Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 202000260
Organization Theory
Course info
Course module202000260
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. J.S. Svensson
Contactperson for the course
dr. J.S. Svensson
dr. J.S. Svensson
Academic year2022
Starting block
1A/  2A
RemarksPre-master course
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes

After successfully finishing this course, the student will be able to name and describe different perspectives on organization (e.g. modernist, neo-modernist, post-modernist), as well as different concepts and theories that have been developed from these perspectives.

Moreover the student will be able to apply these different perspectives in describing and analyzing a simple case and to reflect on tensions resulting from such an analysis.

The course begins with a general introduction in the meaning of the concept of organization and the existence of fundamental uncertainties/disagreements surrounding this concept. This implies that a variety of perspectives can be applied when studying, analyzing, designing and developing organizations.
After this introduction several perspectives and their theories on organization are presented and discussed.
The series of lectures ends with a discussion about the continuities and tensions that can be witnessed between the perspectives that have developed over time, but that also coexist in the world of organization of today.

The course assessment basically consists of two components: an individual test (70%) at the end of the course and a group assignment (30%) to be handed in halfway. There will be one re-take opportunity for each component.
Furthermore, to encourage a timely start with self-study, there is an early test sitting for the first part of the individual test.
Participating study
Bachelor International Business Administration
Required materials
McAuley, J., J. Duberley, P. Johnson (2014). Organization Theory: Challenges and Perspectives. Pearson Education ltd.
Course material
Articles to be downloaded by the students. A list of these articles will be provided on the Canvas site.
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Exam and group assignment

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