The framework, scope, and concept of the course. Organizational
resources of a company. What is an organization? Overview of
organization theory evolution. Comparative description of approaches
to organization analysis. System approach.
as an open system.
General design of organization, subsystems and their functions.
Performance and organizational dimensions. Effectiveness and
Strategic issues. Strategies of organizational development. Mission,
goals, and effectiveness criteria. Top managers' activity. Evolution
of management skills while ascending up from bottom to top. The
control cycle of top management. Top managers' roles. Organization
resources and their management.
Structure, dimensions, framework for analysis. Adapting to
uncertainty and fighting for resources. Creating
inter-organizational relations, from competition to cooperation and
networking. Population perspective. Mutation, selection, and
retention. New forms of organizations - does MLM threaten
Impact of technology on organization design and management.
Woodword's investigation. Service and industrial organizations, size
and productivity. Specific of service companies' design in Eastern
Europe. Client / product oriented
evolution and life cycle.
Reasons for growth. Large versus small - pros and cons. Organization
lifecycle, diseases of growth, their symptoms. Stages of evolution
and their comparison. Specific features of Ukrainian businesses - do
they evolve in different ways?
Types, context, framework for comparison. Vertical and horizontal
coordination. Structural mechanisms to improve coordination. Design
of local companies, additional factors influencing the structure
choice. Symptoms of structural deficit. Why ideal is not relevant?
Restrictions on choice.
Types of innovations, creativeness and implementation. Radical and
incremental changes. Stages of innovations, methods for improving
organizational capabilities at each stage. Creativity or
implementability - ambidextrous organizations. Project approach to
plan and implement changes.
management and organizational control.
Information and data. Communication channels. Information technology
evolution. Information resource and its control. Strategic advantage
of IT. New information technology. Organization control technology
the decision-making process.
Approaches, organizational context. Individual decision making (DM),
group DM, organizational DM. Decision process models. Traditional
and contemporary techniques for decision making. Recent breakthrough
in forecasting and modeling. Contingency DM framework. DM under
Ethics, leadership, consistency culture. Strategy and culture.
Ethical values, their sources. Strategic advantage of strong
corporate culture. Cross-cultural management. Organizational culture
in Ukrainian organizations.
Power sources and political processes. Political strategies and
tactics. Individual and organizational power. Power and authority.
Power and politics in inter-organizational relations. Vertical and
horizontal power. Empowerment.
relations and conflict.
The nature of inter-group conflict, types of conflict. Horizontal
and vertical conflicts. Symptoms of conflicts. Cooperation and
competition in the organization. Confrontation and negotiation.
Resolution of conflicts. Managing conflicts among groups.
leadership and turnaround.
Organizational capability. Organizational leadership. Decline and
turnaround. Top management interventions. Teams of executives.
Organizational design configurations. Factors of organization
success. Renewal. Reorganization projects in Ukrainain
Learning organizations. Heterachial organizations, MLM
organizations. Impact of global competition on organization design
and behavior. Learning organizations.
of group projects.
Held in the form of workshops. Every session is led by a student
speaker, who moderates discussion. Each group is to present their
project and defend it in front of an opponent group. Presenters and
opponents alter every session.