Course ObjectiveThis course has two objectives. First, after successfully passing this
course, you will know and understand main theoretical perspectives
on organizational change (Knowledge of Theory). Second, you will also be
able to argue for and defend a particular
perspective on organizational change during a debate (Professional
Course ContentThis course provides students means for understanding organizational
change. Towards this end we will go through main theoretical
perspectives on organizational change. These perspectives share an aim
to understand and explain how organizations adapt to changing
environment through organizational change but they differ in key
assumptions concerning how to conceptualize and understand
We will learn about these different perspectives not only during
lectures but also by engaging in academic debates. During the tutorials
you will debate against each other with a goal to argue for and defend a
particular perspective. In addition to helping you to be able to explain
these theoretical perspectives, these debates will improve your
professional social skills related to how to create and hold a ground in
Method of AssessmentWritten exam – individual assessment
Oral exam - individual assessment
Entry RequirementsNot applicable.
LiteratureRequired Reading: A selection of academic papers to be announced during
the first lecture of the course.
Recommended background knowledgeBachelor’s level understanding of management and organizations.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||School of Business and Economics|
|Course Coordinator||dr. R.A. Ruotsalainen|
|Examiner||dr. R.A. Ruotsalainen|
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Seminar, Lecture|
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