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040430 VK KFK ORPE: Applied Organizational Theory (2016W)

Case Studies

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



max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 14.10. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Saturday 12.11. 08:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Saturday 03.12. 08:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 13.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.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

Short reports, Active participation, Case report, Case presentation, Exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

1) Daft, R. (2004): Organization Theory and Design, 8. edition, Thomson-South-Western, Ohio.
2) Case studies

Association in the course directory

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