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Module Code: MAN409
Module Title: Strategic Organisational Design
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
This module relates organizational theory to corporate strategy and strategic design and explores how both connect. It aims at developing students’ ability to analyze and evaluate the possible ways of an organization to shape, arrange and change itself as a system in the pursuit of its business purpose and goals in a changing environment. The module examines leading-edge theories and practice of aligning strategy and operating context with organization design, business and group processes for corporate performance.
Learning outcomes 
A. Explain why organization design is a strategic management imperative integral to performance in and of organizations

B. Elaborate on the theoretical and practical linkages between organizations and environmental factors, corporate strategy and performance

C. Identify the dynamics that shape organizational form, structure and conduct in contemporary business environments

D. Describe and evaluate critically classic and contemporary theories about organizational effectiveness

E. Diagnose organizational situations and processes in order to appreciate alternative choices and approaches for improving organization performance

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of key lectures and seminars delivered in weekly sessions through to week 10 of the semester. In addition, students will be required to work within study groups, which will operate through ICE (the university’s virtual learning environment). During weeks 11 to 14 of the semester, students will focus on completing the assessed coursework with the support and guidance of the module leader.
Syllabus 
Concepts of organization, strategy and environment


Modeling the relationships between organizational design, strategy and environment to performance


Choices in organizational design and relationships with firm effectiveness


Organizational structure (its importance and the limits thereto)


Classic and new organizational structure types


Organizing and managing as strategic acts


Theories and practices of group processes in organizations


Organizational inertia and change


Corporate culture, leadership styles and their relation to organization effectiveness


New forms of organizing and strategizing


Innovation in the context of strategic organization



Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   40        110  150 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Group Work 30.00
2 Individual Assignment 70.00

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