Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
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First Semester
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Course description

Developing and applying knowledge and understanding of organizational behaviour of people at work, of coordination mechanisms and questions of micro and macro organizational design.
Knowledge and understanding skills: the student should be able to understand the basic concepts of organization paying attention to rights, resources of the organizational actors, interaction between actors, coordination mechanisms and organisational design dimensions.
Applying knowledge and understanding: the student should be able to apply the acquired knowledge to analysing the relationships between actors, sources, organisational design dimensions and coordination organizational to define some hypotheses of organisational design and think how to analyse and make a diagnosis of emerging problems from potential micro and macro organisational structures and design.
Making judgments: the student should be able to develop critical skills to use autonomously the acquired knowledge solving specific issues, such as the analysis of organizational issues and the identification of more suitable coordination mechanisms and organizational forms.
Communication: the student is expected to provide coherent answers to questions about the organisational actor, its rights and sources, coordination mechanisms and variable of organisational design 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.


It is necessary to have acquired and assorbed core knowledge provide by the course of business administration (economia aziendale)


Organisation and Actors (8 hours)
Knowledge and decisions; competences and motivation (8 hours)
Mechanisms of coordination: prices and vote (8 hours)
Authority, Agency, Groups (8 hours)
Negotiation, Norms and Rules (8 hours)
The Configuration of Organization: A Generalized Model for micro and macro structure (8 hours)

Teaching Methods



Grandori A. (2000), Organization and Economic Behaviour, Routledge, London (UK)
Chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, XI

Learning assessment

The aim of the exam is to check that the student has achieved the training and learnign objectives.
The exam comprises:
- a written exam (10 points for one open question: 25 minutes to solve); only the students that have 5 as a score accede to oral exam;
- an oral exam (10 points and 3 questions).
The final assessment is the result of a synthetic evaluation of two trials.

Since the April 2020 Covid-EXAM and in compliance to regulations of Parthenope governing bodies the exam consists of an online at distance exam articulated in 6 open questions accessing to MSTeams platforms

Since 2020 December, in virtue of Pandemic Covid-19 national health emergency and coherently with Ateneum regulations, the exam is ONLIE as follows:
1 written question on MOODLE ELEARNING platform
5 oral questions on MSTEAMS platform

More information

Slides are available on MOODLE Platform


Meeting Students Plannin on MSTEAMS

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