MG475 Half Unit
Organisational Theory (formerly ID435)
This information is for the 2015/16 session.
Dr Daniel Beunza NAB 4.27
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Human Resources and Organisations (Organisational Behaviour). This course is available on the MSc in Human Resources and Organisations (International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management) and MSc in Management, Organisations and Governance. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
Also available as an option to students on the MPhil/PhD in Management: Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour.
1. Early debates: Smith, Marx and Weber on bureaucracy 2. Institutional Theory and corporate culture 3. Sensemaking 4. Materiality and the Performativity of Economics 5. Social Movements/ Corporate Social Responsibility 6. Population Ecology 7. Social networks - individual level 8. Social networks inter-organizational level 9. New Markets and product categories 10. Status and Identity in organizational fields
30 hours of seminars in the MT. 1 hour and 30 minutes of seminars in the ST.
Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy.
Perrow, Charles. 1986. Complex Organizations, New York: McGraw-Hill, pp. 1-48.
Scott, W. Richard. 1998. Organizations: Rational, Natural, and Open Systems, 4th Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Exam (60%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Project (30%, 3000 words).
Class participation (10%) in the MT.
Total students 2014/15: Unavailable
Average class size 2014/15: Unavailable
Controlled access 2014/15: No
Lecture capture used 2014/15: Yes (MT)
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working