MBA-Fulltime: Organizational Processes (SoSe
Hans-Erich Mόller: I
Sven Pohland: II
DESIGN AND CHANGE
general course objective is to acquire competencies to
understand, manage and develop organizations. Managing
change in a complex and dynamic environment, striving
for quality and innovation, exploring diversity and
across cultures, in corporate networks and a more global
economy these are challenges for managing
1. Organizations and Organizational Effectiveness What
is an Organization? Organizational Theory and Change.
Organizational Effectiveness. Closing Case: Kinko
Focus: Entrepreneurship. (Video case: Au Bon Pain)
2. Designing Organizations Preview Case: YUM! Key
Factors. Mechanistic and Organic Organizations.
Traditional and Contemporary Designs. Closing Case:
Cisco. Focus: New Strategies, New Structures (Preview
Video case Aventis; HEM-Slides) Case Discussion /Video
3. Cultivate Organizational Culture Preview Case: TD
Industries. Dynamic. Types. Ethical Behavior. Diversity.
Socialization. Closing Case: Southwest Airlines.
Focus: Culture in Practice (Video Training; Integrating
Closing Case IBM)
4. Building the Global Organization Preview Case:
General Motors. Organization Structure. Management
Processes. People. Minimizing the Drawbacks. Guidelines.
Cl. Case: ABB Focus: Global Leadership Development
5. Types and Forms of Organizational Change What is Change. Forces for
Change and Resistance. Evolutionary and Revolutionary
Change. Managing Change. Organizational Development.
Closing Case: Sears Focus Driving Change: Preview Case:
Cappuccino at Sheraton. HEM-Slides. Closing Case: Body
Shop Case Discussion
Reading (Part I):
D., Slocum, J.W., Organizational
edition. South-Western Publishing, Cincinnati/Ohio 2004.
Jones, G. R., Organizational Theory,
Text and Cases, 4th
Edition, Addison-Wesley Reading/Massachusetts 2004.
Reading (Part I):
Developing Global Human Resource
Discussion paper for European International Business
Academy (EIBA) 27th Annual Meeting, 13-15 December 2001
in Paris; also as: Wie Global Player ihre Mitarbeiter
fόhren. In: Harvard Business Manager, Nr. 6., S. 16-25.
Total Global Strategy II. Pearson, Upper Saddle River.
On successful completion of this module students will be
Understand and review relevant theories, concepts and
practices on managing people and organizations.
Understand the managerial implications of organizational
design and change. Develop
hands-on analysis skills through working on
international case studies.
Develop and apply competencies in a turbulent and
complex world like managing teams and communications.