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3. MANAGING RESOURCES

Human Resource Management, Organizational Processes and Leadership in a Maritime Context

This module provides a fundamental understanding of the nature of organizations and the processes inherent in them. It increases an appreciation of the role of humans in organizational settings and the significance of leadership. Furthermore, styles of leadership and the associated effects on organizations are examined. Trends and issues of international maritime labour are part of the discussion in the module. Finally, a review of the importance of ethics and corporate social responsibility in contemporary maritime affairs is conducted.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you should be able to:

  • Understand fundamentals of individual and group processes and how they relate to management and organizational behaviour

  • Explore human resource management theory and applications in the maritime industry

  • Explore leadership theory and applications in the maritime industry

  • Appreciate ethics and social responsibility from a corporate/organizational perspective

Course outline

  • The nature of management and organizations; organizational structure, culture and learning

  • Individual and group processes in organizations

  • HR management principles, policies, procedures and systems

  • International and national labour law applications in the maritime industry

  • Management of change in maritime organizations

  • Leadership concepts and applications

  • Corporate social responsibility