Anno accademico
2018/2019 Programmi anni precedenti
Titolo corso in inglese
Codice insegnamento
EM7034 (AF:259543 AR:151187)
In presenza
Crediti formativi universitari
Livello laurea
Laurea magistrale (DM270)
Settore scientifico disciplinare
2° Periodo
Anno corso
Spazio Moodle
Link allo spazio del corso
The course will deepen students’ understanding of human behaviours in a variety of organizations. It will provide theoretical and practical knowledge on what are human behaviours and the main challenges in managing them. Course’s focus will be on behaviours that lead to innovation and novelty generation. The course will examine the topic at different levels of analysis, namely individual, interpersonal and team levels of analysis. The behaviours will be analysed through the lens of most important theories that research has been developing in the last decades, but they will be understood also in the light of the actual organizational context and its most recent evolutions.
In doing so students will understand and appreciate the complex interaction between individuals that emerge when people engage in working on a task together and pursue novelty.

The course will help students to develop an integrated set of frameworks and tools for understanding and managing their own and others behaviours and for assessing how human behaviours can influence creativity and ultimately the effectiveness of organizations. A special attention will be given also to ethics. Today’s manager can create an ethically healthy climate for his or her employees and encourage employees to behave with integrity.

The course is designed :
- to develop students’ skills in analysing, discussing and critiquing both problems and solutions regarding some relevant human behaviours
- to enable students to develop a comprehensive knowledge about the challenges managers face in managing human behaviours in modern organizations pursuing creativity and innovation;
- To identify ethical issues in managing human behaviours
Basic knowledge of strategy and organization design
The course will develop a robust in-depth analysis of organizational behaviours and will stimulate critical discussion about them.

After an introductory section to define human behaviours and looking at the main challenges of managing them in modern organization, the course is divided in two sections one focusing on the individual level of analysis and the second focused on the group level of analysis.
- what are human behaviours, main organizational challenges, a behaviour model, behaviours and ethics

Individual behaviours
- Attitudes, Job Satisfaction and emotional intelligence
- Motivation theories and applications
- Decision making and creativity

Group behaviours
- Foundations of group behaviour: properties and decision making
- Understanding work team

The course material will consist of case studies, journal articles and book chapters. Most of the material will be available online.

For each section there will be selected further readings useful for deepening the analysis.

Mandatory reading
Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge-Organizational Behavior-Prentice Hall (2012). Chapters will be communicated the first lesson

Attending students
Assignments and oral exam
- Assignments are an opportunity given just to the attending students
- The assignments will be identified and fully described at the beginning of the course and they will be delivered by attending students during the course
- Attending students can also choose to take the oral exam without assignments

Non attending students
Oral exam
Interactive approach based on:

- case studies
- video
- self assessment exercises
- assignments
- keynote speakers
The course is taught in english
scritto e orale

Questo insegnamento tratta argomenti connessi alla macroarea "Capitale umano, salute, educazione" e concorre alla realizzazione dei relativi obiettivi ONU dell'Agenda 2030 per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile

Programma definitivo.
Data ultima modifica programma: 11/09/2018