IØ8200 - Organizational Theory, Technology and Change


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

OTE is an advanced course in organization theory, with particular attention to the way organizations change and evolve. Key topics are technological change, dynamics of power, rationalization, organization concepts and learning processes. Students should learn to engage critically with classical text and contemporary debates. Students should also become familiar with academic writing and the article format.

Duration of the course will be two semesters, and it is taught every second year, next time starting Fall 2021.

Learning outcome

Students should have a broad overview of the field of organization theory, and have an advanced understanding of the relationship between organization, technology and change. They should be able to reflect critically on important perspectives and positions, their content, methodology and logic of argument. Through working with reflection notes and the exam paper, students practice scientific writing.

Required previous knowledge

Masters degree in industrial economics and technology management, sociology, psychology or equivalent qualifications.

Course materials

Readings are given at the course start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIS1054 18.0
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Version: 1
Credits:  20.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Industrial Management
  • Organization and Leadership
  • Operations Management
  • Industrial Economics and Technology Management
  • Industrial Management and Work Science
  • Organization Theory
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management



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