|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||M-FIL/03|
Starting from an analysis of the relationship between ethics and economics and the implications of Company Stakeholder Responsibility, the teaching will focus on the wellness economy and ethical marketing as a form of company communication capable of developing competitiveness based on the sharing of values between the company and its stakeholders with a view to generating wealth. The theoretical study will be supported by the analysis of forms and methods of company communication and case studies.
The course aims to provide students with knowledge, skills and competences regarding the wellness economy, the business model for wellness, and company communication as tools for building a circular process and a competitive advantage based on the relationship of trust and the sharing of moral values between companies and stakeholders. Students will be introduced to companies that are at the forefront of the development of ethical marketing and the wellness economy.
The teaching aims to provide a general understanding of the ethics-business relationship. Referring to stakeholder theory, it proposes the Company Stakeholder Responsibility as a model in which marketing is connoted as an ethical-social communication tool oriented towards the construction of a trusting, long-lasting relationship between company and stakeholder in both the well-being economy and the wellness economy.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:1. Identify and describe the main theoretical models related to the ethics-business relationship; 2. Understand the moral issues inherent to business management and marketing in order to develop an ethical vision of business; 3. Apply the theories to the study of ethically relevant cases concerning business communication, in order to develop ethical competence; 4. To analyse moral issues concerning the ethics of corporate communication with the tools proper to it, in order to acquire vocabulary and argumentative and operational methods; 5. To assess the practical implications of Company Stakeholder Responsibility in the construction of the company-stakeholder relationship of trust and of the wellness economy; 6. To elaborate tools for ethical-social corporate communication.
Having passed the Ethics of Communication exam
1. Lectures aimed at providing the concurrent tools, vocabulary and key expressions of the sectoral language of the discipline
2. Interactive lessons based on questions and request for further study of students. Within this mode there is also a peer to peer lesson
3. Group work
The lessons will be supported with the use of slides, videos, testimonials that will be published in aulaweb
The programme is divided into three parts. The first deals with the relationship between ethics and economics, with particular reference to the wellness economy; the theories of rational choice and social choice; the transition from GDP to FIL; the relationship between business ethics and social wellbeing; the second considers ethical marketing, the wellness economy, business ethics, the business model for wellness, the relationship between brand and product, the cultural dimension of the wellness economy; the third is dedicated to the definition and study of corporate communication models; the role, objectives and planning of corporate communication; the tools used to communicate Company Stakeholder Responsibility as a corporate strategy functional to the development of the wellness economy.
P. Rizzitelli, Il marketing del benessere.Il cambiamento necessario per una nuova economia, Bookness, 2020
R.E. Freeman e S.R. Velamuri, "Un nuovo approccio alla CSR: responsabilità verso gli stakeholder d’impresa (Company Stakeholder Responsibility)", in R.E. Freeman, G. Rusconi, M. Dorigatti, Teoria degli Stakeholder, Franco Angeli, Milano 2007, pp. 253 - 269
F. Manti, Scelte di mercato, in A.A.V.V., Etica ed economia il binomio possibile, Sentieri Meridiani, Foggia 2010, pp. 9 - 62
For non-feeding students, integration with the text:
S. Zamagni, Responsible business and civil market, Il Mulino, Bologna 2013
Office hours: Genoa Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm DISFOR 2, Corso Podestà Room 1A7 Tel .: 010 20953603 Savona First semester Friday from 1 pm to 2 pm Second semester Monday from 1 pm to 2 pm Professors Room, Palazzina Lagorio University Campus, 2 v. Magliotto
FRANCO MANTI (President)
NATASHA COLA (Substitute)
Monday, 20th February, 2023
The examination is structured as follows:
- Colloquium concerning fundamental aspects of ethics
- Colloquium on topics covered in the adopted texts
- Case studies
The examination is designed to assess
- knowledge relating to the relationship between ethics and economics and the topics covered in the books adopted (maximum mark 10/30)
- skills relating to argumentation, mastery of sectorial language, clarity of exposition, personal reworking (maximum mark 7/30)
- skills in making connections between the various parts of the teaching programme and between different disciplines, with particular reference to the ethical implications of weel-being and the wellness economy (maximum mark 7/30)
- analytical and argumentation competencies related to case studies (max score 6/30)
Cultures of matter.
Dr. Natasha Cola. E-mail: Natasha.Cola@unige.it
Dr. Beba Molinari. E-mail: Beba.Molinari@unige.it