Course 2015-2016 a.y.

20497 - BUSINESS AND POLITICS


CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - M (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - IM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - MM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - AFC (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - CLAPI (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - CLELI (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - ACME (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - DES-ESS (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - EMIT (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01)
Course Director:
VINCENZO GALASSO

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: VINCENZO GALASSO


Course Objectives
The course provides an overview of business and political strategy in non-market environments. We examine typical non-market issues facing professionals operating in highly political environments, such as manager in large international private or public firms, in international organizations, ONG or governmental bodies. We use economic principles and political analysis to develop a conceptual framework for investigating risks and opportunities arising from governments and politics, and to define effective business and political strategies. Topics include electoral politics, regulation and antitrust, international trade policy, activist and the media, environment and crisis.

Course Content Summary
  • Tools of Strategic Behaviour. Learn to think strategically from sports, politics and wars. Introduction to simple concepts in game theory.
  • How does Politics work? Introduction to positive analysis of political decision markings. Electoral politics and campaign contributions. Lobbying and interest groups. Reforms and crisis. Democracies and non-democracies.
  • Government and Markets Regulations and the politics of antitrust. Environmental issues, tax policy and intellectual property.
  • Non-Market issues. Business and the role of media. Activist and social norms. Private politics and social pressure. Handling crisis, ethics and the role of reputation.
  • Global Non-Market Strategy. The International politics of trade policy. The political economy of the European Union. Culture and politcs in China and Japan.

  • Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
    Exams are written. Students are provided with open questions and case studies. Class partecipation and case study discussions count towards the final grade.Partial and written exam. The partial exams is valid until the end of the AY 2014-2015.
    Modalità prove d'esame: scritto: Partecipazione in classe e discussione dei case study è utilizzata per il voto finale.

    Textbooks
  • D. BARON, Business and its Environment, Pearson.
  • Dixit, AVINASH K, B. NALEBUFF, The art of strategy: a game theorist's guide to success in business & life, WW Norton & Company, 2008.

  • Prerequisites
    None
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