課程資訊
課程名稱
組織理論研討
Seminar on Theories of Organizations 
開課學期
110-2 
授課對象
管理學院  商學研究所  
授課教師
劉念琪 
課號
MBA8007 
課程識別碼
741 D5100 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
管二研九 
備註
限本系所學生(含輔系、雙修生) 且 限博士班
總人數上限:10人 
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http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1102MBA8007_OTSemin 
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課程概述

Course Objectives:
Welcome to the fascinating study of complex organizations. They are ubiquitous, dynamic, bureaucratic, political, paradoxical, opportunistic human institutions. Our work on this semester is trying to find out a way (or ways) to understand how they work, and don't work. By theory, like practice, is not a destination; it is a process. Through it, we may find fantastic routes to explore the world of organizations which are beyond our imaginations, metaphors, language, theory and science.
 

課程目標
This course is intended to introduce alternative approaches that are being taken to understand business organizations. Each week we will read about and discuss a different perspective or school of thought on organizations. Hopefully, the journey will provide some skills and exercise our creativity in extending our limited thinking on organizations.
The second objective of this course is to help prepare a research proposal. Each student will prepare a research proposal on a topic related to organization theory, but which may be grounded in any other Strategy or OB/HR topic.
 
課程要求
Students are expected to be well-prepared for class by reading all papers required for a given class session, thinking critically about the themes and issues that characterize their content, and preparing to actively participate in class discussion. Class sessions will be spent evaluating, integrating, and supplementing the material presented in the readings.
There is at least one course leader for every paper section meeting to lead course discussions.
In this course, students are expected not only that they can learn how to READ the research papers in organization theory field, but also that they can learn how to REVIEW and ASSESS these papers.
1. Students are required to lead the discussion of the assigned literature, and criticize papers in the class.
2. Except for the leading student, other students should also prepare the materials before the class and participate in the discussion actively.
3. Students are required to write a research proposal in the related organization theory field.
 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
備註: Office hour: Monday 13:30-15:00  
參考書目
Text Books
1. Scott, R. W. and Davis, G. F. (2015). Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems, Pearson Prentice Hall. (雙葉代理)
2. Hitt, M. A., & Smith, K. G. (Eds.). (2005). Great minds in management: The process of theory development. Oxford University Press.
3. 周雪光(2003), 組織社會學十講, 北京:社會科學文獻出版社.
 
指定閱讀
Weekly Readings:

I. Classic Organization Theory

1. Scott and Davis. Ch 1-5
2. Monteiro, P., & Adler, P. S. (2021). Bureaucracy is Dead, Long Live Bureaucracy: Clarifying and Expanding Our View of Bureaucratic Organization. Academy of Management Annals, (ja).
3. Walton, E. J. (2005), The Persistence of Bureaucracy: A Meta-analysis of Weber's Model of Bureaucratic Control, Organization Studies, 26: 569-600.
4. Adler, P. and Borys, B. (1996). Two types of bureaucracy: Enabling and Coercive. Administrative Science Quarterly, pp. 61-89.
5. Gittell, J. H., & Douglass, A. (2012). Relational bureaucracy: Structuring reciprocal relationships into roles. Academy of Management Review, 37(4), 709-733.


II. Technology and Organizational Design
1. Donaldson, L. (2001), The Contingency Theory of Organizations, Ch 1, 5, 6, 7
2. Scott and Davis, Ch 6-7.
3. Orlikowski, W. J. (1992), The Duality of Technology: Rethinking the Concept of Technology in Organizations, Organization Science 1992 3:398-427
4. Sinha, K. K. and Van de Ven, A. H., (2005), Designing Work Within and Between Organizations, Organization Science, 16(4): 389-408.
5. Joseph, J., & Gaba, V. (2020). Organizational structure, information processing, and decision-making: a retrospective and road map for research. Academy of Management Annals, 14(1), 267-302.
6. Raveendran, M., Silvestri, L., & Gulati, R. (2020). The role of interdependence in the micro-foundations of organization design: task, goal, and knowledge interdependence. Academy of Management Annals, 14(2), 828-868.


III. Behavior theory of the firm & Managerial Decision-Making
1. Argote, L. and Greve, H. R., (2007), A Behavioral Theory of the Firm--40 Years and Counting: Introduction and Impact, Organization Science, 18: 337-349
2. Gavetti, G., Greve, H. R., Levinthal, R. A. and Ocasio, W. (2012). The Behavioral Theory of the Firm: Assessment and Prospects, The Academy of Management Annals, 6(1): 1-40.
3. Nason, R. S., Bacq, S., & Gras, D. (2018). A behavioral theory of social performance: Social identity and stakeholder expectations. Academy of Management Review, 43(2), 259-283.
4. Elbanna, S. (2006). Strategic decision‐making: Process perspectives. International Journal of Management Reviews, 8(1), 1-20.
5. Shepherd, N. G., & Rudd, J. M. (2014). The influence of context on the strategic decision‐making process: A review of the literature. International Journal of Management Reviews, 16(3), 340-364.
6. Calabretta, G., Gemser, G., & Wijnberg, N. M. (2017). The interplay between intuition and rationality in strategic decision making: A paradox perspective. Organization Studies, 38(3-4), 365-401.

IV. Organizational Learning and Innovation
1. Argote, L., Lee, S., & Park, J. (2021). Organizational learning processes and outcomes: Major findings and future research directions. Management Science, 67(9), 5399-5429.
2. Crossan, Lane & White (1999). An Organizational Learning Framework: From Intuition to Institution, Academy Management Review, 24, 3: 522-537.
3. Balasubramanian, N., Ye, Y., & Xu, M. (2020). Substituting human decision-making with machine learning: Implications for organizational learning. Academy of Management Review, (ja).
4. Grant, R. M. (2002). The knowledge-based view of the firm. The strategic management of intellectual capital and organizational knowledge, 17(2), 133-148.
5. Felin, T., & Hesterly, W. S. (2007). The knowledge-based view, nested heterogeneity, and new value creation: Philosophical considerations on the locus of knowledge. Academy of management review, 32(1), 195-218.
6. Salvato, C., & Vassolo, R. (2018). The sources of dynamism in dynamic capabilities. Strategic Management Journal, 39(6), 1728-1752.
7. Helfat, C. E., & Peteraf, M. A. (2015). Managerial cognitive capabilities and the microfoundations of dynamic capabilities. Strategic Management Journal, 36(6), 831-850.
8. Suddaby, R., Coraiola, D., Harvey, C., & Foster, W. (2020). History and the micro‐foundations of dynamic capabilities. Strategic Management Journal, 41(3), 530-556.


V. Organizational Economics and Organizations
1. Kim, J., & Mahoney, J. T. 2005. Property rights theory, transaction costs theory, and agency theory: An organizational economics approach to strategic management. Managerial and Decision Economics, 26: 223-242.
2. Kim, J., & Mahoney, J. T. , 2010, A Strategic Theory of the Firm as a Nexus of Incomplete Contracts: A Property Rights Approach, Journal of Management, 36(4): 806-826
3. Eisenhardt, K. M. (1989). Agency theory: An assessment and review. Academy of management review, 14(1), 57-74.
4. Cuypers, I. R., Hennart, J. F., Silverman, B. S., & Ertug, G. (2021). Transaction cost theory: Past progress, current challenges, and suggestions for the future. Academy of Management Annals, 15(1), 111-150.
5. Jensen, M. C. (2010). Value maximization, stakeholder theory, and the corporate objective function. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 22(1), 32-42.
6. Coff, R. W. (1999). When competitive advantage doesn't lead to performance: The resource-based view and stakeholder bargaining power. Organization science, 10(2), 119-133.
7. Santos, F. M., and Eisenhardt, K. M. 2005, Organizational Boundaries and Theories of Organization, Organization Science, 16(5): 491-508
8. Foss, N. J. and Weber, L. (2016), Moving Opportunism to the Back Seat: Bounded Rationality, Costly Conflict, and Hierarchical Forms, Academy Management Review, 41(1): 61-79.
9. Bosse, D. A. and Phillips, R. A. (2016), Agency Theory and Bounded Self-Interest, Academy of Management Review, 41(2): 276-297.
10. Turner, K. L. and Makhija, M. V. (2006), The Role of Organizational Controls in Managing Knowledge. Academy of Management Review, 31(1), Pp.198-218
11. Dimov, D. and Gedajlovic, E. (2010), A Property Rights Perspective on Venture Capital Investment Decisions. Journal of Management Studies, 47(7): 1248–1271.

VI. Institutional theory
1. DiMaggio, P. and Powell, W. (1983). The iron cage revisited: Institutional isomorphism and collective rationality in organizational fields, American Sociological Review, 48, Pp. 147-160.
2. Tolbert, P. S., & Zucker, L. G. (1999). The institutionalization of institutional theory. Studying Organization. Theory & Method. London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi, 1, 169-184.
3. Kostova, T., Roth, K., & Dacin, M. T. (2008). Institutional theory in the study of multinational corporations: A critique and new directions. Academy of management review, 33(4), 994-1006.
4. Jeong, Y. C., & Kim, T. Y. (2019). Between legitimacy and efficiency: An institutional theory of corporate giving. Academy of Management Journal, 62(5), 1583-1608.
5. Thornton, P. H., & Ocasio, W. (2008). Institutional logics. The Sage handbook of organizational institutionalism, 840, 99-128.
6. Besharov, M. L., & Smith, W. K. (2014). Multiple institutional logics in organizations: Explaining their varied nature and implications. Academy of Management Review, 39(3), 364-381.

VII. Organizational Change
1. Van de Ven, A. H. and Poole, M. S. (1995). "Explaining Development and Change in Organizations," Academy of Management Review, 20, 510-540.
2. Van de Ven, A. H., Poole, M. S. (2005), Alternative Approaches for Studying Organizational Change, Organization Studies, 26: 1377-1404
3. Stouten, J., Rousseau, D. M., & De Cremer, D. (2018). Successful organizational change: Integrating the management practice and scholarly literatures. Academy of Management Annals, 12(2), 752-788.
4. Langley, A. (2009). Studying processes in and around organizations, in D. Buchanan & A. Bryman (eds) Sage Handbook of Organizational Research Methods, London: Sage Publications, 409–29.
5. Hanelt, A., Bohnsack, R., Marz, D., & Antunes Marante, C. (2021). A systematic review of the literature on digital transformation: Insights and implications for strategy and organizational change. Journal of Management Studies, 58(5), 1159-1197.
6. Raisch, S. and Birkinshaw, J. (2008). Organizational ambidexterity: Antecedents, outcomes, and moderators. Journal of Management, 34(3):375-409
7. Poole, M. S., & Van de Ven, A. H. (1989). Using paradox to build management and organization theories. Academy of management review, 14(4), 562-578.
8. Lavie, D., U. Stettner, et al. (2010). "Exploration and Exploitation Within and Across Organizations." The Academy of Management Annals 4(1): 109-155.
9. Luger, J., Raisch, S., & Schimmer, M. (2018). Dynamic balancing of exploration and exploitation: The contingent benefits of ambidexterity. Organization Science, 29(3), 449-470.
10. Hargrave, T. J., & Van de Ven, A. H. (2017). Integrating dialectical and paradox perspectives on managing contradictions in organizations. Organization Studies, 38(3-4), 319-339.
 
評量方式
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No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Term paper proposal 
50% 
 
2. 
Class leading 
30% 
 
3. 
Course participation 
20% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/14  Course introduction 
第2週
2/21  Classical organization theory 
第3週
2/28  Memorial Day (no class) 
第4週
3/07  Technology and organizational design (I) 
第5週
3/14  Technology and organizational design (II) 
第6週
3/21  Behavioral theory of the firm & strategic decision making (I) 
第7週
3/28  Behavioral theory of the firm & strategic decision making (II) 
第8週
4/04  Spring Break (no class) 
第9週
4/11  Organizational learning & dynamic capabilities (I) 
第10週
4/18  Organizational learning & dynamic capabilities (II) 
第11週
4/25  Organizational economics (I) 
第12週
5/02  Organizational economics (II) 
第13週
5/09  Institutional theory 
第14週
5/16  Organizational change & ambidexterity (I) 
第15週
5/23  Organizational change & ambidexterity (II) 
第16週
5/30  Proposal Due 
第17週
6/06  Self learning section 
第18週
6/13  Self learning section