ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Section: 001 Orgs in the Developing World
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Waitlist Notes:
Seats will first be reserved for OS students, if you would like information on how to be added to the waitlist, please contact the professor (ssamford@umich.edu)
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Restricted to Organizational Studies Majors.
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Have you ever wondered the extent to which a company or organization can shape the growth of a country? Or how it could redistribute wealth in a region? This course focuses on the relationship between developing countries and the organizations within them.

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.

Course Requirements:

Participation; Discussion Questions; Written Memos; and a final analysis report. See Syllabus for further information

Intended Audience:

Organizational Studies Students as well as juniors or seniors within LSA

Class Format:

1.5-hour lecture twice weekly

ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
22653
Open
4
4ORGSTUDY Majors
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
27856
Open
19
2ORGSTUDY Majors
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
28693
Open
13
 
-
Th 2:30PM - 5:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
31019
Open
18
4ORGSTUDY Majors
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
31020
Open
15
9ORGSTUDY Majors
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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