Principles of management [Cognomi P-Z] (2020/2021)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Francesca Simeoni
Francesca Simeoni
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 15, 2021 al May 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

To provide the participants with the basic knowledge of a company’s nature, functions, operating logic, management and governance. To introduce the issues and the main methods for defining a strategy to obtain competitive advantage in international competitive environments. To present a managerial framework of the tourism phenomenon according to the main actors’ perspectives. The course aims to provide the first basic knowledge in the business field provided by the three-year study plan and will allow the graduate to enter with awareness in business organizations. The course also aims to provide insights to allow the student a conscious choice of curricula.


What is a firm: the most important definitions of the subjects and of the activities of a firm.
The strategic management of a firm.
The quantitative analysis of the principal data: costs, revenues and the evaluation of the industrial investments and of the decision of make or buy.
The international development of a firm.
An introduction to the tourism industry.

Teaching methods:
- frontal lessons
- case studies
- discussion with external guests

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
dal sito del corso Altre letture fornite sul sito dell’insegnamento 2021
Dalle lezioni Appunti dalle lezioni 2021
Garibaldi R. Economia e gestione delle imprese turistiche Hoepli 2015 Capitoli: • Cap. 1: esclusivamente 1.1,1.2 e1.3 • Cap. 3: escluso 3.3.4 • Cap. 4: tutto • Cap. 5: escluso 5.3.3 • Cap. 6: tutto • Cap. 7: esclusivamente 7.1 e 7.2 • Cap. 8: escluso 8.3.3 • Cap. 9: tutto • Cap. 10: escluso 10.5.3
Tunisini A., Pencarelli T., Ferrucci L. Economia e management delle imprese. Strategie e strumenti per la competitività e la gestione aziendale Hoepli 2014 Limitatamente ai capitoli: capp. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,14,15,17, 20
Simeoni F., Vigolo V. Modelli per la valutazione della convenienza degli investimenti industriali Giuffrè Editore 2006

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a written test and, for students passing the written test, the exam will continue with (either the one or the other alternative):
-a compulsory oral examination, for those who have obtained a particularly high mark in the written test;
-an optional oral examination (to student’s choice) for all the other.
The written test consists in an exercise and four open questions.
The final evaluation is in 30/30 (the minimum is 18/30).