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
Exam dates:
  • 20. 04. 2020.
  • 01. 06. 2020.
  • 15. 06. 2020.
  • 29. 06. 2020.
  • 31. 08. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
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.
Exam dates
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 main representatives of basic directions in the study of organisation theory

3. Explain the position and activity oif an individual and groups in an organisation

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

5. Define organisational variables, especially the concept and types of power, conflict and decision-making in an organisation

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

7. Explain the development of pluralism in the approach to the study of administrative organisation, reductionist attempts, the significance of the theory of organisation as a social science

8. Describe modern situation of the organisation theory.

 

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

4. Demonstrate and practically apply acquired theoretical knowledge to solving problems in processes of organising and managing organisational development of a concrete administrative 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

1. Compare the position and activity of an individual and a group in an organisation

3. Connect organisational variables and analyse their interdependence

4. Analyse the phenomenon of organisational communication, types of organisational culture, functions and styles of management and management in public administration.

 

 

 

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. Think of examples of the position and activity of an individual and a group in an organisation

3. Formulate elements of organisational structure appropriate for realisation of certain organisational aims

4. Prepare theses about interdependence of different organisational variables.

 

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 succesfully completing the course, students will be able to;

1. publicly present acquired learning outcomes

2. actively monitor and analyse the development of settings of organisation theory

3. adequately present and express their own standpoints about different organisational variables and their implications for cocrete organisations

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge is tested by oral examination and written paper.

1. Oral examination

Oral examination consists of testing the application of basic concepts and phenomena of organisation theory, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of acquired knowledge.

2. Written paper

Written paper consist of defining, categorising and explaining basic concepts and phenomena of organisation theory, recognising and grouping phenomena in organisation.