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040186 KU Contracts, coordination, and incentives (MA) (2017W)

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

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 60 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 05.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 12.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 19.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 09.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 16.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 23.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 30.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 07.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 14.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 11.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 18.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 25.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

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.

Attendance:

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

Grading criteria:
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.

Exam review is possible during regular semester time by appointment.

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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