20 credits at level HE7
This module is designed to explore different types of organisational change and the differing contexts in which such changes can occur. The module will consider the influences of organisational culture, learning and structure on change scenarios in preparation for the strategic management module.
The module aims to
1. develop students' knowledge and understanding of the main tenets of organisational change and models of such change
2. nurture critical awareness of the potential weaknesses of theoretical approaches
3. enable students to identify, analyse and apply appropriate concepts of organisational change
1. Organisational Change: An exploration of the types of organisational change
2. Organisational Structures and Environments: extraneous pressures and the ability to change.
3. Changing Contexts: Growth, Decline and Failure as organisational change.
4. Leadership Styles; Mainstream and Psycho-dynamic schools of thought.
5. Diversity of Analytical Paradigms.
6. Organisational Culture.
7. Organisational Learning.
8. Organisational Change and Management Fads
A range of teaching techniques will be deployed including lectures, discussion groups, analysis of case studies and video presentation: The participation of students within class discussion and analysis of case studies will be an important part of their learning and will be facilitated by the tutor.
Lectures and workshops = 14
WebCT based independent study = 86
Background reading = 50
Coursework = 50
Formative assessment will be achieved by discussion of the topic area which forms the basis of the assessment. The opportunity will be provided for students to reflect on their progress with the assessment either in one to one contact with the module tutor or in group discussion.
NB Where this module is offered online (via BoltOnline) lectures and seminars delivered by Elluminate.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||be able to demonstrate knowledge of :
The main types of organisational change
The complexity and contextual specificity of change.
will be assessed on your ability to:
Identify alternative change scenarios.
Apply relevant theoretical constructs to complex scenarios and support conclusions by citation of authoritative sources.
|2.||be able to:
Demonstrate critical abilities in analysing generic approaches to change management.
Articulate alternative approaches informed by critical reflexivity.
Conceptualise change issues.
will be assessed on your ability to:
Undertake critical analysis of competing theoretical constructs.
Effectively communicate complex information.
Utilise abstract concepts for analytical purposes.
|3.||be able to:
Undertake research in the area of organisational change
be assessed on your ability to:
Retrieve relevant sources of information with limited assistance and provide evidence in the form of a bibliography
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Essay -4,000 - 4,500 words|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Balogun, J. and Hope Hailey, V. (2004) Exploring Strategic Change, Harlow, FT Prentice Hall.
Brown, A. (1998) Organisational Culture, London: FT Pitman. 2nd Edition.
Tidd, J., Bessant,J. and Pavitt, K. (2005) Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change. Wiley 3rd Edition.
Harvard Business Review. Organization Studies. Management Today
British Journal of Management. Journal of Strategic Change.
Administrative Science Quarterly
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