This is a course about living surviving and thriving in organizations. The course is designed to improve your effectiveness as a manager by introducing you to concepts and frameworks for understanding
organizations and organizational processes. Organizations have been studied from the perspective of several social science disciplines including psychology sociology economics anthropology and political science. The field on which this course is based organizational behavior draws from all of these disciplines and applies the relevant research. This course will introduce you to this research and ways to apply the knowledge through in class exercises and case discussions.
We will approach the topic of organizations from a strategic perspective. The inability to effectively organize and coordinate people and processes can and often does derail strategic initiatives. This course focuses on how to build the organizational capabilities that underlie successful strategy implementation and that provide firms with a sustainable source of competitive advantage.