AOS320 Institutional Perspectives on Organizations
Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .
Course responsible: Sigurd Henning Rysstad
Teachers: Bernt Aarset, Arild Wæraas
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
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This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2011-2012
"Rational choice" institutionalism: markets and hierarchies, transaction costs. Historical institutionalism: historical patterns for organizational development. Sociological institutionalism: rational, normative, and cognitive thought models for organizations and their adaptations.
The objectives are that the students will achieve knowledge about different theoretical perspectives of organizations and institutional change, and be able to explain and critically evaluate these perspectives.
Lectures and seminars.
Reading list handed out at start up.
2-3 individual essays (pass / non-pass).
Total work load is estimated to 150 work hours or 5 credits.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
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The course will be organized as 2 hour weekly sessions.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått