UT Dallas 2021 Graduate Catalog

PA6320 - Organizational Theory

PA 6320 Organizational Theory (3 semester credit hours) This course provides a survey of theory and empirical research on organizations, with a focus on key organizational functions and ways of defining, understanding and responding to organizational problems. Focuses on bureaucracy and rationality, formal and informal structures, and the role of the environment. Organizational factors such as technology, power, information, and culture, as well as the implications of organizational theory for public policy are examined. (3-0) S