Organization and Staff Psychology
level of course unit
first cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
• are familiar with the essential interdisciplinary connections between economy and psychology.
• are familiar with the most important problem areas and solution approaches of organizational psychology.
• are familiar with the psychological factors that influence decision-making behavior in human resource management and organizational contexts.
• understand: how people are assessed in everyday life; how people can deal with emotions in work situations; how to motivate members of staff at work; what teamwork must focus on; how working and leisure time can be spend in a meaningful way (work-life balance).
prerequisites and co-requisites
Acquisition of psychological explanatory and interpretational contexts in the fields: work and leisure time (work-life balance), unemployment, psychology of motivation and creation of incentives, entrepreneurial thinking and self-employment, psychological approaches in organizations and methods of team building and team management. Approaches and methods of management decision behavior, of staff management and of behavior management. Empirical studies and findings from business psychology, organizational psychology and staff psychology.
recommended or required reading
Heimerl, P./ Sichler, R./ Steinkellner, P.(2012): Strategie, Organisation, Personal, Führung
Kaudela-Baum/ Nagel, E./ Bürkler, P./ Glanzmann, V.(2011): Führung lernen: Fallstudien zu Führung, Personalmanagement und Organisation
Kasper, H./ Mayrhofer, W.(2009): Personalmanagement – Führung – Organisation
Zeitschrift für Personal (ZfP); Academy of Management Journal; Academy of Management Review; Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung und Praxis; Business Research; Jahrbuch der Wirtschaftswissenschaften; Journal für Betriebswirtschaft; Journal of Business and Economics (JBE); Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Journal of Economic Perspectives; Journal of Economic Psychology; Journal of Economics and Management Strategy; Journal of Human Resources; Journal of International Business Studies; Management International Review; Management Science; Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes; Organization Science; ZfbF; Small Business Economics; Strategic Management Journal; Zeitschrift für Management
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
MMag. Alexander Plaikner, Prof. (FH) Dr. Wolfgang Klose
year of study
2.year of studies
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