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Organization Theory and the Public Sector

Advanced level Master Course. 15 credits. Sociology. SPRING.
SOCN07, Sociology: Organization Theory and the Public Sector, 15 credits
(Sociologi: Organisationsteori och den offentliga sektor)

A Spring-term course!

The course is divided into three sections: (1) an introduction to public organizations; (2) an examination of the key dimensions or organizing and managing; and (3) the application of strategies for managing and improving

public and non-profit organizations.

Course design

Woven throughout the course is a case-based approach to learning that seeks to bring organizational theory into contemporary practice. The course is based on a combination of lectures and seminars, involving both teachers and students.

The lectures have an interdisciplinary focus and students are encouraged to search, analyze and present literature themselves. Students will be paired with another student to engage in two team-based projects. The course concludes with a series of seminars in which the results of group projects (6 class groups) are presented, discussed and examined.

Group projects are designed around the “organizational universe” approach where half of the groups are responsible for selecting a public organization and the remaining groups a non-profit organization.


Schedule Spring 2017
Live@Lund (for admitted students)


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Lund University
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