[ 973GMCPORG19 ] Module Organization

Es ist eine neuere Version 2023W dieses Fachs/Moduls im Curriculum Master's programme Joint Master's Program Global Business - Russia/Italy 2023W vorhanden.
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6 ECTS Course examination M1 - Master's programme 1. year Business Administration Elke Schüßler Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Master's programme Management 2019W
Objectives Critically question and expand existing basic knowledge of organization theory and organizational behavior. Become familiar with three main theoretical frameworks for understanding organizations: economic, institutional, evolutionary. Apply these frameworks at different levels: individuals, groups, organizations, and populations of organizations. Understand why organizational structures and actions are subject to continual contestation, producing change and diversity in an uncertain environment. Learn to take an analytical approach to the study of organizations, drawing on several theoretical perspectives simultaneously. Learn to read, understand, and judge advanced research articles, thereby comprehending complex and ambiguous relationships as they appear in organizations and in management in general. Become able to critically reflect on organizations and the various roles the play in modern society – socially, politically, economically, and culturally.
Subject The module examines organizations as building blocks in modern societies, reviews different theoretical frameworks that have been central to organization science, and applies these frameworks in the explanation of a broad range of organizational phenomena. The course is structured into two stages. Prep Stage: acquiring/relearning required basic knowledge for the course

Organizations as social systems
Definitions of organizations
Interplay between structure and agency
Organizations as a field of research
Economic, institutional and evolutionary perspectives

Advanced Stage: acquiring advanced knowledge for the course

Space & spatiality: geographic and social spaces of organizations; theories of economic agglomeration; organizational networks and fields
Time & temporality: historical approaches to organizations; theory of path dependence; different conceptions of time in organization studies
Structures & structuring: formal and informal structures; socialization processes; decoupling of structures and practice.
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