BUS3033 : Critical Organisation Studies
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Professor Alan McKinlay
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
This module builds upon and develops ideas introduced in the BUS2019 module Understanding Work and Organisations. In it a number of topics are considered which together present a framework for thinking about organisational behaviour which rejects the traditional approach as inadequate, full of failings and "stuck in a kind of time warp" (Jackson & Carter, 2007, page 3). Contemporary social theory is applied to the study of organisational behaviour with the aim of "developing an understanding of this important arena of human activity" and developing a 'post-structuralist' framework to better understand the "complexity of human behaviour in organisational settings".
The module aims:
1. To introduce students to the latest research in Critical Organisation Studies.
2. To explore the principle debates within the field, and their consequences for empirical research.
3. To engage with some of the distinctive management, policy and political issues arising from Critical Organisation Studies.
4. To encourage active personal critical reflection by students as they progress through the module.
Outline Of Syllabus
12. Conclusion & review
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||6||1:00||6:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||5||2:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||27:00||27:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||27:00||27:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||1:00||2:00||Assessment guidance surgery|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||1:00||1:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||27:00||27:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The participative lectures will present and develop various perspectives on Critical Organisation Studies and the distinctive management issues arising therein.
Students are expected to develop their understanding of these through further reading, research and personal reflection.
Group sessions to explore cases on structure, knowledge and power inter-relationships.
Surgeries for 1-1, small group assessment guidance.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The journal/report will assess the students' understanding of the key concepts and issues presented in the module, and, if applicable, their ability to apply this understanding to a practical example.