Business History

ECONOMICS Business History

0222210009
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E STATISTICHE
EQF7
ECONOMICS
2017/2018



YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
530LESSONS
Objectives
ACHIEVING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING SKILLS FOR A TRAINING IN BUSINESS HISTORY BY LEARNING SPECIFIC MAIN TOPICS ABOUT EVOLUTIONARY SCENERY OF ENTERPRISES.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING SKILLS APPLICATION OF BUSINESS HISTORY GENERAL LINES, IN ORDER TO DEVELOPE IN THE STUDENT THE ABILITY TO INTERPRET – IN A LONG RUN PERSPECTIVE – THE MAIN CHANGES IN THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ENTERPRISE.

COMMUNICATION SKILL DEVELOPEMENT, TO EXPRESS IN A CLEAR AND SUPPORTED WAY INFORMATION, IDEAS PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS LINKED TO THE STUDY OF THE ENTERPRISES IN THEIR HISTORIC EVOLUTION.
THE STUDENT ACHIEVES FIT SKILLS TO DESCRIBE, INTERPRET AND REPRESENT ENTREPRENEURIAL AND MICRO AND MACROECONOMIC PROBLEMS TO INTERLOCUTORS (QUALIFIED OR NOT).
THE STUDENT - BASING ON METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH OF THE BUSINESS HISTORY– IS ABLE TO USE LOGICAL REASONING AND TO EVALUATE CRITICALLY THE DIFERENT TYPES OF ENTERPRISE AND THEIR EVOLUTION.
Prerequisites
A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF ECONOMIC HISTORY IS RECOMMENDED.
Contents
THEORETICAL AND HISTORICAL PROFILES OF THE ENTERPRISE. ENTREPRENEUR AND ENTERPRISE IN THE ECONOMIC THEORY. ENTERPRISE AND CONTEXT. DIMENSIONS AND FORMS OF ENTERPRISE; MANAGEMENT OF THE ENTERPRISE AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE. THE PUBLIC ENTERPRISE. ENTERPRISE, INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM AND CASES STUDIES. FAMILY BUSINESS AND PMI; FIRM AND BIG BUSINESS. GROUPS OF ENTERPRISES, NETWORKS OF ENTERPRISES AND INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS; THE COOPERATIVES. THE PUBLIC ENTERPRISES.
TAYLORISM, FORDISM AND TOYOTISM.

THE ITALIAN INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISE: A SECULAR PERSPECTIVE. THE PRE-UNITARY ITALIAN INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM. THE STATE CAPITALISM (1860 -1914). TRANSPORTS AND ENERGY. AN INCOMPLETE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. THE ROLE OF THE BANK. THE POSTWAR PERIODS. STATE, INDUSTRY AND FINANCE. THE SECOND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN ITALY. THE "ENTREPRENEUR STATE". THE AMERICANIZATION. THE FAILURE OF THE FRONTIOER'S PROJECTS AND THE NATIONALIZATION OF THE ELECTRIC ENERGY. THE LONG AUTUMN. BEFORE AND AFTER MAASTRICHT.
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE IS BASED ON 30 HOURS TEACHING:
FRONT LESSONS (20 HOURS); CASE STUDY DISCUSSION (10 HOURS).
Verification of learning
THE COURSE PROVIDES AN ORAL FINAL TEST, IN ORDER TO CHECK THE STUDENT'S CAPACITY TO CRITICALLY AND DIACRONICALLY ANALYZE THE MAIN SOCIO-ECONOMIC PHENOMENON.
THE ACHIEVING OF THE LEARNING GOALS IS CERTIFIED BY AN EXAMINATION WITH A FINAL SCORE EXPRESSED IN 1/30.
THE ORAL TEST IS BASED ON A SET OF SPECIFIC QUESTIONS TO ASSESS THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE AND COMPLETION CAPABILITY REACHED BY THE STUDENT. THE FINAL TEST WILL ALSO CHECK THE EXPOSURE CAPABILITY OF THE STUDENT TO USE THE APPROPRIATE TERMINOLOGY AND THE CAPACITY TO ORGANIZE AUTONOMOUSLY HIS/HER PRESENTATION.
THE TEST HAS A DURATION OF ABOUT 20 MINUTES, ARTICULATED IN 3/4 QUESTIONS, EVALUATED 1 TO 6 POINTS IS INTENDED POSITIVE UPON THE MINIMUM VOTE OF 18/30.
Texts
- F. AMATORI, A. COLLI, IMPRESA E INDUSTRIA IN ITALIA DALL’UNITÀ AD OGGI, VENEZIA, MARSILIO, 2014

FURTHER READINGS FROM:
- P. A. TONINELLI, STORIA D’IMPRESA, BOLOGNA, BOLOGNA, IL MULINO, 2012
- F. AMATORI, A. COLLI, STORIA D’IMPRESA. COMPLESSITÀ E COMPARAZIONI, MILANO, BRUNO MONDATORI, 2011
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ADDITIONAL MATERIAL WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE INSTRUCTOR.
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