Università degli studi dell'Insubria

CORPORATE CHANGE AND THE RISE OF MODERN MANAGEMENT

A.A. di erogazione
Insegnamento opzionale

 (A.A. 2016/2017)
Tipologia di insegnamento: 
A scelta dello studente
Settore disciplinare: 
STORIA ECONOMICA (SECS-P/12)
Crediti: 
3
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Ore di attivita' frontale: 
20
Dettaglio ore: 
Lezione (20 ore)

The course aims at analyzing organizational change during the last 150 years. Often intertwined with one the other, technological innovation and changes in organizations played a relevant role in the evolution and growth of the enterprise from the end of the 19th century onward, and therefore in the process of economic growth and modernization many national economies underwent during the last century. The course will focus on the rise and evolution of modern management as related with the emergence and development of the business enterprise during the 20th century.

Prerequisiti: 

Basic knowledge of general World history, 19th and 20th centuries.

The topics of the course include: the emergence and development of big business from the end of the 19th century; entrepreneurship and management; the evolution of management theory and practice in the 20th century as related to the development of the firm (forms of enterprise, organizational issues etc.). Lectures will also present case studies and specific contributions on those and other aspects of organizational history, that the students will be asked to discuss in class.

Lectures in class (20 hours). Students will attend class regularly doing the readings in advance, in order to be able to actively participate to class discussion

Modalita' di verifica dell'apprendimento: 

Assessment is based on attendance, participation and discussion (30%), and on a written final exam on the readings and the lectures’ slides (70%).

A detailed list of readings will be provided at the beginning of the course and posted on the course webpage on the e-learning platform Moodle (elearning3.uninsubria.it). Lectures’ slides, readings and other materials will be posted on the course webpage as well.