2019-2020 / GEST1070-1

Sociological approach of management and HRM

Durée

30h Th

Nombre de crédits

 Master en gestion des ressources humaines, à finalité3 crédits 
 Master en gestion des ressources humaines, à finalité (Gestion)3 crédits 
 Master en gestion des ressources humaines, à finalité (MOST)3 crédits 
 Cours supplémentaires destinés aux étudiants d'échange - Erasmus3 crédits 

Enseignant

Christophe Dubois, Grégory Jemine, Frédéric Schoenaers

Langue(s) de l'unité d'enseignement

Langue anglaise

Organisation et évaluation

Enseignement au premier quadrimestre, examen en janvier

Horaire

Horaire en ligne

Unités d'enseignement prérequises et corequises

Les unités prérequises ou corequises sont présentées au sein de chaque programme

Contenus de l'unité d'enseignement

The seminar aims to assess the impacts of digitalisation on organisations. While recent developments in the field of digital technologies are repeatedly reported to heavily influence organizations, their consequences are neither systematically identified nor systematically empirically verified within academic literature.
Students will therefore be invited to explore one or several subthemes related to the digitalization of organisations during the seminar, including for instance (the following list is not exhaustive and subject to change):
-       Algorithmic management, digital surveillance and control;
-       New Ways of Working in organizations;
-       The influence of IT on well-being and health;
-       Emerging and changing professions due to technological change;
-       Big data, metrics and big data analytics;
-       Paperless and virtual organizations;
-       E-reputation and cyber security;
-       Digital capitalism and digital labour;
-       Digitized training and online learning;
-       Confidentiality, data privacy and the GDPR;
-       Digital media technology and networks;
-       Connection, disconnection, and work-life balance

Acquis d'apprentissage (objectifs d'apprentissage) de l'unité d'enseignement

The seminar aims to stimulate students' capacity to develop reflective and critical thinking towards managerial (and HRM) issues related to digitalisation in organisations. Students are also asked to address the topic of digitalisation in a scientific manner, through the realisation of a collective working paper, an oral, cross-groups discussion of their work, and the writing of a concluding ethnographic report.
Consequently, at the end of the seminar, students should be able to:
-       Understand managerial challenges underlying digitalisation processes;
-       Build a research question around a problematized research object;
-       Identify and mobilize relevant scientific literature on a research object;
-       Adopt an analytical and sociological perspective throughout their work;
-       Incorporate the theoretical elements from the course within a collective working paper;
-       Discuss other research papers from their peers;
-       Conduct critical reviews of papers related to technological change

The seminar aims to stimulate students' capacity to develop reflective and critical thinking towards managerial (and HRM) issues related to digitalisation in organisations. Students are also asked to address the topic of digitalisation in a scientific manner, through the realisation of a collective working paper, an oral, cross-groups discussion of their work, and the writing of a concluding ethnographic report.
Consequently, at the end of the seminar, students should be able to:
-       Understand managerial challenges underlying digitalisation processes;
-       Build a research question around a problematized research object;
-       Identify and mobilize relevant scientific literature on a research object;
-       Adopt an analytical and sociological perspective throughout their work;
-       Incorporate the theoretical elements from the course within a collective working paper;
-       Discuss other research papers from their peers;
-       Conduct critical reviews of papers related to technological change

Savoirs et compétences prérequis

Activités d'apprentissage prévues et méthodes d'enseignement

Pédagogie active et par projet: collecte de données empiriques et analyse comparative, en groupe, du matériau.

Mode d'enseignement (présentiel ; enseignement à distance)

The seminar consists of four face-to-face sessions, for which attendance is mandatory (see Organizational remarks below).

Lectures recommandées ou obligatoires et notes de cours

The course is based on key scientific papers among which the following are highly recommended readings:
Abrahamson, E. (1996). Management Fashion. The Academy of Management Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. 254-285.
Alvesson, M., & Spicer, A. (2012). A Stupidity-Based Theory of Organizations. Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 49. No. 7, p. 1194-1220.
Cascio, W. F., & Montealegre, R. (2016). How technology is changing work and organizations. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior3, 349-375.
Edwards, R., & Fenwick, T. (2016). Digital analytics in professional work and learning. Studies in Continuing Education38(2), 213-227.
Maharg, P. (2016) Disintermediation, The Law Teacher, 50:1, 114-131.
McAfee, A., Brynjolfsson, E., & Davenport, T. H. (2012). Big data: the management revolution. Harvard business review90(10), 60-68.

Modalités d'évaluation et critères

The evaluation of the course is divided in three parts of equal weighting:

  • An individual, critical review of a conference paper written by peers (~ 33%)
  • A collective working paper on a research object related to digitalisation (~ 33%)
  • A collective oral performance during a "Conference Day" in January (~ 33%) that takes the shape of an actual scientific manifestation, during which students defend their paper in front of their peers and actively discuss other groups' working papers

Stage(s)

Remarques organisationnelles

Sessions organisées en présentiel les 30/9, 21/10, 18/11, 9/12 (9-12h). La présence à ces séances est obligatoire.

Contacts

F.Schoenaers@uliege.be
GJemine@uliege.be

Adaptation des engagements pédagogiques suite à la pandémie de COVID-19 pour la session de mai-juin

Méthodes d'apprentissage mises en œuvre : enseignement à distance

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Méthodes d'évaluation

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