課程資訊
課程名稱
社會組織
Social Organization 
開課學期
105-2 
授課對象
社會科學院  社會學系  
授課教師
蘇國賢 
課號
Soc2027 
課程識別碼
305 32100 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
必修 
上課時間
星期三7,8,9(14:20~17:20) 
上課地點
社101 
備註
限學士班二年級以上 且 限本系所學生(含輔系、雙修生)
總人數上限:80人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1052Soc2027_ 
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課程概述

This course examines a number of perspectives on the nature of organizations, processes in organizations, how organizations change, and organizations and their environments. It is intended as an introductory course for undergraduate students interested in thinking about and studying organizations. Nor prior exposure to the content area is required.  

課程目標
The purpose of the course is to improve your effectiveness as a sociologist by introducing you to frameworks from the social sciences that are useful for understanding organizational processes and teaching you how to apply those frameworks to particular situations. Organizations have been studied from the perspective of several disciplines, including psychology, sociology, economics, and political science. The field of organization theory is at the intersection of these disciplines and focuses on applying their insights to diagnosing and solving organizational problems.

Organizations are more complicated than most appliances, and understanding how they work takes more than memorizing simple platitudes. Practices that worked well in the past will not necessarily continue to work well in the future, and changes that helped one type of firm may harm another. Thus, an effective education should teach you how to make good inferences about what will work and what will not in particular situations, and how to learn from your own experiences and those of others. The best way to do this is through exposure to both rigorous research and real-world cases. That is how this course is structured.

This course covers the broad principles of which underlie and/or affect all organization decisions; the semester will focus both on micro- and macro-level issues, including: (1) organization structure and strategy (2) bounded rationality and decision making (3) organizations as bureacracy (4) organization as contracts (5) organizations as institutions (6) organization as social relations (7) incentive in organizations (8) performance evalutaion
 
課程要求
Each class session will consist of lectures or presentation based on the collective project or case analysis. Students are expected to complete the readings before the class meets. You should be prepared to summarize the main points of weekly reading assignment and give particular thought to how you would apply the concepts learned from the textbook to the real world.

The assigned material should be read before class to facilitate comprehension and discussion of the material. Because class participation is a significant portion of your course grade, it is important that you strive to be a vital contributor to class discussions. When necessary, I will call on students randomly during the discussion session. However, I also expect you to contribute even if you are not called on directly.

Grades
Your grade in the course will be based on both individual and group efforts and performance. We will try to assess your understanding of the tools and concepts covered, your ability to integrate and apply them, and your contributions to the class's learning experience. To do this, we will weight various activities in roughly the following manner:
class participation and attendence 10%
Midterm report 10%
Final in-class exam 40%
Final group project reports 20%
Case analysis 20%

Class participation and case analysis will be graded by the instructor and your peers, since they are the ultimate beneficiaries of class discussion. As a way of rewarding students who contribute insights highly valued by their peers, each class member will be asked to cast a vote for the student or group whom they feel added most to the quality of class learning.

In addition to class participation, you should submit a short proposal before the mid-term and a project write-up before the last week of the class. Grading of these project write-ups is based on how well you diagnose the assigned organization(s) given your knowledge of organization theory. Reference material must be cited in the text and listed in your bibliography.  
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
每週三 17:30~18:30 
參考書目
Baron, James N. & David M. Kreps. 1999. Strategic Human Resources: Frameworks
for General Managers. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Mary Jo Hatch. 2012. Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern
Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
Paul Milgram and John Roberts. 1992. Economics, Organization & Management.
Prentice Hall.
Brickley, Smith, and Zimmerman. 2016. Managerial Economics and Organizational
Architecture. 6th edition. McGraw-Hill.
Edward P. Lazear. Michael Gibbs. 2014. Personnel Economics in Practice. 3rd
edition. Cincinnati: Wiley.
Roberts, John. 2004. The Modern Firm: Organisational Design for Performance and
Growth. Oxford University Press. 
指定閱讀
An important benchmark of progress is whether students can effectively locate the relevant information in time and apply this knowledge to the analyses of real cases. The following references might help you to achieve this goal:
周雪光,組織社會學十講。社會科學文獻出版社。
Scott, Richard & Gerald F. Davis. 2006. Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural, and Open System Perspectives.  
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
平時表現 
10% 
上課出席與討論參與 
2. 
期中報告一份 
10% 
個人提proposal 
3. 
期末筆試 
40% 
筆試 
4. 
期末報告 
20% 
group project的團體報告一份 
5. 
個案分析 
20% 
個案分析課堂報告 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/22  課程簡介:個案分析簡介 
第2週
3/01  策略、結構與環境:組織的組成元素。(讀本範圍:周雪光《第一講》與HP case) 
第3週
3/08  個案分析一:組織類型(大型科技公司)
Human Resources at Hewlett-Packard
 
第4週
3/15  組織作為一種系統
讀本範圍:第二講:組織與市場(讀到p46) 
第5週
3/22  個案分析二:組織類型(旅館業)
Portman Hotel
 
第6週
3/29  組織的五大面向:組織的內外一致性
(reading:讀到第三章完) 
第7週
4/05  溫書假
 
第8週
4/12  個案分析三:組織類型(大型服務業-國際快遞)
United Parcel Service 
第9週
4/19  組織作為一種契約:交易成本與資訊問題
(reading:讀完第四講與第五講) 
第10週
4/26  中報告與期末主題徵選 
第11週
5/03  個案分析四:組織類型(大型國際經銷商)
Wolfgang Keller at Konigsbrau-Krayina 
第12週
5/10  組織作為一種評估機制
(讀組織理論十講之第六與第七講)  
第13週
5/17  個案分析五:組織類型(百貨業)Norstrom: Dissension in the ranks?
 
第14週
5/24  組織作為一種誘因制度
 
第15週
5/31  個案分析六:組織類型(連鎖餐飲)
Au Bon Pain:The Partner/Manager Program 
第16週
6/07  組織為一文化制度與社會關係
(讀本進度:第九講) 
第17週
6/14  期末報告 
第18週
6/21  期末筆試測驗