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Stern School of Business, New York University Management and Organizations Spring 2013

Professor: Aiwa Shirako Office: Tisch, Suite 701D Phone: (212) 990-4005 Email: ashirako@stern.nyu.edu Office hours: By appointment SECTIONS: MGMT-UB.0001.02 MGMT-UB.0001.03 MW 9:30-10:45am UC24 MW 2:00-3:15pm: UC24 TF: Esther Leibel : eleibel@stern.nyu.edu TF: Junghyun Suh: jsuh@stern.nyu.edu

Course Blackboard (BB) site: http://sternclasses.nyu.edu Slides, announcements, and some course materials will be posted on Blackboard. You are expected to check the site regularly for announcements and upload deliverables to the site.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
Why do some organizations succeed while others flounder? As students of business, it is critically important for you to have an understanding of the key factors that contribute to organizational success, and the role that managers play in helping their organizations be successful. The better that you understand these issues, the more effective you will be in your future careers. The primary objective of the course is to help students understand the elements that contribute to organizational success, as well as some of the common impediments to high performance. We will focus on how organizations position themselves for success within their external environment, and how they organize and motivate their people. More specifically, the course will explore how organizational leaders develop winning strategies, and then design their organization in a way that aligns structures, social relationships, tasks, human resource practices, and people to achieve those strategies. In exploring these issues, we will identify the challenges that organizational leaders and managers face as they try to make good decisions in the face of a constantly evolving industry environment, competing goals and agendas, and an increasingly diverse and global workforce. A second objective of the course is to strengthen students‟ managerial and leadership potential by equipping them with an understanding of how complex organizations operate and of how effective managers operate. Regardless of your major or your future career plans, such an understanding will enable you to work more effectively within an organizational context, whether that context is a small start-up company, a family business, a large financial institution, or a non-for-profit institution. In other words, the course will provide you with tools and skills that you can use to increase your own personal career success. The structure of the course encourages learning in multiple ways: through in-class discussions, exercises,

case analyses, and team projects. These approaches provide opportunities for students to enhance their analytic and interpersonal skills, both of which are essential to effective management and to success in the workplace.

READINGS
Required readings and cases can be found in (1) on the Harvard Business School website (“HBS”). To purchase the coursepack, visit this link: https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/16732954 and register for an account. (2) Additional readings can be found on the course Blackboard site (“BB”). The course schedule (below) indicates where each reading is located and when it should be read.

GRADING
Individual Work (75%) Exam 1 Exam 2 Individual Essay Participation Homework Organizational Research Assignment INDIVIDUAL WORK 20% 20% 15% 13% 5% 2% Team Work (25%) Final Project Final Presentation 17.5% 7.5%

Exams (20% each)
This course has two exams, both held in class. The first will held be on March 11, and the second will be held on May 13th. The second exam is not cumulative; it will cover only material after the first exam. Please ensure ahead of time that you will be able to attend these exams. Make-ups for the exams will not be arranged unless you have written documentation of an emergency that prevents you from being present during the scheduled test time. Students whose class...
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