Chapter 1 - Introduction - MSCI 311 Organizational Design...

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MSCI 311 Organizational Design and Technology Rob Duimering Department of Management Sciences
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1 Introduction 1. Introduction 2. Defining organizations 3. Characteristics of an organizational theory 4. Examples of organizational theories
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1 Introduction 1. Introduction a) Importance of organizations b) Organization theory Macro & “meso” level analysis of organizations Organization structures, processes, effects of environment, technology etc technology, etc. vs. Micro level (behaviour of individuals & small groups) MSCI 211 - Organizational Behaviour c) Organization design
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2 Defining organizations 2. a) Categorical approach b) Organizations as goal-directed social systems – Open systems: interact with their environment (vs. closed systems) Transformation of inputs to outputs Inputs Æ Transformation processes Æ Outputs
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