Master

Change Management (former Leadership, Culture, and Change) (SoSe)


The aim of this course is to introduce students to the complex and intriguing field of change management theory and practice. Managing and responding to change has emerged as a crucial challenge for organizations and their members in today’s global economy. The requirement for organizational members to anticipate and react to change shapes organizational processes, culture, management and leadership styles, and employees’ experiences of work, career and identity. During the course, we will examine theories and evidence regarding a variety of themes, including change management practices, resistance to change, and the role of upper and middle managers in the change process. The course will focus on theories of change management, practical insights into change management ideas, techniques and practices as well as challenges through class discussions, case studies, and exercises.

Content: Topics include for instance

  • Change Models and Theories
  • Resistance to Change & Change Readiness
  • Effective Change Management Practices
  • The Role of Organizational Culture
  • The Role of HR
  • The Role of Upper and Middle Management
  • The Role of Leadership
  • The Role of the Individual

Language: English

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler

Registration and Downloads: You will find all Information on OLAT.

Credit points / SWS: 5 LP / 3 SWS (2 SWS Lecture and 1 SWS Tutorial)

Dates and Location: For all information about dates and locations please see UnivIS.

Cycle: Lecture: weekly, Tutorial: weekly.

Examination Form: Individual open-question exam, Group Workshop/Project report.

Literature: Selected key articles will be introduced in class; students may be required to search and use additional articles.

Research Seminar - Applied Research in Organizational Behavior A (SoSe)


In this interactive seminar, small student teams will investigate an empirical research question on the effects of leadership on well-being and health using an experimental approach. They will expand an existing research paradigm to derive their own research question and hypotheses. The seminar requires students to participate actively in the conceptualization and implementation of a scenario-based online-survey and a laboratory experiment as well as the analysis of the obtained data. The results will be presented and discussed in the last session and will be summarized in a written report by the student teams.

Content:

Topics of this course are:

  • Leadership effects on well-being and health
  • Different dimensions of employee well-being and health
  • Different leadership behaviors, such as charismatic, considerate, passive, and destructive leadership
  • Substitutes for leadership
  • Applied quantitative research methods in the social sciences 
    • research process
    • experimental research designs
    • quantitative methods for data analysis
       

Language: English

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler

                 Dipl.-Psych. Svenja Plidschun

Registration and Downloads: You will find all Information on OLAT.

Credit points / SWS: 5 LP / 2 SWS

Dates and Location:
Introduction to the seminar: 5.4.2018, (18:00-20:00 h)
Seminar dates: 19.4.2018, 24.5.2018, 14.6.2018, 28.6.2018 (14:15-17:45 h)
For all information about dates and locations please see UnivIS.

Examination Form: Presentation, Report

Literature: In addition to a set of core readings that will be announced in class, student teams are required to use additional literature for their research work.

 

Organizational Behavior (WiSe)


This course provides students with knowlege of theories on organizational behavior which will enhance their accuracy in explaining and predicting behavior in the workplace. The importance of a systematic study of organizational behavior is stressed by discussing and comparing empirical evidence on the phenomena and theories studied. The acquired knowledge will be applied to practical questions.

Content:

  • Attitudes and Job Satisfaction/ Job Performance
  • Moods, Emotions and the Foundations of Motivation
  • Motivational Theories
  • The importance of Personality, Individual Abilities and Values  Challenges of Individual Perceptions, Biases and Stereotypes
  • Foundations of Group Behavior and Work Teams
  • Team Composition, Diversity and Team process
  • Leadership I: Leader Power & Leader Traits
  • Leadership II: Leadership Behaviors, Contingency Theories and Leader-Member-Relation
  • Leadership III: Different Types of Leadership Styles
     

Language: English

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler

Registration and Downloads: You will find all Information on OLAT.

Credit points / SWS: 5 LP / 3 SWS (2 SWS Lecture and 1 SWS Tutorial)

Dates and Location: For all information about dates and locations please see UnivIS.

Cycle: Lecture: weekly, Tutorial: every second week

Examination Form: Exam

Literature:

  • Primary: Robbins, Stephen P., Judge, Timothy A. (2014). Organizational Behavior. Global 16th Edition, ISBN 10 129205655X or ISBN 13 9781292056555, Pearson Education
  • Secondary: Colquitt, Jason A., LePine, Jeffery A., Wesson, Michael J. (2016). Organizational Behavior. 5th Edition, ISBN 978-1-259-54509-2, McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Additional research articles

Advanced Human Resource Management (WiSe)


This course teaches how Human Resource policies, practices and systems influence employees’ behavior, attitudes and performance and how Human Resource Management can generate a competitive advantage for firms. To emphasize the relevance of evidence-based management, students will apply the theories and knowledge gained from empirical findings to practical issues and problems.

Content:

  •  Part 1: Strategic HRM; Theories & Evidence
    • Introduction, Strategic HRM, Evidence-based HRM
    • Human capital perspective & Resource-based view
    • Universalistic perspective, Contingency perspective, Configurational perspective
    • HR Transformation, HR and Line Manager Roles
    • Impact on Organizational Performance and Employee Well-being, HR Delivery
  • Part 2 – Putting (S)HRM into Effect; HR Policies & Practices
    • Job Analysis & Job Design
    • HR Planning & Recruitment
    • Selection
    • Performance Management
    • Incentives
    • Training & Development
       

Language: English

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler

                  Christoph Reinert M.Sc.

Registration and Downloads: You will find all Information on OLAT.

Credit points / SWS: 5 LP / 3 SWS (2 SWS Lecture and 1 SWS Tutorial)

Dates and Location: For all information about dates and locations please see UnivIS.

Cycle: Lecture: weekly, Tutorial: every second week

Examination Form: Exam

Literature:

  • Noe, R., Hollenbeck, J., Gerhart, B., & Wright, P. (2017). Human Resource Management: Gaining A Competitive Advantage. Global 10th Edition. Mcgraw-Hill Education.
  • Additional research articles

Research Seminar - Applied Research in Organizational Behavior B (WiSe)


Der Lehrstuhl für Personal und Organisation bietet im Wintersemester 2020/2021 das Forschungsseminar Applied Research in Organizational Behavior B zum Thema Führung und Wohlbefinden an.

Studierende werden aktuelle und höchst relevante Forschungsfragen untersuchen, die beleuchten inwiefern das Wohlbefinden der Geführten das Verhalten ihrer Führungskraft beeinflusst. Sie werden dabei aktiv und selbstständig den gesamten Prozess der experimentellen Laborforschung vollziehen. Eigene Forschungshypothesen sollen dabei mithilfe innovativer Experimentalstudien empirisch überprüft werden. Studierende erhalten einen unmittelbaren Einblick in die Prozesse eines internationalen und interdisziplinären Forschungsprojekts und werden dabei intensiv begleitet.

Lehrsprache: Deutsch

Dozent/in:Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler

              Dipl.-Psych. Svenja Plidschun

Anmeldung und Downloads: Vorlesungs- und Übungsmaterialien stellen wir über OLAT bereit.

Die maximale Teilnehmerzahl beträgt 8. Eine verbindliche Anmeldung ist über perso-orga@bwl.uni-kiel.de bis zum 16. Oktober 2020 möglich (es gilt: „first come first serve“). Bitte melden Sie sich zeitgleich für den Kurs in OLAT an.

LP/SWS: 5 LP

Termine und Räume: Die Termin- und Raumangaben entnehmen Sie bitte dem UnivIS.

Turnus:

  • Seminarauftakt: 22.Oktober 2020, 10 - 13 Uhr (s.t.) - digital
  • 3-stündige Blocktermine: 28.10., 30.10., 11.11., 02.12.2020 - digital
  • Datenerhebungszeitraum: November 2020 - digital
    Für die Datenerhebung ist die Rekrutierung von ca. 5 Versuchsteilnehmerinnen oder -teilnehmern pro Seminarteilnehmer*in notwendig. Die Datenerhebung erfolgt ebenfalls digital. Der Zeitraum für die Datenerhebung wird in enger Abstimmung mit den Studierenden in den ersten Wochen des Seminars festgelegt.
  • Präsentation: 15.01.2021 - digital
  • Feedbackschleife: 25.01.2021 - digital
  • Abgabe der Seminararbeit: 26.02.2021


Prüfungsleistung: Präsentation, Seminararbeit

Literatur: Ausgewählte Forschungsartikel werden im Seminar vorgestellt; Für die Präsentation/Seminararbeit müssen die Studierenden zusätzliche Forschungsartikel suchen und verwenden.