Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.09.2018 - 23.11.2018

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I – II autumn (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the students are able to:

Identify and define typical characteristics and structures of different collaborative settings, differentiate various forms of collaboration in organizational contexts and social networks, analyse the challenges and benefits related to co-located and virtual collaboration, analyse and evaluate how information and communication technologies (ICT) affect collaboration, analyse how organization's collaboration processes affect collaboration and its outcomes, design and modify collaboration practices and prosesses to make collaboration more successful, and apply theoretical models for evaluating and developing collaboration in different kinds of organizations.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Different forms and contexts of collaboration: team work, intra-organizational projects and networks, inter-organizational collaboration and networks, inter-group processes, intra-group processes in both face-to-face groups and in virtual working environments, distributed 'virtual' teams, technology use in collaboration, cross-cultural collaboration, outcomes of collaboration.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, assignments and articles.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures about 14-20 h, individual work about 25 - 45 h, group work 65 - 75 h

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces the courses TU-53.1320, TU-53.1351, TU-53.1360 and TU-E3030

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Bachelor’s degree

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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