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2013/2014  BA-PORT  Organization Theory

English Title
Organization Theory

Course information

Language English
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, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Maja Lotz - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Organization
Last updated on 03-06-2013
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:
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 48 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Spring Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure
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.
Last updated on 03-06-2013