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Organisation Theory and Behavioural Science
Textbook-Management, Stephen P. Robbins/Mary Coulter. Prentice Hall, 10th edition.

Week 1 – 4 September – No class

Week 2 –11 September - Chapter 1 (Effective presentations) Introduction to Management and Organization Who are managers? What is Management? What do Managers Do? What is Organization? Why Study Management? Opportunities in China

Week 3 –18 September - Chapter 3 Organizational Culture and the Environment- Culture Survey Chart P59 Charting Ethics and Innovation Pg. 65 Paradigms
The Manager: Omnipotent or Symbolic? The Organization’s Culture. The Environment Assignment 1 – Group project 1 Case Applications SWEET MUSIC (Handout)

Week 4 –25 September Chapter 4 Managing in a Global Environment. Who Owns What? What’s Your Global Perspective? Understanding the Global Environment. How Organizations Go Global? Managing in a Global Environment. Is a Global Assignment for You?

Cross Cultural discussion
Assignment 2 – Group Project 2 Case Application ” The Roman Empire Meets the Web” (Handout)

Week 5 -2 October Chapter 7 Foundations of Planning, What is planning? Why Do Managers Plan? , How Do Managers Plan? Contemporary Issue in Planning.

Mini MC test on Chapter 1,3 and 4 – Not to be administered at this time. Assignment 3: Group Project 3; Case Application pg. 107 (On the Rebound- Shooting for Success).

Week 6 –9 October Chapter 8 Strategic Management
A Manager’s Dilemma, purposes of strategic management. The 8 Steps of strategic management Submission of Assignment 1; Group Project 1

Week 7 –16 October Reading week –No class

Week 8 –23 October Chapter 9 Organizational Structure and Design Defining Organizational Structure. Organizational Design Decisions. Common Organizational Designs. Matrix Organization

Week 9 – 30 October Chapter 12, Managing Change and Innovation

What is Change? Forces for Change. Two Views of the Change Process. Managing Change. TG Presentations...
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