Ethics, market and institutions

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/20
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
· Esercitare l'autonomia di giudizio nel campo dell'etica aziendale e degli affari, intesa come scelta argomentata e presa di posizione tra modelli differenti.
· Trasmettere la conoscenza della varietà di temi e problemi nel campo succitato, favorendo la capacità di comprensione di dibattiti complessi e delle argomentazioni etiche a favore e contro determinate posizioni.
· Sviluppare l'abilità di comunicare le proprie posizioni argomentate, così come quella di comunicare e descrivere l'urgenza e l'importanza di questioni specifiche.
Expected learning outcomes
· Capacità di scegliere tra modelli astratti di etica aziendale e degli affari, nonché di applicare tali scelte a settori specifici e casi concreti.
· Capacità di comprendere temi e problemi all'interno di dibattiti complessi nell'etica aziendale e degli affari.
· Abilità di comunicare e argomentare le proprie posizioni in campo etico-aziendale.
· Capacità di analisi e di giudizio autonomo in tema di codici etici aziendali.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
The lessons will take place on the Microsoft Teams platform, both in synchronous mode, based on the first semester timetable, and in asynchronous mode, since they will all be recorded and left available to students on the same platform.
The code to enter the team of the course is the following: 2m0jkz5

Program and reference material:
The program and reference material will not be affected.

Learning assessment procedures and assessment criteria:
The exam will take place in oral form using the Microsoft Teams platform or, where the provisions allow it, in presence, always in oral form.
The evaluation criteria remain unchanged.
Course syllabus
Course Syllabus:
1) Normative ethics and applied ethics. Basic concepts: duty, responsibility, rights.
2) Can ethics be applied to the market? Private ethics, public ethics.
3) The company as an organization and the relationship between individual and collective responsibilities. Responsibility of whom and to whom? The shareholder theory.
4) The stakeholder theory.
5) The problem of discrimination at work and more or less justified inequalities.
6) The moral dissent within the company and the limits of the duties of loyalty and secrecy: the phenomenon of whistle-blowing.
7) Workers' rights within the company: privacy problems.
8) Business, markets and human rights in a globalized world.
9) The problems of marketing and advertising.
10) The UN and EU documents on Corporate Social Responsibility.
11) Environmental ethics and the ecological impact of business activities: the complex plot of responsibilities.
12) The problems and responsibilities of tourism industry.
13) The political involvement of companies and their assumption of public responsibilities and functions.
14) The moral limits of the market: what can be and what cannot be sold and bought.
15) The pact between the company and its stakeholders: corporate ethical codes and the social or sustainability report.
Prerequisites for admission
No specific prerequisite for admission is required, apart from the prerequisites for admission indicated in the regulations of the degree course.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons, with the aid of PowerPoint presentations and frequent interactions and discussions with the students (who will be invited to make comments and argue for or against different positions). Lectures by experts will also be given. Audiovisual material will also be used (at least one documentary).
All lessons will be recorded and they will be kept on the Microsoft Teams platform at the students' disposal.
Teaching Resources
Bibliography
a) M.A. La Torre, Questioni di etica d'impresa. Oltre l'homo oeconomicus, Giuffrè 2009.
b) Principi guida su imprese e diritti umani: Il quadro dell'ONU "Proteggere, rispettare, rimediare".
c) E. D'Orazio, Introduzione. Responsabilità sociale ed etica d'impresa, in Notizie di "Politeia", XIX, 72 (2003), pp. 3-27.
d) E. D'Orazio, Verso una teoria normativa degli stakeholder, XXII, 82 (2006), pp. 40-59.
e) E. D'Orazio, Le responsabilità degli stakeholder e la definizione di un nuovo framework per l'analisi e la valutazione dei codici etici di impresa, in Notizie di "Politeia", XXV, 93 (2009), pp. 205-220.
f) For students attending the lessons: materials uploaded on the ariel website of the course.
g) For students not attending the lessons: materials to be decided together with the teacher.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final test will be oral. The criteria of evaluation take into account the comprehension of the contents illustrated in the program, the ability to analyze and synthesize, the capacity for rational argumentation, the terminological rigour and the clearness of exposition. Memorization of the appropriate terms is required. The evaluation will be expressed in thirtieths (plus possible cum laude).
IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Ferraro Francesco
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