Universität Wien FIND

040280 UK Organizational Structures and Processes (2021S)

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

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at


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


max. 50 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

03.03.2021 11:30 -13:00 Vorbesprechung:
Die Teilnahme an dieser Einheit ist verpflichtend. Falls Sie aus triftigem Grund abwesend sein sollen, emailen Sie die Kursleiterin Ihre Entschuldigung spätestens 12 Stunden vor der Vorbesprechung. Eine unentschuldigte Abwesenheit in dieser Einheit führt zur Abmeldung vom Kurs!

28.04.21 - Zwischentest
30.06.21 - Endtest

Wednesday 03.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 21.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 23.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 30.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this course students approach organization theory from different perspectives by reading famous texts from organization scholars. By studying different theories, such as micro-economic theories of the organization, behaviouristic theories, ecological theories, or cognitive-symbolic theories as well as post-modern and feministic theories, students receive alternative explanations to basic questions of organization theory: What are organisations?, Why do they emerge?, How do they look like? etc. Students prepare texts and short discussion papers for in-class discussions. The course is taught in German but texts used for this course are mainly in English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Midterm exam: 50%
Final exam: 50%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

0-50 Punkte => 5
51-63 Punkte => 4
64-75 Punkte => 3
76-87 Punkte => 2
88-100 Punkte => 1

Examination topics

Course content

Reading list

Kieser/Ebers "Organisationstheorien"
Friedmann W. Nerdinger "Grundlagen des Verhaltens in Organisation"
John McAuley, Joanne Duberley, Phil Johnson "Organization Theory - Challenges and Perspectives"

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:12