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General information

 

Course unit name: Organizational Behaviour and Corporate Governance

Course unit code: 573221

Academic year: 2021-2022

Coordinator: Vesna Savic

Department: Department of Business

Credits: 2,5

Single program: S

 

 

Prior considerations

 

The gender perspective will be applied.

 

 

Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 62.5

 

Face-to-face and/or online activities

22.5

 

-  Lecture

Face-to-face

 

7.5

 

-  Lecture with practical component

Face-to-face

 

15

Supervised project

20

Independent learning

20

 

 

Competences to be gained during study

 

General competences

CG2. Capacity to propose a business project based on an original idea and to assess its feasibility.


Basic competences

CB6. Knowledge forming the basis of original thinking in the development or application of ideas, typically in a research context.

CB7. Capacity to apply the acquired knowledge to problem-solving in new or relatively unknown environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.

CB8. Capacity to integrate knowledge and tackle the complexity of formulating judgments based on incomplete or limited information, taking due consideration of the social and ethical responsibilities involved in applying knowledge and making judgments.

CB9. Capacity to communicate conclusions, judgments and the grounds on which they have been reached to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous manner.

CB10. Skills to enable lifelong self-directed and independent learning.


Specific competences

CE1. Capacity to apply the main concepts and management tools to resolve advanced problems and business situations related to the strategic, financial, commercial, operational and logistics management of international companies.

CE2. Capacity to adopt a strategic, integrated approach to business problems and ability to address them effectively at an international level.

CE7. Capacity to direct the international logistics of a company or group of companies with a view to achieving optimal supply chain management.

CE9. Capacity to examine the options, potential and opportunities presented by different regions in the global economy and to identify the specific features of the various markets and societies involved, with a view to improving effectiveness and complying with demands on professional responsibility.

CE10. Capacity to acquire an advanced level of competence in the writing of scientific documents, specialized reports and research papers in which value judgements are formulated, complying with standard criteria for publication or for presentation to potential stakeholders or other interested parties at the global level.

 

 

 

 

Learning objectives

 

Referring to knowledge

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

— Understand the mechanisms, processes and relationships implied in managing an international business.

— Develop abilities to make decisions conditioned by the different international stakeholders.

— Understand the corporate mechanisms related to control actions, policies and practices of the international business.

— Develop leadership competences and skills on corporate decision making.

 

 

Teaching blocks

 

1. Corporate structures and decision making in an international context

2. Leadership and organisational culture in multinational companies

3. Stakeholders’ relationships in international businesses

4. Corporate government mechanisms (control actions, policies, practices)

5. Sustainability, CSR and CSV in global management

 

 

Teaching methods and general organization

 

The methodology of the subject combines lectures to introduce theoretical concepts with more practical sessions based on group work, problem-solving exercises and case studies.

 

 

Official assessment of learning outcomes

 

Continuous assessment requires regular attendance and submission of assignments.

Assignments: the characteristics are presented at the beginning of the course. Worth 70% of the final grade.

Written test: the characteristics are presented at the beginning of the course. Worth 30% of the final grade.

Repeat assessment

Written test: the characteristics are presented at the beginning of the course. Worth 100% of the final grade.

 

Examination-based assessment

The single assessment is designed for those students who cannot attend classes regularly or submit the assignments.

Written test: the characteristics are presented at the beginning of the course. Worth 100% of the final grade.

Repeat assessment

Written test: the characteristics are presented at the beginning of the course. Worth 100% of the final grade.

 

 

Reading and study resources

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Book

JF Solomon (2013) Corporate Governance and Accountability, 4th. ed., John Wiley Inc.

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Kim, K.A; Nofsinger, J.R; Mohr, D.J. (2010) Corporate governance. 3rd ed. Pearson Prentice Hall

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M Goergen (2012) International Corporate Governance, 1st, Pearson Education Limited

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D Larcker & B Tayan (2016) Corporate governance matters : a closer look at organizational choices and their consequences, 2nd edition, Pearson Education Inc.

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B Tricker (2019) Corporate Governance: principles, policies, and practices, 4th edition, Oxford University Press.

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