課程資訊
課程名稱
社會組織
Social Organization 
開課學期
100-2 
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
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
必帶 
上課時間
星期三6,7,8(13:20~16:20) 
上課地點
社101 
備註
限本系所學生(含輔系、雙修生) 且 限學士班二年級以上
總人數上限:70人
外系人數限制:10人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1002socorg 
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課程概述

社會組織

2012 Spring 台灣大學社會學系
教師:蘇國賢
Email: khsu@ntu.edu.tw
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 primarily on macro-level issues, including: (1) organization structure and design (2) Organizational Strategy and structure (3) External environment (4) organizaitonal processes (5) internal factors.

 
課程要求
Each class session will consist of a two-hours lecture, follow by a short presentation based on the collective project (see the attached project assignment). 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.


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:
Midterm 30%
Final 30%
Class participation, homework, final reports 40%


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.

Class participation 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 whom they feel added most to the quality of class discussion.

In addition to class participation, you should submit a short project write-up before 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.

A book report on George Orwell's classics "1984" is dued on the date of midterm exam. Another report on Huxley's Brave New World is dued on the date of final exam.  
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
每週三 17:30~18:30 
參考書目
 
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:
Daft, Richard L., 2010. Understanding the Theory and Design of Organizations. 10th edition. Cincinnati: South-Western College Publishing. (華泰書局代理)

參考閱讀
(83dc)Baron, James N. & David M. Kreps. 1999. Strategic Human Resources: Frameworks for General Managers. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
(83dc)Mary Jo Hatch. 2006. Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
(83dc)周雪光。組織理論十講。社會科學文獻出版社。
(83dc)Paul Milgram and John Roberts. 1992. Economics, Organization & Management. Prentice Hall.
(83dc)Brickley, Smith, and Zimmerman. Managerial Economics and Organizational Architecture.
(83dc)Edward P. Lazear. Personnel Economics for Managers.
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
期中考 
30% 
 
2. 
期末考 
30% 
 
3. 
課堂參與平時作業 
20% 
 
4. 
期末報告 
20% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/22  課程介紹 
第2週
2/29  組織結構 
第3週
3/07  組織結構關係的安排與設計 
第4週
3/14  組織的策略與目標 
第5週
3/21  組織環境 
第6週
3/28  組織的外在環境 
第7週
4/04  溫書複習 
第8週
4/11  組織間的關係 
第9週
4/18  期中考 
第10週
4/25  技術與組織設計 
第11週
5/02  理性決策模式-個案分析 
第12週
5/09  有限理性與決策 
第13週
5/16  整合式個案分析 (I) 
第14週
5/23  組織系統的一致性 
第15週
5/30  組織規模與生命週期 
第16週
6/06  組織的權力面向 
第17週
6/13  整合式個案分析II