Courses and study plans / Management and Organisation
2259 Gender, Management and Organization
|Period: 4||17.3.2014 - 9.5.2014|
|Department||Management and Organisation|
The aim of the course is to analyze working life and organisations from a gender perspective. The course will focus on gendering processes and practices in organisations and working life, providing tools for a gendered analysis of organisation and management theories.
Upon completion of the course students will be able to
• Understand gender as a diversifying factor and an analytical tool both in practical and theoretical work with and within work organisations
• Undertake a gendered analysis of organisation and management theories and of gendering processes and practices in everyday organisational life
• Critically evaluate the meanings of gender, ‘gender-neutrality’, gendered processes and practices as well as embedded power aspects in different organisational contexts
• Provide recommendations for how managers should consider gender aspects in corporate processes and practices and in work life in general
Language of Instruction
Bachelor thesis completed. 150 ECTS in total, of which at least 30 ECTS in Management and Organisation.
Lectures 20h, group presentations in class 8h, group work 40h, self-studies (e.g. preparing for class, writing short papers and term paper) 145h
Ely, R., Foldy, E., Scully, M. and The Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons School of Management (eds.) (2003): Reader in Gender, Work and Organization. Oxford and New York: Blackwell.
Articles and further reading material as specified by the instructor.
Evaluation and Examination
The final grade is based on short papers (30%), group work (20%), term paper (40%) and contribution to class discussions (10%).
The maximum amount of participants is 40 (based on order of registration of those fulfilling the pre-requisites).