BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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Code
60024
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8697 Business Administration (L-18) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/08
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Business Administration)
semester
1° Semester
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This unit is divided into 2 sections:
Prerequisites
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • Business Administration 8697 (coorte 2016/2017)
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 41125
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • Business Administration 8697 (coorte 2016/2017)
  • INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING 64800

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).

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

Office hours: Monday, 10 a.m.

Office hours: http://www.economia.unige.it/index.php/il-dipartimento/personale/docenti-ad-economia/153-lara-penco

Exam Board

LARA PENCO (President)

CLARA BENEVOLO

PIETRO GENCO

GIORGIA PROFUMO

GIOVANNI SATTA

RICCARDO SPINELLI

ROBERTA SCARSI (President)

GIORGIA PROFUMO

RICCARDO SPINELLI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Traditional lectures.

LESSONS START

First semester

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written assessment.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Written test with open-ended questions.

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

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/01/2018 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
22/01/2018 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
12/02/2018 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
11/06/2018 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
11/07/2018 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
12/09/2018 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
22/01/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
06/02/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
19/02/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
02/07/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
16/07/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
05/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto