At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Having regard to the LO of the programme X, this activity contributes to the development and acquisition of the following LO:
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ObjectivesIn this course, you will explore the employment relations in different countries, specifically in the context of the European Union. By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Go beyond basic assumptions and stereotypes on employment relations in different national contexts;
Identify and account for similarities and differences across countries in employment relations;
Analyse the interactions between specific company practices or employment relations problems and the wider environment;
Understand the articulation and interaction between different levels of employment relations.
In addition, the course will develop your capacity to present an analysis in a clear, rigorous and stimulating way, and work in virtual groups.
- Employment relations, industrial relations: definition and dimensions
- Paradigms that explain national similarities or differences
- Companies and institutions: employers and employer associations, trade unions, the State, collective bargaining
- European industrial relations and their implications for company-level industrial relations
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The course is partly based on lectures and partly assignment-based: therefore it requires all students' active participation in individual assignments and teamwork.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Continuous evaluation
The evaluation is divided in two parts:
- Team presentation in the classroom (50%);
- Final essay of maximum 6000 words, in English, in which the team responds to the overall assignment (50%).