Economic Sociology and Sociology of Organisations

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
SPS/09
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to introduce students to the analysis of the socio-economic processes characterizing the contemporary societies, with particular regard to the organizational dimension. The first module introduces the basic elements of economic sociology and presents its theoretical and analytical bases, whereas the second module addresses the empirical issues: a comparison between the models of capitalism currently present in Europe and the study of social stratification and inequality in Italy and in Europe. The third module introduces the sociology of the organization. This module provides the main theoretical elements for studying organizations from a sociological perspective, analysing the plurality of their structures.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will have an in-depth knowledge of the analytical tools to analyse and interpret the complex interrelations between economic, political and social factors that characterise contemporary societies. Moreover, students will be also able to interpret, even critically, quantitative empirical evidences used in academic and professional contexts. Students will then have the opportunity to complete and integrate the knowledge they have acquired in other technical course, such as Methodology of Social Research and Statistics. From the point of view of the study of organizations, at the end of the course, the students will be able to analyse the complexity of the organizational processes, both in industrial and service organizations. Finally, as the final exam can be integrated, voluntarily, from a group presentation, students will have the opportunity to improve their communication and synthesis skills.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First trimester
Course syllabus
the course is composed of three modules:
Module I: Foundations and analytical bases
Module II: Contemporary societies: institutions and inequality
Module III: the study of organizations
Prerequisites for admission
Methodology of social research
Statistics
Teaching methods
The course is composed of frontal lessons.
Teaching Resources
Trigilia C., Sociologia economica I. Profilo storico, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2002. Introduzione, Capitolo 1, Capitolo 5;
Trigilia C., Sociologia economica II. Temi e percorsi contemporanei, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2009. Capitolo 1, capitolo 3; capitolo 4, capitolo 5, Capitolo 6.
Ballarino G., Panichella, N. (2017). La stratificazione sociale: occupazioni, origini sociali e istruzione, in Barbera, F., e Pais, I., (2017), Fondamenti di sociologia economica, Egea

G. Bonazzi, Come studiare le organizzazioni (Il Mulino 2006), cap. 1, 2, 3;
G. Bonazzi Storia del pensiero organizzativo (Franco Angeli 2008, ultima edizione), cap. 1 ("L'organizzazione scientifica del lavoro, ovvero il taylorismo")
Assessment methods and Criteria
The evaluation method is based on a written exam
SPS/09 - ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONS - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Monday, 14.30-17.30
Room 1