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In this introductory, self-paced course, you will learn multiple theories of organizational behavior and apply them to actual cases of organizational change. Organizations are groups whose members coordinate their behaviors in order to accomplish a shared goal. They can be found nearly everywhere in today’s society: universities, start-ups, classrooms, hospitals, non-profits, government bureaus, corporations, restaurants, grocery stores, and professional associations are some of many examples of organizations. Organizations are as varied and complex as they are ubiquitous: they differ in size and internal structure; they can entail a multiplicity of goals and tasks (some of which are planned and others unplanned!); they are made up of individuals whose goals and motivations may differ from those of the group; and they must interact with other organizations and deal with environmental constraints in order to be successful. This complexity frequently results in a myriad of problems for organizational participants and the organization’s survival. In this course, we will use organizational theories to systematically analyze how an organization operates and can best be managed. Organizational theories highlight certain features of an organization’s structure and environment, as well as its processes of negotiation, production, and change. Each provides a lens for interpreting novel organizational situations and developing a sense for how individual and group behaviors are organized. Theories are valuable for the analyst and manager because most organizational problems are unique to the circumstances and cannot be solved by simple rules of thumb. Armed with a toolset of organizational theories, you will be able to systematically identify important features of an organization and the events transforming it; choose a theoretical framework most applicable to the observed mode of organizing; and use that theory to determine which actions will best redirect the organization in desired directions. In sum, the course has three goals: to become familiar with a series of real-world organizational phenomena; to learn different theoretical perspectives that can elucidate these phenomena; and to apply these different ways of “seeing” and managing organizations to cases. In such a fashion, the course is designed to actively bridge theory and practice, exposing students to a variety of conceptual tools and ways to negotiate novel situations....
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Module 1 - Introduction

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11 个视频(共 114 分钟), 1 个测验
Video11 个视频
Lecture 1 - Introduction to Organizations - Part 26分钟
Lecture 2 - Analytic Features of Organizations - Part 113分钟
Lecture 2 - Analytic Features of Organizations - Part 29分钟
Lecture 3 - Case Applications - Part 116分钟
Lecture 3 - Case Applications - Part 219分钟
Module 1 - SSC1 - Introduction and Multiunit Organizations (2013)10分钟
Module 1 - SSC2 - Social Movements and Temporary Organizing (2013)8分钟
Module 1 - SSC3 - Leaders (2013)7分钟
Module 1 - SSC4 - Resistance to Change (2013)7分钟
Module 1 - SSC5 - Open Organization (2013)5分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Quiz: Module 1 - Quiz36分钟

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Module 2 - Decisions by Rational and Rule-based Procedures

In this module, we will present a general introduction and discussion to decision-making in organizations. We will relate various rational system views of organizations that tend to focus on administrative units, or leaders of organizations....
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11 个视频(共 102 分钟), 1 个测验
Video11 个视频
Lecture 4 - Rational Actor - Part 28分钟
Lecture 5 - Example: Cuban Missile Crisis - Part 17分钟
Lecture 5 - Example: Cuban Missile Crisis - Part 214分钟
Lecture 5 - Example: Cuban Missile Crisis - Part 3 6分钟
Lecture 6 - Chicago Public School Reforms - Part 1 13分钟
Lecture 6 - Chicago Public School Reforms - Part 2 16分钟
Module 2 - SSC1 - What Logic in Your Firm? (2013)5分钟
Module 2 - SSC2 - Superstition (2013)5分钟
Module 2 - SSC3 - What Decision Theory Is Right? (2013)8分钟
Module 2 - SSC4 - Culture and Intuition (2013)4分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Module 2 - Quiz32分钟

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Module 3 - Decisions by Dominant Coalitions

This module will give a more elaborate depiction of that model, and focus on its core process of exchange and coalition formation. Within organizations, you will frequently confront coalitions of interests, and you will come to realize that collective action and organizational reforms are impossible if you do not build and manage a coalition to get things done. Therefore, we turn now to Coalition theory. To relate this theory, throughout this chapter we will draw heavily on the writings by James G March (1962, 1994: chapter 4) and Kevin Hula (1999) concerning coalition formation....
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11 个视频(共 72 分钟), 1 个测验
Video11 个视频
Lecture 7 - Review and Example - Part 2 8分钟
Lecture 8 - Exchange and Coalitions - Part 1 10分钟
Lecture 8 - Exchange and Coalitions - Part 2 8分钟
Lecture 9 - Hula and Lobbying Coalitions - Part 1 8分钟
Lecture 9 - Hula and Lobbying Coalitions - Part 2 6分钟
Module 3 - SSC 1 - Coalition Leaders (2013)6分钟
Module 3 - SSC 2 - Are Coalitions Temporary? (2013)4分钟
Module 3 - SSC 3 - Why Is Ambiguity Good? (2013)6分钟
Module 3 - SSC 4 - Prioritizing Your Threads! (2013)3分钟
Module 3 - SSC 5 - Invisible Resistance - (2013)4分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Module 3 - Quiz32分钟

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Module 4 - Organized Anarchy

This module introduces you to the basic features of decision making in organized anarchies, or what some call a “garbage can theory’ of organizations. What do we mean that the decision process resembled an organized anarchy? Well, for example, some of them have a hard time coming up with their group’s platform and identity. Also, some of the group’s proposed solutions changed over the course of bargaining – some initially proposed universal vouchers only to promote targeted vouchers in the end. Almost all of the groups thought in terms of an identity and what that entailed. And they also thought about other’s identities and interests when trying to manipulate the situation in their favor....
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8 个视频(共 96 分钟), 1 个测验
Video8 个视频
Lecture 10 - Organized Anarchy - Part 2 9分钟
Lecture 10 - Organized Anarchy - Part 3 13分钟
Lecture 11 - Applications - Part 1 17分钟
Lecture 11 - Applications - Part 2 19分钟
Module 4 - SSC 1- Managing Organized Anarchy (2013)11分钟
Module 4 - SSC 2 - Brainstorming (2013)9分钟
Module 4 - SSC 3 - Deadline (2013)7分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Module 4 - Quiz26分钟
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创建者 JVNov 11th 2017

I think I would have given an overview at the beginning, kind of a framework, to put all theories and aspects in place. Excellent. Including the videos discussing the questions of the students.

创建者 AVDec 26th 2016

I am impressed and exceptionally satisfied passing the course. Very useful, presents range of theories and points of view, combined with real life cases and in-depth explanations. Thank you!

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Daniel A. McFarland

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Education, Sociology, and Organizational Behavior

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The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto, California, United States....

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