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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
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Blok
1  (31-08-2020 t/m 06-11-2020)
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 02-06-2020 08:00 t/m 28-06-2020 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 17-08-2020 08:00 t/m 18-08-2020 23:59
WachtlijstNee
Cursusdoelen
After completion of the course, students are able to:
  • explain the basic concepts related to organizations and organization theory.
  • understand the principles of organizational power, politics, and cognitive limitations and their effect on decision making
  • apply the learned theories to explain how organizations are designed and how and why they change
  • evaluate which theories best 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 that 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 the last two weeks of the course, we will look into how organizations are shaped by organization politics and cognitive biases in decision making and how platforms are changing the organizational landscape. During the course, the students make an assignment, where they analyze an existing organization using the theories learned in the course. 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
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • In Blok 1 mag je geen deel uitmaken van één van de volgende doelgroepen
    • Studenten die GEO2-2418 hebben gehaald zijn uitgesloten
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 one tutorial and one quiz. The lectures focus on teaching the theories, the tutorials aim for applying the knowledge and the quizzes offer the students the possibility to test their knowledge.

Tutorial

Algemeen
In the tutorials the on-going case study is discussed and students do practical exercises related to the topic of the week.

Weekly Quiz

Algemeen
Each week an on-line quiz is published, which helps the students test their knowledge.

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
The final grade awarded to each student will be composed of three elements.

1. Final exam: 55%
2. Ongoing case study: 40%
3. Weekly Quizzes 5%

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
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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