13902 Emotions in Organizations

Credits: 3 graduate credits in Business Administration / Organizational Behavior in Management or in Democracy Studies / Government and Public Policy or in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership

Prerequisite for the MBA: Admission to the graduate program in Business Administration

Prerequisite for Democracy Studies: Democracy: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Israeli Democracy: Selected Issues, Contemporary Democratic Theories, Selected Topics in Public Policy; and either Management and Organizational Behavior or Organizational Behavior
Prerequisites for Educational Administration: Research Methods in Education, Theories of Learning and Instruction, Economic Aspects of the Education System, either Evaluation in Education: Theory and Practice or Technology and Learning, and either Management and Organizational Behavior or Organizational Behavior
The course is based on a collection of English articles and a reading guide edited by Varda Wasserman and Orly Tenne-Gazit.

The course offers three theoretical perspectives in the study of emotions in organizations – psychological, sociological/critical and managerial paradigms – exposing students to one of the most prominent topics examined in the last decades in organizational studies.

Positive and negative emotions, emotional intelligence, emotions in work teams, commercialization of emotions, surface and deep acting, cultural differences, emotions as exclusion mechanism, the role of emotions in identity construction, emotions in service organizations, emotions in negotiation and decision making processes, leadership and organizational change.