TE23 Enterprise Diagnostics and Evaluation

Module Name: 
Enterprise Diagnostics and Evaluation
Module Code: 
TE23
Year: 
3
Phase: 
2
Block: 
7
Prerequisite: 
Related phase 1 modules (TE) or equivalent
Introduction: 
This thorough module showcases some of today's most current examples and research alongside time-tested principles. The students will see how many of today’s well-known organizations have learned to cope and even thrive amidst a rapidly changing, highly competitive, international environment. Featured organizations include IBM, GE, Wal-Mart, AT&T, Amazon.com, UPS, and Southwest Airlines. Organization studies, proven cases and illustrations provide the insights necessary to better understand modern organizations, while new and proven learning features give student important opportunities to apply concepts and refine their personal business skills and insights.
Goals: 
  • Develop the required skills to design and evaluate sociotechnical structures, which are consistent with the organizational goals.
  • Learn to make diagnosis and design different organizational structures considering their social and technological dimensions.
  • Work on the development of critical thinking and social awareness, which support their commitment with responsible decision-making in their professional endeavors.
  • Assess a firm diagnosis, seeking knowledge of all aspects of its business, namely legal, technical, human, economic, financial and the corresponding strengths and weaknesses of each
Content: 

Chapter 1: Organizations and Organizational Effectiveness 
Chapter 3: Organizing in a Changing Global Environment 
Chapter 4: Basic Challenges of Organizational Design 
Chapter 5: Designing Organizational Structure: Authority and Control 
Chapter 6: Designing Organizational Structure: Specialization and Coordination 
Chapter 8: Organizational Design and Strategy in a Changing Global Environment 
Chapter 10: Types and Forms of Organizational Change 
Chapter 11: Organizational Transformations: Birth, Growth, Decline, and Death 

Instruction / Study Load : 

24 Lesson hours

8 Preparation Lesson hours

10 Assignments / Homework hours

20 Exam and exam preparation hours

50 Literature hours (Depending on the length and difficulty of the book)

The course uses 250 pages from the book(s) and journal articles where:

  • 250 pages average reading and understanding material – 50 hours

Criteria:

  • Difficult reading and understanding material – 3 pages per hour
  • Average reading and understanding material – 5 pages per hour
  • Easy reading and understanding  material – 7 pages per hour

Total 112 Hours

IBA Final Qualification Mapping: 
Mapped with numbers 1, 3, 8, 9, 11, 13 and 18 See the EEG for further reference.
Teaching Language: 
English
Teaching Methods: 
  • Classroom lecturing
  • Case study discussions
  • Feedback and presentation sessions
  • Video and film
  • Discussion sessions
  • Research Papers
Module / Lecture and seminar status: 
Compulsory
Testing and assessment: 
Assignment / Report / Essay (2) See the EEG for further reference.
European Credits: 
4
Required literature: 
Organizational Theory, Design, and Change: Gareth R Jones Pearson Higher Education 2012, ISBN-10: 0273765604, ISBN-13: 9780273765608