MIE459 Organizational Theory & Design

MIE459 Course Description:

This course examines how engineers as managers can create more effective organizations. We focus on the following areas for improving organizational effectiveness:

  • The role of Management in Organizational Design
  • Organizational Design and Business Strategy
  • Alternative organizational structures, such as functional, divisional, geographic, matrix, and horizontal structures
  • Techniques for managing an organization’s dependencies on its external (resource) environment
  • Manufacturing and Service Organizations
  • Managing Technology in organizations
  • Conflict, power, and politics within an organization
  • The role of innovation, managing change and organizational learning.

This courses was built on past research and hands on strategic management practice in variety of organizations.

 

  • Winter 2016
    •  Western Work Culture China
    • Apples Success
    • IPhone.
    • Target Canada.
    •  Work Culture
    • Startups Demystified.
    • Googles Alphabet
    • Uber Ride to Top.
    • Enron
    • Impact Labor Costs
    • Rome Military – Secrets of Organizational Success.
    • Aviation Safety Culture.
    • Ghengis Khan Leadership Style
    • Leadership in Sports.
    • E-Commerce China
    • Team Charter Petrobas Corrupt
    • Google Docs Impact
    • USA Veterans .
  • Winter 2017                                                                                                                                          
    • Solar Energy
    • Mongol empire expansion and organization (12th and 13th century)
    • McDonalds Organizational Approach
    • Acquisition Analysis
    • Prison-Industrial complex (private prisons in the US)
    • Canada Post Operations (past, present, Future)
    • Gambinbo Crime Family
    • Bombardier Problems With C Series
    • Have big banks become “too big to fail”?
    • Walmart Organizational Approach
    • Uber’s organizational structural
    • Impact Brexit on GM
    • AirBnB Disruptive Innovation
    • Dictatorships (Hitler and Pinochet)
    • Zara (Past Present Future) – the worlds biggest fashion retailer
    • 16- Samsung Electronics
  • Winter 2018                                                                                                                                          
    • Team 1 – Indigo: How well does the corporate Culture Support its Success
    • Team 2 – An Analysis of Uber’s Organizational Structure and Culture
    • Team 3 – Amazon: Gold Standard Culture for Innovation
    •  Team 4 – Analyzing Amazon’s Organizational Structure
    • Team 5 – TESLA Evolving from The Dealership Model
    • Team 6 – FedEx Operational Design Characteristics
    • Team 7 – Integrating Banks into The Digital Age (Focusing on RBC Bank):
    • Team 8 – FedEx Operational Success factors
    • Team 9 – Rise of a Typical Chinese Manufacturing Tycoon
    • Team 10 – Google Critical Success Factors
    • Team 11 – E-Commerce in China
    • Team 12 – The East India Company (EIC)
    • Team 13 – Starbucks Organizational Design Approach
    • Team 14 – Pepsi Beverages Canada
    • Team 15 – Valve – Successes, Failures & Impacts of Digital Gaming
    • Team 16 – Domino’s Pizza Success Analysis
    • Team 17 – Restricting for Global Success: Huawei’s OD Strategy
    • Team 18 – Holacracy: Fad or Future

 

 

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