Full module specification
|Module title:||Organisational Behaviour|
Theory and Practice of Management 1016A
|Duration of module:||
Duration (weeks) - term 1: |
• To introduce students to the subjects of organisational behaviour
• To develop a critical orientation toward the subject matter and an awareness of the complexity of managerial and organisational problems.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. demonstrate an understanding of key theories and perspectives, and an awareness of how these theories compare and contrast
- 2. be able to make strong theory-practice links by applying the concepts and perspectives introduced to organizational case studies
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 3. demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate concepts, theories and techniques
- 4. develop effective arguments
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 5. demonstrate the ability to work independently and be self-motivated
- 6. work effectively in a group
- 7. present an argument in front of an audience
- 8. demonstrate effective independent study
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Presentation and seminar discussions||In class||1-8||Verbal in class|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Individual Essay||40||2,000 words||1-5, 8||Written feedback|
|Examination||60||2 hours||1-5, 8||Verbal feedback|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Examination||Examination (100%)||1-5, 8||August Examination Period|
• Introduction to module; perspectives on understanding organisational behaviour
• Bureaucracy and rationality
• Organisational culture
• Power and control
• Conflict and resistance
• Group dynamics
• Space and technology
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
In order to provide adequate student access to resources (circa.300 students), digitized copies of readings from the following sources will be made available via ELE:
Butler, M. and Rose, E. (2011) Introduction to Organisational Behaviour London: CIPD
Clegg, S., Kornberger, M. and Pitsis, T. (2008) Managing and Organizations: An introduction to theory and practice London: Sage.
Fineman, S. (2003) Understanding Emotion at Work London: Sage.
Grey, C. (2005) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations London: Sage.
Hatch, M. J. and Cunliffe, A. L. (2006) Organization Theory 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Knights, D. and Willmott, H. (2007) Introducing Organizational Behaviour and Management London: Thompson.
Linstead, S, Fulop, L, and Lilley, S. (2009) Management and Organization. 2nd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Noon, M. and Blyton, P. (2006) The Realities of Work: Experiencing Work and Employment in Contemporary Society Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Wilson, F. (2010) Organizational Behaviour: A Critical Introduction, 3rd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Module has an active ELE page?
Last revision date
17 January 2012 EJ