Day+07-08+Political-Cultural+Approach+12-14+Sep+2011

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5. The Organization and the Environment III: The Political- Cultural Approach September 12th & 14th, 2011 Main idea: The question of which dependencies are the most important are not objectively
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Recap of Resource Dependence What are the organization’s important external dependencies? Who controls them? Do these external dependencies imply control?
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Resource [email protected] Berkeley Shifts dependence from State of California to: you (higher tuition & fees) federal government (research grants) private gifts & grants (most prominently, private industry)
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Does dependence imply control? Evidence: Independent variable: Distribution of extramural funds across departments Dependent variable: Allocation of resources (faculty + space) Conclusions Some evidence that dependence on federal government + private industry  control
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Analysis Paper Due Friday, September 23rd before class 1500-1750 words Pick some organization, other than UC Berkeley, that ideally has some significance to your everyday life You may, however, choose sub-organizations within UC Berkeley or on campus grounds,
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You will be graded not on your choice of organization, but on your ability to apply organizational theory concepts toward understanding it There is no one way that concepts apply toward the vast diversity of the organizational world!
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