This course prepares participants to meet the following learning objectives and competencies:
The students learn about the "classics" of organizational theory and their significance for modern business administration. They understand the importance of the historical lines of development and derive implications for today's management problems. The students experience the possibilities and limits of structuring tasks and processes in companies. This helps them to make decisions about the structure of companies and divisions. The students understand the interplay between organizations and the environment as well as between organizations and individuals, and they know possible conflicts and solutions. This helps them to successfully operate teamwork or cooperations. The students learn and evaluate possibilities for dealing with emergent processes in organizations and experience the importance of organizational change and learning. This helps them to understand political processes in companies, to build a successful corporate culture, and to make a company competitive in times of change.
- Conceptual basics for the theory of the firm
- Lines of development of organizational theory
- Structuring of tasks
- Integration of the individual and the organization
- The organization and the environment
- Dealing with emergent processes in organizations
- Organizational change and learning
Schreyögg, G., & Geiger, D. (2016). Organisation – Grundlagen moderner Organisationsgestaltung. Mit Fallstudien (6th ed.). Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.