ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title IDENTITY, CULTURE AND ORGANISATION
Code ULMS268
Coordinator Dr CG Marechal
Work, Organisation and Management
G.Marechal@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   6

      24

30
Timetable (if known)   60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
      120 mins X 1 totaling 24
 
 
Private Study 120
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 2: Written Unseen Examination Type: Written Exam Duration: 2 hours Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Yes Anonymous Assessment: Yes     50       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1: Essay Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 2000 words Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessm    50       

Aims

The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to study in-depth the relationship between employees’ and managers’ sense of self and their understandings of, and behaviours in, organisational environments. Identity and identification processes have been the subject of much academic debate following increased recognition that (i) how organisations inform employee self-identity is changing because of global economic and political developments and (ii) individual and group-based identifications are strong mediators of organisational effectiveness. The module aims to explore these issues at organisational, sectoral, national and international levels. A further aim is to examine recent developments such as virtual identities and the blurring of boundaries between the public and private realms. Finally, the module content bridges themes discussed in ULMS151 Organisations and Management and in ULMS366 Critical Perspectives in Management.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to describe and critically evaluate the contrasting theoretical perspectives on identity and identification;

(LO2) Students will be able to explain how organisational strategies and decision-making processes are mediated by individual and group identities;

(LO3) Students will be able to critically interrogate the implications of organisational initiatives in terms of their impact on employee and manager self-identities

(LO4) Students will be able to outline how and why organisational, regional and inter/national contextual differences inform identities at work.

(S1) Organisational skills

(S2) Communication skills

(S3) IT skills

(S4) International awareness

(S5) Lifelong learning skills

(S6) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Lecture
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 24
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Seminar
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 120

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: Lectures, seminars and independent study
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: Lectures, seminars and independent study
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Lectures and seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Assessment 2

Skills / attributes: IT skills
How this is developed: Independent study
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Assessment 1

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Seminars and independent study
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Assessment 1 and Assessment 2

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Seminars and independent study
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Assessment 2


Syllabus

 

Theoretical perspectives on identity and identification;

The changing nature of identity;

Organisational culture, language and representation;

Occupational and professional identifications;

Identity and organisational control;

Performativity and self-identity;

Identity work in organisational and sectoral context;

Virtual identities;

Inter-cultural factors, identity and organisation;

Identities of the future.


Recommended Texts

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