MAN-MHR005A
Gender and Diversity in Organisations
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CursusMAN-MHR005A
Studiepunten (ECTS)6
CategorieMA (Master)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen; Master Business Administration;
Docenten
Coördinator
prof. dr. Y.W.M. Benschop
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
prof. dr. Y.W.M. Benschop
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. Y.W.M. Benschop
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Docent
prof. dr. Y.W.M. Benschop
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. dr. B.I.J.M. van der Heijden
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2020
Periode
1  (31-08-2020 t/m 01-11-2020)
Aanvangsblok
1
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen

Knowledge

  • After the course, you can explain the most important theories, concepts and debates regarding gender and diversity in organisations in your own words

  • You are able to discuss issues of gender and diversity in relation to relevant themes such as leadership, identity, culture and power

  • You can give an overview of the state-of-the-art management concepts, policies and practices regarding gender and diversity

Application

  • You are able to analyse the effects of gender and diversity in organisations

  • You are able to assess the effects of current management concepts, policies and practices in this area

  • You can formulate recommendations for an adequate diversity management programme in a specific organisational context, linking insights about equality, diversity and inclusion to insights about organisational identity

Reflection

  • You are able to reflect from various theoretical perspectives on the place and function of gender and diversity in the policies and practices of organisations

  • You are able to recognise assumptions about diversity and identity that underlie human resource management strategies and assess the merits of these assumptions
Inhoud
Within management and business studies, the attention for questions that pertain to the composition and qualities of the workforce has grown. Managing diversity is a hot topic for many organisations that are confronted with a workforce that is becoming increasingly heterogeneous due to factors such as gloablization, migration, emancipation, ageing and international cooperation. Coping with the differences between women, men and non-binary people, older and younger colleagues, LGBTQI colleagues, and people from different religious and cultural backgrounds and class and educational backgrounds has become an issue for employees and managers in modern organisations. To attract and retain a diverse workforce and to create an inclusive organization are key challenges facing modern (human recources) managers and leaders.
This course reflects the fact that much diversity research today is inspired by theoretical and empirical studies on gender in organisations. Diversity has become the broad term for many differences between people at work, but is mainly used for the social categories of gender, race/ethnicity, class, disability, sexual orientation, age and religion. Traditionally, studies on gender and race dealt primarily with the social production of inequality in organisations and organisations faced a moral obligation to increase justice and actively counter discrimination. At the present time, both business motives and moral justifications are important reasons for organisations to manage to diversity and inclusion. The business case for diversity emphasises the fact that organisations that properly manage diversity can have a competitive advantage, become more creative and innovative and improve their performance. In this course, we will examine the effects of diversity on the economic and social performance of modern organisations, seeing the attention for gender, diversity and inclusion as a way for organizations to shape their social responsibility.
To pay attention to gender and diversity in organisations also means paying attention to identity, since identity is a central underlying concept in this field. How do various identity categories of people intersect and how do they impact the patterns of collaboration and communication at work? Are organisations becoming more and more fragmented because of this diversity? And what are the implications for inclusive leadership?
Identity is not only a central concept when studying individuals and groups. The theme of organisational identity is also relevant in this context. Some organisations are better equipped to deal with issues of gender and diversity than others. To be able to function effectively, organisations have to strive for a common and specific identity to have a recognisable profile, both internally and in their environment (labour market and clients). To rely on core competencies is no longer sufficient. To identify the norms and values underlying the organisation's identity becomes more and more important. What constitutes an organisational identity? Can an organisational identity be constructed, let alone managed, and if so, how does that identity relate to the diverse identities represented in the workforce?
This course aims to expand students' insights into the meaning of gender and diversity for organisations and employees and to help them arrive at a better understanding of the effects of gender and diversity on daily work practices.
Niveau

Voorkennis
Bachelor's degree in Management
Toetsinformatie
Written exam and Assignments.
Bijzonderheden
Knowledge - After the course, you can explain the most important theories, concepts and debates regarding gender and diversity in organizations in your own words - You are able to discuss issues of gender and diversity in relation to relevant themes such as leadership, identity, culture and power - You can give an overview of the state of art of current management concepts, policies and practices regarding gender and diversity Application - You are able to analyze the effects of gender and diversity in organizations - You are able to assess the effects of current management concepts, policies and practices in this area - You can formulate an advice for an adequate managing diversity program in a specific organizational context, linking insights about diversity to insights about organizational identity Reflection - You are able to reflect from various theoretical perspectives on the place and function of gender and diversity in the policies and practices of organizations - You are able to recognize assumptions about diversity and identity that underlie human resource management strategies and assess the merits of these assumptions
Niveau
Ma 1

Bijzonderheden
Knowledge
- After the course, you can explain the most important theories, concepts and debates regarding gender and diversity in organizations in your own words
- You are able to discuss issues of gender and diversity in relation to relevant themes such as leadership, identity, culture and power
- You can give an overview of the state of art of current management concepts, policies and practices regarding gender and diversity

Application
- You are able to analyze the effects of gender and diversity in organizations
- You are able to assess the effects of current management concepts, policies and practices in this area
- You can formulate an advice for an adequate managing diversity program in a specific organizational context, linking insights about diversity to insights about organizational identity

Reflection
- You are able to reflect from various theoretical perspectives on the place and function of gender and diversity in the policies and practices of organizations
- You are able to recognize assumptions about diversity and identity that underlie human resource management strategies and assess the merits of these assumptions

Toetsinformatie
Written exam and Assignments.

Voorkennis
Bachelor's degree in Management

Verplicht materiaal
Boek
Kirton, Gill and Greene Anne-Marie (2016). The dynamics of managing diversity. A critical approach. 4th Edition. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann. Excluding Chapters 6, 7.
Boek
Hatch, Mary Jo & Schultz, Majken (2004) Organizational Identity. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapters 3, 4, 5, 15, 17.
Artikelen
Articles to be downloaded, see list in course manual on brightspace

Werkvormen
interactief hoorcollege

Algemeen
Interactive lectures and group propositions.

Toetsen
Tentamen
Weging1
ToetsvormSchriftelijk tentamen
GelegenhedenBlok 1, Blok 2