THE COOPERATIVES BETWEEN ECONOMY AND LAW (Basic)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
a. Knowledge and understanding: the student will acquire the basic knowledge related to the interpretative models used to evaluate, with reference to cooperative societies, the main internal problems and relations with the environment.
b. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: the student will be able to interpret and apply the most widespread governance models of cooperative societies. Furthermore, the student will be able to evaluate the management characteristics of the cooperatives and how these are different from other companies.
c. Making judgments: the student will be able to profitably face the interpretative logics of the dynamics of the cooperative societies, also through the acquisition of a suitable interpretative model for the continuation of the studies.
d. Communication skills: at the end of the course the student will have acquired the ability to analyze problems (attitudes to problem solving), relational skills and ability to express in written and oral form effectively, with an appropriate language to discuss the topics covered in
course with the various interlocutors.
e. Learning skills: the student will learn through a correct approach to individual study and the guided development of classroom examples.
Course contents summary
The course explores the management and legal characteristics of cooperative societies. In particular, the course is divided into two parts the first time to introduce a general framework of the cooperative world and the second to deepen the legal aspects.
The first part is divided into the following topics:
1) Definition of cooperative and introduction of the concept of the cooperative's integenerationality
2) Classification of cooperatives
3) Management aspects of cooperatives
4) The cooperative movement in Italy
5) Cooperation today
The second part is divided into the following topics:
1) General legal framework of cooperatives
2) Mutuality. Patrimonial indivisibility. Mutual funds and devolution
3) Constitution and statutory models
4) Cooperator members
5) Governance, corporate bodies and administrative supervision
6) The forms of financing
AA.VV., L'impresa cooperativa tra economia e diritto, Giappichelli, ed. 2020, chapters I e II
Acquisition of knowledge: lectures.
Acquisition of the ability to apply knowledge: examples.
Acquisition of judgment: specialist contributions and classroom discussions.
Acquisition of learning skills: development of case studies in the classroom.
Acquisition of technical language: the meaning of commonly used terms is explained, and classroom discussions aim to encourage the correct use of terminology.
Assessment methods and criteria
The verification of learning abilities will be carried out with a written exam.
The questions concern the whole program carried out during the lessons. a. Knowledge and comprehension skills will be ascertained through the broad questions that intend to evaluate the knowledge of the subjects and the student's ability to make connections between them; the
short questions cover a wider range of contents and are aimed at testing the knowledge of all the topics covered by the program. b. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding, c. Autonomy of judgment, e. Learning skills will be assessed through open questions formulated so as to require the student to make connections between the topics. d. Communication skills will be ascertained by means of open questions for which appropriate language is required and through specific (short) questions intended to verify the correct understanding and the appropriate use of the terminology used. The honors will be awarded to particularly deserving students who, in addition to having obtained a full assessment in the performance of the test, have overall demonstrated an appreciable systematic knowledge of the topic, an excellent ability to apply the acquired knowledge to the specific problem in question, a significant autonomy of judgment, as well as particular care in the formal drafting of the paper.
The use of a calculator is permitted during the exam; no other electronic device or support material is allowed. The results of the exams will be communicated via the Esse3 platform.
Any further information will be provided at the beginning of the course on the Elly platform.