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Sociology of Institutions and Organisations - SOCX821

This course provides an overview of the field of organizational theory and research, with a specific focus on sociological contributions to the study of organizations and institutions. It will discuss different organizational types such as economic organizations, non-profits, governmental and non-governmental organisations, voluntary associations, etc. Questions that will be explored include: Why do organizations have so much influence over modern life? How are organizations formed, and why do so many have similar characteristics, structures, and strategies? In what environments are organizations embedded, and how do organizations and environments evolve over time?

All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see

When Offered:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Sociology staff



NCCW(s): SGYX821, SOCI821
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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