Managing Organizations

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Course Code PHRM51023

Title Managing Organizations

Learning outcomes On completion of this course unit students should be able to,

(a) Identify and explain major developments in management, (b) Identify the history of management thoughts, (c) Identify basic principles of management and its practical applications, (d) Describe horizontal and vertical differences in management jobs, managerial rolls and skills, (e) Apply decision making models and describe decision making steps for making decisions, (f) Describe the planning necessary to undertake a new business and explain how management functions apply to a growing entrepreneurial firms

Content          Introduction to Management and Organizations: Who are the Mangers, Management Definitions, Management Roles, Skills, Vertical and Horizontal differences of Management, What is an Organization, Organizational Mission, Organizational Performance, Organizational Stakeholders, Corporate Social Responsibility: Social Obligations, Social Responsiveness, Social Responsibility, History and Current Thinking: Classical Approach, Behavioural Approach, Managerial Science Approach, The Contingency Approach, The System Approach, Decision Making: Classical Model, Administrative Model, Political Model, Decision Making Steps, Programmed Decision Making and Non-Programmed Decision Making, Personal Decision Framework, Managerial Planning and Goal Setting: Purpose of Goal and Plans, Strategic Plans, Tactical Plans, Operational Plans, Criteria for Effective Goals, Planning Types: MBO, Standing Plans, Contingency Plans, Crisis Management Planning, Organizing : Organizing Vertical Structure, Departmentalization, Organizationing for Horizontal Coordination, Factors shaping the Structure, Leading: Nature of Leadership, Leadership Vs Management, Brief Review of Traits, Behavioural and Contingency Theories of Leadership, Charismatic and Transformational Leadership, Interactive Leadership, “ E ” Leadership, Using Power and Influence, Controlling: Meaning of Control, Organizational Control Focus (Feed Forward, Concurrent and Feedback Control), The Changing Philosophy of Control, (Comparison of Bureaucratic Control and Decentralized Methods of Control), Entrepreneurship Today: What is entrepreneurship, Small Business,  Starting an Entrepreneurial Firm,  Managing a Growing Business

 

Methodology Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, Case Studies and Tutorials

 

Assessment End semester examination - 60%, Assignments – 40%, one of the assignments may sometimes be replaced by a mini test or a presentation

Recommended readings

1.    Certo Samuel C, Cento Srevis, Modern Management (2007), Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi

2.   Daft Richard L, (2007). The New Era of Management, Rahul Print O Pack, Delhi 20

3.   Robbins Stephan P, Coulter Mary, (2006). Management, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi

4.    Academy of Management Journal, http://www.aom.pace.edu/amj/

5.    Journal of Management, http://www.jom.sagepub.com/

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