Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2017/2018
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on MARKETING AND INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Disciplinary sector: 
ORGANIZATION STUDIES (SECS-P/10)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
FIERRO PAOLINO
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

Italian

Course description

The aim is to develop knowledge on ways to work and interact by using the new information and communication technologies (ICTs), as well as their impacts on individual, group and organization. The focus is to encourage the understanding of the critical organizational issues arising from the ICTs usage and the possible ways enabling organization to resolve them.

Knowledge and understanding: The student should be able to understand the basic concepts of the ICTs in organization, with peculiar reference to the adoption of ICTs, as well as their effects on users and organizations, and new ways to work and interact with them.

Applying knowledge and understanding: The student should be able to apply the acquired knowledge to organizations that are engaged in the ICTs adoption choices and in their processes of implementation.

Making judgments: The student should be able to use autonomously the acquired knowledge solving specific issues, such as the analysis of organizational issues arising from the ICTs adoption and the identification of more suitable organizational forms and HRM polities for assisting employees in combining personal and work responsibilities.

Communication: the student is expected to give clear and in-depth answers to the questions of the written exam and oral exam.

Lifelong learning skills: the student should be able to show a good learning ability, by widening, for example, his/her knowledge with use of relevant bibliographic references. The student will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in previous courses integrating them with the additional professional skills that characterize the course.

Prerequisites

FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT (ECONOMIA AZIENDALE),
ORGANIZATION (ORGANIZZAZIONE AZIENDALE)

Syllabus

Part 1: ICT for organizations and workers (16 hours)
Information Systems. Main approaches on Information Systems Research. The Enterprise Resource Planning.
Part II: ICT's impacts on organizations and workers (24 hours)
The organizational change. The main theories and models on the technology acceptance.
Part III: ICT and new ways to work and interact (32 hours)
e-business. Strategic R&D Management. New ways to work and interact via Internet. Business intelligence.

Teaching Methods

Lectures for developing students' ability to apply theoretical knowledge towards concrete situations. For this reason the teacher will introduce the theoretical issues and he will ask at the students to actively partecipate to discussion, even through the presentation of cases or participation in simulations. Optionally, students can participate in team work for analysing ad-hoc selected case studies.

Textbooks

Agrifoglio R. (2015), Knowledge Preservation Through Community of Practice. Theoretical Issues and Empirical Evidence, Information Systems Series, Springer.
Piccoli G. (2008), Information Systems for Managers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

ADDITIONAL TEACHING MATERIALS
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Learning assessment

Classes are in Italian, but the exam may be taken in English.
A written in class exam of 3 open ended questions (5 points each, maximum 15 points) and an dialogue (maximum 15 points) for those who passed the written exam with 9 out of 15 points minimum. The duration of the written test is about 40 minutes. The final mark is the sum of the two tests (written and oral). Moreover, a part of the final mark (max 3/30) could be also composed of the evaluation of project work (optional).

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