The aim of the course is to introduce students to the main concepts, value and drawbacks of the core theories of organisation design and organisational behaviour in order to be able to understand and critically assess business dynamics, design effective structures and be effective leaders. Emphasis is put on the characteristics of the organization structure, the strategy of the organization, the architecture, the technology and the environment of the organization as well as on issues related to organisational development and change, behaviour in organisations, power and team dynamics, motivation and leadership.
In details, students will maintain the knowledge and theoretical background in order to:
• Be in a position to design/redesign effective organizational structures, job positions and organizational processes.
• Understand human behavior in organizational settings
• Create conditions and provide motives (motivation systems) that motivate/empower employees to work more effectively
• Comprehend leaders' roles and leaders’ behaviours, as well as their importance for the competitiveness and success of
their organization and their own careers.
• Develop leadership skills such as: communication, team cooperation, change management, organizational culture
Course Content (Syllabus)
In the Organisation Theory and Organisational behaviour course are covered two basic management functions: a) Organizing and b) Leading, emphasizing on leadership, motivation, employee attitudes and team dynamics. More precisely: In the frame of Organisation Theory students are introduced to: basic concepts of organizational theory and (re)design, types of organizational structure, typical, atypical and power organisation/structure, learning organisations and change management. Leading/ Organisational Behaviour includes the following: Introduction to OB, factors affecting human behaviour, theories of organizational hbehaviour related to motivation and leadership, as well as organisational culture issues, employee attitudes, stress, employee well-being and team dynamics.
Organizational (re)design, Leadership, Motivation, Employee Attitudes, Organizational Behaviour
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Mullins L. (2014). Μάνατζμεντ και Οργανωσιακή Συμπεριφορά, UTOPIA (Κωδικός βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 41955712)
2. Χυτήρης, Λ. (2013). Οργανωσιακή Συμπεριφορά. Η Ανθρώπινη Συμπεριφορά σε Οργανισμούς και Επιχειρήσεις, εκδ. Ε.
Αντωνακοπούλου, Αθήνα (Κωδικός βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 32998934)
3. Μπουραντάς, Δ. (2015). Μάνατζμεντ, Γ.Σ. Μπένου, Εκδ. Α, ISBN 960-8249-23-6 (Κωδικός βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 50659975)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Robbins S. P. and Judge T. A. (2012). Organizational Behaviour. Pearson, 15th ed.
2. French, R. (2011). Organizational Behaviour, Wiley, 2nd ed.
3. Buchanan, D. and Huczynski, A. (2013), Organizational Behaviour, Pearson, 8th ed.
4. Mullins, L. (2011). Essentials of Organizational Behaviour, Pearson, 3rd ed.
5. Mullins, L. (2007). Management and Organisational Behaviour, Prentice Hall, 8th ed.
6. Πετρίδου Ευγενία (2011). "Διοίκηση-Μανατζμεντ: Μία εισαγωγική προσέγγιση", 3η έκδοση, Εκδόσεις Σοφία, Θεσσαλονίκη
7. Robbins, S. (2008). Organisational Behaviour, Pearson, 5th ed.