Master’s degree in Business Administration and Corporate Law

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Business and management history

Course code
4S02502
Name of lecturer
Sergio Noto
Coordinator
Sergio Noto
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SECS-P/12 - ECONOMIC HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Site
VERONA
Period
secondo semestre (lauree magistrali) dal Mar 1, 2021 al Jun 1, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Syllabus

1. General characteristics of the Italian model of capitalism 2. The Corporativism as a fil rouge of business history in 20th century Europe 3. The connection between bank and industrial system in Italy in 30’s as a paradigmatic case. 4. Fordism and post Fordism in Italy 5. The International Monetary System since Bretton Woods to the Euro 6. The issue of the transition from the Fascism to the Republic: breakdown or continuity? 7. Macroeconomic data on Italian economic development since the 50’s. Growth without development? 8. The so called Italian economic miracle 9. The role of the state-owned industry during the «Miracle» 10. Electric Industry before the nationalization 11. The case of Olivetti until the dead of Adriano 12. FIAT from the leadership of Valletta to Marchionne 13. Enrico Mattei, EGIP, ENI, low cost energy as a factor of industrial growth 14. Italian economic policies in the ‘50s and the 1963 turning point 15. The ‘70s, international crisis and national issues 16. The ‘80s: the apparent recovery. Public debt, inflation and devaluation. 17. The ’90. Tangentopoli and the «last call» for the reformation of the market 18. Birth and role of the so-called PMI (Small and Medium Enterprises). Location and characteristics of the most important industrial clusters in Italy. 19. The heroes of private and public entrepreneurs in Italy. 20. Public and private finance: Mediobanca and the Age of Enrico Cuccia. 21. State owned steel industry since the miracle until the privatization (‘90s). 22. Issues on Italian Stock Exchange Market, some cases on the distortion practices of it (Parmalat, Olivetti, Telecom etc.). 23. The Privatization Laws in the ‘90s. 24. Silvio Berlusconi and Fininvest. 25. Innovations and R&D investments in Italian economic history after the 2nd World War. 26. The Corruption and the high cost of political parties as a reason for the decline. 27. The enduring 2007 economic crisis. Students attending lectures will be able to download slides and videos available on the e-learning page. Basic and preliminary text is: S. Noto, E. Dalla Rosa, S. Zardi, La strana avventura del capitalismo italiano, Libreirauniversitariaedizioni, Padova 2017. Students attending the course are encouraged to discuss a paper based on the use of business data bank. Students will also be able to discuss carefully : Mariana Mazzucato, Il valore di tutto. Chi lo produce e chi lo sottrae nell’economia globale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2018, pp. 364. Lately, students will be able to discuss no less than one book (papers) between the following list: 1. Bagnai A. (2012) Il tramonto dell'Euro. Come e perché la fine della moneta unica salverebbe democrazia e benessere in Europa, Reggio Emilia: Imprimatur editore. 2. Barbacetto, Gianni, Gomez, Peter and Travaglio, Marco. (2002) Mani pulite la vera storia da Mario Chiesa a Silvio Berlusconi, Roma: Editori Riuniti. 3. Berta, Giuseppe. (2011) Fiat-Chrysler e la deriva dell'Italia industriale, Bologna: Il Mulino. 4. Biondani, Paolo, Gerevini, Mario, Malaguti, Vittorio. (2008) Capitalismo di rapina. La nuova razza predona del capitalismo italiano, Milano: Chiarelettere. 5. Castronovo, Valerio, Castagnoli, Adriana, Amatori, Franco, et al. (2012) Storia dell'IRI, Roma Bari: GLF editori Laterza. 6. Cohen, Jon - Federico, Giovanni. (2001) Lo sviluppo economico italiano 1820-1960, Bologna: Il Mulino. 7. De Bortoli, Ferruccio. (2017) Poteri forti (o quasi), Milano: La Nave di Teseo 8. Ebenstein, Alan e Noto, Sergio. (2009) Friedrich von Hayek una biografia introduzione e traduzione di Sergio Noto, Soveria Mannelli (Catanzaro): Rubbettino. 9. Ferrarotti, Franco. (2013) La concreta utopia di Adriano Olivetti, Bologna: EDB. 10. Isaacson, Walter. (2011) Steve Jobs, Milano: Mondadori. 11. Josephson, Matthew. (2004) Capitalisti rapaci la grande epopea dell'industria americana in un capolavoro inedito di storia economica: The robber barons, prefazione di Giuseppe Turani traduzione a cura di Elena Riva, Milano: Orme. 12. Kotler, Philip, Kartajaya, Hermawan, Setiawan, Iwan, et al. (2010) Marketing 3.0 dal prodotto al cliente, all'anima prefazione all'edizione italiana di Walter G. Scott presentazione di Suslo Bambang Yudhoyono, Milano: Gruppo 24 ore. 13. Mucchetti, Massimo. (2004) Licenziare i padroni, Milano: Feltrinelli. 14. Preti, Paolo. (2011) Il meglio del piccolo l'Italia delle PMI un modello originale di sviluppo per il paese prefazione di Enzo Rullani con un saggio di Marina Puricelli, Milano: Egea. 15. Reberschak, Maurizio. (2013) Il grande Vajont, Verona: Cierre. 16. Sapelli, Giulio. (2004) Giochi proibiti Enron e Parmalat capitalismi a confronto, Milano: Bruno Mondadori. 17. Sapelli, Giulio. (2007) Etica d'impresa e valori di giustizia, Bologna: Il Mulino. 18. Sapelli, Giulio. (2012) Elogio della piccola impresa, Bologna: Il Mulino. 19. Schmitter, Philippe C. and Falcioni, Rinaldo. (2000) Come democratizzare l'Unione europea e perché, Bologna: Il Mulino. 20. Schumpeter, Joseph Alois. (1984) Capitalismo, socialismo e democrazia, Milano: Etas Libri. 21. Streeck, Wolfgang and Anceschi, Barbara. (2013) Tempo guadagnato la crisi rinviata del capitalismo democratico traduzione di Barbara Anceschi, Milano: Feltrinelli. 22. Swedberg, Richard. (1998) Joseph A. Schumpeter vita e opere, Torino: Bollati Boringhieri

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Mariana Mazzucato Il valore di tutto Laterza 2018 9788858127841

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination will be both written and oral.
The written test is preliminary. It is based on 15 open questions. Time is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Final grade is formed as following: 60% written test; 10% oral examination; 20% practical works completed during the course; 10% evaluation on participation to the discussion on business history main topics.
Non attending-course students may apply for a full oral examination.


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