BASICS OF ORGANIZATION THEORY:
Basics of Organization Theory
Chair of Administrative Science
Basics of Organization Theory
Study: Organisational-Managerial - 5. semester
Code: 123665
ECTS: 5.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Ivan Koprić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Anamarija Musa
doc. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić
doc. dr. sc. Teo Giljević
Exam dates:
  • 27. 01. 2020.
  • 10. 02. 2020.
  • 20. 04. 2020.
  • 01. 06. 2020.
  • 15. 06. 2020.
  • 29. 06. 2020.
  • 31. 08. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Basics of Organization Theory Organisational-Managerial - 5. semester
5.0 123665
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Ivan Koprić

Fridays at 13:30-15:00h

Ćirilometodska 4, room soba 28/I. kat
izv. prof. dr. sc. Anamarija Musa

via e-mail amusa@pravo.hr 

Ćirilometodska 4, room 32
doc. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić

Thursdays at 16:00-17:30h

Gundulićeva 10, room Gundulićeva 10, soba 3a
doc. dr. sc. Teo Giljević

Thursday at 11:30-13:00h

Gundulićeva 10, room Gundulićeva 10, soba 3b
Literature
Koprić, I.; Struktura i komuniciranje u upravnim organizacijama; Zagreb: Pravni fakultet u Zagrebu (1999), str. 7-60, 87-92, 108-118, 144-150, 204-213, 230-247, 256-290
Perko-Šeparović, I.; Teorije organizacije; Zagreb: Školska knjiga (1975), str. 9-36, 78-83, 133-138
Pusić, E.; Upravne organizacije: interakcija - struktura - interes; Zagreb: Društveno veleučilište u Zagrebu (2005), str. 242-268
Description
Introduction: From scientific management to human relations school: integration of first steps in organisation theory (3h)
Weber s view on bureaucratic organisation and its dysfunctions (2h)
The theory of organizational conflict and power. Decision-making theory. The theory of political coalition (2h)
Application of system theory to the study of organization (2h)
Cybernetic approach to organization. Communication theory of organization. Post-modern theoretic approaches(2h)
Individual and group behaviour in organizations. Leadership and participation (2h)
Organizational structure and contingency theory. From hierarchy to networks (2h)
Power and conflict in an organization (3h)
Decision-making and communication in an organization (3h)
Organization culture (2 h)
Leadership in an organization. Managerial functions, roles, and styles (2h)
The differentiation and pluralism of approaches to studying and research of administrative organizations: elephantology (2h)
Closing lecture: contemporary concept of organization. Practical applicability of organizational knowledge: practical issues of organizational process (3h)
Exam dates
27. 01. 2020.
10. 02. 2020.
20. 04. 2020.
01. 06. 2020.
15. 06. 2020.
29. 06. 2020.
31. 08. 2020.
14. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

Knowledge and understanding

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. Describe the occurrence and early development of the organisation theory and integration of classic school of organisation and human relations

2. Name and distinguish basic directions and approaches to the study of organisation theory and their main representatives and postulates

3. Explain the structure of organisation, especially its types, factor of influence and cooperative relations

4. Describe and explain phenomena of organisational communication and decision-making in an organisation.

Application

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. Interpret postupates of different directions of organisation theory

2. Demonstrate the influence of different organisational variables on the organisational structure

3. Use acquired knowledge about different organisational variables in practical work

4. Select and apply theoretical settings about organisational communication and decision-making in an organisation.

Analysis

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. Distinguish basic directions and approaches to the study of the organisation theory

2. Connect organisational variables and analyse their interdependence

3. Analyse the phenomenon or organisational communication and its influence on organisational structure

4. Solve concrete problems by an application of theoretical settings about decision-making in an organisation.

Synthesis

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. Collect data and distribute concrete administrative organisations according to models of different directions of the theory of organisation

2. Organise elements of organisational structure appropriate for realisation of certain organisational aims

3. Formulate conclusions about interdepdnence of different organisational variables

4. Propose application of different types of decision-making to concrete organisations.

Evaluation

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. Examine basic settings of different directions of the theory of organisation

2. Evaluate appropriateness of the application of settings of individual directions of the theory of organisation to concrete organisations

3. Compare models of organisational structure adequate for the realisation of certain organisational aims

4. Set priorities in changing individual organisational variables.

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. Publicly present acquired learning outcomes;

2. Actively folow and analyse the development of different settings of the theory of organisation ;

3. Adequately present and express their own standpoints and opiniins about different organiosational variables and their implications on concrete organisations.

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge is tested by oral examinations or optionally, by mid-term exams and oral examination.