The course aims to:
- to provide the basic theoretical tools needed to examine the sectors, in particular the underlying theoretical paradigm structure-behavior-performance (SCP);
- to deepen the tools (statistical and not) used in the industry analysis, both on the demand side and on the supply side.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
The course aims to complete the student's training with knowledge and tools useful to deepen the essential aspects to better understand the functioning of the sectors and markets. The specialist training of the course of study will therefore be completed and enriched by the following skills:
Knowledge and understanding
The course aims to provide basic training on the main themes of the analysis of industrial sectors, in particular with reference to the basic conditions and structure of the sectors, the conduct of companies on the markets and economic performance and allow students to learn professional content on the techniques of analysis of supply and demand through the understanding of methodologies and the discussion of concrete case studies.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student will be able to apply the analytical categories of the subject of reference to the survey of specific case studies and specific industrial sectors, with particular reference to new emerging industries and high technology.
The ability to interpret the competitive dynamics on the markets and relate the analysis of the structure of the sectors with the resulting business performance is the main result of teaching. The student will be able to combine technical terminology with managerial terminology relating to business strategies, and to contribute to the discussion of the most interesting elements relating to the individual aspects of the structure-behaviour-performance paradigm (SCP).