Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2024/2025 | Previous academic years:  2023/2024  |  2022/2023  |  2021/2022 
Double Bachelor's degree in Management, Business Administration and Law (international program) at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 177404 Subject title: ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN AND BEHAVIOR
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Mandatory Year: 2 Period: 1º S
Department: Gestión de Empresas
Lecturers:
NUÑEZ ALDAZ, IMANOL (Resp)   [Mentoring ] BARRENECHEA MENDEZ, MARCO ANTONIO   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

General Management / Organisation and Human Resources

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Contents

This course aims to bring students to the study of human behavior within organizations, as well as of the knowledge of the main variables related to the design of the organization. This general objective implies that the student knows the problems faced by organizations in this field, the main theoretical developments in the discipline, his personal position on these issues and developing the ability to translate knowledge into practice.

The course aims to provide the basic theoretical foundation for effective leadership at any level in any function within organizations. Therefore, its contents are very useful to perform management tasks that involve responsibility for people.

The course content is structured in three blocks. The first one is aimed at analyzing the elements that define and shape the organization as a set of relationships and people. The second one takes the individual as the basic unit of analysis, studying the relevant dimensions related to her behavior within organizations. The third section identifies the relationship between individuals within groups in organizations.

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General proficiencies

Not applicable

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Specific proficiencies

Not applicable

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Learning outcomes

RA01: Identify relevant economic information sources for the company and their content.
RA02: Understand economic institutions as the result and application of theoretical or formal representations of how the economy works.
RA03: Derive relevant information for the company from data that cannot be recognized by non-professionals.
RA04: Understand the nature of the company as an organization with different interdependent functional areas interacting with agents with different interests.
RA18: Evaluate, based on relevant information records, the situation and foreseeable evolution of a company.
RA20: Plan, organize, and control global management projects or those of the different functional areas of the company.
RA21: Apply policies and practices aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of business management.
RA25: Use personal, social, and methodological knowledge, skills, and abilities to issue advisory reports on specific situations of companies and markets.

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Methodology

  Classroom hours Out of classrooms hours
A-1 Large group sessions-theory and practice (includes final exam) 46  
A-2 Medium-sized group sessions-practice 14  
A-3 Essays and exercises   24
A-4 Individual study   40
A-5 Prepare for exams and quizzes   18
A-6 Tutorials   08
Total 60 90

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Evaluation

 

Learning
outcome
Assessment
activity
Weight (%) It allows
test resit
Minimum
required grade
  Final evaluation test, which will coincide with the regular exam. 50 Yes, in the retake exam. 4/10
  Partial evaluation test. 35 Yes, in the retake exam.  
  Exercises and papers carried out in groups. 10 Yes, in the retake exam.  

The minimum grade to pass the course is a 4 on the evaluation tests.

 

 

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Agenda

THE INDIVIDUAL

Topic 1. Individual decision making

Topic 2. The theory of the expected utility.

Topic 3.  The agency model.

THE TEAMS

Topic 4. Teams

Topic 5. The coalition model.

THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Topic 6. Transaction costs and the employment relationship.

Topic 7. Information systems and hierarchy.

 

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Experimental practice program

 

 

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Bibliography

Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.


Robbins, S.P., y Judge, T.A. (2016): Essentials of organizational behavior, 13th ed. Pearson Education.

Robbins S. P., & Judge T. A. (2019). Organizational Behaviour, enhanced eBook, Global Edition. [VitalSource Bookshelf]. Retrieved from https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781292289151/

Buchanan D. A., & Huczynski A. A. (2019). Buchanan: Organizational Behaviour pdf e-book_10. [VitalSource Bookshelf]. Retrieved from https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781292251585/

Mullins, L. J. (2019). Mullins: OB in the Workplace EEB_12. [VitalSource Bookshelf]. Retrieved from https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781292245508/

Kuhn, P. (2018). Personnel Economics, Oxford University Press.

Lazear, E.P., Gibbs, M. (2011). Economía de los recursos humanos en la práctica, Antoni Bosch.

 

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Languages

English.

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Location

Campus de Arrosadia.

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