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Organizational Learning

Description

Objectives of the course

This course aims at exploring the different ways in which organizations learn from past experiences and change themselves accordingly. Decisions on important organizational changes can be undertaken successfully only if the organizational members are willing and able to learn from prior experiences they need to overcome their (quite natural) resistance to change. This course will therefore provide students with the relevant knowledge on how organizations can learn from the past and how organizational members can be convinced to support necessary changes.

 

Contents

This course  will consist of the presentation of concepts of organizational learning and the discussion of practical cases. Several different approaches to organizational learning and change, as well as considerations concerning the management of employee issues during change processes will be discussed. The course will also discuss an approach to the management of subsidiaries in different countries. Every single approach will be placed in practical context by discussing case studies or videos that represent practical examples of the approaches that have been discussed before.

 

Structure of the course

The course basically consists of lectures on the theoretical foundations and discussion of business cases. The discussion of business cases will be followed by assignments on these cases that students have to solve at home. These two types of classes alternate.

 

Grading

The grading system will be as follows:

Assignments on business cases: 40%

Exam: 60%

People

 

Beck N.

Course director

Additional information

Semester
Spring
Academic year
2019-2020
ECTS
3
Language
English
Education
Master of Science in Economics in Management, Elective course, Track in Organization and Human Resources Management, 1st year

Master of Science in Management and Informatics, Elective course, Lecture, 2nd year

Master of Science in Management and Informatics, Elective course, Lecture, 1st year