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Governance and Ethics

The course of "Governance and Ethics" is part of the Master of Science of Business Administration 

Project Work that will be presented and presenters


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This course has three main objectives (the three WHY of the course):

The first objective is the analysis of the governance of large corporations. The aim is to allow students to evaluate the governance of those entities, analyzing their actors, systems and conflict of interests. The focus on large corporations comes from the fact that their failure, due to bad governance, has undoubtedly more significant consequences and media impact, than small companies. The well-known scandals Enron, Worldcom and Parmalat are strong evidence.
The second objective is to give the principles of good governance for any type of organization (business entities and non-business entities), following the recommendations of the Italian doctrine Economia Aziendale. These principles will be compared with those of the Anglo-American theories of the firm challenged after the numerous corporate scandals and the global economic crisis.
The third objective is referred to the governance of the business groups. The interest on business group comes from the fact that large corporations (e.g. multinational corporations) in most countries are not freestanding legal entities, but belong to business groups, i.e. organizations composed by a controlling company and its subsidiaries. The most important aspects of the business group governance are the direction activity of the holding company over its subsidiaries and the governance of the transactions within the group.

In achieving these objectives the CoGo course wants to put the theory into practice and stimulate the cooperation among students and among students and professor.


The course is divided into three parts, for a total of ten chapters:

– PART ONE: Governance and objective of the corporation
Chapter I: Corporate governance and its actors. The ownership and control
Chapter II: Corporate governance and its actors. The direction
Chapter III: Objective of the corporation
Chapter IV: Corporate governance systems around the world

– PART TWO: Principles of good governance for all the organizations
Chapter V: Economic problem, organizations and aziende (economic entity)
Chapter VI: From the objective of the corporations to the primary interest of the azienda
Chapter VII: Theoretical foundation of the “Primary interest of the azienda”

– PART THREE: Business group governance
Chapter VIII: Business groups
Chapter IX: Pyramids and the separation between control and direction of non-financial Italian family companies (study only for the PW)
Chapter X: Related party transactions and separation between control and direction in business groups

See below your submission

Registration form for the final exam ‎(G&E)‎

Registration form for the final exam ‎(G&E)‎ ‎(Risposte)‎



REGISTRATION FOR THE PRE-EXAM (29th October)

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2 class presentations of the Project Work

8th October (Part one: Governance and objective of the corporation) 
24th October (Part two: Principles of good governance for all the organizations; Part three: Business group governance)

For the class presentation, you do not need to send the PPT and the word file of the Project Work





THE AGENCY CONFLICT TYPE III
SATISFYING HUMAN NEEDS DESTROYING VALUE


THE POTENTIAL EFFECT OF THE UNBALANCE INTERESTS BETWEEN THE AZIENDA AND THE EMPLOYEES ON THE FUTURE GROWTH OF THE AZIENDA ITSELF


ACHIEVING THE OPTIMAL OVERALL EQUILIBRIUM IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY
"Lars Sørensen, the CEO of Denmark-based Novo Nordisk, sits atop this year's list of chief executives due to his company's high ranking for both its financial metrics and its performance on environmental, social and governance issues".

(Harward Business Review)

To do the exam (or only to register your final mark) you must register on both: 1) Delphy; 2) the following form 
The time for the registration will expire on 18th January at 11 am 

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