Organizational Structure

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBP670C05
Vaknaam Organizational Structure
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Organizational Structure
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Recognize and memorize an overview of theories on organizations.
2. Identify the consequences of organization theories concerning organizations in an international context.
3. Construct appropriate questions in small teams to theorize about organizations and the way things are organized.
4. Analyze a company with the help of the concepts introduced in the literature.
5. Evaluate fellow students and formulate positive feedback by focusing on how to improve work performance, presentations and case analysis.
Omschrijving In the lectures the main themes will be highlighted and in the tutorials the book will be studied systematically. Students give presentations, make case analysis and learn to discuss the themes with pre-described roles. With the help of feedback rules, students will practise giving and receiving constructive feedback in an intercultural context. The aim is to help improve the quality of each other's work while training essential academic skills. This course provides essential paradigmatic lenses to making sense of organizations, their activities in an (inter)national setting and the main stream of theories about this. It imparts students with the notion that diverse organizational settings require the capacity to develop appropriate decision making and planning strategies as well as structures to produce the desired organizational goals, given the organization’s environment. The overview of organizational theories will show the different possibilities there might be from a theoretical point of view.
Uren per week 5
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges, zelfstudie
((Attendance at tutorials is mandatory))
Toetsvorm actieve deelname, opdracht(en), presentatie(s), schriftelijk tentamen met meerkeuzevragen
((Group assignment(s) and group presentation(s)))
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. B.J.W. Pennink
Docent(en) dr. D.H.M. Akkermans , S. Castaldi, MSc. ,dr. R.W. de Vries ,dr. B.J.W. Pennink ,dr. M.H.F. Ridder de van der Schueren ,drs. M.J.M. Schoevers , student-assistants ,drs. J. van Polen ,dr. G.B.W. Willenborg
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Organization Theory, Concepts and cases(2006)
Fifth edition
Robbins, S.P., N. Barnwell 978 0 73397 471 7 ca. €  72,00
Entreevoorwaarden Admittance to the BSc IB.
Opmerkingen Contact through the GEM secretariat, e-mail
: gem.feb@rug.nl, phone: + 31 50 363 3458,
room 538 in the Duisenberg Building
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