Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2018/2019
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
Please see the Parthenope University eLearning platform.
You can see the recommended books and the teaching materials at the
teacher office on appointment

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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