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CLASS : 2009 -2011 ,II trimester I year MBA

MBA 233
Course Facilitator: Shilpa Kulkarni

Course Outline
Organizations are all around us - we study in them, work for them, depend on them
for goods and services, and we are often regulated or highly influenced by them.
Understanding organizations is essential to become more effective analysts,
managers and leaders. Organization scientists generally think of organizations as
being comprised of three levels of analysis: the individual, the group or
department, and the organization itself.
This course focuses on the organization as a whole. Students will gain an
understanding of the ways in which managers seek to promote organizational
effectiveness through internal structures and processes. Specific issues this course
covers include: the influence of the organization's strategies, size, and production
technology on the organization's design, the relationship of the organization with
the external environment and strategies for managing organizational processes
such as structure and design, power and politics, conflict, culture, change and

1. To increase students understanding about the foundation of organizations.
2. To make aware to students how organizational processes influence people
working in organizations.
3. To enhance the ability of students to initiate and deal with major
organizational changes.
4. To apply and design organizational processes for leveraging employee
motivation and commitment.
5. To increase understanding of students of the relationship between the macro
dimensions of organizations and its behavioral implications on employees.
Syllabus Unit
(total hours) Teaching Remark
Topic - Break up Hrs Date Method Assignments s
Unit I Introduction to
organization: Evolution Week B1(chap
of Organization theory,. 2 1 1)
effectiveness, dimensions
of Organization structure. Week B3
1 2 (chap1)
Dimensions of Case and
Organization structure: Week Interactive
Strategy 2 2 session B2
Organization Size, Week session and
Technology, 1 3 Examples B2
7 hrs Environment, Power- Case 1 from
control. Week P.G. Aquinas ,pg
1 3 no20 B2
Unit II Choosing the right
structural form: The
simple structure
Managing the
environment, internal &
external strategies-
Applications. Week Interactive B1(chap
1 3 session 6)
The machine B1,B3(c
Bureaucracy, The Week Interactive hap5,6,7
professional bureaucracy 2 4 session )
The divisional structure,
the adhocracy, the
matrix. Contemporary B1,B3(c
issues in organization Week Interactive hap5,6,7
theory 1 4 session )
6hrs Managing the
environment, internal & Case 2 : C&C
external strategies- stores from R.L B1,B3(c
Applications. Week Interactive Daft , hap5,6,7
2 5 session 250 )
CIA in week 5 on unit I and II
Unit III Meaning, nature & bases Interactive
of power, 2 Week 6 session B2
power relationships,
organizational politics,. B2 ,b3
Interactive (chap
1 Week 6 session 13)
4hrs Case 3 : Piere
DUX , from R.L. B2 ,B!
Outcomes of power. Week Interactive Daft, Pg no ((chap10
1 7 session 388 )
UNIT Meaning, dimensions & 2 Week 7 Interactive B2,B1(
IV types of culture, creating, session chap7)
sustaining &
transmitting culture,

4 hrs Keeping cultures alive

& how employees learn
, Interactive B2,b3(c
2 Week 8 session hap18)
Unit V Managing 2 Week 9 Interactive
Organizational Conflict: session B1,B!
Meaning & views to (chap
conflict 10)
4hrs Stress: Meaning Interactive
2 Week 9 session Role play B2(
CIA II on unit iv and v in week 9
Unit VI Meaning & types of
change, managing
organizational change, B3(chap
Week Interactive 11)b1(ch
2 10 session ap8)
3hrs resistance to change,
overcoming resistance Case on
to change. organization B3(chap
Week Interactive change 11)b1(ch
1 10 session management ap8
Unit VII Meaning, & values of
development approaches WEEK Interactive B2(chap
and techniques 2 11 session 17)
Assessment & Evaluation

CIA 1 :Quiz based on UNIT I and II in week 6

CIA II-Unit V and VI in week 9
Mid trimester examination : Syllabus till Unit III Date 25Oct 2010


1. Daft, R. L (2009) , Organization Theory and Design, Cengage learning Publications, B1
2. Robbins S.P (2008), Organizational theory, structure, designs & applications, Prentice-
Hall Publications, -B2
3. Aquinas P.G (2009), Organization Structure and Design-applications & challenges, New
Delhi: Excel Publications, 1st Edition -B3

Reference Books
1. Jones, G.R, (2004) Organizational Theory, Design, and Change: Text & Cases, Pearson
Education Publications,
2. Hall R.H., (2001) Organizational Structures, Processes & outcomes, Asia: Pearson
Education Publications,
3. H. Eugene Baker III and Steven K. Paulson(2007). , Experiential Exercises in
Organizational Theory and Design, South-Western College Pub, 2nd Edition,
4. Lester Donald and Parnell John A. (2007), Organizational Theory: A Strategic
Perspective, Cengage Pub, 1st Edition,
5. Pareek Udai, (2008 )Understanding Organizational Behaviour, Oxford University Press,.
6. Kreitner Robert & Kinicki Angelo, (2008) Organizational Behaviour, McGraw Hill,
7. Nelson Debra &. Quick James , (2008), Organizational Behaviour, Thomson South-

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