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JO023012 JOS1 Advanced Organizational Behavior 6 ECTS
Organised by
Management and Organisation
Person in charge
Tuomo Peltonen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X
2015–2016 X
Preceding studies
Undergraduate courses JO1 Organisaatiokäyttäytyminen ja johtajuus and JO2 Henkilöstöjohtaminen must be accomplished before taking part in this course.

Learning outcomes

Organizational behavior (OB) is a broad field encompassing sociology, psychology and anthropology of human action in organizational contexts, as well as the applied debate on how to best manage and lead people at work. This advanced level course aims to provide an overview of organizational behavior both as a general social science perspective on organizations and organizing, and as an array of topics and practical issues pertinent to understanding and managing the conduct and interaction of individuals and groups in organizations.


The course will chart the trajectory of the field of organizational behavior and its recent currents in three parts:
1)Classical and contemporary theories of organizational behavior; discussing the multidisciplinary background of OB as a scholarly field.
2)Central topics and issues within organizational behavior; reviewing the state-of-the-art knowledge on key OB themes such as motivation, commitment, well-being, change and leadership.
3)Emerging debates in OB; introducing the latest approaches and themes in the theory and practice of organizational behavior.
Upon accomplishing the course, the student will understand the historical background of, as well as the emerging approaches related to Organizational Behavior as a scholarly field, and have gained a comprehension of the nature and application of key OB concepts and tools as part of managerial and supervisory work.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

Lectures including team work and class assignments

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4th or 5th year

Study materials

1. Barling, J. & Cooper, C. (eds.) (2008) The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior: Volume One: Micro Approaches. London: Sage Publications.

2. Kenny, K., Whittle, A. & Willmot, H. (2011) Understanding Identity & Organizations. London: Sage.

3. Additional material provided by the lecturer.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Pakolliset opinnot (Management and Organisation)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Valinnaiset opinnot (Management and Organisation)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science