Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT1E04 (AF:331913 AR:189562)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Term
Course year
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The course is rooted in the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts Management, offering a managerial perspective to the analysis of the whole system of cultural productions. The object of analysis includes both nonprofit and profit organizations operating in traditional cultural sectors and in creative industries.
The course will offer the students the following set of knowledge and competences:
- Understanding of specific dimensions affecting the cultural and creative industries
- Understanding and process-based analysis of organizations
- Knowledge and adoption of conceptual tools to analyse different types of organisation, with a special focus on organisations operating in the arts and culture
- Competences to identify and manage critical processes in the context of cultural and creative organizations
no prerequisites are required for the course
Introductive concepts
- firm, value, and competitive advantage
- good/product, service, cultural product, experience
- from products to processes, routines, organisation
Design and management decisions in a context of value production
- operations
- change and innovation
Innovation in contexts of cultural production
- drivers of innovation and technological change
- cases of innovation
Tools and practices for culture
- Design thinking and project management
• Lorenzoni G., Dalla catena del valore al sistema delle attività [cap.1, pp. 13-39], in A. Lipparini (a cura di) Economia e gestione delle imprese, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2007. (only materials discussed in class).
• Bakhashi, H. – Throsby, D. (2010) Culture of Innovation. An economic analysis of innovation in arts and cultural organizations, NESTA Research Report (only the value chain)
• Calcagno M., (2013) Narrare terre di mezzo. Management arte design, Napoli, EDITORIALE SCIENTIFICA srl, vol. 1, pp. 1-109 (only parts which will be uploaded on moodle)
• Nesta and MTM London. 2017. “Digital Culture.” London. Last access on July 20, 2021. .
• Materiali caricati su Moodle (slide, articoli e altro materiale aggiornato settimanalmente)
The exam is organised as a written test, and it is composed by:
- 3 to 5 multiple choice questions
- at least 2 open questions that are aimed to leave space for critical reflections and personal elaborations.

Final evaluation will include the evaluation of individual and/or team work.

This course is organised as a conventional teaching class with:
- lectures
- invited speakers
- individual and/or team work
Lectures will be in presence, in coherence with safety rules

Accessibility, Disability and Inclusion
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:

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

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 21/07/2021