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Leadership and gender 7,5 credits
Faculty of Education and Business Studies
Victoria Higuita Otero
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Period for course registration 2021-01-04 -- 2021-01-17
WELCOME TO THE COURSE LEADERSHIP AND GENDER
You are most welcome to the course leadership and gender. All teaching will be digital this semester. We look forward cooperating with you!
The aim of this course is to provide students with theoretical knowledge of leadership, from a gender perspective. The main goal of the course is to give students the possibility to understand why gender issues are important for organisations, the leadership, the individual and the society. Whether you work in Sweden, or in the international context, understanding the role of gender in business and critically discuss is of importance.
After finishing the course, the students should have theoretical knowledge of leadership, from a gender perspective and be able between others to:
*Demonstrate knowledge on Theories and key concepts of leadership in a gender perspective
*Analyse critically and examine organisations and the role of gender in a historical and contemporary times perspective
*Demonstrate methodological knowledge and be exposed in current research in the field of leadership and gender
*Autonomously identify and formulate problems assessing the importance of gender in managing business
*Demonstrate ability in critical thinking, independent work, teamwork, research and oral and written communication skills with different audiences
*Demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research work and its role for business and society
*Demonstrate the ability to identify personal needs for further knowledge and take responsibility for the own learning.
This is a half-time course with a weight of 7.5 ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System). The course runs between week 03 and week 12, 2021.
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You will work individually and in teams in this course to accomplish assignments. Each team/group should consist of three-to five students. We will build the groups during the first day we meet, the 20th of January, 9-12. The same groups will work with all assignments. The groups should consist of students from different countries, different sexes and ages.
This course has six examination moments and as a participant, you need to pass all of them. For passing an exam, it is required to get minimum 50% of the maximum points. In teamwork, the group will be graded together. However, failing to participate properly in the teamwork may need an individual to do extra assignment. We evaluate individual performance during all assignments, discussions and the group work. We add the scores from all exams for the final grading, calculated on a total of 100 points.
We divide the major elements of this course as following:
(1) Chapter Analysis Seminar, individual or group assignment based on a chapter in the course books, gives maximum 5 points
(2) Case seminar, based on cases about leadership, gender and power, gives maximum 9 points
(3) Article seminar, based on recent journal publications, gives maximum 9 points
(4) Research work Seminar, based on interviews or questionnaires and contacts with employees in different positions, branches and organisations, gives maximum 23 points
(5) Written examination on the literature, gives maximum 50 points. This is a home examination meaning that you work at home or in the library and are allowed to have all literature available. This is an individual examination where you must show your knowledge and critical thinking.
(6) Individual Attendance and Blog writing, gives 4 points.
You will upload all assignments on canvas following the schedule. You should upload all rest assignments latest week 12.
Alvesson, M. and Due Billing, Y., 1997/2009, Understanding Gender and Organizations, London: Sage publications, about 229 pages,
Kanter, R. M., 1993, Men and Women of the Corporation, New York: Basic Books. About 390 pages.
Scientific articles, about 300 pages.
We recommend the following book for further reading
Yukl, G., 2020, Leadership in Organisations, USA: Prentice Hall.
For all books look for the last edition.
Most welcome, see forward cooperating with you!
Dr Daniella Fjellström.
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