Module Identifier MM32610  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Ying Yang  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours. including a revision seminar  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours  66%
Semester Assessment One essay of 1,500 words34%
Supplementary Exam1.5 Hours  66%
Supplementary Assessment 1 x Essay  34%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


The module considers various managerial strategies to achieve control and the interaction between control and motivation, with the focus primarily at the level of the work group. The attempt to define a science of organisations in order to assist management gave rise to various schools of thought through the 20th century; and to help the students secure some sort of grip on the extensive jargon and conceptual apparatus of Organisation Theory, a mainly chronological approach is utilised. The inter-connectedness of the various topics is also emphasised.

Brief description

This module provides an introduction to the main building blocks of organisation theory.


Beginning with bureaucracy, the module considers themes of motivation and organisational culture, concluding with leadership theories.

Reading Lists

** General Text
D Buchanan and A Huczynski Organizational Behaviour Prentice Hall
H Drummond Organizational Behaviour Oxford University Press
J Martin Organizational Behaviour Thomson
S Dawson Analysing Organizations Macmillan
S Jackson & P Carter Rethinking Organizaitonal Behaviour Pitman/FT
** Supplementary Text
Abrahamsson Bureaucracy or participation Sage 0803908377
Belbin Management teams London : Butterworth-Heinemann 0750602538
Bryman, Alan Charisma and Leadership in Organizations Sage Pubns. 0803983182
Burns, James MacGregor Leadership Harper and Row
Burrell, Gibson Sociological paradigms and organisational analysis Heinemann Educational
Butler, Gathorne V. Organization and Management Prentice-Hall 013641754X
Clegg, Stewart Modern Organizations Sage Pubns. 0803983301
Crozier, Michel Bureaucratic Phenomenon Univ.Chicago P. 0226121666
Dawson, Sandra Analysing Organisations edition 3r.e. . Macmillan 0333660951
Deal Corporate cultures Addison-Wesley Pub. Co
Drummond, Helga Introduction to Organizational Behaviour Oxf.U.P. 0198782179
Du Gay In praise of bureaucracy London : SAGE 0761955046
Fincham, Robin Principles of Organizational Behaviour edition 3r.e.of "Individual,Work and Organization" . Oxf.U.P. 0198775776
Gibson, James L. Organizations edition 11 I.S.e. part pages . McGraw 007119519X
Gillespie Manufacturing knowledge Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 0521403588
Gouldner, Alvin W. Patterns of Industrial Bureaucracy edition n.e. . Free P.,U.S. 0029127408
Graham, Laurie On the Line at Subaru-Isuzu ILR P.,U.S. 0875463460
Huczynski, Andrzej Organizational Behaviour edition 2r.e. . Prentice-Hall 0136398995
Hyman, Richard Social Values and Industrial Relations Blackwell 0631166106
Jackall, Robert Moral mazes: the world of corporate managers Oxford University Press
Johnson, Phil Management Control and Organizational Behaviour P.Chapman Pub. 1853961639
Kanter, Rosabeth Moss Change Masters edition n.e. . Routledge 0415084679
Kunda Engineering culture Temple University Press
Lincoln, James R. Culture,Control and Commitment Camb.U.P. 0521365171
Littler, Craig R. Development of the Labour Process in Capitalist Societies Heinemann Educ. 0435825410
Martin, John Organizational Behaviour edition 2r.e. . Thomson Learning 1861525834
McKenna, Eugene F. Psychology in Business L.Erlbaum 0863770428
Morgan, Gareth Images of Organization edition 2r.e. . Sage Pubns. 0761906347
Northouse, Peter Guy Leadership edition 2r.e. . Sage Pubns. 0761919260
Peters, Thomas J. In Search of Excellence edition n.e. . Harper & Row 0063380021
Pugh Organization theory edition 4th ed. . London : Penguin 0140250247
Ritzer, George McDonaldization of Society edition 3r.e.of "McDonaldization of Society: An Investigation into the Changing Character of Contem. Pine Forge P. 0761986286
Roethlisberger Management and the worker Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press 0674546768
Rose, Michael Industrial Behaviour edition 2r.e. . Penguin 0140091335
Runciman, W.G. Relative Deprivation and Social Justice edition n.e. . Gregg Revivals 0751201316
Silverman The theory of organisations Heinemann
Sofer, Cyril Organizations in Theory and Practice Heinemann Educ. 0435828789
Urwick The making of scientific management London : Pitman
Williamson Markets and hierarchies Free Press London : Collier Macmillan
Wilson, David C. Managing Organizations McGraw 0077072324
Organization Theory edition n.e. . Oxf.U.P.(N.Y.) 0195098307
Organizational Symbolism De Gruyter 3110110512

A Carey (1967) American Sociological Review The Hawthorne Studies : a radical criticism edition 32 .
G Hofstede (1992) University of Wales Business Review
G Mason (2001) Work Employment and Society Production supervisors edition 14 part 94 pages 636-643.
H Levinson (1996) Harvard Business Review The Leader as Analyst part January pages .
Hartwig (1990) Administration and Society Paradox of bureaucracy edition 22 part 3.
I Cunningham et al (1996) Industrial Relations Journal Empowerment for When?
I Grugulis et al Work, Employment and Society Cultural Control and the Culture Manager edition 14 part 1 pages .
I Roper, et al (2000) Work, Employment and Society Japanisation and the Non-learning Firm
I Smircich (1983) Administrative Science Quarterly Concepts of Culture and Organisational Analysis
J Clark Human Resource Management Journal Consistency v. Flexibility edition 4 part 1 pages 79.
J Coopey and J Hartley (1991) Human Resourse Management Journal Reconsidering the Case for Organizational Commitment
J Geary and A Dobbins Human Resource Management Journal Teamworking : ANew Dynamic in Pursuit of managemnt and Control edition 11 part 1 pages .
J Hough and M White (2001) Journal of Management Using stories to create change: the lesson of Taylor's pig-tale edition 27 part 6.
J Smith Work, Employment and Society Elton Mayo & the Hidden Hawthorne edition 1 part 1 pages 108.
J Webb Work, Employment and Society Vocabularies of Motive edition 10 part 2 pages 251-272.
M Sosteric (1996) Work, Employment and Society Subjectivity and the labour process : A case study in the restaurant industry
P Adler (1993) Harvard Business Review Time and Motioned Regained
R Aufhauser (1973) Journal of Economic history Slavery and Scientific Management
R Conti and M Warner (1994) New Technology, Work and Employment Taylorism, teams and technology edition 9 part 2 pages .
R Franke (1983) Journal of Management Studies Book Review of Taylor and the rise of Scientific Management edition 20 part 4 pages 479-484.
R Franke (1983) Journal of Management Studies Book review on Taylor
R Goffee and G Jones (1996) Harvard Business Review How to Change Culture part November pages .
R Khurana (2002) Harvard Business Review The Curse of the CEO Superstar part September pages .
R Walton (1985) Harvard Business Review From Control to Commitment
S R G Jones (1992) American Journal of Sociology Was there a Hawthorne Effect edition 98 part 3 pages .
T Murahami (1997) Work, Employment and Society The Autonomy of teams in the Car Industry edition 11 part 4 pages .
V Fournier (1999) Sociology Review The Appeal to Professionalism as a disciplinary mechanism
Y Guerrier (1996) Work, Employment and Society Quality and Depth
Zhau (1993) American Journal of Sociology Dynamics of Organisational Rules edition 98 part 5 pages . 0000029602


This module is at CQFW Level 6