Organisational Behaviour

Lecturer: Peter Foss

Introduction and Aims

The course is an introduction to the study of behaviour in organisations (OB). It is about how people behave in work organizations and related topics. We will study a range of behaviours that are prevalent in organisations.

Objectives and Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you should have an understanding of:

  • The influence of different disciplines (sociology, psychology, social psychology, economics) in OB and their benefits and limitations
  • key processes (e.g. decision making, leadership, learning, motivation), practices (e.g., career development, team building) and themes (e.g. knowledge in organisations)
  • how these processes, practices and themes are studied and represented in some of the academic literature

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • apply relevant theories, concepts, and case studies, to address important OB questions
  • demonstrate appreciation of the importance of a critical perspective in OB
  • Evaluate the role and importance of organisational behaviour and management

Module Assessment

Examination Component: One 3 hour exam where you have to answer 3 questions out of a choice of 6

No Assignment is required.