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040430 VK KFK ORPE: Applied Organizational Theory (2011W)

Case Studies

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

FR 14.10.2011 14.00-16.00 Hörsaal 8 BWZ 3.OG
FR 18.11.2011 12.00-16.00 Seminarraum 1 BWZ EG
DI 13.12.2011 12.00-16.00 Seminarraum 1 BWZ EG
DO 12.01.2012 12.00-13.00 Hörsaal 13 BWZ 3.OG Fakultätslounge
DO 12.01.2012 13.00-16.00 Seminarraum 1 BWZ EG
DO 12.01.2012 13.00-20.00 Hörsaal 13 BWZ 3.OG Fakultätslounge
DO 12.01.2012 17.00-20.00 Seminarraum 3 BWZ EG
FR 13.01.2012 10.00-17.00 Hörsaal 13 BWZ 3.OG Fakultätslounge
FR 13.01.2012 10.00-17.00 Seminarraum 3 BWZ EG
FR 20.01.2012 14.00-16.00 Großer Hörsaal 1 BWZ EG


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: English



Currently no class schedule is known.


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 , organizational change, organizational effectiveness, strategy, culture and knowledge management.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Using case study method (Harvard) and actual cases from real life, students learn how to resolve problems related to organizational design and change. Students work individually, as well as in teams, prepare case studies and present problem solutions during class.

Reading list

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:29