Organization Theory 17.09.2013-19.09.2013

Kurssikuvaus: Organization Theory course gives an overall picture of the field with critical understanding and interdiciplinarity. It supports participants to use/apply OT theories in their own research projects.

Pidempi kurssikuvaus: Organization Theory course gives an overall picture of the field with current issues. It covers subjects as: organizations as social and economic actors, how individuals/people act within organizations and on behalf of organizations, and how to conceptualize organizations. Epistemological, methodological and ontological questions are dealt during the course in relation to organization theory. It is also aimed to develop a critical understanding of different theories, to help participants to use/apply these theories in formulating their own research projects, and to promote understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of organization theory. Fields like administrative decision making, structuralism, organizational culture, gender and diversity approach, agency theory, institutional theory, critical theory, post-modernism & modernism, post-structuralism and post-colonialism, and psychodynamic approach are covered during the course.

Muuta: Tommi Auvinen is the coordinator of the course and can be reached per tel. +358-40-5767798 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The application deadline for this course is 27.06.2013!

Kurssin yhteyshenkilö: Iiris Aaltio

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Kurssin aikataulu: 17.09.2013-19.09.2013

Paikka: Jyväskylä University

Kurssin laajuus opintopisteinä: 6

Kurssin tavoitteet: The aim of the course is to give the participants an overall picture of Organization Theory and its current issues, and study how to use it in one’s own doctoral work. Subjects covered are: organizations as social and economic actors, how individuals/people act within organizations and on behalf of organizations, and how to conceptualize organizations. Epistemological, methodological and ontological questions are dealt during the course in relation to organization theory. It is also aimed to develop a critical understanding of different theories, to help participants to use/apply these theories in formulating their own research projects, and to promote understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of organization theory. Fields like administrative decision making, structuralism, organizational culture, gender approach, agency theory, institutional theory, critical theory, post-modernism & modernism, post-structuralism and post-colonialism, and psychodynamic approach are covered during the course.

Kurssin suorittaminen: Max 30 participants will be selected based on their application. The course will be held in English.

Evaluation of the quality of the knowledge and skills acquired by the participants: Students are required to read beforehand an extensive reading package (ca. 10-12 articles) and actively participate during the four teaching days. A report (about 20 pages) on a topic agreed during the course is written and handed in one month after the course ends. The reading material has to be commented during a special session in the seminar. It is recommendable that the report relates to the questions of the doctoral thesis and current writing of the students (like articles).

Kurssin arviointi: The final grade is a three-level verbal grade: Excellent, Good, and Satisfactory. The instructor of the course makes the evaluation based on study report.

Kohderyhmä: Doctoral students doing research within organization and management, and/or using concepts and ideas related to organization theory

Kurssin pääluennoitsijana toimii: Iiris Aaltio

Muut luennoitsijat: Tuomo Peltonen, Jean Helms Mills, Albert Mills.