Courses and study plans / Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation
1836 Business Networks and Strategy
|Period: 1&2||2.9.2013 - 13.12.2013|
|Department||Management and Organisation|
This course advance learning of leading principles in network organizations. The course provides a theoretical and methodological framework that distinguishes between various forms and function network organizations at different levels. The course involves lectures; active participation in class; handing in assignments in groups; and a final independent exam.
As a student you are expected to integrate and apply inter-disciplinary theory and methodological skills into practical situations in the area of network organizations. Upon completion of the course you will be able to:
• Select and define key constructs in the area of network organizations to propose for advanced issues in the area of network organizations.
• Demonstrate confidence between the various levels and unit of analysis (i.e., individual level, group level, company level, industry level and regional level) in which the problem appear.
• Explain and motivate points of reference and methods applied to issues discussed or communicated in various tasks.
• Demonstrate accuracy in academic writing and communication of central issues in network organizations.
• Explain fundamentals and details of in established models.
• Position organizational issues by applying ethical reasoning which conform to standard of codes of practice in the context were the problem appears.
• Conduct and defend decisions with a sound social and cultural understanding meaning applying it to various societal situations/context
Language of Instruction
Lectures and guest lectures, term paper and active class participation.
Nohria, N., & Eccles R. G. (1992). Network organizations: Structure, form and action. Harvard Business School Press: Boston, MA.
Scott, John P. (2012). Social network analysis 3rd editon. (London: Sage publications).
Other assigned articles during course
Evaluation and Examination
Grading and examination is based on quality several tasks performed independently and in groups. Weights of each task are distributed as follows: Term paper(40 %); opponent (15 %); take home exam (40 %); activity (5 %). Final grades reflect overall learning goals.