Organizational Studies

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Course Code                             :        BHRM 21122

Course Title                              :        Organizational Studies

Status                                         :        Compulsory

Credit Rating                            :        2

Semester                                    :        First

Aim                                            : To; (i)  provide essential knowledge pertaining to develop and design appropriate organization structures and climate relevant to specific needs of business; and (ii) to apply relevant knowledge, skills in selecting and matching structures to different types of organizations

 

Learning Outcomes     : On completion of this course unit, students should

be able to;

 

  • identify and understand the processes of constituents and the organizations
  • identify the various groups and structures of the organizations
    • analyse organizations in different perspectives to identify problems existing within them
  • propose needed adjustments for organizational elements for better outcomes

Course Content : Introduction to organizations; importance of organizations, dimensions of organization design. Strategy, organization design, and effectiveness; the role of strategic direction, contingency factors and approaches affecting organization design. Fundamentals of organization structure; pprinciples of structure, information processing perspective on structure, functional structure, divisional structure, geographic structure, horizontal structure,  matrix structure, modular structure. The external eenvironment; task environment, general environment, environmental uncertainty, resource dependence. Inter organizational relationships; organizational ecosystem, ppopulation ecology, collaborative network, institutionalism. Designing organizations for the international environment; stages of international evolution, designing structure to fit global strategy, building global capabilities. Manufacturing and service technologies; Woodward’s classification based on system of production, computer-integrated manufacturing, non-core departmental technology, Thompson’s classification of interdependence and management implications. Organization size, life cycle, and decline; life cycle theory, bureaucracy, organizational decline.

 

Method of Teaching

and Learning                            : Lectures, Case Studies, Field visits, Video presentations

 

Assessment                                : Examination, Field report, Presentations, Assignments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Readings :

Daft Richard L. (2010). Organization Theory and Design, 10th Edition, South Western Cengage Learning  Publishing Co., Mason.

 

Stephen, R.P., Judge, T.A. (2011). Organizational Behaviour, 15th Editions, Prentice Hall, New York.

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