(( Management, Organisation and Strategy))
The programme is constructed around the core texts:
Robert M Grant: Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 7th Ed, (2010) Blackwell
Robert M Grant: Cases to Accompany Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 7th Ed, (2010) Blackwell
Further reading can be found in the excellent references at
the end of each chapter in Grant s book.
The module aims to develop the student s knowledge of management, organization and strategic management theory, and the ability to critically evaluate and apply that material.
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of management, organization and strategic management theory.
2-Critically evaluate and apply theoretical material.
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LEARNING SUPPORT MATERIAL
Berkeley-Thomas A. (2003) Controversies in Management. London: Routledge.
Buchanan D. and Huczynski A. (2001) Organizational Behaviour. London: Prentice Hall
De Witt B. and Meyer R. (2004) Strategy. London: Thomson.
Hatch M. (1997) Organization Theory. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press
Johnson G. and Scholes K. (2004) Exploring Corporate Strategy. London: Prentice Hall.
Linstead S., Fulop L. and Lilley S. (2004) Management and Organization: A Critical Text. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Mintzberg H., Ahlstrand B. and Lampel J. (1998) Strategy Safari. London: Prentice Hall
Morgan G. (1997) Images of Organization. London: Sage.
Thompson P. and McHugh D. (2003) Work Organization. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Watson T.J. (2001) In Search of Management. London: Thomson.
Whittington R. (2001) What is Strategy and Does it Matter? London: Routledge
The assessment strategy for this module is designed to test all the learning outcomes. Students must demonstrate successful achievement of these learning outcomes to pass the module.
Number Assessment Weighting % Word count Deadline
1 Essay/Case Study 50% 2000 words 9th Nov 11
2 Essay/Case Study 50% 2000 words 7th Mar 12
A hard copy must be submitted before or during the normal set lecture time on stated deadline date.
Assignment No. 2
Analyse IKEA s competitive standing against a background of generic competitive strategy models.
Written Assessment Criteria
Demonstrate a clear understanding of a range of models/theories/concepts relating to the practice of management/organisation and strategy at operational and strategic levels.
An ability to identify and challenge existing orthodoxy in the field of management and strategy..
An ability to structure coherent, critical and balanced arguments
Present discussion and analysis in an appropriate essay format.
Evidence of extensive reading
High quality referencing (Harvard Referencing System).
Week by Week
Topic Grant Chapter
Developments in Management Science
Developments in Management Science
Industry Analysis 1
Industry Analysis 2
Competitive Analysis 1
Competitive Analysis 2
Resources and Capabilities 1
Resources and Capabilities 2
Resources and Capabilities 3
Organisation and Management
Week by week: semester 2
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