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Cursus: GEO2-2218
GEO2-2218
Organisation Theories
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeGEO2-2218
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (Bachelor Verdiepend)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Undergraduate School Geowetenschappen; B Natuurwetenschap & Innovatiemanagement;
ContactpersoonT. Vaskelainen, MSc
E-mailt.vaskelainen@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
T. Vaskelainen, MSc
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
1  (02-09-2019 t/m 08-11-2019)
Aanvangsblok
1
TimeslotC: MA-middag/namiddag,DI-middag, DO-ochtend
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingStudents that passed GEO2-2418 are excluded from participating in this course.
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 03-06-2019 08:00 t/m 30-06-2019 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 19-08-2019 08:00 t/m 20-08-2019 23:59
WachtlijstNee
Cursusdoelen
Please note: The course information in the course manual is binding.

After completion of the course, students are able to:
  • explain the basic concepts related to organizations and organization theory and how organizations relate to their environments
  • understand the principles of power, politics, institutional forces and cognitive limitations and their effect on organizational decision making
  • Apply the learned theories to explain principles of organizational design, strategy and change
  • Evaluate how theories explain different organizational phenomena.
Inhoud
When studying organizations, different social science disciplines do not merely define this concept, they propose theories about why organizations exist, how they operate, how they can be structured, how they develop, how they interact with their external environment and how they innovate. Insights into different organization theories are thus crucial for the understanding of a wide array of social science theories which build on the notion of organizations.
 
During the first six weeks of this course, we will study seminal theories concerning different facets of organizations: stakeholders and ethics, structure and culture, strategy and relation to the external environment, and lifecycle and change. During these six weeks, the students make an assignment, where they analyze an existing organization using the theories learned in the course. During the last two weeks of the course, we will look into how organizations are shaped by organization politics and cognitive biases in decision making. The course is concluded with a final exam on week nine.

This course is an entry requirement for: 
  • Innovation Strategies of Firms and Entrepreneurs (GEO3-2221)
Competenties
-
Ingangseisen
-
Voorkennis
Students need to have a good command of the English language.
This course cannot be taken in combination with Organisation & Innovation (GEO2-2418).
Verplicht materiaal
Diverse
Additional reading material, such as journal articles etc., will be announced throughout the course
Boek
Jones, Gareth R. (2013), Organizational Theory, Design, and Change (7th Edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Werkvormen
Lecture

Algemeen
Each session includes one lecture and one tutorial. Thorough preparation of the tutorials is compulsory.

Tutorial

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
The final grade awarded to each student will be composed of two elements.
1. Final exam: 60%
2.Ongoing case study: 40%

Aspecten van academische vorming
Synthetiseren en structureren van informatie
Schrijven (algemeen) - diverse typen teksten plannen, schrijven, herschrijven en afwerken
Samenwerken met anderen, werken in teamverband
Maatschappelijke / culturele context
Ethisch perspectief
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context
Analyseren en beoordelen van onderzoeksrapportages
Voorbereiden / opzetten van onderzoek
Materiaal / data verzamelen / produceren

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