ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Section: 003 Orgs in the Developing World
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
OS students will be given preference on the waitlist based on academic standing. Waitlist priority will be at the discretion of the instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Restricted to Organizational Studies Majors.
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Poverty and poor living standards in the developing world are frequently traced back to alleged pathologies in countries’ institutions, structural conditions, or levels of social capital. Some kinds of organizations help reduce or overcome these pathologies and allow their countries or regions to grow economically and raise economic well-being. For example, an effective planning agency in Korea promoted rapid (if unequal) technological and economic growth in South Korean businesses. But other forms of organizations, such as large business conglomerates in Latin America, may behave in ways that perpetuate those problems and prolong slow growth.

This course explores this relationship between developmental outcomes and organizations in the developing world. It draws out lessons from both public sector organizations (bureaucracies) and business organizations, as well as from the manners in which they interact with one another.

ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
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001 (SEM)
9Jr or Sr
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
10Jr or Sr
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students enrolled in ORGSTUDY 495.002 SHOULD NOT enroll in Psych 487.002 as the topic material overlaps substantially
003 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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