Organization Design (MSc)
|Faculteit||Economie en Bedrijfskunde|
|Vaknaam||Organization Design (MSc)|
|Periode||semester I a|
|Uitgebreide vaknaam||Organization Design (MSc)|
|Leerdoelen|| The course goal is to provide an opportunity for master students to improve their theoretical understanding of organizational phenomena and the practical implications of these insights for organizational design.
Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Reflect on the seemingly contradictory positions of design as prescription and scientific approach as description.
2. Reflect on and critique extant literature on Organizational Design issues;
3. Reflect on the practical implications of dominant concepts and theories for the (re)design of (components of) the organization
4. Recognize and reflect on the consequences for design activities of using different perspectives on organizing; objectivistic versus social constructionist
5. Draft, present and defend organizational (re)design.
|Omschrijving||As organizations strive to maintain competitiveness in an increasingly complex marketplace, the (re)configuration of resources in ways that support business strategies is a much sought after goal. Organizational design might be construed as a mere ‘technical’ task of (re)shaping organizational architecture (i.e., strategy, structure, people and technology). However, the social system dynamics inherent to organizations ask for a richer view which also focuses on the socio-political and the interpretative, or sense-making aspects of organizational worlds and how these affect design processes. Next, organizations are no atomic entities but operate in an environment. The relations with the environment, and how these impact on design issues cn be studied from the same three perspectives mentioned above. (technical, socio-political, interpretative)|
|Uren per week||4|
|Toetsvorm||essay, paper, presentatie(s), schriftelijk tentamen|
|Coördinator||drs. J.C.L. Paul|
|Docent(en)||dr. ir. M.C. Achterkamp ,drs. J.C.L. Paul|
|Entreevoorwaarden||Although no formal requisite, basic knowledge in the field of Organizational Theory and Design is expected. If students did not follow any bachelor course in this field, in order to be able to complete this course students are counseled to read chapters of an Organizational Theory and Design handbook in the first two weeks of this course.|
|Opmerkingen||Secretary: Jeannette Wiersema, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 050 363 4111. Room 434 Duisenberg Building|