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Business Administration Ba (C), Management and Organizational Culture, 7,5 Credits


General data

Code: FÖ074G
Subject/Main field: Företagsekonomi
Cycle: First cycle
Progression: (C)
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Business, Economics and Law
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Established: 9/30/2006
Date of change: 10/11/2013
Version valid from: 8/27/2014

Aim

The aim of the course is to stimulate to a more reflective and critical thinking about theories in the areas of organizational culture and organizational change, especially when it comes to the link between organizational culture and concepts like leadership, performance, and change.

Course objectives

After finishing the course the student should be able to:
- Define and explain central concepts within organizational culture and organizational change
- Independently discuss and critically evaluate organizations like systems in a multi-dimensional environment and understand reasons behind organizational change
- Analyze, distinguish, and formulate business administrational problems and independently gather and deal with material from formulated issues regarding organizational culture and organizational change
- Independently delineate, design, and work out a written task with relevance for theory and issue and using business administrational methods
- Independently accomplish an opposition, actively and independently contribute in seminar discussions, and present articles and own work

Content

The course starts from the concept of organizational culture and covers different themes connected to organizational culture.

- Organizational culture as metaphor and metaphors for organizational culture
- Organizational culture and leadership
- Organizational culture and Scandinavian leadership
- Organizational culture and performance
- Organizational culture and change

Entry requirements

Business Administration Ba (A/B) 52,5 Credits, with at least 22,5 Credits at Ba (B) level.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

The core topics of the course will be covered by lectures, literature seminars, and different kinds of exercises. When appropriate guest lecturers will be invited. Certain parts of the lectures and seminars might be compulsory.

Examination form

The course content will be examined by an individual exam and by individual and group-wise written tasks and seminars.
Link to subject-specific criteria for marks www.miun.se/betygskriterier

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading


Required literature

Author: Czarniawska, Barbara; Sevón (red)
Title: The Northern Lights
Edition: senaste upplagan
Publisher: Liber

Author: Schein, E.
Title: The corporate culture survival guide: Sense and nonsense about culture change
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Author: Schramm-Nielsen, J., Lawrence, P & Sivesind, K.H.
Title: Management in Scandinavia: Culture, Context, and Change
Edition: 2004
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Comment: 204

Reference literature

Author: Alvesson, M
Title: Understanding Organizational Culture
Edition: 2002
Publisher: Sage
Comment: 214

Author: Johansson Robinowitz, C. & Werner Carr, L
Title: Modern-day Vikings: A Practical Guide to Interacting with the Swedes
Edition: 2001
Publisher: Intercultural Press, cop
Comment: 199