Module: Organising and Organisation

Module details

  • Module code

    3320
  • Module leader

    Yaqub Murray
  • Module Level

    6
  • Module credits

    15
  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours

Module content

This module will include:

 

  • Raising critical conscious in organising and organisational studies;
  • Critical discourse in the study of organising and organisation;
  • Neo-Liberalism and organising;
  • Organisational structures and the idea of work;
  • The organization of feeling and emotion at work;
  • Politics, power and control within organisations;
  • Lying, deceit and disavowal: the organization of hypocrisy;
  • Being different - gender, race and class in the workplace;
  • Studying leadership and leading critically; and
  • Organising at work: excitement, passion, harassment and discrimination

Module outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  1. Articulate the differences between organising and organisation;
  2. Describe organisations in a range of contexts including third sector, public, informal and a-typical organisational forms;
  3. Analyse theories and concepts which describe a range of processes in organisations;
  4. Evaluate the challenges of ethical decision making within an organisational context; and
  5. Critically make sense of the complex processes which form organisations.

Assessment

Assessment Description Weighting
Presentation Group Presentation on organisational theory and concepts (15 minutes) 50%
Report Individual Report critically evaluating an organisation (1500 words) 50%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

Key texts

  • Dyer, S., Humphries, M., FitzGibbons, D., & Hurd, F. (2014). Understanding Management Critically: A Student Text. SAGE Publications Ltd.  
  • Fineman, S., Gabriel, Y., & Sims, D. (2010). Organizing and Organizations (4th ed.). Sage Publications.