- Class Number 7262
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Guihyun Park
- Guihyun Park
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 26/07/2021
- Class End Date 29/10/2021
- Census Date 14/09/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
- Alexander Tietge
This course aims to provide an overview of the theories and practices of management in organisational contexts. Specific issues covered include the history of management thought, management roles, management functions, planning and strategy, organisation structure and design, control, quality and process management in organisations.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of various management models and frameworks, their foundations, strengths and weaknesses;
- Understand the principles and practices of management and specifically the nature of managerial functions, roles and skills;
- Recognise the dynamic, complex and interdependent nature of managerial work; and
- Apply theoretical models and concepts to current management practices, problems and issues.
This course takes on an innovative hybrid delivery approach where students will engage in learning through materials available on Wattle, pre-recorded lectures, online zoom tutorials for lively discussion and exercise (synchronous), and zoom consultation sessions (synchronous). This course draws on and teaches models and frameworks based on empirical research in management theory and organisational behaviour and as such, takes an evidence-based approach to management. The assessment in the course requires students to engage in analytic and critical thinking and the application of the models and frameworks to observational data. Further, students will be provided with the opportunity to develop research literacy through the use of examples and discussion of research design and methodology relevant to the discipline. The course convener has both research and practical experience in several topics covered in the course and will incorporate discussion of this experience into the lectures, the seminar includes tutorial activities that will also be guided by research findings in the discipline.
There are no field trips for this course
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional costs for this course
Examination Material or equipment
There is a final examination for this course held during the end of semester examination period. All examination information will be communicated directly to students by the ANU Examinations Office. Further advice will be provided before Week 9.
This class utilises an open textbook, which together with other required readings will be made available on Wattle from Week 1, and subsequently updated as necessary.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, and to individuals
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1: Introduction and Evidence Based Management||Required Reading: Check Wattle|
|2||Week 2: History, Roles and Functions of Management Who Are Managers?||Required Reading: Open Textbook - Principles of Management (pp. 2-18) Due: Saturday week 2 - Reading Homework #1|
|3||Week 3: Personality, Attitudes, and Work Behaviors||Required Reading: Open Textbook - Princicples of Management (pp. 48-48) Due: Monday week 3 - Fortnightly Assessment #1 Due: Saturday week 3 - Reading Homework #2|
|4||Week 4: Work Motivation||Required Reading: Chapter 5: Motivation at Work (pp. 145-183) Woods, S. A., & West, M. A. (2010). The psychology of work and organizations. Cengage Learning EMEA. Due: Saturday week 4 - Reading Homework #3|
|5||Week 5: Managerial Judgement and Decision Making||Required Reading: Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. (2018). Essentials of organizational behavior. (pp. 95-106) Due: Monday week 5 - Fortnightly Assessment #2 Due: Saturday week 5 - Reading Homework #4|
|6||Week 6: Managing Groups||Required Reading: Nemeth, C. (2018). In defense of troublemakers: The power of dissent in life and business. Basic Books. (pp. 1-20) Due: Saturday week 6 - Reading Homework #5|
|7||Week 7: Managing diversity (Cross-cultural management)||Required Reading: Gelfand, M. J., Severance, L., Fulmer, C. A., & Al-Dabbagh, M. (2012). Explaining and predicting cultural differences in negotiation. In The Oxford handbook of economic conflict resolution. Due: Monday week 7 - Fortnightly Assessment #3 Due: Saturday week 7 - Reading Homework #6|
|8||Week 8: Interpersonal Skills (Communication)||Required Reading: Boddy, D. (2012). Essentials of Management. Pearson Higher Ed. (pp. 277-293) Due: Saturday week 8 - Reading Homework #7|
|9||Week 9: Operations and Quality Management||Required Reading: Check Wattle Due: 4pm Monday week 9 - Fortnightly Assessment #4 Due: Saturday week 9 - Reading Homework #8|
|10||Week 10: Fairness and justice in organization||Required Reading: Landy, F. J., & Conte, J. M. (2013). Work in the 21st Century. Chapter 11. Fairness and Diversity in the Workplace (pp. 441-462) Due: Saturday week 10 - Reading Homework #9 Due: Students undertaking SONA Experiment participation must complete their participation by Friday 23.|
|11||Week 11: Leadership||Required Reading: Open Textbook - Principles of Management (pp. 412-451) Due: 4pm Monday week 11 - Fortnightly Assessment #5 Due: Saturday week 11 - Reading Homework #10|
|12||Week 12: Final Exam Review||No Required Reading This Week Note: The Take Home for the course will be held during the S2 2020 ANU Examination period. Date to be announced.|
This course has tutorials or tutorial-like teaching activities. Further details about the structure and teaching activities for this course will be available on the course Wattle site by start of the orientation week.
|Assessment task||Value||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Fortnightly Assessment tasks (5 x 8%)||40 %||*||1,2,3,4|
|Reading Homework (10 x 1%)||10 %||*||1,2|
|Final Take Home Exam (single 50%)||50 %||03/12/2020||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Policy and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Participation is expected in all classes and assessment.
There is a final examination for this course held during the end of semester examination period. All examination information will be communicated directly to students by the ANU Examinations Office. Further advice and information will be provided by end of Week 12.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Fortnightly Assessment tasks (5 x 8%)
Details of the task: Students are required to undertake five (5) written tasks (worth 10% each) offered fortnightly in the week before they are due (exact dates and times to be posted on Wattle in Week 1 after ANU Timetable is finalised.)
Due dates: due by 4pm Monday in Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11.
Return of feedback: Progressive quantitative feedback will be provided during the semester (within two weeks of each task submission) and you may discuss your results and how to improve at any time with the tutors and course convenor.
Method of submission: The tasks will be submitted via Wattle.
Further details: See the assessment brief on Wattle in Week 1 for more information regarding each of the individual tasks. The structure of the assessment will be explained completely in week 1.
Late submission and extensions are not permitted for this assessment task
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2
Reading Homework (10 x 1%)
Details of the task: Reading homework are 1-2 short-answer questions designed to diagnose students' learning progress on the assigned weekly reading materials. Each of the ten submissions are worth 1%, (for a total of 10%). Answers that do not address the question won't receive marks. The exact dates and times of when the questions will be made available will to be posted on Wattle in Week 1 after ANU Timetable is finalised.
Due dates: by 11:59pm on 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 12 Oct, & 24 Oct
Return of feedback: within two weeks of submission
Method of submission: The tasks will be submitted via Wattle. Additional details will be provided on Wattle in Week 1.
Experiment Participation option: A student may replace up to two reading homework based on four hours of participation in the ANU SONA Research Participation Scheme. In this case the student will receive full marks for the replaced reading homework assignment. Note, however, that the SONA experiment participation must be concluded by Friday, 23 October (end of week 11). SONA participation gives students opportunities to better understand an application of decision-making driven by experimentation and can be assessed through Learning outcome 4.
Late submission of this assessment task is not permitted
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Final Take Home Exam (single 50%)
The final exam will be 90 minutes long and consisted of 3 essay questions regarding the entire learning materials covered during the weekly lectures. Detailed information about the Final Take Home Exam for this course (including its marking criteria) will be provided in class and on Wattle by the end of Week 12. It will be conducted during the end of semester examination period on a date and time to be announced.
Late submission of this assessment task is not permitted
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Online SubmissionThe ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks are not permitted in this course.
All requests for extensions to assessment in RSM courses must be submitted to the RSM School Office with a completed application form and supporting documentation. The RSM Extension Application Form and further information on this process can be found at https://www.rsm.anu.edu.au/education/education-programs/notices-for-students/extension-application-procedure/
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Please see relevant assessment task details above.
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Unless specified otherwise in the assessment requirements, resubmissions are permitted up until the due date and time, but not allowed afterwards.
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Guihyun Park is an Associate Professor of Management in the Research School of Management, Australian National University. She received Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. Prior to joining ANU, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Singapore Management University for 8 years.
Dr. Park's research interests include how people react to team members’ ideas and contributions; how a team, which consists of individuals, develops its own dynamics; and how intergroup relations and intragroup dynamics co-evolve over time. To examine these often highly complex phenomena, her research adopts process-oriented, multilevel theoretical perspectives in which team dynamics are understood as emergent and reciprocal processes that originate from the interactions of constituent team members. In turn, these crystallize into team processes and outcomes. By gaining a deeper understanding of team dynamics, her ultimate goal is to discover ways to better manage the aspects and processes of teams so that teams and their members will be able to not only work more effectively, but also experience personal and collective growth.