ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT (I MOD)
The course covers theories, tools and practices related to organizational design (especially related to international firms). The course aims at giving students the fundamental tools of organizational analysis and design in order to understand how organizations operate, how they can be designed to achieve their goals, and what are the processes and the phenomena that affect their functioning. The students will be able to use tools useful to analyze and manage organizations.
Fundamentals of organizational theory and design.
Topics will include: organization theory, organizational design, the environment of management, managing in a global environment, designing organization structure, leading teams, foundations of motivation.
In particular the course will be articulated as follows:
I part (28 hours)- Organization and Organization theory, dimensions of organization design , organizational purpose and organizational design, fundamentals of organization structure, organization design alternatives, open system design elements.
The external environment, the organization’s environment, the changing environment, designing organizations for the international environment, entering the global arena, designing structure to fit global strategy.
III part (20 hours) – Foundation of motivation, content theories of motivation, process theory of motivation, group dynamics.
Lectures (48 hours). Moreover, students will be trained by means of a variety of interactive teaching methods such as discussion of cases, simulations, teamwork and presentations, that enable students to gain a solid understanding of the complexities of modern organizations.
A) R.L. Daft, Management (12th ed.), South-Western College Pub, 2015
B) Kreitner R, Kinicki A. Organizational Behavior (10th ed.) New York, NY McGraw-Hill/Irwin,2013 (chs. 8,10)
The exam will consist a written and an optional oral examination. Final written exam will consist of multiple choice, a case study with open questions that directly refer to the textbook. For students attending the course the written exam could also consist of open questions related to a project work and open questions that directly refer to material covered in the course. The students who will pass the written exam with at least 26/30 could take the oral exam.
Additional course material will be available on Moodle