66.728 Organization Theory

Organization Theory

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37044
Status Active

This course is a basic survey of theory and research on macro-organizational issues. It examines organization design, relations between organizations and environments, and inter-organizational relationships. The emphasis is on the behavior of organizations as systems and on their linkages to the larger context within which they operate. The course examines such topics as: organizations as open systems, as institutions, as elements in ecological systems and other perspectives that address organizations and their dynamics.