VPLn8801 Theory of Organization and Management

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Sirovátka, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Iveta Zelenková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Josef Horňáček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Sirovátka, CSc.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work – Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work – Faculty of Social Studies
Sat 11. 11. 15:00–16:40 P52, 17:00–18:40 P52, Sat 9. 12. 13:00–14:40 P52, 15:00–16:40 P52, 17:00–18:40 P52
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 10 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of this course, student shoud be able oriented at the special literature to general management; The student is concerned with general management used in contractor as well as non contractor kinds of organization; The student shoud be able to provide with basic knowledge usable in practice; The student should be ready to pursue study of special domain in management concentrated at managing teams and human leadership; The student should understand basic knowledge of managerial thinking, and of attitudes toward work with people, especially in small working groups.
Learning outcomes
The student is able: - to understand and explain the mutual links and factors that influence the processes in organisations - to apply in practice the principles of managerial thinking and work - ready to pursue study of special domain in management concentrated at managing teams and human leadership - analyse the problems of human relations in teams - design organisation of teams/working groups
  • Block 1: Organisation and its characteristics 1. Organisation: concept, organisation system, general approaches to managing organisations. 2. Theory of bureaucracy. 3. Different concepts of organizations and management, their development in management theory. 4. Classification of the concept of organizations and approaches to them. 5. Organizational structures. 6. Organizational culture. Block 2: Management in the organisation 7. Introduction to management: types of management, nature of managerial work, trends and challenges of management. 8. Management work cycle I: planning, problem solving and decision making. 9. Management work cycle II: organizing, coordinating and inter-organizational cooperation, leadership, communication and control. 10. The process of learning and solving organizational problems. 11. Organizational conflict, change and development.
    required literature
  • VODÁČEK, L., VODÁČKOVÁ, O. Management. Teorie a praxe v informační společnosti. Praha: Management Press 2002.
  • PLAMÍNEK, J. Teorie vitality. Cesta od managementu k leadershipu. 1.ed. Praha: Alfa Publishing, s. r. o. 2006. 165 str.ISBN_ 80_86851-36-2
  • HANDY, Ch. Hlad ducha. Postkapitalistická alternativa: Hledání smyslu v současném světě. Praha: Management Press, 1999.
  • Donelly, J. H., Gibson, J. L., Ivanchevich J. M. 2000. Management. Grada.
  • Handy, C. 1993. Understanding Organisations. Penguin.
  • March, J. C.; Olsen P. 1997. Democratic Governance. Free Press N. Y.
  • Tompkins J., 2005. Organization Theory and Public Management. London: Thomson Learning.
  • Morgan G. 1997. Images of Organization. London: Sage.
  • DRUCKER, P.F. Postkapitalistická společnost. Praha: Management Press, 1993
  • Robbins, S.P., Judge T.A., 2013. Organizational behavior. 15.ed. Pearson.
  • BĚLOHLÁVEK, František, Pavol KOŠŤAN and Oldřich ŠULEŘ. Management. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Rubico, 2001. 642 s. ISBN 80-85839-45-8. info
    recommended literature
  • BLAŽEK, L. Úvod do teorie řízení podniku. Brno: 1.ed.Vydavatelství MU, 1999. 137 str.ISBN 80-210-2085-7
  • PLAMÍNEK,J. Vedení lidí, týmů a firem, praktický atlas managementu. 1.ed. Praha: GRADA, 2002. 151 str. ISBN 80-247-0403-X
  • BLAŽEK, L. Vývojové tendence podniků. Brno: Vydavatelství MU, 2003
  • Bouckaert G., Peters G., Verhoest K., 2010. The Coordination of Public Sector Organizations: Shifting Patterns of Public Management. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • LUSSIER, Robert N. and John R HENDON. Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development. Fourth edition. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, Inc, 2021. 696 pp. ISBN 978-1-0718-4095-5. info
Teaching methods
block lectures; selfreading; class discussion;
Assessment methods
two written trests; seminar paper, Final oral and written examination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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