Organization Theory: In-Class Format

The following details taken from the examination regulations MSWI/15, SMPO 4. Änderungsordnung zum WS 2018/19 are for information purposes only and not legally binding. For legally binding information, please refer to the corresponding official examination regulations of the program Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen.

Key Info

Basic Information

Studypath:
Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen
Semester:
1
Course Type:
Lecture
Language:
English
Cycle:
Summer term
Scheduling:
First half of the semester
Course Units:
4.0
Credits:
5.0
Course Limit:
45
Erasmus Capacity:
5
Compulsory Attendance:
No

Lecturer

Syllabus

This course provides an introduction to organisation theory. This involves understanding the intellectual foundations, underlying assumptions and principal propositions of selected theories including for instance behavioural theory, population ecology theory, institutional theory and the resource-based view.  As part of this course, participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with both classic readings in organisation theory and contemporary applications to innovation-related phenomena.

Sessions will comprise a mixture of flipped classroom lectures with extensive introductory learning videos, paper discussions and student presentations. Please note, that a detailed course outline and reading list will be made available in L2P ahead of the first session.

Objectives

After participating in this course, students should be in a position to:
(1) understand the fundamental purpose and constitutive elements of selected theories,
(2) critically discuss empirical innovation research firmly grounded in organisation theory, and
(3) draw on key ideas from selected theories to inform their arguments and reflect upon their practical experiences.

Prerequisites

(1) Solid command of English
(2) Basic understanding of technology and innovation management
(3) Willingness to engage in preparatory readings of case studies and/or research papers
(4) Only one of the closely related modules "Organization Theory: In-Class Format" and "Organization Theory: Online Format" may be completed

Examination

The final grade can be composed as follows:

• Option A: Colloquium & presentation (50%, graded) and examination (50%, graded, 60min.)
• Option B: Colloquium & presentation (50%, graded) and paper (50%, graded)
• Option C: examination (100%, graded, 60min.)

All components specified for the respective option need to be passed to pass the module. The exact form of examination (A, B or C) will be announced at the start of the course. Unless announced differently, option A applies.

Further Information

No information available in English at the moment.

Literature

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