Organizational Behaviour for IB

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBP654D05
Vaknaam Organizational Behaviour for IB
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Organizational Behaviour for IB
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Describe the most important principles of organizational behavior
2. Reproduce the most important theories of organizational behavior and discuss the merits of these theories based on scientific evidence.
3. Apply these principles and theories to problems involving human behavior in organizations.
4. Describe research methods in organizational behavior and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method (and of specific empirical studies).
5. Describe problems regarding ethical conduct in organizations.
6. Identify, label and describe the possible existence of cultural differences in attitudes and behaviors, and describe how these may influence interaction in organizations.
7. Communicate/present theories and arguments in the field of OB clearly and in a coherent way, both orally (in presentations) and in writing.
8. Formulate research questions (in the area of OB) and formulate testable hypotheses
Omschrijving To understand issues concerning human behavior in organizations, it is important to move beyond common sense understanding of human conduct. It is also essential to understand one’s own role in affecting behavior in organizations, and to understand the cultural context in which behavior takes place. We first examine individual psychological processes and consider personality, attitudes, values, emotion, perception and motivation. How do we perceive the world and other people, and which biases may play a role? How can individuals be motivated to perform well? We next concentrate on group behavior and social processes. How are groups formed, and how do groups affect individual behavior? How can we create a team that functions well? Finally, we examine organizational processes, including leadership, power, culture, and organizational change. Throughout the course, special attention is devoted to international and intercultural issues.
The textbook and some additional readings (information is given during tutorials) provide the background for the tutorials, and this material should consequently be read in advance of each tutorial. Weekly presentations and discussions during tutorials. In addition, participation in scientific research (1 hour) is compulsory.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges, zelfstudie
(Attendance at tutorials is mandatory.)
Toetsvorm presentatie(s), schriftelijk tentamen met meerkeuzevragen
(group presentations, and participation in research in the FEB research lab.)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator S. Feenstra
Docent(en) prof. dr. H.B.M. Molleman ,prof. dr. F.A. Rink , student-assistants
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Organisational Behaviour(2014) fifth edition. Maidenhead, UK: McGraw Hill. Sindig, K., Waldstrom, C., Krietner, R., Kinicki, A. ca. €  69,00
Entreevoorwaarden Admittance to the BSc IB.
Opmerkingen Remarks Contact: s.feenstra@rug.nl, phone: +31 50 363 2490
Secr: C.R.Teuben@rug.nl / H.I.Meijer@rug.nl, phone: +31 50 363 4288, room DUI 343
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc International Business/IB  (basisprogramma BSc IB) 1 semester I b verplicht