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2011/2012  BA-PORT  Organization Theory

English Title
Organization Theory

Course Information

Language English
Point 5 ECTS (150 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course Period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics
Course Coordinator
  • Erik Caparros Højbjerg - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Main Category of the Course
  • Organization
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
After having followed the course the students should be able to:
  • Describe, classify, and explain basic theoretical models of organization (including theories on the social and physical structure of organizations; power, cultural, and technological aspects of organizations, and organizational environment).
  • Formulate a simple research question relating to a particular organization applying relevant theories and concepts from the curriculum
  • Select relevant data to produce justified answers to the research question relating such data to choice theory and concepts.
Organization Theory:
Assessment Home Assignment
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship No censorship
Exam Period Spring Term, The exam is in March. The re-exam is in August.
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 48 Hours
Individual 48 hour written home assignment, 7 page limit, graded by the teacher on the 7-point scale.

For the make-up and re-exam – when ill during the ordinary exam or if the ordinary exam is failed – the regulations are the same as for the ordinary exam.
Course Content
This course provides the students with an understanding of basic organization theory; the theory on how behaviour, conceptualizations, and conditions for action are shaped in organizations. Students will learn to apply basic theoretical tools and conceptual models in analyzing the phenomena of the organization, management, and strategy from a sociological perspective.
Teaching Methods
Lectures and group discussions. Minor cases will be presented by groups for plenary discussions.