Organisational Change and Crisis Management in NPO

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Dozent

Prof. Dr. Markus Gmür

Assistent

Remo Aeschbacher, MA           

Semester

Frühlingssmester 2014

Ort

PER 21 E230

Zeit

Mittwoch; 10:15-12:00 

Sprache

Englisch

ECTS

Zielsetzung

In this course the students get an overview on theories and concepts of organisational crisis and change management with special regard to nonprofit organisations. 

Inhalt

Attendance for the first lecture is absolutely mandatory. Students who are not able to attend the first lecture are requested to send a mail to Prof. Gmür for registering for the course until Friday of the first week of lectures. The mail address is: markus.gmuer@unifr.ch. Late registrations will not be accepted.
  • Organization Theories of Change

  • Methodological Issues in the Research of Organizational Change

  • The Multidimensional Analysis of Organizational Change

  • Institutions and NPO Change

  • Voluntary Failure – The Paradoxes of NPO Success

  • Individual and Organizational Sensemaking in Crisis Situations

  • Structural Change During Disasters

  • NPO in Times of Radical Political Change

  • Organizational Change Management in NPO

  • The Role of Leadership During Change Processes

  • Organizational Decision-Making in Crisis Situations

  • Risk Management in NPO 

Literatur

The course is based on a wide range of research papers. A collection of selected paper will be provided as a reader.

DeMers, C. (2007) Organizational change theories. London.
Jones, G. (2006) Organizational theory, design and change. Englewood Cliffs (5th ed.)
Morgan, G. (2006) Images of organization. Thousand Oaks (4th ed.)
Gmür, M. (1996) Normale Krisen: Unsicherheit als Managementproblem. Bern/Stuttgart/Wien.
Meyer, M.W./Zucker, L.G. (1989) Permanently failing organizations. London

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