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ORGANIZATION THEORY

CODICE 49580
ANNO ACCADEMICO 2022/2023
CFU
  • 6 cfu al ° anno di 8697 ECONOMIA AZIENDALE(L-18) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu al ° anno di 8707 MANAGEMENT (LM-77) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu al ° anno di 8699 ECONOMIA E COMMERCIO(L-33) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu al ° anno di 8698 ECONOMIA DELLE AZIENDE MARITTIME, LOGISTICA E TRASP.(L-18) - GENOVA
  • SETTORE SCIENTIFICO DISCIPLINARE SECS-P/10
    SEDE
  • GENOVA
  • PERIODO 2° Semestre
    MATERIALE DIDATTICO AULAWEB

    OBIETTIVI E CONTENUTI

    OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI

    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

    OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI (DETTAGLIO) E RISULTATI DI APPRENDIMENTO

    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.

    PROGRAMMA/CONTENUTO

    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).

    TESTI/BIBLIOGRAFIA

    • F.W. Taylor, The Principles of Scientific Management, 1911: Introd. + Ch. 1
    • H. Fayol, Administration industrielle et générale, Dunod, Paris, 1916 (trad. en. General Principles of Management): Ch. 1
    • H.A. Simon, The Proverbs of Administration, in "Public Administration Review", 6:1, 1946, pp. 53-67.
    • T. Parsons, Suggestions for a Sociological Approach to the Theory of Organization, in "Administrative Science Quarterly", 1:1, 1956
    • H.A. Simon, Bounded Rationality in Social Science: Today and Tomorrow, in "Mind & Society, 1, 2000, 1:1, pp. 25-39
    • P. R. Lawrence, J.W. Lorsch, Organization and Environment, Harvard University, 1967: Ch. 8-9
    • J.D. Thompson, Organizations in Action. Social science bases of administrative theory, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1967: Ch. 10
    • M.D. Cohen et alii, A Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice, in "Administrative Science Quarterly", 17:1, 1972, pp. 1-25
    • K.E. Weick, Organizations as Loosely Coupled Systems, in "Administrative Science Quarterly", Vol. 21, No. 1, 1976
    • P.J. DiMaggio, W.W. Powell, The Iron Cage Revisited: Institl. Isomorph. and Collect. Ration. in Organiz. Fields, in "Am. Sociol. Rev., 48:2, 1983, pp. 147-160
    • C. Grey, The Fetish of Change, in "Tamara: Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science"; 2003; 2, 2
    • D. Kahneman, The Surety of Fools, New York Times Magazine, Oct 23, 2011
    • B. Maggi, Can we transmit knowledge? in "TAO Digital Library", 2010

    (*) Minor changes to this list may apply during the course. All materials, however, will be available on Aulaweb.

    DOCENTI E COMMISSIONI

    LEZIONI

    INIZIO LEZIONI

    Sem: 2

    February,  - June,  2023

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