Lehrveranstaltungen im Sommersemester 2011
Dr. Melanie Schreiner
Organization Theory Revisited: Major Themes and Current Debates (LSF-Link)
Since its inception roughly 70 years ago, organization theory has seen many twists and turns whereby it has reflected most of the major trends and shifts that have emerged in the social science at large. This seminar addresses major themes in OT that have passed the test of time and which are related to questions of the structure of organizations, the organization and its environment, management and decision-making, people in organizations, and finally organizational change and learning. In addition, we will talk about some meta-theoretical aspects of OT, i.e. its status as a science, and of course also reflect on current debates in the field.The seminar is designed as a literature course, that is our class time will be spend on discussing the assigned texts in detail and bring theoretical issues to life with short case studies and related exercises. Hence, the seminar is supposed to be very interactive and is fueled by a thorough preparation by me and students. Importantly, most of the final grade will be determined by work during the semester rather than the final written assignment.Students willing to explore OT in more detail and share my enthusiasm for the topic should have acquired basic knowledge of OT in their previous studies. The maximum number of students for this course is twelve.
- Pugh, Derek S. (Eds) 1997. Organization Theory. Selected Readings, 4th Ed., London: Penguin Books.
- Hatch, M. J. & Cunliffe, A. L. 2006. Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives. 2nd Ed., New York: Oxford University Press.
- Tsoukas, H. & Knudsen, C. 2005. The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory: Meta-theoretical Perspectives, New York: Oxford University Press.
- Class Participation (35%), Reaction Memos (30%), Final Essay (35%)