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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

Institutional analysis

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 3, 4 модуль


Любица Ясенко

Course Syllabus


This is a comprehensive course that unifies sociology with business management. This is to be realized by explaining and demonstrating how and why various environments and its institutions influence the behavior of organizations and people working in them, in both theory and practice. The dimensions of environments to be discussed entail socio-cultural, socio-economic, political, legal and labor dimensions. Organizational dimensions will entail organizational and individual level concepts such as organization culture, leadership, conflicts, teams and motivation. As a learning outcome, students will develop a Project in which they will analyze different environmental factors and identify and explain their influence and the effects of such influence to organizational and individual level behaviors.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to increase student´s comprehension of the main concepts from these areas and their interconnectedness
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Identify various types of environments critical for operations of national and international business organizations
  • Understand the meaning, importance and functioning of these environments
  • Identify, understand and demonstrate multidimensional effects of these environments on different aspects of, both, business and non-business, organizations
  • Identify, understand and demonstrate multidimensional effects of these environments on people working in and associated with such organizations
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Socio-Cultural Institutional Environment
    • Aesthetics • Attitudes and beliefs • Religion • Material Culture • Language • Societal organization
  • Socio-Economic Institutional Environment
    • Levels of Economic development • Dimensions of Economy • Socio-economic dimensions
  • Political & Ideological Institutional environment
    • Ideological Institutions • Government Ownership of Businesses • Privatization • Government protection • Country risk
  • Labor Institutional Environment
    • Global Labor trends & conditions • Unemployment • Labor mobility • Education • Racism • Labor Unions
  • United Nations
    • Institutions of United Nations • Functions of the Bodies of United Nations
  • European Union
    • Institutions of the European Union • Functions of the Bodies of European Union
  • Organizational Culture
    • Levels of Organizational Culture • Dimensions of Organizational Culture • Functions of Organizational Culture • Creating & Maintaining Organizational Culture • Changes of Organizational Culture
  • Leadership
    • Approaches to leadership • Leadership styles • Ethics in Leadership
  • Teams & Teamwork
    • Types of teams • Team effectiveness • Team challenges • Team development • Team dynamics
  • Conflict and Negotiation
    • Levels of conflict • Types of conflict • Outcomes of conflict • Conflict resolution
  • Emotions & Values
    • Emotions & Moods • Emotion & behavior • Emotions & Attitudes
  • Motivation & Performance
    • Reward systems • Performance appraisal • Job design
  • Perception
    • Factors influencing perception • Stages of perception process • Perceptual distortions • Attribution • Reinforcement
  • Power
    • Sources of power • Types of power • Dimensions of power • Empowerment
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Report/Presentation
  • non-blocking Project
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.4 * Exam + 0.3 * Project + 0.3 * Report/Presentation


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • George, J. M., & Jones, G. R. (2012). Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior: Global Edition (Vol. 6. ed., International ed). Boston, Mass: Pearson Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1418969

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Ajami, R. A., & Goddard, G. J. (2015). International Business : Theory and Practice (Vol. Third edition). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=929355
  • Hiriyappa, B. (2009). Organizational Behavior. New Delhi: New Age International. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=268251
  • Subba Rao, P. (2010). Management and Organisational Behaviour (Vol. 1st. ed). Mumbia: Himalaya Publishing House. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=342121