Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
Cognomi A-D
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
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Year of study: 
Second semester



Course description

To develop applying knowledge and understanding of organizational behavior, coordination mechanisms and organizational forms.
Knowledge and understanding: The student should be able to understand the basic concepts of organization, with peculiar reference to organizational behaviour, coordination mechanisms, and forms of organization.
Applying knowledge and understanding: The student should be able to apply the acquired knowledge to organizational diagnosis and design.

Making judgments: The student should be able 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 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.




Part I (16 hours): Knowledge and Preferences; Decision and Motivation;
Part II (26 hours): Coordination Mechanisms: Pricing; Authority and Agency; Teams; Negotiation; Norms and Rules;
Part III (30 hours): Forms of Organization; The Configuration of Organization: A Generalized Model; The Organization of Work and Human Resources: Systems and Contracts; The Organization of Work: Structures; The Organization of the Firm; Firm Boundaries and Interfirm Organization.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, tutorials.


Grandori A. (2000), Organization and Economic Behaviour, Routledge, London (UK).

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 8,5 out of 15 points minimum (18R/30).
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).
Attending students can also take an intermediate exam. The intermediate test is composed of three open questions of 5 points each (max 15/30) and focuses on the first part of the course. It will be considered for the purposes of the final evaluation if the student obtains 18/30 (or a higher grade) and if they take the written and oral exam within the ongoing semester sessions. Students who pass the intermediate test will be able to take the written and oral exam on the topics included in the second and third parts of the course.

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