Organisational Change (Summer University)
AbstractThe goal of the course is to enable students to understand the interplay between IT and organizational change, and understand strategies for managing organizational change processes.
The aim of this course
is to give the student an overview of organizational theory and different
approaches to organizational change. Organizational theory covers organizational
structure, decision-making, institutional and systems theory, as well as
organizational culture and the role of leadership and management.
Organizational change covers approaches such as business process reengineering,
commanding, metrics-driven and production-focused change as well as more
critical and reflective approaches such as employee-driven change,
learning-driven change, exploration, transformational change, change as
emergent, and socialization as change. Furthermore, optional or voluntary
change and the mechanisms influencing diffusion and adoption of IT will be
Students will learn how to apply an appropriate organizational change approach within the context and situation in an organization. The course can be based on cases from public and private organizations, global and local.
Intended learning outcomes
After the course, the student should be able to:
- Account for different theories of organisational change, change management, and organisational culture
- Explain the relationship between change management and digital technologies
- Apply theories to understand and explain organisational change
- Reflect on the role of digital technology in organisational change
The course literature is published in the course page in LearnIT.
Ordinary examExam type:
C: Submission of written work, External (7-point scale)
C1G: Submission of written work for groups
Written group work of 18-22 pages based on cases given by course manager.
- 2-3 students per group