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ECONOMIC HISTORY OF BUSINESS

CODE 103989
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 11122 DIRITTO ED ECONOMIA DELLE IMPRESE(L-18) - LA SPEZIA
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 11122 DIRITTO ED ECONOMIA DELLE IMPRESE(L-14) - LA SPEZIA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/12
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The enterprise is one of the central players in economic development. The course analyses the evolution of the enterprise from a historical perspective within the more general economic and social changes that have occurred since the Early Modern Age. Students will acquire the basic tools to analyze and understand the factors that have conditioned the evolution of the structure, organization, and management of enterprises in the long run.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to provide a systematic-interpretative framework of the most significant changes that have characterized the evolution of enterprises from an economic-history perspective.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students should be able to:

    - identify the main stages of economic development from the pre-industrial era to the dawn of the 21st century and understand how they have influenced the evolution of the enterprise;

    - assess the importance of the factors that have conditioned the evolution of the structure, organization, and management of enterprises in the long run;

    - apply the acquired knowledge on a conceptual and operational level with independent judgment;

    - express themselves using correctly the technical language typical of the field.

    PREREQUISITES

    Students should possess basic notions of Economics and Business Administration.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal lectures (in Italian).

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The most relevant topics will be:

    1) Types of enterprise in pre-industrial economies

    2) The advent of mercantilism and the birth of joint-stock companies

    3) The enterprise in the first industrial revolution

    4) The second industrial revolution and the rise of big business

    5) The enterprise facing the economic change in the contemporary age

    6) The state as entrepreneur: the role of public enterprise

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    For textbooks and teaching material in English, Erasmus students are invited to contact the lecturer during office hours.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ANDREA ZANINI (President)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    See the teaching calendar of the Department.

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written examination.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Written examination, with multiple choice and open ended questions.

    The exam assesses the level of knowledge and understanding of the course contents.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes