Managing People and Teams - CB697

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
Medway Spring
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5 15 (7.5) MR PJ Sinclair


CB366 Management Principles





Managing People and Teams aims to provide an understanding of the key concepts within management theory. This core knowledge is applied to a range of organisational settings so that the influence of management theory on management practice is understood. The role played by specialist management functions within Human Resource Management (HRM) and Employment Relations is investigated.

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 thinking and decision making within work organisations.


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Method of assessment

100% coursework:

  • Group presentation (25%)

  • Individual reflective report - 500 words (15%)

  • Individual timed essay (20%)

  • Individual essay - 2000 words (40%)

Indicative reading

Mullins, L., (2013), Management and Organisational Behaviour. 10th edn.  Harlow: Pearson
Buchanan, D., and Huczynski, A., (2013), Organizational Behaviour. 8th edn. Harlow: Prentice Hall
Clegg, S. Kornberger, M. Pitsis, T. (2011) Managing and Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, Third Edition. London: Sage
Fincham, R., and Rhodes, P., (2005), Principles of Organizational Behaviour, 4th Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Knights, D., & Willmott, H., (Eds.), (2012), Introducing Organizational Behaviour and Management, 2nd Ed, London: Thomson Learning
Watson, T. (2006) Organising and Managing Work, 2nd Edition, Essex: Pearson Education

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module students should be able to:

  • Understand and critically evaluate the process of managing people and the dynamics of team management.

  • Understand and critically assess the relationship between management theory and management practice.

  • Understand the emergence of Human Resource Management (HRM) and Employment Relations practices within specialist functions and as part of line management activity
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  • Understand the connection between management practices and apply these concepts to the wider business environment in which they function.

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