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Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
CuCi IA Sep 21, 2020 Oct 31, 2020
CuCi IB Nov 9, 2020 Jan 9, 2021
CuCi IIA Feb 15, 2021 Apr 1, 2021
CuCi IIB Apr 14, 2021 May 29, 2021
Exam sessions
Session From To
sessione d'esame invernale CuCi Jan 11, 2021 Feb 13, 2021
sessione d'esame estiva CuCi Jun 7, 2021 Jul 24, 2021
sessione d'esame autunnale CuCi Aug 23, 2021 Sep 18, 2021
Degree sessions
Session From To
sessione di laurea invernale 19-20 Apr 7, 2021 Apr 13, 2021
sessione di laurea estiva 20-21 Jul 5, 2021 Jul 10, 2021
Sessione autunnale di laurea a.a. 2020/21 Nov 8, 2021 Nov 13, 2021
Sessione straordinaria di laurea a.a. 2020/21 Mar 28, 2022 Apr 2, 2022
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2020 Nov 1, 2020
Chiusura Ateneo ponte Immacolata Dec 7, 2020 Dec 7, 2020
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2020 Dec 8, 2020
Vacanze di Natale Dec 24, 2020 Jan 6, 2021
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 2, 2021 Apr 6, 2021
Festa della liberazione Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2021 May 1, 2021
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021
Sospensione delle lezioni May 22, 2021 May 22, 2021
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2021 Jun 2, 2021
Vacanze estive Aug 9, 2021 Aug 15, 2021

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Aloe Stefano +39 045802 8409

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

Final exam
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Other activities

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations


Teaching code



Paola Castellani





Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



2 A, 2 B

Learning outcomes

The course “An Introduction to Publishing Management” aims at providing advanced knowledge which will allow participants to gain interest into and to be able to perform several jobs within a publishing company. In order to allow the students to combine the contents of the course with the practical experience of the firms, two seminars held by industry specialists – who will voluntarily take part to the course to talk about their experience – will be organised.


The business and its functions: the concept and types of business, the economic and meta-economic functions of the business, income, profitability and profit, the conditions for corporate profitability.
The context in which the company operates: the immediate competitive and relational environment and the remote environment. The concept of stakeholder and the different types of stakeholders. The characteristics of the environment, the environmental complexity and its determinants, how to operate in a complex environment. The forms of the market and the barriers to entry and exit of companies from the market.
The original production factors: knowledge, creativity, trust; capital and labor as derivative factors of production.
The entrepreneur and the birth of the company: the traits characterizing the entrepreneur, the entrepreneurial purposes, the stages of the company's birth and the related resources.
Innovation and corporate creativity: terminological issues, types of innovation, corporate creativity and its dimensions, the main innovative paths in the company.
How the company is made: institutional set-up, value substrate, production system and organizational system.
The production function: production capacity, cost trends and sizing choices, types of production process, production location choices, methods of carrying out the production process between integration and decentralization.
Corporate organization and staff management: the organizational structure and organizational principles, organizational structure models, the concept of motivation and motivational theories, management styles.
How the company operates: values, mission, vision, strategic planning process.
Strategic choices: the concept of strategy, overall strategies, competitive strategies. Vertical and horizontal integration.
Operational comparison problems: the Break Even Point model.
Some relevant choices of price, product, distribution and communication.
Marketing applications in publishing.
The book.
The marketing of the book
The book supply chain and the page economy.
The book market and the relationships between the various publishing players.
Digitization in the publishing world.

- Claudio Baccarani, Federico Brunetti, Elena Giaretta (a cura di), Impresa e management tra competitività e progresso, Giappichelli, Torino, 2015 (chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and paragraphs 11.5, 13.1, 13.3 (and its sub-paragraphs).
- Fabio Severino, Il marketing dei libri: teorie e casi di studio, Editrice Bibliografica, Milano, 2012.
- Lecture notes and company testimonials.
- Materials on e-learning platform.

For further information:
- Paola Dubini, Voltare Pagina, 4° edizione, Pearson, 2017, ISBN 9788871926599

- Claudio Baccarani, Federico Brunetti, Elena Giaretta (a cura di), Impresa e management tra competitività e progresso, Giappichelli, Torino, 2015 (chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and paragraphs 11.5, 13.1, 13.3 (and its sub-paragraphs).
- Fabio Severino, Il marketing dei libri: teorie e casi di studio, Editrice Bibliografica, Milano, 2012.
- Materials on e-learning platform.
Per approfondimenti:
- Paola Dubini, Voltare Pagina, 4° edizione, Pearson, 2017, ISBN 9788871926599

The content of the textbooks adheres to the program. Additional in-depth educational material on publishing will be made available during the semester of lessons on the teaching e-learning platform.

Examination Methods

The exam is carried out through an oral test, which focuses on the entire course program.
The oral exam aims to ascertain:
- general view of the discipline,
- fluency in language,
- in-depth study of the individual topics,
- ability to connect topics (mental elasticity),
- critical analysis skills,
- ability to apply concepts to reality.
The final evaluation is expressed in thirtieths.

Type D and Type F activities

CuCi IIA From 2/15/21 To 4/1/21
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° "Common world. 2022 Arendt Seminars F Olivia Guaraldo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Workshop on transmedia storytelling F Elena Zilotti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° "Shake Shakespeare Up!" workshop F Silvia Bigliazzi (Coordinatore)
CuCi IIB From 4/14/21 To 5/29/21
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° "Common world. 2022 Arendt Seminars F Olivia Guaraldo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° PhD Conference 2021: Margins and Forgotten places F Simona Brunetti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Workshop on digital publishing F Andrea Bongiorni (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Workshop on transmedia storytelling F Elena Zilotti (Coordinatore)

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List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Laureandi Editoria e Giornalismo: vademecum Various topics
Stage Research area
Proposte stages - Centro di ricerca Skenè Various topics

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Linguistic training CLA

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