Università degli studi dell'Insubria

ORGANIZATION: PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGIES

Degree course: 
Corso di Second cycle degree in GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2017/2018
Year: 
2
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2018/2019
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Language: 
English
Credits: 
6
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
40
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (40 hours)
Requirements: 

Basic knowledge on organization topics.

Interest and curiosity on people management and ICT items.

Assessment

In the winter sessions the exam will be written with also the opportunity to produce exam work during the course. In the other session exam will be oral. See the details in the program prospect on the elearning platform

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The course is an advanced course focused on two main aspects of Organization: people working in the enterprises and information and communication technologies.
Scope of the course is to prepare students to imagine and design organizational and technological solutions for innovation in international enterprises with a socio-technical approach.

The course is organized with frontal lessons, experiences described by testimonial coming from firms, student work in classroom or in laboratory. It is compulsory the enrollment and the use of the learning platform of the course (see Moodle environment) to prepare preliminary the lessons and to interact with the teachers.

The course is an advanced course on two main aspects of Organization: people working in the enterprises and information and communication technologies. Scope of the course is to prepare students to imagine and design organizational and technological solutions for innovation in international enterprises. We have chosen to present the items with a socio-technical approach that: manage the impact of new technologies on human resources; use people competencies in an effective way through technological tools. One part of the course aims at presenting how today effective human resource management is necessary to gain true competitive advantage in the marketplace, particularly underlying three challenges companies face nowadays, that are sustainability, technology, and globalization. In particular, the course focuses on issues that are changing the current role and the activities of HR function. The other part of the course describe the ICT application framework, its impact on enterprise information systems and propose methodologies to design ICT architecture in a human resource oriented perspective. Some sessions are designed by joining these two aspects under the project management perspective, as a method for organizing and realizing new technology-based HR systems.

Human Resource Management: introduction. What are the HRM functions and how are they changing.
Strategic Human Resource Management: ways HR provides competitive advantage
The HRM function: role, organizational structure, managing elements.
Improving HRM effectiveness through new technologies: information system framework for HR.
Case studies (in industrial and finance and banking sector)
People management in international environment: leadership and trade union relationship
Does IT matter? How and why IT may influence the organization success
How to organize a project for developing HRM and IT complex systems
Technologies for innovating in the learning organization: collaboration as a need and virtual team.

Recommended reading list (Bibliography)

PEOPLE&TECHNOLOGIES. Elements for Visioning and Designing, edited by Alfredo Biffi and Vanessa Gemmo, Mc Graw Hill 2015. ebook

Part ICT/IS: it will be suggested by the appointed teacher

Assessment

In the winter sessions the exam will be written with also the opportunity to produce exam work during the course. In the other session exam will be oral. See the details in the program prospect on the elearning platform

Convenzionale

The course is very dynamic. The student has to: be curious, partecipate at the classroom discussions & team working, prepare /read & study) the material before the specific lesson when requested by the teachers.

To meet the teachers see the office hour in the teachers home page