The contemporary world has produced new organizational types and styles while at the same time perpetuating older, more traditional, bureaucratic systems. Students will analyze organizations using a combination of case study analysis and the application of contemporary and classical organizational modes.
Spector, Bert. 2007. Implementing Organizational Change: Theory and Practice.
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
I found this course very interesting considering I thought I wouldn't like it at first. I'm not very business orientated, but I found myself gravitating to the concepts put forth by the text. I have implemented change within myself as a result.
- Organizational Case Analysis #1 is an essay that discusses how organizations can benefit from globalization 3.0 as it is referred to in Thomas Friedman's book "The World Is Flat".
- Research Assignment summarizes three articles written about an organization (Disney) using proper APA format.
This assignment demonstrates the Communication competency.
- Organizational Case Analysis #3 is a short paper written about the rise and fall of Yukos, a publicly-traded energy company.
This paper demonstrates the Cultural Diversity and Social Responsibility competency.