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LUBS2000 Management, Work and Organisations

10 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Zinovijus Ciupijus

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module uses inter-disciplinary theory and research as means of understanding management and organizations. Students will be introduced to modern and post-modern organization theories, including to the application of post-colonial theory to organizations. It critically evaluates the notion of culture management, its purposes and the ways in which it is practiced by organizations. The module also focuses on specific issues relevant to the ways managers and workers experience their organisational lives – e.g. emotions management and the role of social ‘soft’ skills in structuring career pathways. The module also considers how the nature of business ownership affects working lives through the examples of ethnic entrepreneurship and the management of employee relations in family-owned small-medium-sized enterprises. Students are introduced to the topics through the use of qualitative organizational case studies.


This module aims to introduce students to theories and research relevant to contemporary workplaces. The overall goal is to equip students with new ways of perceiving the management and organisation of work, as well as to understand problems and challenges of managing employees in various organizational settings.The module’s lecturers and seminars examines specific topics related to management and organizations: post-colonial theory, culture management, gender in organisations, organisational misbehavour, ethnic entrepreneurship, emotional labour and the role of family ownership in employee relations.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Recognise, evaluate and comment on how social science research has helped the analysis of management, work and organizational structures
- Explain and analyse the interrelationships between people and the broader institutional context in which organisations are embedded
-Apply theoretical perspectives to managerial practice
-Understand behavioral patterns of business owners, managers and workers

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Make effective presentations in a group work setting
-Advice managers on how to manage change and conflict in organizations
-Understand how employees experience their working lives
-Understand how informal kinship and community networks shape business life


Indicative content
Coverage of the contrast between ‘modernist’ and ‘postmodernist’ perspectives and their application in analysing contemporary issues relating to management. work and organisational structures. The module also explores management from the following angles: gender, skills, power and emotional labour. Furthermore, it contains an in-depth focus on the role of kinship and community networks in managing people and businesses.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours85.00
Total Contact hours15.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1500 words70.00
PresentationGroup presentation30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 1500 word essay

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/10/2021


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