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040146 KU Organization Theory II (MA) (2017W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 60 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 20.10. 13:15 - 16:30 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 25.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 11 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 30.10. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 15.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 15.11. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 22.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 22.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 27.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course deals with problems concerning the selection and management of various dimensions and components of organizational structure and culture. An appropriate organizational design allows organizations to continually adapt to a changing global environment and to balance internal needs and external pressures to survive in the long run. A key element is therefore to understand how organizations can be designed and managed for a better performance. Accordingly, the course will aim to bring an awareness of the intended as well as unintended consequences of organizational design decisions. The concepts involved focus on organizational structure (e.g. organizational design), organizational change, organizational effectiveness, strategy, culture and knowledge management.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation, short reports, case report, case presentation, exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To pass the course, you must achieve >50% of the total points.

Examination topics

The assessment load includes all topics discussed in class. More details will be given in class.

Reading list

-Daft, R. (2004): Organization Theory and Design, 8. edition, Thomson-South-Western, Ohio.
-Case studies
-Further literature will be discussed in class.

Association in the course directory

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