MGT 611 - Organizational Theory
The course centers on both psychological and sociological approaches to analyzing organizations, and emphasizes issues usually considered to be at the macro level of analysis such as organizational environment, structure, technology, power, as well as effectiveness. A critical review and analysis of contemporary theory and research on organization structure, process, and performance are conducted. In addition, topics related to reorganization and inter-organizational relationships are discussed. Opportunities are provided to the student to develop the necessary diagnostic and research skills required in organization studies. Prerequisite: BA 511.
The objectives of this course are to:
(a) Introduce the basic concepts, contributions, and limits of the main paradigms of Organizational Theories
(b) Develop among the students a critical appreciation of the central theoretical questions, themes, and debates in the literature
(c) Give students a chance to engage in their own contribution to the discipline of Management through development of a research proposal; and
(d) Engage them in articulating the content development and research in the field of Organizational theory