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Culture, Leadership and Diversity

Exam number: 6706

Semester: from 1st semester

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each winter semester

Prerequisites: None

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Jana Costas

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Jana Costas

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.) 60 h; self-study: 120 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 4

Methods and duration of examination:
Written exam (120 min)

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Discipline-specific competencies:
The students know and understand the importance of culture in organizations, different leadership approaches and the relevance of diversity in organizations. They can successfully apply theories and concepts to organizational practice, participate in scientific debates about culture, leadership and diversity as well as critically examine management approaches in their organizational, societal and economic context.
General competencies:
The students can self-reflexively create research questions, find, read and understand academic literature, write academic essays, give presentations as well as participate and engage in academic discourse.

Contents of the module:
Organizational culture, corporate culture, managerial control, especially normative control and identity regulation, different leadership theories and approaches, new developments in culture management, especially in relation to diversity, authenticity and informality.

Teaching and learning methods:
Lecture, exercise, group work, examples and case studies, presentations and discussions

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Boltanski, L. & Chiapello, E. (2005) The New Spirit of Capitalism. Elliott, G. (trans.). London: Verso.
Kunda (1992) Engineering culture: control and commitment in a high-tech corporation. Philadelphia, Penn.: Temple University Press
Ross, A. (2003) No-collar: The Humane Workplace and Its Hidden Costs. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Schein (2010) Organizational Culture and Leadership, 4th ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.