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Kursusnavn (dansk):Organisation and Process Theory 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Organisation and Process Theory 
Semester:Efterår 2018 
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 organizational theory
• Explain the differences between the organizing and the organization perspective within
organizational theory
• Reflect upon the role of IT in organizing processes
• Analyze a particular event using organizational theory.
• Critically reflect upon an organizational issue that is relevant to the event you have studied 
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. 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:There is a one mandatory activity. It is required that students participate in the production of one oral group-presentation with primary focus on the group's empirical case in order to become eligible for the exam.

Be aware: the student will receive the grade NA (not approved) at the ordinary exam if the mandatory activities are not approved and the student will use an exam attempt. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:D2G Aflevering med mundtlig eksamen der supplerer projekt. Delt ansvar for projekt., (7-scale, external exam)

Hand in: 1 page description of an event that the students analyse throughout the semester (group responsibility) + 1 page synopsis per person (individual responsibility) framing what theories from the curriculum each students would like to make the point of departure at the individual part of the oral exam.

Duration of oral exam:
Group presentation 10 minutes
Individual discussion 20 minutes

Group size: maximum 5 - recommended 3-4.  

 
Undervisere
Følgende personer underviser på kurset:
NavnStillingUndervisertypeIndsats (%)
Christopher Gad Lektor, Linjeleder(ITU) Underviser 50
James Maguire Postdoc(ITU) Kursusansvarlig 50