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040035 KU Contracts, coordination, and incentives (MA) (2021S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 50 participants
Language: English



Di. 04.05.2021 Midterm
Di. 29.06.2021 Endterm HS 4 + HS 14
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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is part of the module "Organization and Personnel I." The module establishes fundamental concepts in the analysis of organizational structures and personnel administration. It focuses on the economic perspective which is augmented by drawing on approaches from behavioral and social sciences. This particular class introduces into incentive setting to control the behavior of actors in the organization.

Human resources are key aspects to organizational success or failure. General managers are concerned with setting and implementing overall strategy. Achieving strategic objectives of the firm is only possible with an effective and efficient management of human resources. In this context general managers have leading role to set and implement the HR strategy. The implementation of the firm`s HR policies is best done with at least the participation of line managers in the field, rather than being left to HR specialists. Therefore we focus on the role of general (and other top-level) managers and on the wider spectrum of organizational implications in forming and implementing strategies. Related topics such as the operational details of personnel administration that concern HR specialist will be neglected. Emphasis will be put on the links between human resource practices of managers and strategic objectives of their firms.

Given the limited number of available places I strongly recommend all of you interested in attending the course to attend the first introductory meeting, otherwise vacant places will be fulfilled.

Other information:
Other relevant information regarding the detailed structure of the course, group assignments, office hours, suggested readings will be provided in class.

Assessment and permitted materials

Two exams: midterm and final.
The final grade is calculated from the unweigthed average of the two exam results.
Passing grades can generally not be earned by students who miss more than 10% of the total class-time.

Conditional on legal and regulatory possibilities and the consent of the head of the faculty study programs, we strive to have examinations on-site. Students should therefore be advised to be available for such examinations. In case that this is possible, students who belong to one of the following groups,

Members of groups at increased risk according to legislation (acc. to the definition by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection)
Students who work in healthcare and nursing
Students who live with persons belonging to risk groups or persons who work in healthcare of nursing in the same household
Students who care for persons belonging to risk group
Students who face restrictions on freedom of travel (regionally/nationally) or are self-isolating (quarantine) on the date of the exam/completion of the partial achievement
Students having care obligations who are indispensable due to the closure of schools or kindergartens, etc.,

should contact the group’s office ahead of time to arrange a different exam type. When contacting the office, they may be asked to provide proof/evidence.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The objective of this course is to impart competent knowledge in Human Resources Management, with particular empahsis on incentive setting in the organization.
A good understanding of the concepts of the Management module is also helpful

Examination topics

The midterm exam covers all material up to the exam date. The final exam covers all material of the course.

Reading list

Milgrom, Pail & John Roberts: Economics, Organization and Management, Prentice Hall.
Macho-Stadler, Ines & J. Dabid Perez-Castillo: An Introduction to the Economics of Information, Oxford University Press.

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