Organization Development and Change Management: Syllabus Synopsis

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Argosy University
Organization Development & Change Management

Faculty Information
Faculty Name: Dr. Mohammad Malkawi
Contact Information:; Office Hours:Monday, Wednesday 2-4 pm
Short Faculty Bio: Associate professor at Argosy University – Chicago; During the last three years, Dr. Malkawi was one of the prime architects of the High Productivity/Performance Computing Systems at Sun Microsystems. This is a project sponsored by the Department of Defense Advanced Research Program Agency. His involvement was in the fault tolerance aspect of the system. Dr. Malkawi co-founded and is acting VP of a startup company (AIM Wireless Solutions). This company develops and provides high performance and highly reliable software systems. This group has developed several packages for the telecomm industry. The products provide ultra high speed performance. Dr. Malkawi is a visiting Research Scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC). Dr. Malkawi holds the position of “International Program Coordinator” for Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). He recently arranged for JUST to establish a joint collaborative program in Engineering Sciences with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He supervises graduate students at MS and Ph.D levels at UIUC, JUST, and other universities He has taught and is currently teaching several courses at Argosy including He is currently supervising several dissertation research at Argosy

Course description:
This course deals with planned change efforts in organizations, covering organizational design, structure, principles of organizations, human resources training, intra- and inter-departmental communications, coordination activities, and leadership growth and development.

Course Pre-requisites: None

Recommended Textbook:
Stephen P. Robbins/Timothy A. Judge, Essentials of Organizational Behavior, 9/e; March 2007 Prentice Hall, ISBN-10: 0132431521

Bradford, D.L. & Burke, W.W. (2005). Reinventing organization development: New approaches to change in organizations. San Francisco: Pfeiffer. ISBN: 0-7879-8118-4

Cumming, T.G. & Worley, C.G. (2008). Organization development and change (9th ed.). Mason, Ohio. South-Western Publishing Co. ISBN-13: 0324421389.

Supplemental Resources:
Cooperrider, D. & Dutton, J. (1999). Organizational Dimensions of Global Change: No limits to cooperation. Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage Publications. ISBN: 0-7619-1529-X

Reason, P. & Bradbury, H. (20010. Handbook of action research: Participative inquiry and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage Publications. ISBN: 0-7619-6645-5

Bazerman, M.H. (2005). Conducting influential research: The need for prescriptive implications. Academy of Management Review, 30: 25-31.

Boal, K. M. & Hoajberg, R. (2000). Strategic leadership research: Moving on. Leadership Quarterly, 11: 515-550.

DuBois, F. L. & Reeb, D. (2000). Ranking the International Business Journals. Journal of International Business, 31: 689-704.

Feldman, D. (2004). What are we talking about when we talk about theory? Journal of Management, 30: 565-567.

Pfeffer, J. (1998). Understanding organizations: Concepts and controversies. In D. Gilbert, S. Fiske, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), pp.774-777. Handbook of Social Psychology (4th Edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Rousseau, D. (1990). Assessing organizational culture: The case for multiple methods. In B. Schneider (ed.) Organizational Climate and Culture. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Whetten, D. (1989). What constitutes a theoretical contribution? Academy of Management Review, 14: 490-495.
Additional Readings provided by instructor.

(Reference) Kotter, J. (2002). The Heart of Change. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Press.

(Reference) Rothwell, W. J., Sullivan, R. & McLean, G. N. Practicing Organization...
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