AOS333 Organization Theory
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Showing course contents for the educational year starting in 2015 .
Course responsible: Arild Wæraas
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
Course frequency: Annual
First time: 2015H
This course is organized around three perspectives; the rational, natural and open systems perspectives on organizations. Based on this division, an introduction to micro and macro theories of organizations is given, including theories of (1) organizational structure, culture, and action, and (2) the development of organizational fields and populations.
General competence objectives:
- Understand basic principles for analyzing organizations on the basis of multiple perspectives
- Acquire a platform for learning in other courses, particularly within the fields of organization and management
- Understand the evolution of organizational thought and its division into three main categories of perpectives on organizations.
- Understand the difference between the three most comprehensive perspectives on organizations
- Understand how the evolution of organization theory is associated with broader technological and structural societal conditions
- Apply multiple perspectives on central organizational problem areas and assess the limitations of each perspective
Lectures, discussions, and group assignments
Continuous guidance in accordance with student needs.
Scott, W. R. & G. F. Davies (2014): "Organizations and organizing: Rational, natural, and open systems perspectives¿. International edition. Harlow: Pearson Education. ISBN 9781292039886
Group assignments are mandatory.
One written in-class exam, which accounts for 100% of the grade.
150 hours (5 ETCS)
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått