Organization Theory, (7.5) ECTS

Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Course Code: FTEK016

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Course dates
22 November 2018 – 17 January 2019


Organizations are one of the dominant institutions of contemporary life and in the modern society. The course introduces some of the dominating themes and fields of research in organization theory. Such themes include classic management theory including scientific management and systematic management, bureaucracy theory, post-World-War II research on institutional theory, decision-making theory, evolutionary theory, economic theories of organization, organization learning theory and strategic management theory, and more recent domains of research such innovation management and network-based view of organization. The field of organization theory offers a great variety of textbooks and introductory texts, but the course is based on Scotts book which is a standard reference in this type of introductory course and is used at many leading business schools and universities in the US and Europe.


Learning outcome
The students are expected to acquire a basic familiarity with central theoretical frameworks and schools of research in the field of organization theory.


Being (1) Student in the Doctoral programme in Technology Management and Economics; (2) Doctoral student from other Chalmers department; (3) Other Doctoral students. The course accepts a maximum of twenty doctoral students.


Professor Alexander Styhre,e-mail:


Registration and course secretary
Yvonne Olausson, Dept. of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers, e-mail:

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