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040599 FK KFK ORPE: Organizational Theory (2011W)

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. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 10.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 7
Monday 17.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 7
Monday 24.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 7
Monday 31.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 7
Monday 07.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 7
Monday 14.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 7
Monday 21.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 7
Monday 28.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 7
Monday 16.01. 10:00 - 11:00 Seminarraum 1


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course gives a broad introduction into theories of organization. It covers both economic and behavioral views of organization. A particular emphasis is placed on the information processing view of information and the interactions between organization structures and the environment. The role of concepts of bounded rationality for the design of organizations, and the role of knowledge and organizational learning are also discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Short quiz
Term paper
Final exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

After attending this course, students should be able to analyze organizational problems from different perspectives. hey should have gained a thorough understanding o organization design variables and their interrelationships, and be able to provide recommendations for solving organizational problems based on a solid theoretical foundation.

Examination topics

Lectures and classroom discussion, supported by additional teaching material supplied via the e-learning platform

Reading list

Association in the course directory

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