433505 VU Applied Research in Human Resource Management

summer semester 2020 | Last update: 19.03.2020 Place course on memo list
VU Applied Research in Human Resource Management
VU 2
positive module exam result 'Grundlagen des Managements: Organisation und Personal' and completion of four compulsory modules (according to § 5 Abs. 1)
every 2 weeks
each semester

For managing human resources, knowledge about what happens in firms and in labor markets is needed. In this course, students acquire the method equipment for gaining useful knowledge for managing human resources. The course is designed to enable students developing a solid understanding of decisions in human resource research, practically examining empirical methods and communication of insights to decision-makers in firms as well as critically reflecting the learning process. 

Building on insights of action research, we first elaborate how human resource research is able to produce practically useful knowledge. Due to this insights, we focus on exploratory research designs and learning processes in the course. We adress one specific human resourcing problem of a real firm for familiarizing us with suitable methods of data collection and analysis. Furthermore, we address legal and ethical considerations.

The course involves input by lectures, practical exercises on data collection and analysis, excursions to the cooperating firm as well as student presentations. 

  • course diary
  • concluding reflection paper

Will be announced in the course

successful completion of the elective module SBWL Human Resource Management (Fundamentals)

Cooperation partner in Spring 2020 is Stihl (Langkampfen).

see dates
Do 28.05.2020 08:00-11:45, Exkursion Fa STIHL
Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2020-03-12
08.00 - 11.45 SR 13 (Sowi) SR 13 (Sowi) Barrier-free Brandl
Wed 2020-04-22
08.00 - 11.45 SR 14 (Sowi) SR 14 (Sowi) Barrier-free Kohlberger
Fri 2020-04-24
08.00 - 11.45 SR 11 (Sowi) SR 11 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2020-05-14
08.00 - 11.45 SR 13 (Sowi) SR 13 (Sowi) Barrier-free Kohlberger
Fri 2020-05-15
08.00 - 11.45 SR 18 (Sowi) SR 18 (Sowi) Barrier-free Kohlberger