Implementing Improvements in Organisational Performance

Module code: MN7369

Module co-ordinator: Eimer Sparham

Module Outline

This module provides an in-depth and critical appreciation of the issues and problems associated with the implementation of the various techniques and practices used to enhance performance and competitiveness.

At the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate how the organisation of production can be used to enhance competitiveness
  • Evaluate, interpret and analyse simple balance sheets, basic costing concepts and techniques, budgetary planning and control, in the context of reward management
  • Define the term 'high performance work practices' and evaluate the evidence on the extent to which they can contribute to enhancing performance both at an individual and organisational level
  • Define and critically evaluate the concepts of organisational learning and knowledge management
  • Use case studies to demonstrate how the principles of academic research on organisational performance are applied to the daily practices and decision making processes of managers 


  • 40 one-hour lectures
  • Four one-hour seminars
  • One one-hour tutorial


  • Essay, 4,000-5,000 words (100%)