Behaviour in Organisations I - MAN00001C

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Mark Egan
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18

Module aims

Behaviour in organisations is the study of how people manage and organise in work contexts. This foundation course provides a critical introduction to leading theorists, theories and studies as applied to working environments. It is designed to encourage critical engagement with concepts including: contingency, rationalisation, alienation, power, control, resistance, motivation, reward, emotion management and identity. It draws on knowledge from psychology, sociology, economics and organisation theory.

Module learning outcomes

  • identify key theorists, theories and issues in organisational behaviour and management
  • apply key theories to contemporary organisations / organising
  • critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of different perspectives on, and practices of, organising
  • locate, evaluate and synthesise information from a range of sources (e.g. library, www, peer) in the development of new accounts of organising (in oral, digital and written form).


Task Length % of module mark
Essay (2000 words)
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Essay (2000 words)
N/A 100

Module feedback

Module assessment reports to students are written by the module leader for all assessments (open and closed) and placed on the VLE after the Board of Examiners has received the module marks.

The timescale for the return of feedback will accord with TYMS policy.

Indicative reading

Clegg, S. Kornberger, M. & Pitsis, T (2011) Managing and Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice. 3rd ed. London: Sage

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