Organisational Change and Consultancy
This course aims at furthering students’ understanding of the development of organisations over time and how this development may or may not be influenced or even be ‘managed'. The course consists of two parts. First, we look at change ‘from the outside in’. A broad overview is provided of the theoretical and empirical literature on the nature of organisational change and the processes involved. In the second part of the course, we study organisational interventions by management consultants. We study the consultancy industry, learn to differentiate among types of management consultants, and assess the challenges that consultants and clients face.
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You will learn about different mechanisms that cause organisations to change. We also deal with the effects of change and the role that management consultants can and cannot play in the change process.
Standard Organisation Theory as in, for instance, Daft (2010): Organisation Theory and Design
Courses and workload are very demanding for all IB Master courses. Exchange students need to have obtained a Bachelor degree in business. Exchange students need to major in organisation in their Master.
An advanced level of English.
Journal articles and book chapters.