HRMGT547-21B (HAM)

Women and Organisations

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: helena.wang@waikato.ac.nz

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: clive.wilkinson@waikato.ac.nz

You can contact staff by:

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Paper Description

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This paper explores women's contributions to and involvement in today's organisations. The aim of the paper is to develop student abilities to analyse the complex gendered dynamics that affect women's location in organisations, to critique current strategies designed to enhance women's careers, and to consider alternative strategies where appropriate. The paper, which highlights the location of women in the labour market, reviews the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the ensuing legislative and organisational responses designed to achieve employment equality. In addition, we explore women's career patterns and leadership styles, and their location in and contribution to the global economy. The emphasis in the paper is on empowering students to develop their own careers and to prepare them as managers to design responsive strategies that tap in to the talents and skills of their employees, irrespective of their gender.

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Paper Structure

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The structure and delivery of this paper is designed using flipped principles and is offered using FLEXI mode.

The flipped element involves a one two-hour seminar-styled lecture per week supported by preparation activities and weekly readings that provide important contextual background information to support the classes. Therefore, students are expected to do the preparation activities and readings before class.

Seminar-styled lecture: In the first half of trimester, these seminar-styled lectures combine activities, information sharing (e.g., PowerPoint) and student-led discussions. These lectures are interactive and attendance is highly recommended. Lecture notes will be available via Moodle before class. Please bring your own devices to access online resources during lectures.

Preparation activities: Preparation tasks will be discussed and allocated in lectures.

Readings: Weekly readings are linked in the Moodle topic blocks that have been selected to help students make sense of lecture material. In addition, an extensive list of readings is available via the library course Reading List. These readings are arranged by topic. You are not expected to read all the articles in the Library Reading List, but you may find some personally interesting and/or useful for assignments. You may also like to allocate an additional reading from the list to each class member, to enrich class discussions. In addition to prescribed readings, students need to self-source material for the assignments. The Library Reading List can be found below:

https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/23BFFBC7-DFFA-0A21-3661-AECAD1597240.html?lang=en-US&login=1

The FLEXI mode means that some aspects of this paper can be completed online if you so choose. For those taking the paper online, please note there are some elements (outlined below) that require you to be online at specified times:

  • Lectures: Lectures will be run synchronously, if you are not on campus then you will be expected to attend via Zoom at the same time.
  • Office Hours: Office hours are available in person or via Zoom (please refer to Moodle for the office hours and office hours zoom link).
  • Assessments: All written assessments are submitted online. Presentation assessments are scheduled during class time. Ideally, presentations will be made in person however, a zoom option is available.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Evaluate, compare and contrast feminist theories
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Essay 1 (1)
  • Analyse the position of women within the New Zealand and global economy
    This outcome is also related to course content that forms the foundation of the seminar presentations.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Group Presentation (4)
  • Develop and present a line of reasoning about the position of women in work and society
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Self-selected Essay Topic (3)
    Group Presentation (4)
  • Explain the complexity of gender dynamics within organisation contexts.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Group Presentation (4)
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Assessment

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All written assignments are to be submitted. It is expected that presentation assignments are in person, but a zoom option is available.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Essay 1
16 Aug 2021
9:00 AM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Self-selected Essay Topic: Work In Progress Presentation
6 Oct 2021
12:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Self-selected Essay Topic
18 Oct 2021
9:00 AM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Group Presentation
8 Sep 2021
12:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There is a list of required readings that can be accessed through the library 'readings list'. The readings are designed to be read before class so you become familiar with the topics presented each week. You will need to do additional self-sourced readings for your assignments. The reading list can be found:

https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/BCEE327C-B09C-0398-9DA0-6B9E94D659EB.html?lang=en&login=1

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Online Support

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Assignments are to be submitted online via Moodle. The lecture notes will also be available via Moodle.
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Workload

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The workload for this course involves attendance at one lecture per week, lecture preparation tasks (that take approximately one hour), and pre-lecture reading (approximately two hours). The remainder of time is allocated for assignment preparation.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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HRMGT300: Woman and Management (formally HRMG374/474) and HRMGT304: Human Resource Management of Diversity and Inclusion
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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: HRMGT574, HRMGT574

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