NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
Plot 91, Cadastral Zone, NnamdiAzikiwe Express Way, Jabi – Abuja
FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
COURSE CODE: MBA 831
COURSE TITLE: Organisational Theory and Behaviour
CREDIT UNIT: 3
INSTRUCTION: 1. Indicate your Matriculation Number clearly
- Attempt question one (1) and any other three (3) questions; four questions in all
- Question one (1) is compulsory and carries 25 marks, while the other questions carry 15 marks each.
- Present all your points in a coherent and orderly Manner
TIME ALLOWED: 21/2
1a. Explain your understanding of organisational theory and behaviour.
1b. Discuss the importance of organisational theory and behaviour.
1c. With the aid of a diagram, identify the contributions made to organisational behaviour by major behavioural disciplines.
1d. Explain the levels of analysis of organisational behaviour.
2a. Define personality, and explain the factors that determine an individual’s personality.
2b. Identifythe key traits in the big five personality model, and demonstrate how they are relevant in organisational behaviour.
3a. Distinguish between group and team, state their respective characteristics and types.
3b. Identify and explain the five stages of group development.
4a. Differentiate between organisational structure and organisational design in organisational behaviour.
4b. Identify and discuss the elements of an organisation’s structure.
5a. Define organisational culture and describe its common characteristics.
5b. Discuss the forces that determines organisational structure.
6a. Define perception and explain the factors that influence it.
6b. What are the components of an attitude?