Optativa ( História Empresarial ) - Economia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 3 / 2º Semestre
Plan: 2015/16
Scientific Area: HIS
Level: L1

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 32.00
Theorical-Pratical: 32.00
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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Economia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16

Teaching Staff

Maria Benedita Prado de Almada Cardoso Camara
Maria Benedita Prado de Almada Cardoso Camara

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
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Course Information

Course Objectivs

1 Knowledge and understanding: The historical reasons for the rise of the mordern corporation. A comparative perspective on the development of business structures in diferente countries. The changes in the relashionship between business and the state since the mid-nineteeth century. The factors which have affected the development of organisational structures, management systems and decision-making in business since the mid-nineteenth century. The relations between the fortune of the firms and the wealth of nations. The small firm in comparative historical perspective.

Evaluation Criteria

Classification Type: Quantitative (0-20)
Evaluation Methodology: The course will be based on lectures (2x2 hours per week), discussion classes based on cases presenting company histories or other issues of business history (2 hours per week), compulsory reading materials and written assignements. The evaluation is based in two written test (50%+50%) ad or written test 50% + written exame 50% or written exam (100%). At appeal and special seasons the exam is worth 100% of the grade and falls on all matters.

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Main Bibliography

CHANDLER, A. D., AMATORI, F. and HIKINO, T. (1997). Big Business and the Wealth of Nations. Cambridge University Press.
JONES, Geoffrey (1996). The Evolution of International Business: an Introduction. Routledge..
JONES, Geoffrey and SCHRÖTER, Harm (1993). The Rise of Multinationals in Continental Europe. Aldershot: E. Elgar.
BROADBERRY, S. (1997). The Productivity Race: British Manufacturing in International Perspective, 1850-1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
CHANDLER, Alfred D. (1977). The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business. Cambridge MA: Harvard Univ. Press.
CHANDLER, Alfred D. and DAEMS, Herman (1980). Managerial Hierarchies: Comparative Perspectives on the Rise of the Modern Industrial Enterprise. Cambridge MA: Harvard Univ. Press (TRAD)..
KOEN Nancy F. (2001). How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumer?s Trust from Wedwood to Dell.

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