Organizational Behavior and Decision Making

2018-2019

Course Objective

Academic and Research Skills: Students will be able to understand
complex
organizational problems, identify the gap in theory and practice via
interactive lectures, and mapping exercises. And thereby, apply the
Harvard Methodology for preparing an academic case study report.

Bridging Theory and Practice - Knowledge: Students will be introduced to
the theories and concepts of
the study of Organizational Behavior and Decision Making.

Bridging Research and Practice - Application: Students will select a
current business
case from the media (relevant newspaper article) and apply related
theory and concepts to problems in the actual business case.

Social Professional Skills: Students will work in teams and prepare a
case study
report, and they will prepare a presentation of their case study report.

Self Awareness: Students will be required to provide their reaction to
the study curriculum and explain how this impacted their personal
development.

Course Content

In this course an examination of the human factor in an organizational
context is presented. The course includes an introduction to relevant
theories and concepts that can be applied in actual practice.
Therefore, students will:
1) acquire a basic understanding of the role of teams and groups in
contemporary organizations;
2) understand the importance of ethics;
3) appreciate the significance of leadership and culture for
organizational effectiveness. Attention will also be given to workplace
diversity;
4) acquire a basic understanding of heuristics and biases in decision
making processes.

Thus, social behavior in an organizational context will be analyzed at
the individual, group and organizational levels.

Teaching Methods

Lectures.
Tutorials.

Method of Assessment

Examination - individual assessment.
Case study report.

Entry Requirements

None.

Literature

Literature will be posted on Canvas.

General Information

Course Code E_EBE3_OBDM
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. D.A. Driver-Zwartkruis
Examiner dr. D.A. Driver-Zwartkruis
Teaching Staff dr. D.A. Driver-Zwartkruis

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture
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