This wiki refers to the first part of the course "Introduction to the modern firm" taught by professor Andrea Pontiggia. Please enjoy readings, slides and web links.
GIve a look to this article, it may inspire you! (Google's effort to search new bosses)
Prof. Andrea Pontiggia
Please read and be ready to discuss the two articles attached:
(done) Two Twins? Let's compare two organizations (Pixar vs Airbus)
Some slides to point out some basic topics in organization design:
(next) Read this case, and be ready to discuss it:
Some slides useful to sum up notions and examples
Fourth week Assignment
Please click here for information and update about your assignment.
It follows the results:
There a lot of new and remarkable things happen in global competitive scenario. Please view these inspiring materials and websites.
A couple of interesting articles just to keep us thinking about organizational issues:
There is a collection of students' notes, presentations cases and articles. Some articles on various topics are available at this link. You'll find some picture of the paper plane factory (last year) at this link.
A couple of articles to keep discussing about leaders and strategic sustainability:
Some more readings:
Presentations of basic notions on Organization Analysis and Design
Slides about Agency Theory, Motivation and Organization Design
Some comments on Resources Based View of the Firm
Organizational Structures. Some example by students
Some more slides on organization design
Students' Notes 2010-2011
The following notes are taken by the students, they summerize some of the topics of the discussion we had during the lectures. Some notions are just sketched and I suggest to look carefully the textbook for precise definitions. Enjoy them!
Lectures Notes taken by the students are available (click here).
Students' Notes 2009- 2010.
These notes are written by the students, the content is under the responsability of the authors. The files are available
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