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Organizational Models (1 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: L0524
Acronym: L0524
Level: 1st Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): English, Portuguese
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 18.0 h/sem 18.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 37.0 h/sem 113.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2016/2017
Pre-requisites None
Objectives This course intends to familiarize the student with several organizational models and its respective implications as regards organizational behavior.
Program PC1. Introduction. From strategic positioning to performance: the role of organizational models
PC2. Organizing in different competitive contexts
2.1. Organizing to support innovation
2.2. Organizing to support operational excellence
2.3. Organizing to maximize service
2.4. Managing growth, the live cycle, and the decline
PC3. Organizing in unpredictable contexts: in search of sustainability
3.1. Placing organizations in their ecosystem
3.2. Organization in the digital age
3.4. To assure the ability to learn and to transform
PC4. Conclusions and summary
4.1. Universal structural models and elements: what is required to change to craft organizational models
4.2. Managers as architects and change agents
4.3. Summary. From models to organizational effectiveness: toward a sustainable organization
Evaluation Method Continuous evaluation implies: an exam (60%); a group assignment (40%).
Students who fail the delivery of any assignment, who score below 8 on the individual component, or that have more than 20% of absenteeism should take the final examination
Final evaluation: exam (100% of the final grade).
Teaching Method The teaching methodology includes theoretical (expositive methodologies) and practical-theoretical classes with exercises and case-studies debates (participative methodologies).
The group assignment implies the contrast between two organizations operating in the same sector. Results are presented and debated in class.
Observations No observations
Basic Bibliographic Daft, R (2016). Organization theory and design. South West Cengage Learning. 12th edition (A 10ª edição é também adequada a esta UC; The 10th edition is also suitable for this course)
BBVA (2014). Reinventing the company for the digital age. Open Mind, BBVA.
Complementar Bibliographic Ford, R., Heaton, C., and Brown, S. (2001). Delivering excellent service: Lessons from the best firms. California Management Review, 44, 1, 39-56.
Kates, A., and Galbraith, J. (2007). Designing your organization. San Francisco: New York: Wiley.
Miles et al. (2010). Designing organizations to meet 21st-century opportunities and challenges. Organizational Dynamics, 39, 2, 93-103.
Oke, A., Munshi, N., and Wallumba, F. (2008). The influence of leadership on innovation processes and activities. Organizational Dynamics, 38, 1, 64-72.
Tushman, M. et al. (2011). The ambidextrous CEO. Harvard Business Review, June, 74-80.

Revistas de referência (Reference Journals):
- Organization Science
- Journal of Organization Design


Se necessário, será sugerida literatura adicional ao longo das aulas e, sempre que possível, disponibilizada na plataforma de e-learning, em https://e-learning.iscte.pt/

Whenever needed, supplementary references will be provided to the students and made available
in the e-learning platform at https://e-learning.iscte.pt/