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HRMGT 302: Incentives and Productivity

This course is designed to teach the student how to use economics to solve practical personnel problems that affect worker productivity. Topics include: selecting the best workers to hire, training workers, turnover, setting compensation strategically, structuring salespersons' commissions, downsizing, using promotions as an incentive mechanism, and other topics. Examples and cases will be presented to demonstrate the importance of using economic techniques to structure human resources programs. The course will appeal most to the student who expects to be a general manager or who hopes to run his or her own business. Although the human resources specialist may benefit from this course, the emphasis will be on decisions that affect personnel, but are made primarily by general managers. The class format is somewhat unusual. Most classes consist of lecture with questions, but two are class workshops. The lecture will present a theoretical development of a topic. The questions discussed during the last part of the lecture period will involve practical business application of the theory presented in lecture. This course is more technical than other human resources courses, but should be accessible to anyone who has successfully completed the economics and statistics courses in the MBA core. Every student is expected to know calculus and basic probability and statistics. Although I will not emphasize the technical aspects on the final exam, the problem sets will require some knowledge of mathematics. To ease your fears, many "poets" have taken variants of this course in the past and have done well.nnnThere will be graded team problem sets and a final exam.
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Lazear, E. (PI)

HRMGT 280: Human Resource Management

An organization's human resources are very often a key, even the key, to the organization's success. Human resource management (HRM) is therefore of strategic importance. We begin by surveying the fundamentals of human resource management from the perspective of the organization's overall strategy, relying on concepts and theories from your previous economics and organizational behavior courses. Then we focus on the question of motivation and, in particular, how organizations can successfully motivate their employees to provide "efforts" that go above and beyond the nominal specs of the particular job.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Kreps, D. (PI)

HRMGT 512: Changing How We Manage People

This course is designed for individuals interested in changing how people are managed-to dispel flawed assumptions about human resource strategies and develop new techniques. In the past, human resource practices rarely served as a source of innovation in organizations. Rather, when establishing guidelines, policies, and rules, most companies chose to follow the norm, which often was unsatisfying and frustrating for their employees. These same firms chose not to focus on their human resource practices as a source of competitive advantage that could be used to hire the best talent, perform at the highest level, and weather the most difficult times.nnnMore recently, new ideas about the optimal approach to managing the firm's most important asset-its human capital-have flourished. As a result, a debate has surfaced in the corporate world about the best ways to get work done-from the allocation of job tasks to the structure of financial incentives. We tackle many of these fundamental questions in this course-what is the best way to hire people, to give performance feedback, to foster collaboration-but we look at these problems through a new lens, one informed more by evidence and analysis than by tradition and intuition.nnnThis class is an exercise in collaboration: a joint effort by a practitioner and an academic who are both hopelessly optimistic about how the management of human resources can be improved. In each session, we will tackle a novel and important topic (e.g., engagement surveys?) from three distinct points of view, first describing what is currently done, then identifying alternative approaches in other firms, and finally considering what a bold and creative approach might look like. After taking this course, you will be better able to: (1) identify misconceptions that undermine the effectiveness of human resource strategies; (2) learn new insights about human motivation in the workplace and (3) design new tools that can improve the working lives of your employees. We believe this perspective will be invaluable to you throughout your career.
Units: 1 | Grading: GSB Pass/Fail

HRMGT 691: PhD Directed Reading (ACCT 691, FINANCE 691, GSBGEN 691, MGTECON 691, MKTG 691, OB 691, OIT 691, POLECON 691, STRAMGT 691)

This course is offered for students requiring specialized training in an area not covered by existing courses. To register, a student must obtain permission from the faculty member who is willing to supervise the reading.
Units: 1-15 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: GSB Pass/Fail

HRMGT 692: PhD Dissertation Research (ACCT 692, FINANCE 692, GSBGEN 692, MGTECON 692, MKTG 692, OB 692, OIT 692, POLECON 692, STRAMGT 692)

This course is elected as soon as a student is ready to begin research for the dissertation, usually shortly after admission to candidacy. To register, a student must obtain permission from the faculty member who is willing to supervise the research.
Units: 1-15 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: GSB Pass/Fail

HRMGT 802: TGR Dissertation (ACCT 802, FINANCE 802, GSBGEN 802, MGTECON 802, MKTG 802, OB 802, OIT 802, POLECON 802, STRAMGT 802)

Units: 0 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: GSB Pass/Fail
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