Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This course introduces various perspectives relating to organisational effectiveness. It examines the sociological aspects of organisation theory, ranging from classicist to post-modern theory, and applies these theories to the workplace. In particular, the course investigates the impact of size, structure, environment, strategy, technology and culture on organisational effectiveness
|Objectives||1. Demonstrate familiarity with the concepts and issues in organisational theory and design;
2. Appreciate the practical relevance of the theoretical paradigms of organisation design;
3. Discuss and debate contemporary issues in organisation theory and design;
4. Recognise the range of determinants of organisational effectiveness
5. Apply knowledge of organisational effectiveness and design concepts to organisational case studies
6. Analyse organisations in terms of theories, concepts, design factors and other appropriate considerations
|Content||Concepts of organisational effectiveness.
Elements of organisational design and structures of design.
The impact of organisational size, structure, technology, environment, strategy, culture and history.
Contemporary debates and issues in relation to organisational theory.
|Assumed Knowledge||GSBS6020 Organisational Behaviour or equivalent|
|Modes of Delivery||External Mode
|Teaching Methods||Case Study
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|