Organisational Effectiveness

10 Units

This course introduces various perspectives relating to organisational effectiveness. It examines the sociological aspects of organisation theory, ranging from classicist to post-modern theory, and applies these theories to the workplace. In particular, the course investigates the impact of size, structure, environment, strategy, technology and culture on organisational effectiveness

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with the concepts and issues in organisational theory and design;
  2. Appreciate the practical relevance of the theoretical paradigms of organisation design;
  3. Discuss and debate contemporary issues in organisation theory and design;
  4. Recognise the range of determinants of organisational effectiveness
  5. Apply knowledge of organisational effectiveness and design concepts to organisational case studies
  6. Analyse organisations in terms of theories, concepts, design factors and other appropriate considerations

Concepts of organisational effectiveness.

Elements of organisational design and structures of design.

The impact of organisational size, structure, technology, environment, strategy, culture and history.

Contemporary debates and issues in relation to organisational theory.

Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge GSBS6020 Organisational Behaviour or equivalent
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Case Study
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 1500 - 2500 words
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises -
  • Presentations - Group - Group Case Presentation
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6110

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