Subject details

  • Topics
    • The new economy
    • The growing importance of intellectual capital
    • Technological and industrial change
    • Organizational change
    • New work arrangements
    • The future workplace
    • Work-life integration
    • New management systems
    • Human capital strategies and frameworks
    • New stakeholder partnerships
    • International and global perspectives
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. have an advanced understanding of the forces driving change in the economy and the growing importance of intellectual capital;
  2. be able to explain the impacts of technological change on industries and organizations;
  3. be able to use a range of theoretical perspectives to interpret and critically evaluate the changing nature of work and work arrangements;
  4. be able to identify and explain the changing dynamics of employment relations and the implications for workers and managers;
  5. have an understanding of human and intellectual capital management systems and frameworks relevant to the changing world of work;
  6. be able to critically evaluate and compare policies and strategies for addressing the future of work from a variety of international perspectives.
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment 3 (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

This subject explores the future of work in a rapidly globalizing, knowledge and service-intensive economy. Advances in IT and associated technologies are enabling firms to automate and /or outsource routine work, displacing the jobs of low-skilled workers, while enhancing the power of knowledge workers. In parallel, new industries and forms of collaborative and distance-based work are emerging, offering new challenges and opportunities.  This subject investigates the causes of technological, industrial and organizational change and their potential impacts on work arrangements and stakeholder relationships. Strategies and policies for managing change and coping with the new world of work are outlined, drawing on latest research from Australia and other countries.

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