Introduction to Organizations
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Introduction to Organizations

University course as being teached at Swedish universities that will introduce you to the Theory of Organisations.
4.0 (132 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
6,219 students enrolled
Created by Robert Barcik
Last updated 9/2015
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 15 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Explain basic concepts and models in the area of Organisational Theory.
  • Analyze the environment surrounding organisations.
  • Understand how to satisfy organisational stakeholders.
Requirements
  • No requirements of prior knowledge.
  • No requirements of literature.
  • This is an entry course for advanced level courses such as Organizational Design or Organizational Change.
Description

How are organizations created? Do they just pop up out of nowhere? Later on, how do these grow? These are quite crucial questions for all of us, whether we are students, entrepreneurs or managers. This course is about to give you introduction to Organization Theory, which is a field that contributes to marketing, product development and even the management.

You can look forward several interesting concepts such as the understanding of “Organizational Stakeholders". And no it´s not shareholders, that´s something different. Hence this course is ideal as an introduction for more advanced Organizational Theory courses such as Organizational Change or Organizational Design.

Have you ever wondered how it would look like if you studied this subject at the university? We allow you to do so now! This course is designed after the materials as being taught at Swedish universities. Even better, if you are currently a student of such university course anywhere around the world, we will definitely make your studies easier and more fun.

This course covers the full basics of Organizational Theory divided into three main areas. Firstly, we focus on the organizations themselves and describe why do these exist and what are these trying to achieve. Secondly, we focus on organizational stakeholders and their varying desires. And thirdly, we look outside of the organization and try to understand the environment that these organizations are facing. You can expect to find here up to 15 videos that will lead you through the subject in an intuitive way!

Who this course is for:
  • Business students.
  • Managers seeking enlarging their scope of expertise.
Course content
Expand all 15 lectures 02:00:17
+ Organizations and Organizational Effectiveness
6 lectures 50:03
Why Do Organizations Exist
10:56
What Is Organizational Theory
08:18
Importance Of Organizational Design And Change
06:59
Measuring Organizational Effectiveness
08:00
Section 1 Quiz
9 questions
+ Organizational Stakeholders
3 lectures 17:36
Organizational Stakeholders
04:46
Satisfying Stakeholders Goals
05:43
Agency Problem and Agency Theory Perspective
07:07
Section 2 Quiz
7 questions
+ Environment Around Organizations
6 lectures 52:39
Organizational Environment
05:29
Sources of Uncertainty in Organizational Environment
08:00
Resource Dependence Theory
09:34
Transaction Cost Theory and Transaction Costs Sources
11:25
Transaction Costs vs Bureucratic Costs
07:01
Organizational Strategies in Transaction Cost Theory
11:10
Section 3 Quiz
6 questions