ECONOMICS AND COMPANY MANAGEMENT
Learning outcomes of the course unit
What goals are the most important models of management? What are this time the main strategic issues and management of enterprises? The course aims to provide answers to the questions just seats. The introductory course is aimed at clarifying the evolution of competitive mechanisms between companies and analyzes the different dimensions of competition. The second section of the course focuses on the patterns of management, in particular, deals with mass production, Total quality management, and the Toyota lean production. Space is also the theme of business process reengineering. The last part is devoted to the specific models of management of small and medium-sized businesses and service companies.
Course contents summary
Analysis of competition and the competitive environment
The different dimensions of competition
The evolution of management models
Total quality management
Lean production systems
Management models in service companies.
The resources based view
The evolution of organisational models
Small business strategy and management
Main company processes
Design and management of the production process
Supply chain management and supply relations management
Process re-engineering and benchmarking
Edoardo Sabbadin, Concorrenza e modelli di management, Giappichelli Editore, Torino, 2008.
G. Volpato (edited by), Economia e ge stione delle imprese Fondamenti e applicazioni, 2005, Carocci editori, Rome.
The course is delivered through oral lessons and the presentation of case studies.