|SETTORE SCIENTIFICO DISCIPLINARE||SECS-P/10|
The subject is aimed at developing learning skills and critical thinking thus enhancing autonomy and consciousness in the use of organizational theories in the analysis of managerial problems and readiness for further development of knowledge
The goal of this subject is to present, discuss and criticize a number of outstanding organizational theories, enlightening their value and their limits in the framing process of a wide range of organizational problems. Students are expected to develop critical understanding of organization theories and their use in the framing process of a wide range of organizational problems.
Rather than “studying theories”, class work is mostly devoted to “playing with theories”: everybody read the texts before coming to class so that we can discuss issues like: “What are the main organizational issues on which the author concentrate?” “What is the vision of the world behind this theory?” “Do you agree with the author?”, “Do you think that this theory is well equipped in order to interpret contemporary organizational problems?”, and then we can sketch out together specific managerial problems and try to use theories for framing solutions.
All the main approaches to organization theory are covered: The Scientific Management, Functionalism, Contingency Theory, the work of James Thompson, the various contribution in the field of decision making (Herbert Simon, James March, etc.) and the ones that focus on ambiguities in decision making; the approach of Karl Weick, the Critical Management School, New-Institutionalism, etc. (see text list of articles for details).
(*) Minor changes to this list may apply during the course. All materials, however, will be available on Aulaweb.
Ricevimento: Nel periodo di svolgimento della didattica il docente riceve gli studenti a valle di ciascuna lezione. Dal termine delle lezioni occorre contattare il docente via mail per fissare un appuntamento in presenza o su Teams. Gli studenti interessati a svolgere una tesi di laurea con il docente trovano tutte le informazioni qui: https://forms.gle/QCPr6KrQ5HAT8PbV9
ANGELO GASPARRE (Presidente)
February, 27th - June, 1st 2017
This course does not require a final. Students who do not regularly attend lessons (participation requirement is 10 out of 12 seminars) are required to take an oral examination at the end of the semester.
Course grades are based on writing assignments and the contribution of each to class discussions.
Students interested in this course are strongly encouraged to attend classes.