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KEBU 2100A - Leadership and Organization

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 12

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

None

Course Description

The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to the broad set of issues associated with the management and leadership of organizations. The course will explore in turn: 1. The question of the nature of organizations and organizing and recent trends in that respect 2. Some core dimensions of management connected to individual and group dynamics in organizations 3. The changing nature of organizational environments and some of their managerial consequences 4. Leadership and some of its challenges particularly in the context of organizational change management

Teachers

DJELIC, Marie-Laure (Professeur des Universités, Doyenne de l'école de Management et de l'innovation)

Course validation

Evaluation will have three main dimensions. 1. A group project – that implies the exploration of a case (chosen by the group) around the theme of one session. For example, a group could look at Uber from the perspective of motivation as explored in session 3. The product : a 7 page report + a short 3mns video – 60% 2. One short individual reaction note (3 pages max) on one other session – 30%. These notes need to be brought in class and they should come with two to three questions that seem central to the students and will generate class discussion. 3. Regular participation in class – 10%

Workload

6 seminars of two hours each (12 hours). Credits: 2.

Required reading

  • 1. Richard Scot and Gerald Davis (2007). ‘The Subject is Organizations, the Verb is Organizing.' Organizations and Organizing. Routledge, cha.1.
  • 2. McGrawth, R. (2014) ‘Management's Three Eras – A Brief History'. Harvard Business Review
  • 3. Nigel Bassett-Jones and Geoffrey Lloyd (2015). Does Herzberg's Motivation Theory Have Staying Power? Journal of Management Development, 24(10): 929-43
  • 4. Oswick, C. and M. Noon (2014). ‘Discourses of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion'. British Journal of Management, 25(1).
  • 5. Yoo et al. (2012). 'Organizing for Innovation in the Digitized World'. Organization Science.

Additional required reading

6. Paul Lawrence (2015). ‘Leading Change – Insights into How Leaders Actually Approach the Challenge of Complexity'. Journal of Change Management, 15(3).