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Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, French...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Our World is “Organizational”

We present and study how organizations influence our own identities and analyze the means by which we, as individuals, are taking part into this process....
Reading
9 videos (Total 52 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
1.1.2 Organizations and You3m
1.2.1 From the Organization of Production to the Production of Organizations7m
1.2.2 The Creusot Steam Hammer Example6m
1.3.1 What Organizations Are6m
1.3.2 Sociology of the Social5m
1.3.3 Sociology of Association4m
1.4 Defining Organizations as Solution Providers7m
1.5 From Res-sources to the Construction of Meaning7m
Reading7 readings
Welcome to Module 110m
Syllabus10m
Organizations are everywhere!10m
Living in a world centered around organizations10m
Powerful organizations10m
To complete the course...10m
Suggested Readings10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Personal Test - Video 1.1.210m
Graded Quiz 140m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

When an Organizations-based World Gets Disorganized

Let's explore the public space that is where we meet organizations and where they interact. Organizations follow sets of rules and practices that are of prime concern to them, to us, and to society: the logics of actions. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 63 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
2.2 Where Organizations and Individuals Meet: the Public Space6m
2.3.1 The Public Space and the Logics of Action8m
2.3.2 A Typology of Logic of Actions8m
2.4 Logics of Actions and the Legitimacy of Organizations9m
2.5 A Source of Disorganization: Legitimacy Loss7m
Bernard Ramananstoa, Former Dean of HEC Paris, answers Rodolphe's questions about Logics of Action7m
Martin Hirsch, Director of the AP-HP Paris, answers Rodolphe's questions 11m
Reading6 readings
Welcome to Module 210m
Individuals without organizations?10m
Introducing the interface between individuals and organizations10m
The implications of the logics of action10m
Bernard Ramanantsoa, Former Dean of HEC Paris - biography10m
Martin Hirsh, director of the AP-HP, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris - biography10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Graded Quiz 240m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Competition and Competitive Advantage

Competition among and between organizations leads to regular occurrences of disorganization. We’ll present and discuss the sources of competitive advantage, and the meaning of performance and competition....
Reading
7 videos (Total 57 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
3.2 Competitive Advantage: a Definition8m
3.3 Competition: External Analysis6m
3.4 Competition: Internal Analysis8m
3.5 Competitive Advantage and Meaning8m
3.6 Limits of Performance10m
3.7 Meaning, Performance, and Competition7m
Reading7 readings
Welcome to module 310m
Competition & competitive advantage: an integrative framework10m
Competitive advantage: discussions & implications10m
About Article Quizzes10m
Article: How marijuana legalization became a majority movement10m
Article: Sharing economy : the next phase for the sharing economy10m
Article: Myanmar’s mobile phone revolution10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Article Quiz: How Marijuana Legalization Became a Majority Movement10m
Article Quiz: Sharing Economy: the Next Phase for the Sharing Economy10m
Graded Quiz 330m
Graded Article Quiz: Myanmar’s Mobile Phone Revolution10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Understanding Change: Time to Reorganize

How to define your attachments and memberships in this organizational world? What are the various paths of actions that are opened to you following different situations? What is and how to use management? ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 87 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
Video9 videos
4.2 Time to Reorganize: Engage!13m
4.3 Time to Reorganize: Resist!14m
4.4 Time to Reorganize: Rearrange!13m
4.5 Understanding Sources of Disorganization3m
4.6 Management and Organizations2m
4.7 Time to Reorganize2m
Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone12m
Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of GDF-SUEZ13m
Reading9 readings
Enriching your experience10m
Interacting with organizations10m
Food for thoughts10m
Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone - biography10m
Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of GDF SUEZ - biography10m
About Article Quizzes10m
Article: 3D Printing10m
Article: Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science10m
Article: Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Article Quiz: 3D Printing10m
Article Quiz: Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science10m
Quiz 430m
Graded Article Quiz: Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower10m

Instructor

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Rodolphe Durand

Strategy Professor. GDF-SUEZ Chair holder.
Strategy and Business Policy department.

About HEC Paris

HEC Paris, founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is one of France’s oldest elite higher education Grandes Ecoles. Throughout its 130-year history, HEC Paris has consistently attracted individuals highly capable and talented, innovative and entrepreneurial, ambitious and open-minded, capable of becoming architects of a responsible world. What makes HEC unique is its conviction shared by the HEC community: knowledge determines the freedom and entrepreneurship required for a better world....

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