MA Administration and Efficiency Analysis
MA Industrial Contact
and Managing Human Resources
MUM International and European
IB96V0 Organisational Behaviour
IB96VO Organisational Behaviour
Organisational Behaviour (OB) takes in upon many different disciplines, amongst which the most relevant are Sociology, Psychology, Economics and Governmental policies. OB's claims to multidisciplinarity is definitely closely linked to its overarching objective, which is to understand the " behaviour” of organisations in its various levels - specific, group and organizational.
Like a discipline, DURCH has changed historically especially when it comes to its philosophical underpinnings and methodological techniques. Having began immersed inside the positivist and functionalist approaches, OB is usually part, at present, of a much broader mental " environment” which takes in upon diverse disciplines, and leverages information from students with quite different backgrounds. This multiplicity of perspectives , the burkha to a deeper understanding of what organizations happen to be, how do they will behave and exactly how do they change.
This module intends, consequently , to approach organisational actions from distinct perspectives, not following the so-called " mainstream approach”, and seeking to engender an individual essential attitude.
The purpose of this module is to develop an understanding of organisational actions and the ways people encounter work and alter within organizations. It will provide a critique of dominant points of views and frameworks in organisational behaviour that are informed by simply studies in psychology, simply by referring to theory and analysis in related disciplines. This will likely offer a even more multi-disciplinary and holistic gratitude of company work-life and social and technological alter.
The educating methods will be different according to the matter under consideration. The methods will include classes, case studies, debates, films, and group exercises.
At the end on this short, yet intensive, component, students should have skills in four particular areas: study skills in terms of a working familiarity with the different exploration methods utilized in the study of efficiency behaviour, and the benefits and limitations of each; social skills in terms of the group operations involved in distinct forms of organising; skills in relation to the multi-disciplinary analysis of organisational conduct in its larger context; as well as a critical gratitude of the literary works, both assumptive and sensible, located within just its famous and methodological context.
Dr . Shainaz Firfiray (shainaz. [email protected] ac. uk)
Dr . Andra Serban (andra. [email protected] ac. uk)
Dr . Dulini Fernando (dulini. [email protected] ac. uk)
Daft, Richard L., Murphy, Jonathan and Willmott, Hugh (2010). Organization Theory and Design. Hampshire: Cengage Learning
Grey, Frank (2005). A very short, quite interesting and reasonably cheap book about studying organizations. London, uk: Sage Guides
Hatch, Mary Jo and Cunliffe, Ann L. (2006). Organization Theory - contemporary, symbolic and postmodern viewpoints. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Knights, David and Willmott, Hugh (2012). Introducing Company Behaviour and Management. Hampshire: Cengage Learning
Lectures Term 1
Week 6 (05/11/ 2013)Lecture 1: Understanding Organisations
(14. 35 -17. 30)Lecturer: Dr Shainaz Firfiray
Week 7 (12/11/2013)Lecture 2: Efficiency Models
(14. 30 -17. 30)Lecturer: Doctor Andra Serban
Week eight (19/11/2013)Lecture several: Leadership
(14. 30-17. 30)Lecturer: Dr Andra Serban
Week 9 (26/11/2013)Lecture 4: Persons and Organisations
(14. 30-16. 45)Lecturer: Doctor Dulini Fernando
Week 9 (28/11/2013)Lecture 5: Organisational Cultural Structures
(12. 00 -...