[ 572ORGIOUIK15 ] KS Organization Design and Innovation

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
4 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Business Administration Cäcilia Innreiter 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)KS Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre, KS Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre, KS Kostenrechnung, KS Buchhaltung, KS Personal- und Unternehmensführung und IK Personal- und Unternehmensführung
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Business and Economics 2016W
Objectives The course focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of alternative organizational forms and will closely examine corresponding issues. Furthermore, students will be in a position to analyze organizational structures under aspects of strategic relevance and their contribution to innovation. Students will be able to discuss academic texts on the subject, critically reflect, and transfer their knowledge to real-world problem areas.
Subject Efficient design of formal organizational structures from a strategic and innovation-related perspective; double-sided basic problem of organizational design (namely, "differentiation" and "integration"); linking strategic and structural issues; formal structures and their contribution to the development of strategic resources and organizational competencies; modern organizational structures and the innovative consumption of organizational achievement potential.
Criteria for evaluation Case study (40%), mid-term examination(20%), final examination(40%)
Language German
Study material Basic course reading:

  • Hill, C.; Hitt, M.; Hoskisson, R.: Cooperative versus Competitive Structures in Related and Unrelated Diversified Firms. Organizaion Science 3; 4: 501-521, 1992.
  • Mintzberg, H.: The Structuring of Organizations. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall; daraus 227-297, 1979.
  • Mintzberg, H.; Lampel, J.; Quinn, J. B.; Ghoshal, S.: The Strategy Process. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall; daraus: 92-138, 207-226, 312-459, 2003.
  • Osterloh, M.; Frost, J.: Prozessmanagement als Kernkompetenz. Wie Sie Business Reengineering strategisch nutzen können. Gabler, Wiesbaden, in der aktuellen Auflage. (Chapter III)
  • Sanchez, R.; Mahoney, J.: Modularity, Flexibility, and Knowledge Management in Product And Organization Design. Strategic Management Journal 17: 63-76, 1996.
  • Schreyögg, G.: Organisation. Gabler, Wiesbaden, in the current edition.

Supplementary readings will be provided during the course of the semester.

Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture (*)2ORGDSI: IK Struktur, Strategie und Innovation
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
2ORGORIN: KS Organization Design and Innovation (2014S-2015S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 80
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority