ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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Code
103727
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 11122 LAW AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (L-18) LA SPEZIA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/08
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
LA SPEZIA (LAW AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION )
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 2020/2021)
  • BUSINESS ECONOMY 103971
Teaching materials

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

Office hours: Send an email to the professor to  set a meeting via Skype or Teams

Exam Board

ROBERTA SCARSI (President)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Traditional lectures.

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
17/12/2021 11:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
28/01/2022 11:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
11/02/2022 11:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
20/05/2022 11:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
03/06/2022 11:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
17/06/2022 11:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
08/07/2022 11:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
07/09/2022 11:00 LA SPEZIA Orale