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OSAAMISTAVOITTEET

The course sessions provide an overview of contemporary perspectives on organization theory for doctoral students interested in management and organizations. During the course, the students will learn the basics of specific theories and approaches and how to be able to use them in theory-building.

Laajuus: 6

Aikataulu: 06.09.2019 - 20.12.2019

Vastuuopettaja (voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Nina Granqvist

Vastuuopettaja (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): Eero Vaara

Kurssin yhteystiedot (voimassa 14.08.2019-21.12.2112):

Professor Eero Vaara
Course assistant Joona Koistinen

contact by email: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi

Kurssin CEFR-taso (koskee tätä kurssikertaa):

Opetuskieli ja suorituskielet (voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

SISÄLTÖ, ARVIOINTI JA KUORMITTAVUUS

Sisältö
  • Voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course consists of a series of seminar sessions focusing on specific theories and approaches. The specific contents are outlined in a separate document. The course is intended for Management and organization doctoral students during their first semester. Other prospective students should contact the responsible teacher Nina Granqvist, nina.granqvist@aalto.fi.

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    Learning Outcomes

    The course provides an overview of contemporary perspectives in organization theory for doctoral students interested in organizations and management studies. During the course, the students will learn the basics of specific theories and approaches and how to be able to use them in theory-building.

    Content

    The course consists of a series of sessions focusing on specific theories and approaches. These sessions are:

    • Introduction to organization theory
    • Behavioral perspectives
    • Strategic and design perspectives
    • Environmental perspectives
    • Institutional perspectives
    • Interpretative and sensemaking perspectives
    • Discursive and narrative perspectives
    • Change and historical perspectives
    • Future of organization theory
    • Contributing to organization theory (concluding session)

    Further Information

    The course is primarily for doctoral students in Organization and Management. The recommendation is that they take this course during the first year in the program.


Toteutus, työmuodot ja arvosteluperusteet
  • Voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Active and informed participation in all sessions, short papers presented in class, group presentations in class, a term paper on the theoretical foundations of one's research project provide foundations for the assessment.

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    Assessment Methods and Criteria

    Requirements for the successful completion of the course: Active and informed participation in all sessions; work on eight short papers and their presentation in class; a term paper on the theoretical foundations of one’s research project.

    The short papers are reflections on the prescribed readings (appr. 5 pages each). The short papers are not summaries of the readings but should focus on the connections between the readings, synthesize and argue instead of repeating what the authors have already said.

    The term papers (appr. 10 pages) should focus on the question: “What are the theoretical foundations of my research project?”

    Grading Scale

    Pass/fail



Työmäärä toteutustavoittain
  • Voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Requirements for the successful completion of the course include active and informed participation in all sessions, work on short papers and class presentations, a term paper, and other work as defined.

  • Koskee tätä kurssikertaa:

    • 8 sessions with short papers -> 8*13 h ~ 4 ECTS
    • Preparing the presentations + 2 sessions without short papers -> 27 h ~ 1 ECTS
    • Term paper -> 27 h ~ 1 ECTS




PERUSTIETOJA

Oppimateriaali
  • Voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The study material consists of prescribed readings that will be available on the course website in MyCourses.

  • Koskee tätä kurssikertaa:

    Study Material

    The study material consists of prescribed readings (4-6 journal articles per session) that will be available on the course website.


Esitiedot
  • Voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    none

LISÄTIETOJA

Kurssin aikataulu
  • Koskee tätä kurssikertaa:

    Short papers and presentations based on the readings are submitted before each session (excl. first and last sessions). The term paper is submitted in December.

    1. Introduction to organization theory 6.9
    2. Behavioral perspectives 13.9
    3. Strategic and design perspectives 27.9
    4. Environmental perspectives 4.10
    5. Institutional perspectives 11.10
    6. Interpretative and sensemaking perspectives 25.10
    7. Discursive and narrative perspectives 8.11
    8. Change and historical perspectives 15.11
    9. Future of organization theory 22.11
    10. Conclusion 29.11



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