Management and Organization

Topics: 1980, 1967, 1988, 2007 / Pages: 15 (3606 words) / Published: Mar 10th, 2013
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

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