NBS8326 : Managing Organisations and People
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr David Lain
- Lecturer: Dr Sara Zaeemdar
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
Organizations are some of the most important actors in contemporary societies. They control resources similar to countries; with their decisions and strategies they shape key processes such as globalization, innovation, economic growth, migration and social mobility to name a few; they produce essential products and services and employ a growing proportion of the labour force. This module is concerned with the behaviour of and within organizations and as such provides provides an introduction to central issues and concepts of Organisation Theory and Organisation Behaviour, situating these in the broader global socio-economic context.
Outline Of Syllabus
By the end of the module students should be able to understand and explain:
The implications of theories of organisations in relation to:
- The changing nature of work globally
- Emergence and growth of the modern corporation through history and across different countries
- Taylorism and Fordism to LPT; beyond the flexible firm and entrepreneurship, neo-Taylorism and Japanese
- The implication of theories and understandings of organisational behaviour in relation to issues such as identity, culture, diversity and leadership
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||62:00||62:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||4||2:00||8:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The 2 hour sessions will focus on formal lecture whilst the seminars will allow for individual/group activities and discussion. Lectures provide the basic concepts and framework which contribute to the module’s intended knowledge outcomes. Seminars will facilitate more active and student centered forms of pedagogical activities.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|PC Examination||50||1||M||20||Students will be required to undertake a multiple choice test|
|Written Examination||90||1||A||80||Students will be required to answer an essay style questions from a selection|
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|LBS8326||Managing Organisations and People||1||Paired with London module for Sem1 and resits|
|NBS8926||Managing Organisations and People||1||Groningen shadow module|
|PC Examination||1||M||Discussion during seminar of the results and student learning from exam|
|Oral Presentation||1||M||Group presentation with feedback from peers and tutor|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The multiple choice test exam will offer a possibility of early formative feedback as it will be scheduled for week 5 or so of teaching. This will allow students to check on their progress and improve in the later exam. Results of the test will be discussed in a seminar providing an opportunity for summative feedback.
The final exam assesses students’ breadth and depth of understanding of the key theories and concepts in organizational theory and behavior drawing on extensive independent reading and research. This will also offer the opportunity to test the range of practical/transferable skills listed in the module’s aims.