Bloomsburg University Bloomsburg, PA 17815 Course Outline 1. Date PreparedSpring 2005 2. Prepared By:Sonia Ammar Office: Sutliff Hall #218 Phone: (570) 389-4562 Office Hours: MWF 1:00-2:00 TTH 9:00-9:30 Web page: http://cob. bloomu. edu/ramin E-mail: [email protected] edu OR [email protected] com 3. Department:Department of Management 4. Course Number:93. 362 5. Course Title:Organizational Design 6. Credit Hours:3 7. Prerequisites:93. 344, Principles of Management 8.
Catalog Description: This course discusses the difference between micro and macro perspectives in the study of organization and provides a macro view in which the organization is the unit of analysis instead of individual members. The course provides students with an in depth understanding of how organizations are formed and how external as well as internal factors influence the structure and design of the organization. In addition, it examines the variables contributing to designing and managing organizations. 9. Goals and Objectives:
The course devotes to: 1. an understanding of the macro approach to organizations 2. an examination of contextual and structural variables 3. the investigation of organizational interdependency and control 4. designing organizational structures and processes: domestic and global/international 5. organizational change and decline 6. exercises in critical thinking, analyses, and synthesis 7. improvement of oral and written communication and presentation skills 10. Content Outline:
Macro versus micro perspectives of organization: A historical perspective on the organizational structure and functions; Closed and Open system Organizations. Characteristics of Open System Organizations. Contextual Dimensions of Organizational Design: Internal & External Environment; Mission-Goals-Strategies and Organizational Effectiveness Models; Size—Life Cycle—and Decline of Organizations; Technology; Organizational Culture. Structural Dimensions of Organizational Design: Formalization, Specialization, Hierarchy of Authority, Complexity, Centralization-Decentralization, Professionalism, and Personnel Ratios.
Fundamentals of Organizational Designs: Types of Organizational Designs, Designs for Global Competition. Organizational Innovation, Change and Reengineering: Information Technology and Organizational Control, Culture and Ethical Values, Models of Decision Making Processes, Power and Political paradigm, Interdepartmental and Inter Organizational Conflicts and Relationships, Organizational Change and Development. 11. Methods:Lecture-discussion, Cases 12. Evaluation Procedures: a. Attendance: • Regular attendance is required.
Grades may be lowered if classes are missed without legitimate excuses (i. e. personal injury, family emergency, school sponsored activity). • I expect you to be on time for class. • I expect you to attend the whole class session. Don’t leave class early unless you informed your instructor ahead of time. b. Examinations:Two (2) Mid-term Exams will be administered during the semester. A term project in lieu of the final examination will be assigned. Following weights will be used for grading purposes: (provided as example)
Unit Exam ([email protected] 25%)50% Term Project25% (20%+5% for the draft report) Presentation of the Project10% Cases & Presentations* 15% Total 100% *End of the Chapter cases, as well as End of the Book Cases (Integrative Cases) will be assigned on the first meeting. c. Class Participation:Students are expected to attend all classes and participate in classroom discussions. Overall grades could be improved by consistent classroom participation. d. Assignments:Submit your assignment on time.
If you fail to submit your assignment on time, the highest grade you can have for that particular assignment is a “B”. You will get an “F” if you fail to submit that assignment for the second time. e. Academic Dishonesty:Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated; it will result in failure of the class or the relevant assignment. Do not present other peoples work as your own except your team assignment. I consider resubmitting previously written projects, or signing the attendance sheet for another student to be an academic dishonesty. f.
Grading Policy:The final grade for the course will depend upon the student performance on all required activities narrated in the evaluation procedures. The following scale will be used to record grades. : (provided as example) A= 95-100, A- = 90-94 B+= 87-89, B= 84-86, B-= 80-83 C+= 77-79, C= 74-76, C-= 70-73 D+= 67-69, D= 60-66 E= Below 60 13. Supporting Procedures: Required Text: Richard Daft, Organization Theory and Design, 8th Edition, South-Western, 2004. ¦ A number of journal articles and/or cases may be used. The instructor will announce them in the class.
Final Project Due on last day of class. This project will be done by a group of 5 students. This group will be formed during the first week of classes. Students will be expected to apply in this project the knowledge acquired in the entire course. Higher order learning such as critical thinking, integration and synthesis along with written and oral communication skills are to be applied and demonstrated through the project preparation, write up and presentation.. Each group will select an organization (organization selection will be done in consultation with the instructor).
Students will conduct research and collect information on structural and contextual variables of the organization. Critical analysis and synthesis of the collected information will be the basis of your project report. The format of the final report must conform to the requirements of a research paper in management. Presentations: Quality Power Point presentations are expected. Students will be judged on the criteria of professional presentation (such as, clarity, courtesy, voice, inflection, eye contact, quality of language, dress, and the quality of visual material). Assignments and Group Presentations: | | | | |Date |Week |Material covered by |Reading Assignment |End of Chapter & Integrative Case Presentations | | | |Instructor | | | |Jan. 1,13 |Week 1 | Intro, &Team | | | | | | | |Formation | | | | | |Jan. 18, 20 |Week 2 |chapters 1 |chapter 1 | | | | |Jan. 25,27 |Week 3 |chapter 2 |Chapter 2 |Group1, S-S Technologies Inc.
Page 39 | |Feb. 1, 3 |Week 4 |chapter 3 |Chapter 3 |Group 2, The University Art Museum. Page 76 | |Feb. 8, 10 |Week 5 |chapter 4 |Chapter 4 |Group 3, C&C Grocery Stores, Inc. Page123 | |Feb. 15, 17 |Week 6 |chapter 5 |Chapter 5 |Group 4, The Paradoxical Twins:Acme&Omega. Page 163 | |Feb. 22, 24 |Week 7 |chapter 6 |Chapter 6&Prepare |Group 5, Hugh Russel, Inc.
Page 196 | | | | |for Exam | | |March. 1, 3 |Week 8 |Exam [1-6] ch-7 |Chapter 7 |Group 6, Top Dog Software. Page 232 | | | |March. 8, 10 |Week 9 |Spring Break | | | | | |March. 15, 17 |Week 10 |chapter 8 |chapter 8 |Group1, Integrative Case1. . Page 526 | |March. 22 |Week11 |chapter 9 |chapter 9 |Group2, Integrative Case 2. 0. Page 531 | |March. 29, 31 |Week 12** |chapter 10 |chapter 10 |Group3, Integrative Case 3. 0. Page538 | |April. 5, 7 |Week 13 |chapter11 |chapters 11 |Group4, Integrative Case 4. 0. Page 555 | | | |April. 2, 14 |Week 14 |chapter12 |chapter 12 |Group 5, Integrative Case 5. 0. Page 562 | | | |April. 19, 21 |Week 15 |chapter 13 |Chapter 13, & |Group 6, Integrative Case 6. 0. Page 565 | | | | | | |prepare for Exam | | | | |April. 26 |Week 16 |Exam[7-13] | | | | | |May. , 5 |Week 17+ |Project Presentation | | | | | | | | |**Project update due, Preliminary Findings and the Draft Report | | | | |+Power Point Presentations of the Project Begins | | Your professor will revise this syllabus if she deems changes are warranted!