory.
Ports should not be considered as passive hubs but rather as actors of territorial development.
Referral texts
There is no manual for this class. The topic elected by each group of students will direct them to the relevant litterature.
Some manual in English may provide a general framework, for instance:
- Port Economics, Wayne Talley, available in the economics Library. Very basic.
- Principles of port management, Peter de Langen, focuses on management and development issues.

Consider as well :
www.espo.be
www.porteconomics.eu
Assessment methods
oral and written presentations.
Teaching methods
The laboratory is directed toward an active and participatory learning. During the lecture weeks the student will participate to workshop/lectures oriented toward the acquisition of knowledge on the topic, and operational instruments necessary to conduct an analysis and propose solutions.
Teaching language
Italian
Further information
When the laboratory will start, the students will be given a detailled program of speakers' talk

lecture material will be available at : https://moodle.unive.it/course/view.php?id=3901
Type of exam
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme
26/03/2020