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LECTURE 1. ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES Dr. Joon Hyung Park, Module Convenor Nottingham University Business School-China
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Roadmap Organisations Definition of organisation Types of organisations Organizational impacts Organisational behaviour Action learning
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By the end of this class, you should be able to define organisations and provide an example of organisations describe why we study organisations explain how organisations affect us for individuals, communities, societies, and international communities. explain why we need to study organizational behaviour
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STUDYING ORGANISATIONS Subject: Organisations How: Social research (quantitative, qualitative, mixed)
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What is organisation?
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What is organisation? Chester Barnard defined it as being a system of consciously coordinated personal activities or forces Organisations are (1) (social entities) that (2) are (goal- directed), (3) are designed as deliberately (structured and coordinated) activity systems (4) are linked to the (external environment). Organisations are the social arrangements for achieving controlled performance in the pursuit of collective goals (Huczynski and Buchanan, 1997)
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UNNC Academic staff, administrative staff, students… etc. Providing a truly international education, inspiring our students, producing world-leading research and benefitting the communities around our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia Structure The external environments: prospective students, competitors (NYU in Shanghi)
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The organisation and its environment A shift from the static, unchanging nature of iron cages of bureaucracy to a world that is fast-moving, changeable, and in constant flow One best way → contingency theory
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U Org political Customers Partners Competitors Suppliers General environment Legal Economy technology Unions culture social Regulatory agencies
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How Big a Threat Does Xiaomi Pose to Apple?
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In Shanghai, Free-trade Zone Fails to Rev Up Car Makers (Aug 14, 2014, Chinarealtime)
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Types of organisations (For-profit) / (non-profit)
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Types of organisations Ownership (Family-owned businesses) In China, 90% of private businesses, which contributed 70% to employment, 60% to GDP growth and 50% to tax revenues, are family-owned businesses (the Global times). (A state-owned enterprise (SOE)) China National Petroleum Corporation
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Classification by major purpose Economic organisations – such as business firms; Public service organisations – such as government departments, local authorities and hospitals; Social enterprise organisations Protective organisations – such as the military, trade unions and police forces; Social or associative organisations – such as clubs and societies; Religious organisations – such as churches and monastries; Political organisations – such as political parties;
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  • Fall '15
  • Organizational studies, executive pay, Organizational Impacts

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