AOS325 Modern Organizations
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Course responsible: Bernt Aarset
Teachers: Nicolay Andre Melsæter Worren, Silja Marianna Korhonen-Sande
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: EN
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: Study year 2017-2018
- The development of organisations from the early 1900s until today,
- Emphasis on organisational forms in the knowledge society and the sharing economy,
- The relationship between the modern economy and the modern organisation.
- From institutions and institutionalisation processes to Scandinavian neoinstitutionalism, knowledge transfers, and translations.
- Have knowledge of the development of organisation theory from close to open systems perspective, with a particular emphasis on new organisation theory
- Have knowledge of the differences between "old" and "new" organisational forms
- 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
- Reinforce their analytical competence
- Strenghten their critical thinking
- Acquire a scholarly platform for learning other courses, particularly within the fields of organization and management
Group assignments and presentations
Scott, W. R. & G. F. Davis (2017): Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural, and Open Systems Perspectives. Routledge, NY.
In addition to this book, students will be required to purchase a collection of book chapters and articles at the university bookstore (Boksmia).
AOS130 or similar.
A written mid-term assignment will be graded pass/fail.
Group assignment participation, which comprises presentations of central parts of the requires readings. The group assignment must be passed before taking the final exam.
Written exam accounting for 100% of final grade.
Total work load is estimated to 250 work hours.
The course is intended for master students at NMBU.
Reduction of credits:
5 credits with AOS333.
5 credits with AOS320.
Type of course:
The course will have a combination of lectures and student seminars with presentations, a total of 4 hours per week.
An external examiner will assess the curriculum and principles for evaluation. Grades will be set by the teacher.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Written exam: Letter grades