I. WHAT IS ORGANIZATION THEORY?
- Why Study Organization Theory
- Classical and Institutional Theories
- Systems Theories
- Cultural and SymbolicTheories
- Human Resource Theories
- Conflict Theories
- Critical Theories
- Post Modern and Narrative Theories
- Organization and Environment
II. CORE THEMES
- The Social and Physical Structure of Organizations
- Technology, Information and Organizational Knowledge
- Organizational Power, Control and Conflict
- Management, Leadership and Governance
- Organizational Culture and Change
- The Evaluation of Organizations
III: DESIGNING NEW ORGANIZATIONS
- The Design Perspective
- Alternative and Emerging Organizational Forms
This course will employ a number of instructional methods to accomplish its objectives, including the following:
- case studies
- small group discussion
- organizational design projects
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. Evaluation will be based on course objectives and may include some of the following: quizzes, multiple choice exams, essay type exams, term paper or research project, computer based assignments, etc. The instructor will provide the students with a course outline listing the criteria for course evaluation at the beginning of the semester.
An example of one evaluation scheme:
At the conclusion of the course the successful student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of a range of organizational theories.
- Use organizational theories to analyze key themes within private, public and third sector organizations.
- Examine the role of management and leadership in organizational process.
- Evaluate theories of organizational change.
- Explore new designs in organizational process and form.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
Textbook(s) such as the following, the list to be updated periodically:
- Hatch, Mary J. (2018). Organization theory: Modern, symbolic, and postmodern perspectives.
4th Ed. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU SOCI 3XXX (3)||2010/05/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG BUSM 2XXX (3)||2010/05/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU BUS 2XX (3)||2010/05/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU ORGB 3XXX (3)||2014/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU BBUS 2720 (3)||2010/05/01 to 2014/08/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU SOCI 3XX (3)||2010/01/01 to -|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW ORGB 201 (3)||2010/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO MGMT 2nd (3)||2010/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV COMM 3rd (3)||2010/05/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC COMM 2XX (3)||2010/05/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC SOSC 3XX (1.5)||2010/05/01 to -|