Feb 29th 2016

The organisation of Cultural Enterprises II (EMMA)

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The structure of a company can take on different shapes. This course presents the main existing possibilities, looking at them from the inside: the presented examples are directly related to cultural heritage. Knowing the different organizational structures becomes a winning weapon to better address the internal and external dynamics of any organization.

The course is a natural continuation of the previous "The organization of cultural enterprises I" and provides a detailed analysis of the organizational structures already studied. This perspective allows you to better understand how these organizations work and how they deal with external factors, making sure to turn them into something positive and, why not, productive, for the structure. The theoretical overview will proceed in parallel with the analysis of case studies and practical examples from the contemporary world of cultural heritage.

Learning Objectives:

The course aims to illustrate the various methods of organization possible within a company.

The educational objectives are therefore:

- Knowledge of the main models of organizational structure;

- The ability to recognize what is the most suitable structure, depending on the context.


The course allows you to recognize the different organizational structures and learn how to choose the most suitable depending on the context, and to make the most of available human resources at any given time.

6 lessons, with a new release each week

1- The machine bureaucracy

2- The professional bureaucracy

3- The divisional structure

4- Adhocracy

5- The contingent factors

6-The organizational configurations: simple structure