The Politics of Management and Decision Making
This course considers the political nature of management and decision making by examining the relationships among managers and between management and non-management employees. Concepts include personal and group power relationships, empowerment, dependency, mobilisation of bias, manipulation and ethics.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Business School|
Not currently offered
Topics 1. Introduction - why study power in organisations 2. Stucture and power 3. Types and sources of power 4. Top down versus bottom up power in organisations 5. Strategic contingency theory 6. Power and middle managers in organisations 7. The decision process 8. Arena model of power 9. Power and innovation 10. Power and decision-making process 11. Intimidation rituals and hidden power 12. Control and ideology 13. External organisational relationships
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for GSBS6090|