University of Technology Sydney

21077 Understanding Organisations

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This subject draws on research and social theory to understand organisations and organisation cultures and practices – across sectors, locally and globally. It covers both mainstream classical business theorising and some alternatives. This examination should lead to an understanding that theory and organisational reality interact, influencing and shaping each other. This subject introduces a range of ethical and moral theories to broaden a critically informed approach to organisations and practice. As a result, the practising manager is informed by theory when defining issues, sense making and choosing practical and accountable actions.

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