No prerequisites are required for the course. Some knowledge about the issues of Economics and Business Organization and Industrial Organization could facilitate the learning of the main topics.
At the end of the course students have acquired adequate knowledge and understanding of the concept of benchmarking analisys and of the main methodologies – i.e., stochastic frontier and data envelopment analysis – used to benchmark. This course contributes to the aim of the master degree with regard to the understanding of the topics of economics and management, in particular in the field of industrial economics, economics of services and regulation, and to the development of analytical skills of firms performances within the industries.
The course will be organized into six parts: (i) introduction to productivity measurement, (ii) production models and technology, (iii) stochastic frontier analysis, (iv) data envelopment analysis, (v) introduction to the aviation industry, (vi) performance measurement in the aviation industry.
Teaching is made of lectures, with the possibility of discussion and
debate with the students.
The course also includes practical exercises - namely software applications of benchmarking techniques and applications of concepts learnt during the course.
The final grade in the course will be determined by a group work (20%) on the aviation industry, and an individual project work in which students are asked to apply the methodologies learnt during the course. Further details will be provided during the course.
The exam rules are the same for both attending and non-attending students. Non-attending students are invited to contact the teacher for support in preparing the work on the aviation industry (may be individual in that case) and for preparing the project work.
In the case of remote or blended teaching activities, changes may be made compared to what is stated in the syllabus.