AOS320 Institutional Perspectives on Organizations
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Showing course contents for the educational year 2017 - 2018 .
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: 2011H
Last time: 2018H
"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, seminars and essays.
Reading list handed out at start up.
Required to attend at least 2/3 of the lectures/seminars
Three essays evaluated A-F. The first and the second counts 20% each, and the final essay counts 60%. A retake exam is not organized in this course. Those who do not pass need to take the whole course next time the course is organized.
Total work load is estimated to 150 work hours or 5 credits.
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The course will be organized as 2 hour weekly sessions.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått