Introduction to Organizations

University course as being teached at Swedish universities that will introduce you to the Theory of Organisations.
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course 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!

What are the 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Explain basic concepts and models in the area of Organisational Theory.
  • Analyze the environment surrounding organisations.
  • Understand how to satisfy organisational stakeholders.

Who is the target audience?

  • Business students.
  • Managers seeking enlarging their scope of expertise.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Organizations and Organizational Effectiveness
What Is Organization
Value Creation and Organizational Environment
Why Do Organizations Exist
What Is Organizational Theory
Importance Of Organizational Design And Change
Measuring Organizational Effectiveness
Section 1 Quiz
9 questions
Section 2: Organizational Stakeholders
Organizational Stakeholders
Satisfying Stakeholders Goals
Agency Problem and Agency Theory Perspective
Section 2 Quiz
7 questions
Section 3: Environment Around Organizations
Organizational Environment
Sources of Uncertainty in Organizational Environment
Resource Dependence Theory
Transaction Cost Theory and Transaction Costs Sources
Transaction Costs vs Bureucratic Costs
Organizational Strategies in Transaction Cost Theory
Section 3 Quiz
6 questions

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Instructor Biography

Robert Barcik, Business Lecturer

Robert Barcik is a co-founder of MeanThat, the educational platform that helped more than quarter million students to learn efficiently. In 2014 he got inspired by KhanAcademy and created his first own videos and after placing them on YouTube he reached a global audience in a heartbeat, all eager to learn! Several universities and as well MBA students from all over the world started to use the videos for their lecturing.

With this, he jumped the educational train and in the upcoming months became a university lecturer and developer of Flipped Teaching with a focus on Marketing, Organisational Theory and Business. Along with that, Robert is a Business graduate and Data Analysis student at Swedish Dalarna University. Here, he cooperates with the educational institutes to promote an innovative ways of teaching.

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