Organizational behavior and human resources management

Faculty: dr hab. Czesław Zając


The course addresses the issues in writing doctoral thesis in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management.

The main objective is to present to students contemporary state of research in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management from the point of view of possible doctoral theses.

Course organization and administration

The course is organized in one, 10-hours- session that deal with main contemporary problems in the area of social problems of individual and groups in an organization, transformational leadership, change management, organizational culture, social integration, internal communication, psychological contracts and job career management.

The session will combine the lecture with class discussion.

Required texts/readings

50% of the readings should be devoted to contemporary research in the field described in the doctoral course title

  1. Journal of Organizational Behavior, Chichester: 2006 – July, May, March, February, January; 2005 – December, November, September, August, March, February; 2004 – December, August, July, February
  2. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Process, New York: 2006 – July, March, February, January; 2005 – November, August, July, March, February, January; 2004 – November, August, July, March, February
  3. S. P. Robbins, Essentials of Organizational Behavior, 7-th Edition, published by Pearson Education, Inc. Publicity as Prentice Hall 2003, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 2003
  4. M. Armstrong, A Handbook of Human Resources Management, Kogan Page Ltd., London 1999

Course Requirements and evaluation:

  1. Adequate preparation for, attendance and participation in the session.
  2. Final exam

Course schedule (10 hours)

Lecture 1

Duration: 2 hours

  1. J. A. Goncalo, B. M. Staw, Individualism – collectivism and group creativity, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. New York: may 2006, vol. 100, Iss. 1; p. 21
  2. K.R. Murphy., Individual Differences and Behavior in Organizations, Jossey - Bass, San Francisco 1996

Lecture 2

Duration: 2 hours

  1. B. A. Tucker, R. F Rusell, The influence of transformational leader, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. Flint: Spring 2004, vol. 10, Iss. 4; p.103
  2. J. Sosik, The role of personal values in the charismatic leadership of corporate managers: A model and preliminary field study, Leadership Quarterly. Greenwich: April 2005, vol. 16, Iss. 2; p.221
  3. M. L. Emiliani, D. J. Stec, Leaders lost in transformation, Leadership & Organization Development Journal. Bradford: 2005, vol. 26, Iss.5/6; p.370

Lecture 3

Duration: 2 hours
Literature/readings: M. Armstrong, A Handbook of Human Resources Management, Kogan Page Ltd., London 1999

Lecture 4

Duration: 2 hours

  1. J. P. Kotter, Leading Change, Harvard Business School Press, Boston 1996
  2. L. Clarke, the Essence of Change, Prentice Hall International Ltd. 1994

Lecture 5

Duration: 2 hours
Literature/readings: E.H. Schein, Organizational Culture and Leadership, Jossey - Bass, San Francisco 1988

Total: 10 hours     

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