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Course module: MAN-MOD001
MAN-MOD001
Organisation Design
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleMAN-MOD001
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Nijmegen School of Management; Master Business Administration;
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. M. Moorkamp
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Examiner
dr. A.A.J. Smits
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Lecturer
dr. A.A.J. Smits
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Coordinator
dr. A.A.J. Smits
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Contactperson for the course
dr. A.A.J. Smits
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Academic year2017
Period
2  (06/11/2017 to 04/02/2018)
Starting block
2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims

After completing the course, students will:

A: have acquired knowledge and understanding about theories supporting the diagnosis and design of organisation structures. In the context of this course, this means that students are able to:

  • explain what the theories of Thompson, Mintzberg (configurational approaches), de Sitter, Lean, and Christensen entail;

  • relate these theories to each other or to other (old or new) theories on organisational design;

B: be able to apply these theories to organisations in general, and organisations in health care in particular. In the context of this course, this means that students are able to:

  • relate the diagnosis and design of organisational structures to the theories of Thompson, Mintzberg (configurational approaches), de Sitter, Lean, and Christensen;

  • apply these theories to the actual diagnosis or design of organisational structures;

  • analyse organisational structures in health care in the light of these theories.

C: be able to reflect on the relationship between theories concerning organisational structure and the diagnosis and design of these structures. In the context of this course, this means that students are able to:

  • assess the suitability of design theories for the diagnosis and design of organisational structures.
Content

The course consists of two parts. Part I concerns an introduction to and a reflection on conceptual models that support organisational diagnosis and design. Part II is an application of these models to problems with respect to organisational diagnosis and design that are currently relevant in the society we live in.
In Part I, students are introduced to four conceptual models that can support the diagnosis and design of organisation. More in particular, this part of the course discusses the models developed by Thompson, Mintzberg (configurational approaches), de Sitter, and Lean. In this part of the course, students assess to what extent these models are actually suited to support the diagnosis and design of organisation structures. By means of this assessment, they learn to critically reflect on conceptual models claiming to support organisational diagnosis and design that may be developed in the future.
In Part II, the conceptual models introduced in Part I of the course are applied to relevant and current design problems. More in particular, the models will be applied to the diagnosis and design of the structure of health care organisations. To this end, the concept of disruptive innovation will be introduced and its application to organisation structures in health care will be discussed. In this part of the course, students will also be challenged to reflect on possible applications of disruptive innovation outside the health care sector as well.

Level
Ma 1
Test information
Written exam + assignments
Recommended materials
To be announced
To be announced.
Instructional modes
Lecture

Tutorial

Tests
Tentamen
Test weight1
OpportunitiesBlock 2, Block 3

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