433505 VU Applied Research in Human Resource Management

winter semester 2020/2021 | Last update: 17.12.2020 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.

Please note that fluent German is essential to participate in this course. All interviews/ interview analysis/ group presentation will be conducted in German. 

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
  • advance paper reading/contribution and concluding reflection paper
  • active and continuous participation

Will be announced in the course

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

Cooperation partner in this winter term 2020/21 is RLB.

see dates
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Date Time Location
Mon 2020-10-12
13.00 - 16.45 SR 12 (Sowi) SR 12 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2020-10-22
08.00 - 11.45 SR 16 (Sowi) SR 16 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2020-11-12
13.00 - 16.45 UR 3 (Sowi) UR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuelle
Fri 2020-11-13
15.00 - 18.45 SR 18 (Sowi) SR 18 (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuelle online
Thu 2020-11-26
13.00 - 16.45 SR 8 (Sowi) SR 8 (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuelle online
Wed 2020-12-02
13.00 - 16.45 SR 11 (Sowi) SR 11 (Sowi) Barrier-free