Organization Design (MSc)

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode EBM049A05
Vaknaam Organization Design (MSc)
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Organization Design (MSc)
Leerdoelen 1. Knowledgeably discuss Organization Design question.
2. Critically assess extant literature on Organizational Design.
3. Identify practical implications of dominant concepts,
models and theories for the (re)design of (components of) the organization.
4. Compare different aspects of organizations and their respective design consequences.
5. Develop specific suggestions for organizational
(re)design.
Omschrijving This course conveys how to analyze organizations from a design perspective. Design implies a practical orientation – finding solutions for problems. This orientation is somewhat at odds with organization and management studies focusing on theory development. A managerial take portrays organization design as mere ‘technical’ task, in which the organization is seen as an instrument to reach specific outcomes – the designer as engineer. Much of the mainstream literature on organizational structure adopts this approach. Yet, a deeper understanding also acknowledges social, cultural, and processual aspects of organizational worlds.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm -groepsbegeleiding ,  -interactief hoorcollege
(And Seminars)
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. H.C. Bruns
Docent(en) dr. H.C. Bruns ,prof. dr. J.D.R. Oehmichen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Articles, to be announced on Nestor Various
Entreevoorwaarden Although no formal prerequisite, basic knowledge in the field of Organizational Theory and Design is expected. If students have not followed any bachelor course in this field, we recommend that they read up on organizational forms, contingency theory, organizational culture, decision making, power, conflict and politics based on the following sources:
- R. L. Daft: Organizational Theory and Design
- G. R. Jones: Organizational Theory, Design, and Change
- Mintzberg, H. ( 1980) Structure in 5s: a synthesis of the research of organization design. Management Science 2(3): 322-341
- Anand, N. and Daft, R.L., ( 2007) What is the right organization design? Organizational Dynamics 36(4): 329-344.
Opmerkingen Secretary: j.m.wiersema@rug.nl, tel. +31 (0)50 363 6543. Room 434 Duisenberg Building.
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