What is the main argument in the text? What is the author aiming at and what is themain point? What is the theory if one exists in the text?
Make comparisons. To how many examples does the author points to? What is the purpose of the author when comparing the examples?
Factors and Variables. Which factors have the strongest influence on theargumentation of the author?
Look for mistakes in the author's logic of argumentation! Are the hypothesis valid inthe given context.
Methodology. What is the author's methodology (statistical methods, descriptiveexplanations, historical analysis, content analysis, case studies, ect)
Does the data support the author's arguments? Are there enough evidence to supportthe argumentation and do the evidence go in the same line with the arguments?3. The students are expected to prepare their assignments for the seminars thoroughly.Case studies examples will be made available, however students are expected to researchthe topics outside the class as well.4. The students should prepare project paper titled “Current management situation and possible improvements of XX company”. The content of the paper will cover the actualsituation of the company: organizational structure, planning process, HRM processes,leadership style and controlling, and according to their analyses and diagnosis theyshould write recommendations for improvements. All papers will be presented in front of other colleagues.
E) Course content and obligatory readings
1.Introduction to Organizational Management
Managers and Managing. What is Management?
Achieving High Performance: Efficiency and Effectiveness
Managerial Functions; Types of Managers; Managerial Roles and Skills
Challenges for Management in a Global Environment
How to analyses a business policy case (Guidelines for preparing case analyses)
Exercise - “Lost at the sea”Obligatory reading:Jones, G. R. and George, J. M. (2003)
(third edition). NewYork: McGraw-Hill, (Chapter 1)
Recommended reading:Daft, R. L. (2007)
Management: The New Workplace.
Mason: Thomson South - WesternWeihrich, H. and Koontz, H. (1998)
(10-to izd.). Zagreb: Mate