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MGX4100 - Perspectives and paradigms in management theory

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader(s): Dr Elizabeth Prior Jonson


Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)


This unit analyses different ways in which management has been represented in management theory, and how these have affected judgements about the rationality and legitimacy of management practice.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify the different perspectives from which a particular event or process may be viewed
  • demonstrate a sound understanding of a selection of paradigms that are relevant for solving contemporary management problems
  • critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of competing paradigms
  • select a particular area of interest and appropriate paradigms for paradigm comparison.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%


Students must be enrolled in course 0508 or 0181 to undertake this unit

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