MPH_RLIZ Human Resources Management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mag. Dr. Eva Born (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Ondráček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mag. Dr. Eva Born (seminar tutor)
Ing. Peter Kelemen (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tomáš Kratochvíl (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mag. Dr. Eva Born
Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Vlasta Radová
Supplier department: Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Mon 16:00–17:50 P101
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPH_RLIZ/01: Tue 12:00–13:50 S310, E. Born, P. Kelemen
MPH_RLIZ/02: Tue 16:00–17:50 S311, E. Born, T. Ondráček
MPH_RLIZ/03: Wed 12:00–13:50 S306, E. Born, T. Ondráček
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! MPH_PEMA Personnel Management )&&(! MPH_AHMR Human Resources Management )&&(! MPH_HMRA Human Resources Management )&&(! NOWANY ( MPH_AHMR Human Resources Management , MPH_HMRA Human Resources Management , MPH_PEMA Personnel Management ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 144 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 73/144, only registered: 0/144
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal of the course is to acquaint students with fundamental concepts and notions in the field of organisational behaviour and human resource management and to show their application to organizational a managerial practice in the knowledge and global society.
Learning outcomes
In particular, students will be able to:
- understand and work with diversity, different personalities, emotions and moods within organizations
- understand group behaviour and processes of decision making
- apply correctively basic concepts of motivation, leadership and power in organizations
- understand the importance of communication within organizations and be able to distinguish between different types of communication
- analyze, design and manage organizational change
- understand and apply relevant practices and methods in human resources management
  • 1. Introduction
  • - Foundations, Methods, Goals, and Challenges
  • - Skills, Roles, Activity, Behavior, Well-Being, Environment
  • 2. Diversity in Organizations
  • - Diversity, Levels of Diversity, Demographic Characteristics, Biographical Characteristics,
  • - Other Differentiating Characteristics
  • 3. Discrimination, Stereotype Threat
  • - Attitudes and Job Satisfaction
  • - Attitudes, Satisfaction, Involvement
  • 4. Emotions and Moods
  • - The Basic Emotions, Moral Emotions, Affect, The Function of Emotions, Sources of Emotions and Moods
  • - Emotional Intelligence, Emotion Regulation
  • 5. Personality and Values
  • - The Big Five Personality Model, Core Self-Evaluations, Self-Monitoring, Proactive Personality
  • - Values
  • 6. Perception and Individual Decision Making
  • - Perception, Influencing Factors
  • - Attribution Theory, Common Shortcuts
  • - Decision Making, Creativity, Innovation
  • 7. Motivation Concepts
  • - Hierarchy of Needs Theory, Two-Factor Theory, McClelland’s Theory of Needs, Goal-Setting Theory, Self-Efficacy Theory, Reinforcement Theory, Expectancy Theory
  • - Job Engagement
  • 8. Motivation
  • - Work Arrangements, Job Design,
  • - Rewards, Benefits as Motivation
  • 9. Foundations of Group Behavior
  • - Social Identity, Ingroups and Outgroups, Group Development
  • - Roles, Norms, Status, Group Properties, Cohesiveness, Diversity, Size and Dynamics, Group Decision Making
  • 10. Understanding Work Teams
  • - Types, Selecting, Training, Rewarding
  • 11. Communication
  • - Functions, Modes, Channels, Security
  • - Persuasive Communication
  • - Barriers to Effective Communication
  • 12. Leadership
  • - Behavioral Theories, Responsible Leadership, Positive Leadership, Online Leadership
  • 13. Power and Politics
  • - Bases of Power, Dependence, Power Tactics, Power Variables
  • - Political Behavior
  • - Impression Management
  • 14. Conflict and Negotiation
  • - A Definition of Conflict, The Conflict Process, Negotiation
  • 15. Foundations of Organization Structure
  • - Structures, Frameworks, Strategies, Size, Environment, Institutions
  • 16. Organizational Culture
  • - Strong versus Weak Cultures, Formalization, Climate, Sustainability
  • - Stories, Rituals, Symbols, Language
  • 17. Human Resource Policies and Practices
  • - Recruitment Practices, Selection Practices
  • - Training and Development Programs, Performance Evaluation
  • - Mediations, Terminations, and Layoffs
  • 18. Organizational Change and Stress Management
  • - Approaches to Change and Stress Management
  • - Managing Paradox
  • - Stress at Work, Managing Stress
    required literature
  • Reader (k dispozici na začátku semestru)
  • ROBBINS, Stephen P. and Timothy A. JUDGE. Organizational behavior. 17 global edition. Boston: Pearson, 2017. 739 stran. ISBN 9781292146348. info
    recommended literature
  • ARMSTRONG, Michael and Stephen TAYLOR. Řízení lidských zdrojů. Translated by Martin Šikýř. 13. vydání. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2015. 920 stran. ISBN 9788024752587. info
  • WILTON, Nick. An introduction to human resource management. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: Sage, 2013. xx, 455. ISBN 9781446255841. info
  • ARNOLD, John and Ray RANDALL. Work psychology : understanding human behaviour in the workplace. 5th ed. New York: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2010. xxix, 814. ISBN 9780273711216. info
Teaching methods
lectures; autonomous research (studying, analyzing, synthesizing, interpreting and reflecting academic literature); presentations; group discussions; final written exam
Assessment methods
1. Seminar paper (passed - not passed) – elaboration and presentation of a literature review or, alternatively, of an empirical study on a given topic.
2. Final written exam.
Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2020.
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