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040146 KU Organization Theory II (MA) (2018W)

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



max. 60 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 03.10. 15:00 - 16:45 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 18.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 24.10. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 29.10. 16:45 - 18:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 07.11. 15:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 14.11. 15:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 28.11. 18:30 - 20:30 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course deals with problems concerning the 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 raise 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

For successful completion of the course a student must achieve >50% of the total points.

Examination topics

The assessment load includes all topics discussed in class (see literature). More details will be given in class.

Reading list

Daft, R. L., Murphy, J., & Wilmott, H. (2017). Organization theory & design: An international perspective (3rd ed.). Andover, UK: Cengage Learning.
-Case studies
-Further literature will be discussed in class.

Association in the course directory

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