711-0508/05 – Organizational Behaviour (ChovOrg1)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits3
Subject guarantorMgr. Markéta JaníkováSubject version guarantorPhDr. Iva Jašková
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2003/2004Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study types
Instruction secured by
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VYS06 Mgr. Markéta Janíková
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Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit 6+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Demonstrate an understanding of theory and research related to current issues and future trends in organizational behaviour Demonstrate an understanding of the links between individual behaviour and its social and organizational context. Diagnose and develop constructive proposals for dealing with work issues from an organizational behaviour perspective Exhibit analytical skills and apply theories to discuss different organizational contexts.

Teaching methods



The course is designed to provide students with basic understanding of human behaviour as a key element in the creation of effective organizational environment. The focus is on the three elements of organizational behaviour studies that is a) behaviour of individuals in organizations b) group behaviour in organizations and c) how these behaviours influence the overall performance of organizations. Two broad lines of argument are followed, micro organization theories and issues, including individual and group behavior, leadership, motivation, rewards and reinforcements, job design, stress management, performance evaluation and communication on the one hand and macro organization theories and issues, including goals, organizational design, organizational development, the impact of technology and the market, and international organizational culture on the other hand.

Compulsory literature:

Daft, R. (1998) : Organization Theory and Design, South-Western College Publishing, Cinciati, Ohio. Robbins, S. (2006): Organizational Behaviour, Engelwood Cliffs, Prentice Hall. Jimenez, A.C. (2007): The anthropology of organisations, Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate. Ackroyd, S. (2006): The Oxford handbook of work and organization, Oxford : Oxford University Press.

Recommended literature:

Fincham, R. (2005): Principles of Organizational Behaviour, Oxford, Oxford University Press. Egidi, M.; Marris, R. (2008): Simon, H.: Economics, Bounded Rationality and the Cognitive Revolution, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.

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Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Exercises evaluation Credit 85  0 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Plnění zadaných úkolů, studium doporučené literatury Completion of assigned tasks, study of recommended literature

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Plnění zadaných úkolů, studium doporučené literatury Completion of assigned tasks, study of recommended literature

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2004/2005 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3902R006) Automation and Computers in Raw Material Industry K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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