This unit of study focuses on the changing nature of work in an increasingly globalised economy and the theories employed to understand contemporary developments in work and organisations and their impacts on business, communities and individuals.
Students will be introduced to a range of theoretical perspectives that have influenced the development of contemporary understandings of work and organisations in a globalised world. Classical and contemporary theories of work and organisation are introduced, leading to a broad overview of how work is central to our society, organisations, economy and personal lives.
Theoretical material will be embedded through an analysis of various contemporary challenges in light of the significant transformation in the nature of work that has occurred in recent years. The unit examines a range of perspectives and theories developed to explain key issues influencing contemporary experiences of work and the factors driving new approaches to managing the workplace and work arrangements and their implications for business, communities and individuals. It also assesses the implications of these approaches for workers, future workforces and the nature of
|Unit name||Theories of Work and Organisation|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Ruth Barton|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||Accelerated Study Period 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Accelerated Study Period 1||31/1/2022||23/2/2022||17/3/2022||1/5/2022|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Explain, analyse and compare theories, and perspectives related to work and organisation
- Think critically and analyse work issues and cases to provide evidence-based recommendations
- Present and justify independent and group expositions of knowledge
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesBMA101 or ZAA131
2 hour fortnightly workshops; plus online content. Please refer to the timetable for dates, time and venue.
|Assessment||Reflection on Readings (20%)|Group Research Report (40%)|Analysis of Contemporary Media Reporting (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
There is no prescribed textbook for this unit. A list of weekly readings will be made available on MyLO.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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