820043 :Management, Organisation and Culture (IC)


Voertaal Engels
Werkvorm: lectures and workshops (Collegerooster)
Tentamenvorm: written midterm exam in week 43 plus team paper (Tentamenrooster)
Studielast:6 ECTS credits
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dr. H.G. Siebers

dr. C. Spadavecchia

Doel van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

By way of this course students will first acquire integrated understandings and knowledge of the structures and dynamics of organizations in general and with accents in the cultural sector. Second, students will learn how to analyse a problem related to organization and/or management in a team paper.
Additional skills: text analysis, critical thinking, paper writing, presentation, team work.

Inhoud van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

Many aspects of our lives involve organizations. The sound that comes out of our alarm clock when we wake up is produced by an organization, the school we go to is an organization, we do our work in an organization, the theatre we attend to see a play is an organization, the festival in which we go and hear music is an organization, the trains we wait for at the station are run by several organizations, the bar in which we have a drink is an organization.... These organizations do not exist in a coincidental way. They are created on purpose, have particular goals and are managed in such a way that they are oriented towards these goals. In this management, several stakeholders are involved and management is the outcome of the interactions between these stakeholders. The degree to which these stakeholders manage to solve problems emerging in organizations determines the quality of our lives to a large degree. This holds true for organizations in general, but also in the cultural sector.

Bijzonderheden (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

The programme consists of two parts. In the first part you will acquire the most important knowledge and understandings of the current literature on organizations and management. We will discuss the various aspects of organizations and how they are managed (structure) and subsequently discuss the various ways in which they change and how these changes are managed (process). We will illustrate these aspects by presenting several examples. We will conclude this first part with a written exam. In the second part, we will work in working groups and focus on the second objective of the course. Each team of 4 students will prepare and execute a small literature study on a specific and related problem of their choosing and will report on this problem. To support you in doing so, you will receive interactive feedback on how to design your research assignment. We will link up the cases studied by the teams with the contents discussed in the first unit.

The final grade will be made up of the grades of:

  • The written exam: 50 per cent of the final grade, minimum result 5.0;
  • The team report: 50 per cent of the final grade, minimum result 5.0.

In this course, students learn to position themselves in a work organisation that will benefit their future labour market perspectives.

Verplichte literatuur

  1. A number of articles

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  • Online Culture: Global Communication ( 2015, 2016, 2017 )
  • Premaster Management of Cultural Diversity ( 2015, 2016, 2017 )

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