- The market system, supply and demand; elasticities, costs. Government intervention. Keynesian and Monetarist theories; unemployment; inflation.
- International trade and exchange rates; competition; free trade and protection. European Monetary Union, WTO.
- Behaviour in organisations; individual psychology; motivation; leadership; groups and group behaviour; an introduction to organisation studies, organisation culture, the management of change. Organisation structures. Corporate and social responsibility.
- Types of business organisations; public and private sector. Organisation objectives; growth, mergers and alliances. Legal forms of organisations.
- Technological environment of the firm, the internet and e-business.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate the application of relevant theoretical principles to aspects of organisation behaviour.
- Understand some basic principles of economics; apply supply and demand models to business problems, and explain why macroeconomic issues are important for business decision-making.
- Describe basic differences between types of organisations, and show how principles of social responsibility and issues in the business environment may impact on a firm’s decisions in the management of an organisation’s people.
|Coursework||Case Study Report||50%|
|Examination||Multiple Choice Questions written exam (1 hour)||50%|
Students should be familiar with the content of the following:
- Lipsey, R.G. and Chrystal, K.A. (2011). Economics. (12th edition). Oxford UP
- Mullins, L. (2013). Management and Organisational Behaviour. (10th edition). Pitman
- Palmer, A. and Hartley, B. (2012). The Business Environment. (7th edition). McGraw-Hill