Course code AOS320

AOS320 Institutional Perspectives on Organizations

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2018 - 2019 .

Course responsible: Arild Wæraas
Teachers: 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:
The course begins in mid October.
Course frequency: This course is offered the last time in the fall term 2018 as part of AOS325 Modern Organisations and then discontinued.
First time: Study year 2011-2012
Last time: 2019V
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Institutional perspectives on organizations: From institutions and institutionalization processes to Scandinavian institutionalism, knowledge transfer, and translation.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge goals:

Students should:

- Understand the main features of an institutional perspective on organisations 


Students should be able to:

- Apply several theoretical perspectives to central organizational problems

- Identify the most important limitations of the perspectives

- Present the theories in a short and understandable manner

General competence goals

Students should:

- Reinforce their analytical competence

- Strengthen their critical thinking

- Acquire a scholarly platform for learning other courses, particularly within the fields of organization and management 

Learning activities:
Lectures, discussions, group assignments, presentations.
Teaching support:
Reading list handed out at class start up.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Group participation and presentations are a requirement and must be approved in order to take the final exam.
Written take-home exam accounting for 100% of the grade. 
Nominal workload:
Total work load is estimated to 150 work hours or 5 credits.
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
5 credits overlap with AOS325.
Type of course:
3-4 hours of teaching per week starting in mid October.
Internal examiner.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått