Organisation science is a broad and multidisciplinary field, drawing upon sociology, psychology and economics. This course has three major purposes: 1) to familiarise students with major classical contributions, 2) to follow the development of major modern perspectives, and 3) to identify present challenges and research frontiers. A key concern is how various perspectives and insight may be relevant to management issues.
Learning outcome knowledge
An overview over the most important research programs or research areas in organizational science, their underlying assumptions and empirical research methods. Major developments and contributions are discussed on the basis of classical texts as well as authoritative overviews and reviews. Candidates will get a better understanding of the origin and status of key concepts, models and theories debated in current research. The aim is to strengthen participants ability to evaluate research and to position their own contributions
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