General information


Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Monica Juliana Oviedo León

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Eloi Serrano Robles
Ismael Hernández Adell 
Miguel Guillén Burguillos 

Teaching languages


Check the schedules of the different groups to know the language of teaching classes. Although the material can be in any of the three languages.

Skills


Basic skills
  • B4_That students can convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences

     

Specific skills
  • E7_Elaborate projects and proposals of innovative companies establishing principles of social responsibility in the management and integrating the perspective of gender like indicators of quality and innovation

     

General competencies
  • G2_Be able to innovate by developing an open attitude to change and be willing to re-evaluate old mental models that limit thinking

  • G3_Integrate the values ​​of social justice, equality between men and women, equal opportunities for all and especially for people with disabilities, so that the studies of Business Administration and Innovation Management contribute to to train citizens for a just, democratic society based on a culture of dialogue and peace

     

Transversal competences
  • T3_Show entrepreneurial leadership and leadership skills that build personal confidence and reduce fear of risk

     

Description


The course is aimed at the study of business management models that nuance certain postulates of conventional theory in the field of organization and business management. Taking the social economy as its guiding principle, the guiding principles of this discipline represent a critical reflection of generally accepted economic norms and rules. The subject also represents a clear contribution to new models of human resources and finance management. From rethinking concepts such as productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, profitability or profit, it is necessary to identify new forms of financial management. This subject, aimed at final year students, represents a compendium on economics and business, which shows useful models for managing XNUMXst century business.

Learning outcomes


  • Develop strategies to manage costs and generate revenue that make the business model sustainable.
  • Design the competitive strategy of the company or an innovation project and design, plan and direct innovative business models.

  • Identify the different institutions that make up the fabric of the social economy.

Working methodology


Theoretical sessions MD1. Master class: Expository class sessions based on the teacher's explanation attended by all students enrolled in the subject.

MD3. Presentations: Multimedia formats that support face-to-face classes.
Guided learning

MD5. Seminars: Face-to-face format in small work groups (between 14 and 40). These are sessions linked to the face-to-face sessions of the subject that allow to offer a practical perspective of the subject and in which the participation of the student is key.

MD6. Debates and forums: Face-to-face or online conversations, according to the objectives that the teacher responsible for the subject pursues. The debates have a start and end date and are energized by the teacher.

Autonomous learning MD9. Solving exercises and problems: Non-contact activity dedicated to the resolution of practical exercises based on the data provided by the teacher

The classroom (physics or virtual) it is a safe, free space of attitudes sexists, racists, homophobic, transphobic i discriminatory, ja be towards the students or towards the faculty. we trust that among all and all we can create a space sure on ens can to err i to learn sense having to suffer prejudice others.

Contents


 1. The concept of social economy.

  1. Economic thought and theory.
  2. A tool to reduce inequalities?
  3. Main authors and theories.
  4. Theories on inequality and industrial and financial crises

2. Types of social economy companies.

  1. The Cooperative (agricultural, labor, consumer)
  2. The Labor Corporation.
  3. The Foundations.

3. Brief history of cooperativism in Catalonia.

4. The theory of the Common Good.

5. Management and social economy:

  1. CSR
  2. The governance and organization of the company

6. The debate of the collaborative economy as a tool of social economy.

 

Learning activities


The subject plans to carry out three types of activities.

1. Three conferences of professionals of recognized prestige in the field of the social economy.

2. Case study seminars

3. Theoretical classes

Evaluation system


The qualification system of the subject will be obtained from the weighted average of the qualifications obtained in the different formative activities realized during the course. For the evaluation of the subject will take into account the result obtained of realizing a final examination, that will compute 50%, the realization of a specific work, that will compute 30% and the tasks derived from the seminars, that will weigh 20%. It is essential to achieve at least a grade of 5 in the exam to be able to average with the continuous assessment mark. 

The part corresponding to the exam can be recovered (50%), and the rest of the marks corresponding to the continuous assessment will be maintained.

Evaluation summary:

Final exam

50%

Participation in activities proposed in the classroom

20%

Individual and / or group work

30%

A student who has not applied for the first call CANNOT apply for recovery.

Bibliography


Basic

E. Serrano (2019). Introduction to economics and social enterprise. Icaria (Barcelona)

Galaz, C. and Prieto, R. (2006). Solidarity economy. From the obsession with profit to redistribution with equity, Icaria

Garcia Jané, J. (2001), The cooperative dimension, Icaria

Revista Illacrua (ed.) (2007). Participation! A toolbox for the solidarity economy, Icaria

Garcia Jané, J. (2017), The solidarity economy in a hundred words, Icaria

Faura, I. (2016), The Catalan social economy at the beginning of the XNUMXth century, Pagès Editors

Miró Acedo, I. (2018), Cooperative cities. Sketches of another urban economy, Icaria

Amat, O. (2008). Analysis of Financial Statements, Ediciones Gestión 2000, 8ª ED, Barcelona. 

Ballestero, E (1990) Social Economy and cooperative enterprises. University Alliance.

Garcia, J (2001) The cooperative dimension. Icaria

Faura, I (2016) The Catalan social economy at the beginning of the XNUMXth century. Farmers Publishers