Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2021/2022
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES
Disciplinary sector: 
ORGANIZATION STUDIES (SECS-P/10)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

The course covers theories, tools and practices related to organizational design (especially related to international firms). The course aims at giving students the fundamental tools of organizational analysis and design in order to understand how organizations operate, how they can be designed to achieve their goals, and what are the processes and the phenomena that affect their functioning. The students will be able to use tools useful to analyze and manage organizations.

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of organizational theory and design.

Syllabus

Topics will include: organization theory, organizational design, the environment of management, managing in a global environment, designing organization structure, leading teams, foundations of motivation.

In particular the course will be articulated as follows:
I part (28 hours)- Organization and Organization theory, dimensions of organization design , organizational purpose and organizational design, fundamentals of organization structure, organization design alternatives, open system design elements.
The external environment, the organization’s environment, the changing environment, designing organizations for the international environment, entering the global arena, designing structure to fit global strategy.
III part (20 hours) – Foundation of motivation, content theories of motivation, process theory of motivation, group dynamics.

Teaching Methods

Additional course material will be available on Moodle

Textbooks

A) R.L. Daft, Management (12th ed.), South-Western College Pub, 2015
and
B) Kreitner R, Kinicki A. Organizational Behavior (10th ed.) New York, NY McGraw-Hill/Irwin,2013 (chs. 8,10)

Learning assessment

The exam will consist of a written and an optional oral examination. Final written exam will consist of multiple choice, a case study with open questions that directly refer to the textbook. For students attending the course the written exam could also consist of open questions related to a project work and open questions that directly refer to material covered in the course. The students who will pass the written exam with at least 26/30 could take the oral exam.

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