Subject: Sociology of Work (12 - IM1003)

Basic Information

CategoryAcademic-general educative
Scientific or art field:Sociology
Course specification

Course is active from 01.10.2013..

To gain knowledge about sociological work subjects, forms of work organization and structure, and connection between organization and society in order to maximize the efficiency of human resource management and organization.
Acquiring knowledge about the importance of labor and social factors that influence the value of work, knowledge of theoretical concepts. Labour and modern models of organization, knowledge of formal and informal structures of working organization, knowledge about the factors that influence the success of the organization, knowledge of the theories of motivation and motivational models in methods of conflict, knowledge of alienated labor and humanization of work, knowledge about the impact of technology and technical intelligence on the development of society, knowledge about global changes in modern society and the factors of change.
The man and the value of labour: the division of work and its professional aspect, needs, interests and values as drivers of human labour. Theoretical understanding of the organization: scientific management, human relations theory, the theory of bureaucratic organizations, situational theory, behaviour theories. Contemporary models of organization: simple, bureaucratic, multidivision professional, the Japanese model, ad hoch democracies. The structure of organizations: formal horizontal and vertical structure, authority and responsibility in the organization, and friendly interest groups. Factors of development organizations: the success of the organization, impact of national culture, technology and organizational culture on performance. Work motivation: the theory of motivation and models of motivation, work ethic and productivity, human resources. Alienation in work and leisure: the alienation of labour, alienation and technology, transfer of leisure. The conflicts in the organization: social, organizational and personal conflicts, trade unions and workers' power, strikes, industrial sabotage, crime, white collar and corporate crime. Humanization of work: work group, team work, forms of collective bargaining and industrial democracy. Changes in work in the modern age: the knowledge economy, politics employment, unemployment, job insecurity, job for life. Global changes and factors of its change: class structure of modern society and channel mobility, globalization and economic inequality, the impact of technology, culture, political and economic development of society.
Classes are held in the form of lectures, students participate in discussions about the problems exposed, seminar papers, conference papers, exercises and discussions on the problems of writing paper.
Radoš RadivojevićSociologija rada, Zbornik tekstova2005Fakultet tehničkih naukaSerbian language
Radoš RadivojevićTehnika i društvo2004Fakultet tehničkih naukaSerbian language
Entony GidensSociologija2003Ekonomski fakultet, BeogradSerbian language
Silvano BolčićSvet rada u transformaciji2003Plato, BeogradSerbian language
Majkl HaralambosUvod u sociologiju2002Marketing goldingSerbian language
Keth GrintThe Sociology of Work1991Cambridge, PolityEnglish
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Clifton D. Bryant, Dennis L. Peck21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook2007Sage PublicationsEnglish
Course activity Pre-examination ObligationsNumber of points
Exercise attendanceYesYes5.00
Coloquium examYesNo30.00
Lecture attendanceYesYes5.00
Term paperYesYes20.00
Oral part of the examNoYes70.00
Name and surnameForm of classes
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Radivojević Radoš
Full Professor

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Petrović Živojin
Associate Professor

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Pejić Sonja
Associate Professor

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