Corporate Governance can be understood as the legal regulatory framework for the management and supervision of companies. It considers the interests and benefit of all relevant stakeholders. Being a legal framework, the systems of corporate governance diverge internationally, e.g. regarding the interplay of laws and codices. On the organizational level, the roles of managing and controlling are distributed in differing forms as well. While most countries, amongst others the UK and the USA, rely on one-tier boards, others such as Germany constitute a two-tier board system (‘Vorstand’ and ‘Aufsichtsrat’).
In this context, organization-theoretical perspectives shed light on questions such as:
These questions arise in a research landscape that works predominantly with institutional economic assumptions.In order to question this perspective and to overcome its weaknesses, we will draw on perspectives and findings of other organizational theories, such as resource dependency theory, neo-institutionalism or systems theory. In addition, recent findings show that new topics such as digitalization (e.g., cyber risk) or sustainability (e.g., questioning the ecological footprint) arise which lead to new tasks and areas of responsibility for boards and corporate governance in general.
In the seminar we will approach these questions on the basis of the relevant scientific literature. In addition to current research results, we will use perspectives from organization theory to illuminate these questions. The aim of the seminar is to gain a first deepened, differentiated and critical insight into the subject area and to encourage independent further study of the topic.
The maximum number of participants is 15 students.
The course aims at presenting not only the main streams theories in the area of Diversity Management but contemporary approach on Diversity and Inclusion as well. Also, the course tries to increase students’ awareness on Diversity Management by involving critical perspectives on Diversity with case studies from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Course aims at having the students familiarized with the current trends and practices on Diversity and Inclusion, which are applied by the multinational companies in the CEE region. Last, but not least the students will have plenty of opportunities to develop their critical view on diversity management aspects.
Master Seminar „Platforms and the gig economy – Implications for organizations and management”
Winter term 2021/22
Dr. Kerstin RegoConceptIn recent years, platforms such as Lieferando, Uber, Mechanical Turk or UpWork spread, and are potentially already a (normal?) part of our daily live. In this context, new forms of work, such as ‘gig work’ or ‘click work’, arise. However, these phenomena gain increasing academic attention as well. From the perspective of organization studies, the following questions are of particular interest:• How can we characterize platforms? Is it a new form of coordination, next to the market, organizations and networks?• How can we characterize gig work and click work? How far are these ‘different’ or new forms of work?Despite these more basic questions, we will consider some of the technical and social particularities of these forms of organizing and working, such as the role of algorithms inherent to the platform, of ratings and control by clients, or of (im)possibilities to organize the employees’ interests. In addition, we will discuss some of the challenges and possibilities which management, human resource management and workers themselves face.We will approach these questions and topics on the basis of relevant scientific literature. The aim of the seminar is to gain a first deepened, differentiated and critical insight into the subject area and to encourage independent further study of the topic.The maximum number of participants is 20 students.
The course illustrates the basic concepts and techniques of Strategic Management. Students will be able to establish action plans which contain the current and future developments of the enterprise and which allow decisions about financial and personal ressources in order to reach long-term Targets.
Case studies during the exercise hours will give an ongoing understanding of the basic concepts and techniques. The application of these concepts and techniques will enable the students to generate, choose and implement strategic options for an enterprise and to understand the reason for good and bad performances of different Enterprises.
The main aspects of this course are the following:
Design Thinking can be understood as a general methodology for problem-solving that applies creativity to real world problems. It offers several structured frameworks for identifying challenges and opportunities, gaining insights by gathering user-centered information, defining and reframing problems, identifying possible ideas, refining ideas, developing and testing prototypes to learn and refine potential solutions, and gaining support for those solutions. This course is an introduction to different models and practices of Design Thinking. It will explore the core underlying principles and foundations, and it will teach you the core skills for undertaking design projects such as: user-experience research, rapid idea generation techniques, prototyping and iterative implementation. Having acquired the fundamentals of Design Thinking, you will be then encouraged to apply them in small design projects. Upon successful completion of this course, master students will understand the principles and process of Design Thinking and apply Design Thinking principles to real world problems.
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Dieser Kurs diskutiert wichtige Instrumente der Kostenrechnung bzw. des Controlling.
Registration for this course is only via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, maximum number of participants 20, first come first serve
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