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International Business Administration

Work, Organizations & Change

Exam number: 6726

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 summer semester

Prerequisites: The course is restricted to 36 students. Preference will be given to motivated students who have already attended one of our classes successfully. Please apply via email until 9th April 2021 to, stating which of our courses you have already attended, which grade you achieved and why you are particularly interested in this course. Previous participation in our course "Qualitative Methods" is is an advantage, as the participants will have to conduct their own qualitative research project throughout the course.

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.) 45 h; self-study: 135 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 4

Methods and duration of examination:
Presentation, seminar paper

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):
The aim of the course is to introduce students to different kinds of worlds of work by discussing theoretical and empirical insights into the relation of the individual, work and organization. In completing the course, students will learn how to bring together theory and practice as well as to independently conduct an empirical study.

Contents of the module:
Theories about work, trends and tendencies in modern worlds of work, different forms of work, special work arrangements, qualitative methods

Teaching and learning methods:
Lecture, empirical field study, presentations

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
For an introduction:
Wilson, F. M. (2014) Organizational Behaviour and Work: A critical introduction [4th edition]. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Further literature will be provided via Moodle. Please note that the willingness to read the key texts each week is mandatory.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.