This unit of study builds on foundational concepts introduced in Managing People at Work. Students will be introduced to a range of theoretical perspectives that have influenced the development of the Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations (IR) disciplines. Classical and modern theories of work and organisation are introduced, leading to a broad overview of the evolution of the two disciplines and their underpinning theoretical frameworks.
Theoretical material will be embedded through an analysis of various contemporary challenges confronting stakeholders in the employment relationship. Through contrasting, lenses students will consider current issues in the workplace.
Activities and assessment tasks in the unit are designed to develop and extend independent and critical thinking, develop the capacity to consider multiple perspectives on workplace issues, enable students to identify contemporary issues in HRM and IR and provide the skills necessary to complete the third year units in the HR major.
PLEASE SEE MYLO FOR A WELCOME INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIT.
|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|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Accelerated Study Period 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Hobart||Semester 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 (see withdrawal dates explained 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.
- 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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PrerequisitesBMA101 or ZAA131
|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Assignment (20%)|Report (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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