This is an interdisciplinary course drawing centrally upon psychology, sociology, economics and, to a lesser extent management theory.
You must pass the following courses before this course may be attempted:
- MN1178 Business and management in a global context.
- Theories of boundaries
- The evolution of organisations
- Studying organisations
- Organisations as contractually coordinated mechanisms
- Organisations as Incentive/ Motivationally coordinated mechanisms
- Organisations as authority/ power/coordinated mechanisms
- Organisations as Information/ Knowledge distributively coordinated mechanisms
- Organisations as ‘Culturally’ coordinated mechanisms
- Determinants of hierarchal structures (shape)
- Corporate Governance
If you complete the course successfully, you should be able to:
- describe the essential features of organisations
- discuss the factors shaping these features
- describe the evolution of different organisational designs/types
- discuss how managers may build and change organisations
- describe how different organisational forms impact on the individual within organisations.
Unseen written exam (3 hrs).
- Buchanan, D. and A. Huczynski. Organizational behaviour: an introductory text. London: Prentice Hall.
- Douma, S. and H. Schreuder. Economic approaches to organisations. London: Prentice Hall.
Course information sheets
Download the course information sheets from the LSE website.