HR5053 - Organisation Design and Management (2020/21)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2020/21|
|Module title||Organisation Design and Management|
|Module level||Intermediate (05)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||Guildhall School of Business and Law|
|Total study hours||150|
|Running in 2020/21||
The module introduces and explores a range of key topics related to organisation studies. A broad range of organisation theories are drawn upon to encourage students to develop a critical approach towards their understanding and analysis of key issues within contemporary organisations. The module assessment strategy has been designed to test the extent of the achievement of the module learning outcomes.
• Organisation Theories and Perspectives – classical, contemporary and critical approaches. LO1
• Employee engagement & the Psychological Contract. LO1, LO2, LO3
• Perspectives on leadership and management LO1,LO2,LO3
• Management & Organisations: Issues from an International Perspective. LO1,LO2
• Organisation Metaphors. LO1,LO2
• Organisation Structure. LO1,LO2
• Power, Control & Surveillance. LO1,LO2
• Organisational Culture LO1,LO2
• Organisational Change & Resistance. LO1,LO2,LO3
• Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. LO1,LO2,LO3
On completing the module students will be able to demonstrate:
• Awareness and understanding of a range of key issues related to the design and management of contemporary organisations.
• Application of a wide range of organisation theories to support and develop the analysis of issues in contemporary organisations.
• Enhanced self-reflection on their skills of communicating, researching and analysing – relevant to working and managing in contemporary organisations.
The assessment consists solely of individual based coursework which requires students to complete a written essay (70%) and a series exercises within a student workbook (30%). The coursework will be based on the critical analysis of issues related to one or more organisations through the use and application of relevant organisation theories. During the module students will be encouraged to draw and reflect upon their own learning and that of their peers including through discussions based on the student workbook exercises. The design of the student workbook exercises also facilitates the provision of regular formative feedback and tutor guidance.
• Clegg S, Kornberger, M & Pitsis T (2016) Managing & Organizations, London: Sage.
• Arvinen-Muondo R & Perkins S (Eds) (2013) Organizational Behaviour: People, Process, Work & Human Resource Management, London: Kogan Page (e resource).
• Grey C (2013) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting And Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations, London: Sage.
• Hatch MJ with Cunliffe AL (2013) Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic and Postmodern Perspectives, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
• Huczynski A & Buchanan D (2017) Organizational Behaviour, Harlow: Pearson Education (e resource).
• Morgan G (2006) Images of Organization, London: Sage.
• Mullins LJ (2016) Management and Organisational Behaviour, Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd (e resource).
• Pugh D (2007) Writers on Organisations, Harmondsworth: Penguin.
• Sims, D., Fineman, S. and Gabriel, Y (2010) Organizing and Organizations: an Introduction, London, Sage.
• Thompson P & McHugh D (2009) Work Organisations, London: Macmillan
• Wilson F.M. (2010) Organizational Behaviour and Work: a Critical Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Journal of Management Studies
Journal of Organizational Change Management
Social Responsibility Journal