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Organisation Theory and Practice

Overview of the unit

Unit code: MGT30009
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit explores the nature of organisations and their interactions and co-evolution with complex contemporary environments. Representative themes include the exploration of the structural dimensions of organisations; how organisational design accommodates a stakeholder approach; and the need for organisational design to respond to emergent local and global agendas.

Content

– Dimensions of organisational design: structure vs contingency
– The evolution of organisation theory and design.
– Operating model canvas; Interpretations of value creation and organisational effectiveness.
– The role of structure in organisations.
– Decision-making systems, internal coordination, organisational configuration.
– Organisational culture; Social capital building across diverse groups
– Governance, and implications for Sustainability, values and ethics.
– Emergent organisational design, Organisations as Open systems.
– Inter-organisational relationships, resource dependence and collaborative networks
– Organisational Change: Managing change effectively
– Organisations as political systems, managing conflict.
– Governance for effective, sustainable organisations.

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