11.235 Analyzing Projects and Organizations: How Organizations Behave

Fall 2006

This class in session, discussing healthcare.

Professor Tendler leads the class in a discussion on healthcare organizations. (Image by MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course features a full reading list, as well as a description of the assignments for the semester.

Course Description

This class analyzes how organizations behave, both government and nongovernment, drawing on the literature of the sociology of organizations, political science, and public administration. The class seeks to demonstrate rationality in otherwise seemingly chaotic organizational environments and implementation experiences. It builds analytical skills for evaluating programs and projects, organizations, and environments, and draws equally on developing-country and developed-country literature.
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Prof. Judith Tendler

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session