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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

20515 - MANAGING BUSINESS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - M (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - IM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - MM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - AFC (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLELI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - ACME (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - DES-ESS (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  12 credits SECS-P/07) - EMIT (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - GIO (6 credits - II sem. - OBS  |  12 credits SECS-P/07)
Course Director:
MONICA HILDEGARD OTTO

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: MONICA HILDEGARD OTTO


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

Interdependence between private enterprises and public institutions is a central factor in the evolution of modern economies; it appears in many different forms and is a key variable in international competition. An understanding of the features of the interactions between private companies and public institutions is a primary component of the toolbox of both managers and policy makers.

CONTENT SUMMARY

The main topics that are covered in the course are:
1.MANAGING GOVERNANCE, PROCUREMENT AND PRIVATIZATION: to define
i) the fields of interaction and collaboration between the private and the public 
ii) mapping the main stakeholders involved in BGR.
2.MANAGING FIRMS’ NON-MARKET STRATEGIES: to understand and practice the leverages firms can employ when trying to shape or to position themselves in the non-market environment, including in particular public affairs and self-regulation;
3.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: to analyse and critically discuss experiences of BGR with experts, practitioners and alumni.


Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Define and to describe the fields of interaction and collaboration between the private and the public, the main stakeholders involved into the BGR, and the reasons that lead to BGR.
  • Explain how collaborations between public and private institutions contribute to the feasibility, quality and effectiveness of public policies and to the sustainability of economic and social development.
  • Explain how these relations can be effectively managed at the national and international level.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Design and discuss the levers that firms can use when trying to shape or to position themselves in the non-market
  • Interpret and critically discuss (both individually and in team) experiences of BGR.
  • Develop teamwork and public speaking skills.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Group assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETAILS

The course uses formal lectures and a mix of class discussions (with the involvement of pratitioners from the public as well as from the private), case studies, incidents, and simulations (provided and discussed in class). It is crucial to participate actively to the class discussion.

  • One group work are assigned.

Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  •     x
    ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • 40% group work (according to the instructions that are provided in class) aimed at linking the contents discussed in class with the "real world practices".
    • 60% final written exam structured as follows:
      • Theoretical questions referred to the contents presented in class and available in the reading material.
      • Critical thinking: discussion / comment of empirical cases.
    • Grades concerning the group work are delivered before the written exam.
    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    100% written exam (3 or 4 open questions) based on the reading material (a list of the readings is available on the Bboard of the course).


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Required reading are made available in the course Online learning space (Bboard) by the end of January 2019.

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Required reading are made available in the course Online learning space (Bboard) by the end of January 2019.

    Last change 02/07/2018 15:54