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Organisational Misbehaviour

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The course sheds light on particular preconceptions of organisational behaviour that framed if and how misbehaviour was researched, recognized and explained. Indeed, it is suggested that due to the dominant preconceptions much early research in this area missed out on nuanced understandings of organisational misbehaviour, and especially misbehaviour by managers themselves. It is very clear, however, from experience and from research that employees at all levels do not always think and act in conforming ways – especially in ways that those in authority imagine, plan or expect that they will. As will be shown, it is the mismatch of expectations between groups that frequently gives rise to distinctive patterns of organisational politics and distinctive forms of misbehaviour.   

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

A Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration or a related degree     


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.


Knut Laaser 


Academic profile


Knut Laaser is Lecturer in Management Work and Organisation at University of Stirling, United Kingdom. His research interests are wide ranging, covering the sociology of work, organisations and economic sociology.