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Course 2016-2017 a.y.


Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 31

CLEF (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - WBB (6 credits - I sem. - OBCUR  |  SECS-P/07) - BIEF (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07)
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Classes: 31 (I sem.)

Course Objectives
Interdependence between private enterprises and public institutions is a central theme in the evolution of modern economies; it appears in many different forms and is a key variable in international competition. To understand the features of the interactions between private companies and public institutions is a primary element in the education of a modern manager both in the public and in the public fields. In this course students, on the one hand, develop an understanding of the reasons, the range and the extent of business-government relations; on the other hand they develop concrete skills in order to effectively manage these relations. Through an interactive approach the course shows the empirical application to healthcare sector. More specifically the course aims at illustrating the relations between the industry of medical technologies and public administration as to the several strategies of market access as a concrete and interesting case of how managing business government relations becomes crucial to succeed from both sides.

Course Content Summary
  • The main differences and similarities between business and government, as well as between private and public management. The shift from government to governance, both at the national and international level.
  • The nature and the structure of business government relations.
  • Techniques and tools of contract management
  • Features, goals and structure of public private partnerships (PPP).
  • Managing public procurement.
  • The public role of the private sector: system regulation, self-regulation at the national and international level, corporate codes of conduct and multi-stakeholder corporate regulation.
  • Techniques and tools for managing institutional affairs.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
For Attending students:
The final grade reflects the overall performance during the semester and is based on the group works that account for 50% of the total grade and the final exam. More specifically, the final grade is composed of the following elements:
  • Two Group works (25% each)
  • Final written exam (50%)
The final grade is the weighted average of the three evaluations (validity: all exam sessions of the academic year).

For Non attending students:
Written exam on all reading materials as specified in the syllabus.

For Attending students:
  • There is no text book for attending students. All the reading materials will be made available. For detailed instructions refer to the syllabus.
For Non attending students:
  • There is no text book. All the reading materials will be made available. For detailed instructions refer to the syllabus.

The course doesn’t have any specific requirements.
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