Current Trends in Work and Employment

Subject MGMT30014 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

MKTG20010 Managing Conflict in the Workplace or MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour or MGMT20004 Human Resource Management or MULT10008 Philosophy, Politics and Economics.



Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

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Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject will examine the main theoretical, empirical and policy issues associated with the restructuring of work and employment in contemporary industrialised societies. Topics will include theories of work and employment restructuring; the impact of information technology on employment; the rise of the 'service economy' and part-time work; precarious forms of employment, including casual work, homeworking, and teleworking; the intensification of work; the decline of the 'male breadwinner' model of employment and household; women's employment patterns and preferences; the implications of work restructuring for employment regulation and income distribution; labour market institutions and economic performance; flexibility and deregulation; and skill formation and training provision.

Learning Outcomes:

Information not available.


A 2-hour examination (60%) and assignment(s) totalling not more than 4000 words (40%).

Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: written communication; collaborative learning; problem solving; application of theory to practice; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

  • Moderate level of development: oral communication; interpretation and analysis; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

  • Some level of development: team work; use of computer software.

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