Economic and institutional analysis of the
firm. Main topics: basic elements of the theory of the firm, the economics of
cooperative firms with special emphasis on worker and consumer
cooperatives, the economics of the non-profit sector. This is a course in microeconomics but it also provides insights into the
institutional aspects of these organizations and reviews empirical data on
the cooperative and non-profit sectors.
Pier Angelo Mori, Economia della cooperazione e del non-profit, Roma,
Carocci Editore, 2° Edizione, 2015
Elements of the theory of the firm. The distinctive features of the third sector
and its organizations. Institutional aspects of cooperative organizations in
Italy. The economics of cooperatives with special emphasis on internal organization.
Economic and institutional aspects of non-profit organizations.
Ability to read and interpret economic and legal texts on the enterprise,
cooperative firms and non-profit institutions. Ability to understand the
cooperative phenomenon in its various economic and institutional
Lectures and seminars. Total lecture hours: 48.
The course consists of an indivisible module worth 6 credits.
The old course worth 9 credits is no longer available. Arrear students who still have to clear the exam must contact the teacher.
The course is provided with a dedicated web page http://www.dse.unifi.it/mori/italiano/didattica.htm, where the student will find the latest information on lecture topics, office hours, exams, and other topics of interest for the student.
Type of Assessment
Exams are held on official dates set by the Scuola di Economia e Management. The exam is written with two open-ended questions on the course topics. Duration of the test: one hour. For further practical information (how to sign up, how the formal registration process is structured, etc.) please refer to the course website, http://www.dse.unifi.it/mori/italiano/didattica.htm. Weight: 100% of the vote.
A detailed outline of the exam essay topics is downloadable from the
course's website (http://wwwp.disei.unifi.it/mori/files/prog_economia_impresa.pdf).