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Sociology of Institutions and Organisations - SOCI821

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

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Sociology staff

Admission to MPASR or GradDipPASR or GradCertPASR or MPPP or MDevCult or MPPPMDevStud or MPPPMPASR Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): SOCX821
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

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