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International Organizational Behavior
Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur (ESCE Paris)
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Business, Philosophy 300 English 3 39 Introduction to Management or equivalent

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the primary factors that affect behavior within companies from a sociopsychological point of view.

Course Content

Introduction to the course
The three levels of OB (individual, group,organization)
The history of OB
OB today
Organizational Structure and Design
The structure chart
Lines of authority
The division of labour
The span of control
Line and staff management
Decentralization and delegation in management
Organizational design
Other types of organizational structure and design
The Matrix Master case study
The New Organisation

HRM, Motivation & Personal Development
Human Resource Management
Individual differences
Performance Appraisal
Urban Box Office case study

Teamwork and Group Dynamics
The group - definition
Group development:
Three levels of groupwork
Group type
The individual’s roles in a group
The team – definition
Team evolution
Team type
The individual’s roles in a team

The leader
Leadership development
Complementary leadership
Cultural norms in leadership
Monster case study


Be able to:
* Organize a department and team work
* Define and manage the career paths of one's employees
* Adapt one's management style to the organization and the business sector

Continuous Assessment 50%
Final Exam 50%

J. GREENBERG and R.A. BARON (2002), Behavior in Organizations, Prentice Hall
OSLAND, KOLB & RUBIN ( 2000), The Organizational Behavior Reader (7th ed.), Prentice Hall
FINCHAM & RHODES (2003), Principles of OB, Oxford University
DANTON, J. (1998), Organizational Learning and Effectiveness, Routledge
GRAY, C. (1998), Enterprise and Culture, Routledge
VARY, R. & LEWIS, B. (2000), Internal Marketing: directions formanagement, Routledge

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System:
This course is worth 4 ECTS credits.

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