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Organizational Theory and Design


Prof. Ph. D. Nick Zubanov

Termine (Vorlesung)

Do 13:30 - 15:00 A 600


Modern life can hardly be imagined without organizations – groups of individuals united in the pursuit of own as well as common goals. Organizations create wealth that benefit us all. Yet, they can also do real harm to the society. This course seeks to understand the economic motives behind the decisions taken by organizations. Such understanding is useful for predicting organizations’ behavior and designing good governance policies. The course consists of two large parts. In the first part of the course, we study the behavior of organizations on markets, focusing on the economic analysis of competition between firms. In the second part, we go inside organizations and study their internal structure: how decision rights are assigned and tasks allocated between different units, how incentives to perform are provided, and how the performance relevant for incentives is measured. We use game theory and microeconomics as study tools throughout the course. The course consists of weekly lectures and bi-weekly tutorials. 

Weitere Details zum Inhalt der Vorlesung im ZEUS


2017-10-26 (Do) - Introduction

2017-11-02 (Do) - Game Theory

2017-11-09 (Do) - Game Theory 2

2017-11-16 (Do) - Strategic Competition

2017-11-23 (Do) - Anti-competitive behaviours: Price collusion

2017-11-30 (Do) - Strategic Commitment

2017-12-07 (Do) - keine Aufzeichnung

2017-12-14 (Do) - Market Entry

2017-12-21 (Do) - Introduction to Organizations + Vertical Integration

2018-01-11 (Do) - Decision rights

2018-01-18 (Do) - Task assignment

2018-01-25 (Do) - Incentive pay

2018-02-01 (Do) - Individual performance evaluation

2018-02-08 (Do) - Divisional performance evaluation

2018-02-15 (Do) - keine Aufzeichnung