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Course module: 400887-M-6
Research Master: Institutions and Intra-organizational Teams
Course info
Course module400887-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; TSB: Organization Studies; Organization Studies;
Is part of
M Social and Behavioural Sciences (research)
dr. J. van Dijk, MA
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. M.T.H. Meeus
Other course modules lecturer
dr. R.M.M.W.E. Timans
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
Course mode
Registration openfrom 07/10/2019 up to and including 21/08/2020
The course exists of two weekly meetings over the course of a block. The meetings will have a seminar-like structure. Lectures are interactive, focusing on the discussion of the material students have prepared before class. In addition, there are (written) assignments.
The final grade will be a weighted average of the assignments and the final report (together 90%) and a grade for productive participation in the discussion (10%). The details are provided in the course syllabus.
The assignments can not be retaken, every assignment grade given will count as is towards the final overall grade. The report can be repaired for a higher grade.
The 168 hours for this course consist of 28 class hours (14*2h), 98 hours of preparation time for the classes (14*7h), 40 hours of preparation time for the report. This means that the course requires 20 hours a week during the block (including class time).
Required Prerequisites
Only for students who are qualified for the Research Master

After completing this course students have acquired knowledge of theories and measurment models to explain and analyse intra-organizational group behavior, group dynamics and performance. Groups and teams have a large influence on individuals and their interaction. Human behavior can hardly be explained fully without paying attention to the inclusion of individuals in various groups and teams. This inclusion partly develops due to regulated social interaction: prescribed by institutional regimes. Both intra-, interorganisational and regulated interaction emerges from the influence of social institutions. Therefore, this course will provide an overview of institutional theory and the way in which social interaction, dissemination of norms and values, social capital and practices can be explained in a coherent way. Hence, in this course students will study theories and measurement models regarding social interaction between actors, within an institutional regime.

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Type of exams

Final report and intermittent assignments

Compulsory Reading
  1. A selection of papers from leading journals and book chapters.
Contact person
dr. R.M.M.W.E. Timans
Timetable information
Research Master: Institutions and Intra-organizational Teams
Required materials
Recommended materials
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