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Center for Higher Education
Organizations and Management Trends II

Diversity Management in Science and Technology

General Information

Department:
Department of Business and Economics, Professorship of Higher Education

Degree Program:
Master Wirtschaftswissenschaften – Business B: Management & Organizations

Module:
Organizations and Management Trends II

Lecturer:
Prof. Liudvika Leišytė

Credits:
7.5 ECTS

Time and Place:
Tuesdays, 12.15 – 1.45 p.m. (Start: 11 April 2023) | Seminar building I, SRG 1.024

Language:
English

Content of the Seminar

This seminar will draw on the latest international empirical as well as theoretical insights of diversity management, which will be critically discussed with a focus on science and technology sectors. In the context of global competition, the acquisition and retention of diverse qualified staff is one of the key factors for successful corporate management in the highly competitive labor market. Studies show the advantages of heterogeneous teams, but diverse workforce also brings many challenges, such as a clash of different work cultures and structural inequalities. One of the core strategies to deal with these challenges is diversity management, which is an approach to manage differences between individuals in organizations. Based on best practice examples from science and technology sectors this seminar will highlight the successful approaches that promote diversity in organizations in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Examination

Module examination, consisting of a graded presentation, seminar paper, and active participation (attendance is obligatory).