Course code AOS320

AOS320 Institutional Perspectives on Organizations

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Course responsible: Sigurd Henning Rysstad
Teachers: Bernt Aarset, Arild Wæraas
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2011H
Last time: 2018H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
"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.
Learning outcome:
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.
Learning activities:
Lectures, seminars and essays.
Teaching support:
Reading list handed out at start up.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
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.
Nominal workload:
Total work load is estimated to 150 work hours or 5 credits.
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
The course will be organized as 2 hour weekly sessions.
Internal examiner.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått