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Module WIW-MGS-ORG-M-7

Organisation (M, 9.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
WIW-MGS-ORG-M-7 Organisation 9.0 CP (270 h)

Basedata

CP, Effort 9.0 CP = 270 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Lecturers
Area of study [WIW-MAN] Management Studies
Reference course of study [WIW-88.21-SG#2009] M.Sc. Business Studies (2009) [2009]
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Courses

Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Module-Part
Presence-Time /
Self-Study
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U WIW-SIC-OTH-K-7
Organization Theory
P 45 h 90 h - - PL1 4.5 SuSe
2V+1U WIW-SIC-HDC-K-7
Managing in highly dynamic contexts
P 45 h 90 h - - PL1 4.5 SuSe
  • About [WIW-SIC-OTH-K-7]: Title: "Organization Theory"; Presence-Time: 45 h; Self-Study: 90 h
  • About [WIW-SIC-HDC-K-7]: Title: "Managing in highly dynamic contexts"; Presence-Time: 45 h; Self-Study: 90 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: examination in form of partial achievements
  • Examination Frequency: each summer semester
    In-class accomplishments (e.g. presentations)

Evaluation of grades

All partial module examinations have to be passed. The module grade is the arithmetic mean of all partial examination grades.

Organization Theory:

100% in-class accomplishments

Managing in highly dynamic contexts

100% in-class accomplishments

Qualitative methods in organization research:

100% in-class accomplishments

Management in Far-East Asia:

100% in-class accomplishments


Contents

  • Organizational structures
  • Neo-institutionalism
  • Knowledge-based approaches
  • Behavioral approaches
  • Culture and change
  • Structuration theory
  • Organizational routines
  • Sociomateriality
  • Path dependence
  • Risks
  • Application of qualitative research methods
  • High-Reliability Organizations
  • Incident Command System
  • Learning from and through rare events
  • Organizational Routines
  • Group/Team Level Approach
  • Safety Culture
  • Coordination
  • Sociomateriality
  • Time
  • Application of qualitative research methods

Competencies / intended learning achievements

By successfully completing the module the students should be able to
  • Differentiate organizational theories.
  • Evaluate insights and findings of recent research.
  • Justify own conceptual thoughts.
  • Justify methodical approaches.
  • Connect scientific insights and examples from business practice and to work out implications.
  • Understand case studies from praxis, to identify problem areas and to derive solution approaches as well as to present and discuss them.

Literature

  • Schreyögg, G./Geiger, D. 2016. Organisation - Grundlagen moderner Organisationsgestaltung. Mit Fallstudien. 6. Auflage. Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag.
  • Danner-Schröder, A., Müller-Seitz, G. 2017. Qualitative Methoden in der Organisations- und Managementforschung: Ein anwendungsorientierter Leitfaden für Datensammlung und -analyse, München: Vahlen.
  • Müller-Seitz, G. (2014): Von Risiko zu Resilienz – zum Umgang mit Unerwartetem aus Organisationsperspektive, in: zfbf, 68: 79-99.
  • Weick, K. E., Sutcliffe, K. M. 2007. Managing the Unexpected. Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty. San Francisco: Wiley.
  • Danner-Schröder, A., Müller-Seitz, G. 2017. Qualitative Methoden in der Organisations- und Managementforschung: Ein anwendungsorientierter Leitfaden für Datensammlung und -analyse, München: Vahlen.

Materials

  • Presentation slides
  • Videos
  • Journal articles
  • Exercise materials

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

None

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)

None

References to Module / Module Number [WIW-MGS-ORG-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[SO-88A.646-SG] M.A. Integrative Social Science [Specialisation] Politik, Wirtschaft, Ethik [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[WIW-SIC-MPOOL-7] Field of Specialization: Strategy, Innovation and Cooperation