School of Business and Management

Organisation and Identity (BUS302)

Semester: A
Level: 6
Module code: BUS302
Module organiser: Dr Rowland Curtis

Module Overview

This module takes up questions regarding the significance of dimensions of identity and meaning for dynamics of managing and organizing. The module also concerns itself with associated questions regarding knowledge and learning and their role in management education and wider organizational life. In pursuing these interests we draw upon an eclectic and innovative range of theory, literature and other media, including novels and films, as means by which to open up and explore the experiential and 'existential' dimensions that structure and deconstruct modern work organization. Course participants will also be encouraged to keep a personal learning diary and submit a (nonassessed) written piece of work during the term to support their development and engagement with module themes.


  • Coursework 100%

Reading List 

  • There is no course textbook as such, but students are advised to purchase : Management lives: Power & Identity in Work Organizations London: Sage, Knights, D. & Willmott, H. (1999)