MGT 801 Management Theory

The intent of this course is to expose the students to basic issues and theories with regards to the practice of management in contemporary organizations. It examines the introduction and integration of the evolution and the development of theories and concepts, and their application in the field of management. Students are expected to critically analyze the different perspectives within the field of Management. Development of Management models (Rational goals, internal process, human relations and open systems models): organizational effectiveness, environments, technology design and performance; images of organizations and implications for research and practice; organizational ecology; institutional theories; organizational culture and climate; organizational learning and globalization of organization theory. The intent is to build a theoretical foundation for the understanding of Management issues, and provide guidance for research activities in the programme.