ORGANIZATION THEORY:
Organization Theory
Chair of Administrative Science
Organization Theory
Study: Local Self-Government - 3. semester
State Administration - 3. semester
Code: 128003
ECTS: 5.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Ivan Koprić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Anamarija Musa
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Teo Giljević - Lectures
Basic data
Organization Theory Local Self-Government - 3. semester
State Administration - 3. semester
5.0 128003
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

Thursday 14.30-16.00

Ćirilometodska 4, room 32
Lecturer Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić (Lectures)

Thursdays at 16:00-17:30h

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

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, 87-150, 230-322
Perko-Šeparović, I; Teorije organizacije; Školska knjiga (1975), str. 9-83, 98-152
Pusić, E.; Organizacija kao teorijski problem. Rad HAZU br. 480. (poglavlje u knjizi Upravljanje u suvremenoj državi; Zagreb: Suvremena javna uprava (2002), str. 1-40
Giljević, T.; Okolina upravne organizacije; Pravni vjesnik: časopis za pravne i društvene znanosti Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta J.J. Strossmayera u Osijeku (2015), str. 213-236
Description
Pre-modern reflections about organization. The emergence of organization theory. Normative and empirical approach. Mechanistic approach. F. W. Taylor and H. Fayol. The classic school of organization. Human relations school. Integration of the classic school of organization and human relations school. The theory of bureaucratic organization (bureaucratic-monocratic type) by Max Weber. Functionalist criticism of the Weberian model of bureaucracy. Criticism of the rationality of organization. The theory of organizational conflict and power. Decision-making theory. The theory of political coalition (interest-political approach). Application of the system theory to the study of organization. The open system theory. The theory of self-referential and autopoietic systems. Cybernetic approach to organization. Communication theory of organization. Post-modern theoretic approaches. An individual in an organization. Group behaviour in an organization. Organizational structure. Power in an organization. Conflict in an organization. Decision-making in an organisation. Communications in an organization. Organizational culture. Management in public administration. The differentiation and pluralism of approaches to studying and research of administrative organizations: elephantology. Theoretical inventory: pluralism of approaches as a theoretical and practical advantage. Attempts at reduction of pluralism. Organization theory as one of the most successful social sciences. Organization theory as the basis of scientific approach to studying and research of public administration. The contemporary concept of organization. Practical applicability of organizational knowledge: practical issues of organizational process. Organisational consultation. Organization therapeutics. Organization development.
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