Organisational Effectiveness

Course code GSBS6110Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

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

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Objectives1. 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
ContentConcepts 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.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeGSBS6020 Organisational Behaviour or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1500 - 2500 words
Case Scenario/PBL exercises
Presentations - GroupGroup Case Presentation
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term