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Organizations, Work and Literature, Georgia State University (Robinson)

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This course is an examination of the treatment of business specifically and organizations generally in literature. This course is designed to aid students in viewing organizations from an external perspective, with the prospect of developing an in-depth understanding of organizations and their leaders. Overviews of the organizations are stressed by using an interdisciplinary approach to the study of various bureaucracies, businesses, governments, and other forms of organizations. Poets, fiction writers, essayists, and others comment through their works on modern organized life, work, the "organization man and woman," and organizational values. Philosophies of leadership are considered, with accompanying attention paid to policy making and direction by organization leaders. For media coverage about this course, see The instructor co-authored an anthology for use on this course titled Business in Literature (1977). It is freely available at This information has been collected for the Post-Discipline Online Syllabus Database. The database explores the use of literature by schools of professional education in North America. It forms part of a larger project titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, led by Dr Merve Emre with the assistance of Dr Hayley G. Toth. You can find more information about the project at Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.


Subject Area


Geographic Region

South Atlantic

University or College

Georgia State University (Robinson)

Funding Status


Endowment (according to NACUBO's U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20) ($1,000)


Course Title

Organizations, Work and Literature

Position of Instructor(s)


Academic Year(s) Active

1977-1985; course may be longer running

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