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ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

CODE 103727
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 11122 DIRITTO ED ECONOMIA DELLE IMPRESE(L-18) - LA SPEZIA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 11122 DIRITTO ED ECONOMIA DELLE IMPRESE(L-14) - LA SPEZIA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/08
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • LAW AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 11122 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • BUSINESS ECONOMY 103971
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course aims to introduce students to strategic management. Major topics of the course are the nature of the firm, the external and internal environmental analysis, competitive and corporate strategies, the management of some of the corporate functions (operations, finance, R&D).

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to introduce students to strategic management. Major topics of the course are the nature of the firm, the external and internal environmental analysis, competitive and corporate strategies, the management of some of the corporate functions (operations, finance, R&D).

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students should be able to recognize and/or use the main strategic analysis tools and to solve basic case studies.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Traditional lectures.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Part I: The company

    • Company's goals
    • Mission, vision and strategy

    Part II: The environment analysis and the competitive advantage

    • The general environment
    • The competitive environment
    • Resources and competences
    • The competitive advantage
    • Value creation
    • Business strategies
    • Corporate strategies

    Part III: Funcions

    • Production management
    • Logistics management
    • Finance management
    • R&D management

    Parte IV: Focuses

    • Services management
    • SMEs management

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    F. Fontana – M. Caroli, Economia e gestione delle imprese, McGraw-Hill, Milano, 2013 (4th Ed.).

    Integrative materials on Aulaweb.

    For students wishing to study on English textbook:

    Grant R. (2013), Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 8th Edition, Wiley (details on the chapters to study will be provided on reques).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ROBERTA SCARSI (President)

    LARA PENCO

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    First semester

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral assessment.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Foreign students are free to study on Italian or English textbooks.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes