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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
ITALIAN FOOD AND WINE
Course unit
QUALITY-ORIENTED FOOD AND WINE MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
AVP5070067, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ITALIAN FOOD AND WINE
AV2190, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination QUALITY-ORIENTED FOOD AND WINE MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LAURA ONOFRI AGR/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/01 Rural economy and evaluation 3.0
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/07 Business Administration 3.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 ONOFRI LAURA (Presidente)
DEFRANCESCO EDI (Membro Effettivo)
ROSSETTO LUCA (Supplente)
2 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 MENINI ANDREA (Presidente)
FAVOTTO FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)
SOLARI STEFANO (Supplente)
VIANELLO ANTONIO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Microeconomics, Mathematical Analysis, Statistical Analysis.
Target skills and knowledge: The course will address and deepen two main topics. The first issue relates to understanding and analyzing why agri-food firms invest in quality. The second issue relates to studying how quality oriented agri-food firms organize production and commercialization. In such perspective, a particular emphasis is placed on the economics of agrifood consortia, with a view to mainstream economic theories (both neoclassical and transaction costs economics approaches), and to the analysis of case studies. The course aims at providing knowledge of the mainstream economic literature on quality oriented food and wine industrial economics and governance. In addition, the course provides the knowledge of selected analytical and methodological tools for the students’ independent research and assessments on the economic impacts of quality investments and quality management and governance.
Examination methods: Individual Essay
Assessment criteria: Learning and understanding skills. Capability to carry on original and independent (qualitative and/or quantitative) analysis and to perform independent reasoning. Capability to critically challenge the lecturer.
Course unit contents: Credit 1. Introduction to the course. Student background evaluation. Revision of the main required economic concepts and methodological instruments.

Credits 2. Overview of the seminal economic literature on the reasons why agrifood firms invest in quality. Presentation of seminal papers on the topic. Illustration and explanations of the main economic concepts and methodologies.

Credits 3. Overview of the seminal economic literature on the governance that holds agrifood firms investing in quality. Presentation of seminal papers on the topic. Illustration and explanations of the main economic concepts and methodologies.

Credits 4. The economic rationale of the existence of quality-based agrifood consortia and their investment choice in quality. Why and how agrifood consortia exist. How economic theory explains such governance structure. The theory of cartels vs the theory of integrated and hybrid organizations.

Credits 5-6. From theory to practice. Presentation and discussion of selected case studies.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, presentations and discussions.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The material used for the course will be made available to students through the Moodle platform of the School at
https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/login/index.php

Classroom documents and materials (PowerPoint presentations, papers etc.) will be made available on the Moodle Platform of the School.

Additional materials and readings will be communicated and delivered in class.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Williamson, Oliver E., Industrial organizationedited by Oliver E. Williamson. Cheltenham \etc.!: E. Elgar, 1996.
  • MĂ©nard, Claude, Institutions, contracts and organizationsperspectives from new institutional economicsedited by Claude Menard. Cheltenham: Northampton, E. Elgar, 2000.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Responsible Consumption and Production