Perspectives on Organisations

• epistemological approaches to organization (rationalist — pluralist — contextualist), • talk and action: manager behavior between fiction and reality, • images of organization: perspectives on organization and management, • art of imagination: organization and decision analyses • approaches selected: o bureaucracy and scientific management o decision theories of limited rationality (bounded rationality, garbage canning, heuristics), o micropolitical approaches and power in organizations, o neo-institutionalism and interpretative organization theory, o systems dynamics and systems-theoretical organization theory

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

• Clegg, S./Kornberger, M./Pitsis, T./Mount, M. (2019): Managing and organizations. An introduction to theory and practice, London: Sage • Jackson, M. (2019): Critical systems thinking and the management of complexity. Responsible leadership for a complex world, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons • Morgan, G. (2009): Images of organization, Thousand Oaks: Sage

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

lecture, group tasks, text analysis, casework, presentation

Assessment methods and criteria

written final exam as well as assessment of the quality of students’ individual and group assignments

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Strategy and Organization

Infos

Degree programme

Projectmanagement & Organisation (Master)

Cycle

Master

ECTS Credits

2.00

Language of instruction

English

Curriculum

Part-Time

Academic year

2021

Semester

2 SS

Incoming

No

Learning outcome

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to • outline the premises and research traditions of individual approaches and from that derive the strengths and weaknesses of the approaches outlined, • observe their own role in an organization from different perspectives and explain it with theoretical models, • analyze specific organizations and decisions in organizations from the perspective of different theoretical conceptions, and • deduce consequences for management behavior from that.

Course code

0388-20-01-BB-DE-19