BAM 532 Organizational Theory

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BAM 532 Organizational Theory

3 Semester Units

Business is changing at break-neck speed, so managers must be increasingly active in reorganizing their firms to gain a competitive edge. This course will provide you with the most up-to-date and contemporary treatment of the way managers attempt to increase organizational effectiveness. Organizational Theory will also focus on organizational theory, organizational design and organization change. The origins of organizational culture, stakeholder approach to organizations, and recent developments in organizational structure will be covered.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze how organizations function and relate to organizational structure, culture and design.
  • Examine organizational culture and the way members make decisions and interpret the organization’s environment.
  • Evaluate organizational strategy and the sources of core competences.
  • Analyze how confl ict can be managed by changing attitudes, attitudinal structuring, a procedural system, a third-party negotiator and employee rotation.


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