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Kursusnavn (dansk):Organisation and Process Theory 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Organisation and Process Theory 
Semester:Efterår 2017 
Udbydes under:Bachelor i global virksomhedsinformatik (bgbi) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Kursussprog:Engelsk 
Kursushjemmeside:https://learnit.itu.dk 
Min. antal deltagere:15 
Forventet antal deltagere:
Maks. antal deltagere:75 
Formelle forudsætninger:This course is part of the third semester in the bachelor’s degree in Global Business Informatics. 
Læringsmål:After the course the student should be able to

- Characterize various analytical approaches that have developed within organisational theory
- Critically discuss the concepts 'organisation' and 'process'
- Reflect upon and specify the role of IT in contemporary organisations
- Analyse a particular case organisation using organisational theory.
- Identify and critically reflect upon organizational issues, challenges and/or problems which are of relevance to understanding your case organization 
Fagligt indhold:Social practices in public and private enterprises as well as public institutions are increasingly understood as organized activities manageable by theories developed within the field of organization studies. At the same time the field has thrived dynamically not least under influence of the spreading of information technology in enterprises and society and the challenges it poses.
The course introduces to the field of organization theory including newer developments that build on a process perspective. The course will address how the various theories centre on certain topics such as work, thought, action, cognition, technology, practice or complexity and how they deal with such topics analytically. We will examine the implications of various theoretical approaches. Thus the objectives of the course are to introduce students to theories of organizations from early developments in the twentieth century to comtemporary debates, and enable students to identify organisation theories, their origins, importance and analytical implications, in theory and in organizations and the world we live in. 
Læringsaktiviteter:12 forelæsninger og 12 øvelsesgange

In the excise sessions students will present and discuss the course literature as well as build a case (studying a small setting, internet material etc.) to which they will apply theoretical approaches. There will be two obligatory written assignments focusing on the course literature during the semester. 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:Der er ingen obligatoriske aktiviteter. Vær venlig KUN at ændre denne tekst når der er obligatoriske aktiviteter./
There are no mandatory activities. Please, change this text ONLY when there are mandatory activities. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:CG: Skriftlige arbejder i grupper uden mundtlig eksamen., (7-scale, external exam)

Written assignment (exam) individually or in groups of max five persons, 15 pages +2 pages per person in the group  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:
 
Undervisere
Følgende personer underviser på kurset:
NavnStillingUndervisertypeIndsats (%)
Christopher Gad Lektor, Linjeleder(ITU) Kursusansvarlig 50
Bastian Jørgensen Ph.d.-studerende(ITU) Underviser 0
James Maguire Postdoc(ITU) Underviser 50
Lea Enslev Undervisningsassistent(ITU) Underviser 0