Economic Sociology and Sociology of Organisations

A.Y. 2021/2022
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 sociological analysis of economic phenomena
Comparative political economy and the Keynesian welfare state
Fordism and the evolution of flexible production organization models
Economic neo-institutionalism and the new economic sociology
Capitalism and social inequalities
The southern question, territorial dualism and geographical mobility
Prerequisites for admission
Methodology of social research
Teaching methods
frontal lesson
Teaching Resources
Trigilia C., Sociologia economica I. Profilo storico, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2002. Introduzione;
Cap.1 - Introduzione (pp. 13-33); par.1 (pp. 37-67)
Cap.2 - par. 3 (pp.81-101)
Cap.3 - par. 1 (pp. 103-114)
Cap. 5 (pp. 183-226)
Trigilia C., Sociologia economica II. Temi e percorsi contemporanei, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2009.
Capitoli 1, 3, 4, 5

Ballarino G., Panichella, N. (2016). La stratificazione sociale: occupazioni, origini sociali e istruzione, in Barbera, F., e Pais, I., (2017), Fondamenti di sociologia economica, Egea (prima edizione)
Panichella, N., Meridionali al Nord. Migrazioni interne e società italiana dal dopoguerra a oggi, Bologna il Mulino,
Capitolo 1, 4, 5, conclusioni

Catino, M., Capire le organizzazioni, Bologna, Il Mulino
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written exam
SPS/09 - ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONS - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Monday 3-5,30 pm (on-line and by appointment). Monday 19th July last office hours. Next on Monday 6th September
Reception:
Monday, 14.30-17.30
Room 1