Organizational behavior assignment
In order to develop your analytical skills and a capacity for independent learning, you are required to write an essay of 2,000 words (excluding references) on the following topic:
Drawing on theory and examples covered in this module, consider whether learning is something that can be done by organisations as well as individuals.
Please be specific and don’t write in general be as specific as possible.
Essays should be typed in Times New Roman, 12 point, 1.5 or double-spaced. Page numbers must be given in the right hand corner of each page.
In writing your essay you are expected to consult multiple sources and to reference a wide range of academic books or articles. Not less than 8 sources (at lease 2 books, the rest are articles & academic journals)
Essays must be referenced using the Harvard Referencing System.
A basic guide is given below:
Always cite the name and date of an author you are quoting (e.g. Smith, 1996; Jones 1988). All sources of material that you use to inform your ideas should be referenced. Direct quotes should be given in quotation marks and accompanied by the relevant page numbers. At the end of your essay, give full reference list of all the authors and works you have used. Use the following style for books: Smith, L. (1996) Human Resource Management. New York: Wiley; and for journal articles: Jones, R. (1988) ‘Leadership without tears’, Harvard Business Review, vol 6, pp. 40-47.
Please use the related references from bellow to support the topic as they are recommended by the tutor of this module.
Textbooks: Introduction to some topics
Knights, D and Willmott, H. (2012) Introducing Organization Behaviour and Management. London: Thomson Learning.
Grey, G. (2009) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations. 2nd edition. London: Sage Publications.
Wilson, F.M. (2010) Organisational Behaviour and Work: A Critical Introduction. 3rd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Clegg, S., Kornberger, M., and Pitsis, T. (2011) Managing and Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice. London: Sage.
Noon, M. & Blyton, P., (2013) The Realities of Work: Experiencing Work and Employment in Contemporary Society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Thompson P. and McHugh D. (2007) Work Organisations: A Critical Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
GENERAL READING LIST
Buchanan, D. and Huczynski, A. (2010) Organizational Behaviour. 7th edition. London: Pearson..
Burrell, G. and Morgan, G. (1979) Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis. London: Heinemann.
Czarniawska-Joerges, B. (1992) Exploring Complex Organisations: A Cultural Perspective. London: Sage.
du Gay, P. (2000). In Praise of Bureaucracy: Weber, Organization, Ethics. London: Sage.
Edwards, R. (1979) Contested Terrain: The Transformation of the Workplace in the Twentieth Century. Heinemann Press.
Jackson, N. and Carter, P. (2000) Rethinking Organisational Behaviour. Essex: Prentice Hall.
Morgan, G. (1990) Organizations in Society. London: Macmillan.
Parker, M. (2002) Against Management. Oxford: Polity.
Perrow, C. (1979) Complex Organizations: A Critical Essay. Scott Foreman.
Pugh, D. & Hickson, D. Writers on Organizations. Penguin
Reed, M. (1992) Rethinking Organization: Redirections in Organizational Theory and Analysis. Tavistock Press.
Ritzer, G. (1993) The McDonaldization of Society. London: Sage.
Rose, N. (1989) Governing the Soul: The Shaping of the Private Self. London: Routledge.
Salaman, G. (1979) Work Organisations: Resistance and Control. Longman Press.
Thompson, P. The Nature of Work: An Introduction to Debates on the Labour Process. London: Macmillan.
Recommended OB journals:
These academic journals contain articles relevant to the topics covered:
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Review
Administrative Science Quarterly
British Journal of Management
Gender, Work and Organization
Journal of Management Studies
Scandinavian Journal of Management
Studies in Cultures, Organizations and Societies
Work, Employment and Society
Please be considered and careful as this professor is really tough and strict and she failed me last year so I’m really desperate. Also see the PowerPoint which has the lectures which need to be considered when writing the essay as the essay must relate to them.
Don’t use the work books or articles or anything written by Emma Bell