Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von Prof. Dr. Matthias Wenzel


Foundations of Organization Theory (Vorlesung)

Dozent/in: Matthias Wenzel

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 16:15 - 19:45 | 03.04.2023 - 12.05.2023 | C HS 3
Einzeltermin | Di, 23.05.2023, 16:15 - Di, 23.05.2023, 19:45 | C HS 3

Inhalt: Organizations are all around us: Most of us are born in hospitals, learn in schools and universities, work in or for formal organizations, such as business firms, public organizations or NGOs, and even spend much of our leisure time in organizations such as cinemas, sport clubs, or theatres. Moreover, big organizations such as multinational corporations are increasingly recognized as powerful actors who are responsible for various societal challenges, including climate change, inequality, or financial in-/stability. But different forms of organization are also the only tools we have to address those challenges. Indeed, organization and organizing are a core managerial task, one that requires students of business and entrepreneurship to understand not only the behavior of individuals and groups in organizational settings but also of organizations as social systems in their own right. This lecture will introduce students to classic and contemporary theories of organization, thereby taking a multi-paradigmatic and problem-driven approach. We will focus on five generic problems of organization: (i) the design of organizational structures and processes, (ii) the integration of individual and organization, (iii) the handling of organization-environment relations, (iv) dealing with emergent organizational processes, such as those related to power, politics, and culture, and (v) coping with organizational change. Together, we will reflect upon the historical development of different theoretical perspectives, their anthropological assumptions, their insights and blind spots, as well as their practical application to contemporary problems of organization in the business world and beyond. Students will be given the opportunity to deepen their specific thematic interests by choosing one seminar that expands their knowledge on a specific sub-area of organization theory

Entrepreneurship in Action: The Case of Alumni Activities (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Matthias Wenzel

Einzeltermin | Di, 04.04.2023, 12:15 - Di, 04.04.2023, 15:45 | C 25.021 Seminarraum | C25.021 I zusammen mit Study-Tour-Seminar
Einzeltermin | Di, 30.05.2023, 15:15 - Di, 30.05.2023, 15:45 | C 25.021 Seminarraum | Th.K. ok
Einzeltermin | Di, 06.06.2023, 12:15 - Di, 06.06.2023, 15:45 | C 25.021 Seminarraum | Th.K. ok
Einzeltermin | Di, 13.06.2023, 12:15 - Di, 13.06.2023, 15:45 | C 25.021 Seminarraum | Th.K. ok
Einzeltermin | Di, 20.06.2023, 08:15 - Di, 20.06.2023, 19:45 | C 25.021 Seminarraum | Th.K. ok

Inhalt: Entrepreneurship is more than just founding a new venture. It involves creativity and play, and it is implied in every project and even in the mundane parts of everyday work. In this seminar, we will discuss and experience this way of understanding entrepreneurship based on the conceptualization of alumni activities.

Imagination and Organization Studies (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Matthias Wenzel

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 16:15 - 19:45 | 06.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 25.021 Seminarraum | Th.K. ok

Inhalt: This seminar is part of the seminar series on “X and Organization Studies”, taking place as elective every summer term. Management and organization studies has recently rediscovered imagination as a key feature of organizational life. Imagination takes place as a broadly shared ‘practice’ of reflecting on the future—a prevalent temporal category that actors in modern organizations refer to when staking out decisions and actions. At the same time, actors in organizations imagine the not-yet as part of their situated, day-to-day ‘praxis’ of organizational activity. In this seminar, we will discuss imagination through a close reading and critique of recent insights into imagination as part of organizational life.

Quality Circle Major International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sünje Helldorff, Matthias Wenzel

Einzeltermin | Di, 04.07.2023, 10:00 - Di, 04.07.2023, 11:00 | C 6.223 Besprechungsraum | C 6.223 Besprechungsraum