Designing organizations to achieve strategic goals is a complex and central issue for managers. This course covers the core dimensions of strategic organization design, i.e. strategy, structure, processes, and people. It addresses central theoretical concepts within each dimension and interlinkages between them based on fundamentals of strategic management and organization theory. Continuous in-class discussions of real world examples and student presentations ensure practical application of the concepts and theories. Issues such as how organizations function and how managers can actively design and modify organizational parameters will be discussed.
- Dimensions of strategic organization design
- What is strategy?
- Organization structure and new forms of organizing
- People in organizations (boards of directors, top executives, middle managers, employees)
- Interlinkages between dimensions of strategic organization design
- Organizational analysis
- Discussion of many international company examples