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Table 2 Summary of operative units and tasks

From: Innovating the didactical methodologies applied in Universities through Second Life and Practice Firm: case study

No. OU No. students Tasks
1 Human resource administration and general affairs 4 Contracts of employee’s assumption of Perting; elaboration of Perting microstructure, signing of labour contracts; administration and management of human resources. Communications with Italian and foreign simulated enterprises and reopening of the activities and sending promotions. Exchange of information with the Advisory Department and verbal recruitment of Perting’s employee, in connection with Project Units
2 Accounting 4 Learning on the usage of software OS1; view of the balance before adjustment to produce the balance of the previous exercise in connection with Project Units
3 Management Control 4 Annual Budget: training on OS1. Adjustment entries: draw up financial statement before the closure
4 Treasury, finance and Tax 2 Economic situation and IBAN: check of bank communications. Sending F24 filled by the fiscal office. Printing tickler made by accounting department and check customers and suppliers expired. Sending payment reminder to customers and suppliers. Treasury budget. Preparing F24 for treasury. Increasing Fiscal variation on gross profit and calculating Ires
5 Marketing 3 Market analysis through European database; communication with Italian and foreign enterprises; updating the catalogue in paper and on line; production of promotional materials; customer satisfaction surveys, in connection with Project Units
6 Sales and warehouse 5 Learning about the procedures for fulfilment of modules to foreign firms; execution of received foreign orders; issuing of sale documents to both European Union (EU) and non-EU countries. Elaboration of adjustment records; issuing of national invoices. Updating stock management and online orders based on goods received from customers. Purchases from other Italian simulated enterprises: process
7 CAMUS project 2 Project management, preparation of proposal on “Recovering the Historical Heritage on catastrophic events in the Museum of Post and Telecommunications”. Contacting university partners to implement Simulimpresa. Organization of videoconferences with foreign universities
8 CARO project 2 Project management, preparation of proposal on “Education for Operative Room Staff”. Contacting university partners to implement Simulimpresa. Organization of videoconferences with foreign universities
9 CARG project 2 Project management, preparation of proposal on “Creation of an Agency for river governance”. Contacting university partners to implement Simulimpresa. Organization of videoconferences with foreign universities
  1. Source: Tampieri (2015)