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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP3051654, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
EP2093, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge LUISA PASTEGA 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/07 Business Administration 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second trimester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 07/01/2020
End of activities 14/03/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 Commissione AA 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 PASTEGA LUISA (Presidente)
BOESSO GIACOMO (Membro Effettivo)
PUGLIESE AMEDEO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Fluency with basic principles of corporate finance and financial management are recommended since the class frequently leverages such knowledge base.
Target skills and knowledge: COURSE OBJECTIVES & LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at acquainting students to the main theories, models and practices of corporate governance that are emerging internationally. A special attention will be devoted to the different roles played by boards and directors in different legal, institutional and ownership settings.

Upon successful completion of the unit, students are expected to acquire the following skills:
- understanding the main issues a corporation faces in relation to designing its governance structure;
- interpreting recent changes in regulation and practices at an international level;
- analysing and assessing the pros and cons of the governance structure of corporations;
- formulating, communicating and defending ideas about theoretical and practical issues discussed in class;
- providing tentative recommendations or solutions to the governance issues that arise in corporations;
- becoming critical analysts of the individual behaviors and regulatory changes occurring in the governance space.
Examination methods: The assessment consists in a written Final Exam.
In addition to the Final Exam, attending students can submit a case study in the form of a written report.
It will allow the student to get from zero to three points.
Instructions for drafting the report will be explained at the beginning of the course.
Moreover, a specific in-class activity will allow the student to get from zero to one point.
Alternative forms of assessment (non-written) are not allowed.
Assessment criteria: Understanding of the topics covered during classes and in the course materials; teamwork.
Course unit contents: The course examines different corporate governance systems worldwide. First, the emphasis will be on corporations and models where ownership is dispersed among myriads of investors (e.g. the Anglo-Saxon model), next the focus will shift on firms whose ownership is concentrated (e.g. the Asian and Continental European Model). In particular, since block-holding is widespread across different legal systems and encompasses a variety of owner’s types (families, institutional investors, banks, etc.), the unit will also offer a detailed overview of the German model and pyramidal family groups, which melt typical family governance mechanisms with those used by institutional investors.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures on the topics faced in the course are supplemented by open discussions with students, case studies, and guest speakers.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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