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KEBU 2100A - Management, Leadership and Organization

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 32

Language of tuition : English



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


  • DJELIC, Marie-Laure (Professeur des Universités, Doyenne de l'école de Management et de l'innovation)
  • HOEJGAARD JENSEN, Tirzah (Doctorant contractuel)

Pedagogical format

This course will be based upon a very interactive pedagogy. Participants are expected to have done the readings, to have given thoughts in advance to the debates that are associated with each session and to be involved in the context of class discussions.

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. For one of the session, students should prepare three questions they want to be explored during the session and send this the evening BEFORE the class. On the session in which the questions, students should be prepared to be particularly involved in class discussions. Naturally, individual participation is expected more generally in all sessions and will be an important element of the individual part of the evaluation – 40%


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).