OverviewManagement Principles aims to provide an understanding of the challenges of managing people within complex work organisations. The experience of work and employment are being affected by rapid change as a result of a number of factors including new technology, the growth of global competition and the changing demographic profiles and values of the work force. These developments are considered within an historical context. An exploration of their implications for management practices and organisational forms will be conducted.
Students will be introduced to the main concepts and theories through readings and discussions of the main authors in the field. Case studies will be used to show how these concepts can impact upon management decision making within work organisations.
This module appears in:
There is a one-hour lecture and a one-hour seminar per week.
Total hours: 150 hours
Method of assessment
The module is assessed by a combination of examination (60%) and timed essay (25%) and group presentation (15%)
Mullins, L. (2013) Management & Organisational Behaviour, 10th Edition, Pearson Education
Clegg, S. Kornberger, M. Pitsis, T. (2011) Managing and Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, Third Edition. London: Sage
Buchanan, D. & Huczynski, A. (2010) Organizational Behaviour, 7th Edition, Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall
Fincham, R. and Rhodes P. (2005) Principles of Organizational Behaviour, 4th Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Knights, D. & Willmott, H. (Eds.) (2007) Introducing Organizational Behaviour and Management, London: Thomson Learning
Watson, T. (2006) Organising and Managing Work, 2nd Edition, Essex: Pearson Education