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Master 2021/2022

Labor Market Redesign: Comparative Studies from Europe and Asia

Type: Elective course (Business and Politics in Modern Asia)
Area of studies: Asian and African Studies
When: 2 year, 1, 2 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of one campus
Master’s programme: Business and Politics in Modern Asia
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Annually more and more students of European and Russian universities seek to find work abroad after graduation. Meanwhile, the labor market in Asia and Europe is constantly changing, the requirements for job seekers are becoming higher, and competition is increasing. The purpose of this course is to highlight the main trends in the labor market in Europe and Asia, to show the differences inherent in the countries of these regions.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course provides students with complex knowledge of modern development of labor market in Europe and Asia. The course will focus on: • main trends in labor market of European and Asian countries which happened during last 30 years; • regional character and main features of Asian and European businesses; • gender inequality in terms of labor in Asia and Europe.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • • to reflect (evaluate and process) mastered scientific methods and ways of activity • to analyze, verify, evaluate the completeness of information in professional activities, if necessary, perform and synthesize the missing information
  • • to analyze, verify, evaluate the completeness of information in professional activities, if necessary, perform and synthesize the missing information • to conduct professional, including research activities in an international environment • to interpret and translate legal, ethnocultural and ethical norms in professional and social activities in the field of interaction with the peoples of Asia and Africa
  • • to solve problems in professional and social activities, taking into account the social, socio-cultural, political, ethnocultural and religious values and norms of people of Asia and Europe • to understand and analyze scientific, political and journalistic literature on the problems of Asia and Europe, including the development of foreign languages
  • • to freely carry out scientific communication in foreign languages • to search for information on topical issues in Asia and Europe. • to independently identify the problematic field of research in the field of various studies in Asia and Europe
  • • to verify, comment and prepare written and oral sources for publication; edit scientific, popular science and information and journalistic texts, reports, reports, reports on the development of Asia and Europe • to indicate and justify proposals for joint oriental research, scientific-analytical and applied work • to analyze the historical roots of modern processes in Asia and Europe and make medium- and long-term forecasts of development trends
  • • to understand and analyze scientific, political and journalistic literature on the problems of Asia and Europe, including the development of foreign languages • to freely carry out scientific communication in foreign languages • to search for information on topical issues in Asia and Europe.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the course
    • Changing of the labor market landscape in Europe at the end of XX-beginning XXI century • Modification of labor market policies of European countries
  • • Talent management in Europe: main trends • New work approaches: screening of best practices
  • • Changes of women’s status in Europe • Gender equality and female quotas: selected cases from Europe
  • • Changing of the labor market landscape in Asia at the end of XX-beginning XXI century • Main issues of the Asian countries: phenomenon of Chinese labor: difficulties in finding jobs for Chinese graduates and "acute shortage of labor"
  • • Changing in the legislation system of Asian countries
  • • Talent management in Asia Pacific Region: main trends
    • China: Managing the Global Talent Market • India: Growth Embedded in Tradition • Korea: Culture and Reality
  • • Changes of women’s status in Asia • Main trends of gender labor participation in Asia: case of China, Japan and Korea
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Group Presentation
  • Partially blocks (final) grade/grade calculation Research Poster
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.4 * Essay + 0.4 * Group Presentation + 0.2 * Research Poster
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Birkett, D. J. (2019). Twenty Years of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Appraising the State of National Implementing Legislation in Asia. Chinese Journal of International Law, 18(2), 353–392. https://doi.org/10.1093/chinesejil/jmz014
  • Gender and Power in Eastern Europe Changing Concepts of Femininity and Masculinity in Power Relations Katharina Bluhm, Gertrud Pickhan, Justyna Stypinska, Agnieszka Wierzcholska (editors). (2021).
  • Hiroshi Tarohmaru. (2016). Labor Markets, Gender and Social Stratification in East Asia : A Global Perspective. Brill.
  • Lundström-Burghoorn, W. (2008). Gender Politics in Asia: Women Manoeuvring within Dominant Gender Orders. NIAS Press.
  • Mills, M. B. (2017). Gendered Morality Tales: Discourses of Gender, Labour, and Value in Globalising Asia. Journal of Development Studies, 53(3), 316–330. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1184251
  • Murray, J. (2016). Labor Markets : Analysis, Regulations and Outcomes. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Sen, S. (2019). Talent Management. Society Publishing.
  • Veselova, A., Latukha, M., & Veselova, L. (2018). Talent Management in Asia-Pacific Region: How Not to Lose Global Competition for Talents. Working Papers.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • AMUSSEN, S. D. (2021). Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe. Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 15(2), 157–160. https://doi.org/10.1353/emw.2021.0010
  • Marian Thunnissen, & Eva Gallardo-Gallardo. (2017). Talent Management in Practice : An Integrated and Dynamic Approach. Emerald Publishing Limited.