Всего учебных программ в данном разделе: 3
Organizations and Global Competitiveness [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 19-11-2007Gary Gereffi
There is much debate about how societies can develop and become more competitive in today's global economy. A basic premise of this course is that international competitiveness requires an understanding of the organization of markets, which may be viewed as a network of buying and supplying firms organized around the provision of finished goods and services. These organizational chains are increasingly global, and have complex and shifting governance structures that specify the power relations among the organizations in the chain. This framework reveals surprising facts about who controls global industries, which firms make the most money and why, and how new business capabilities are emerging that will determine the corporate leaders of tomorrow. Attention in the course will focus on the organizational dynamics of diverse global industries, and on the competitive strategies of their leading firms. The geographic spread of these industries encompasses North America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and Africa, both as production sites and markets. This course will expose students to current theories regarding international competitiveness; it will require students to retrieve and analyze original international trade data, and learn how to present this information effectively in tables, charts and graphs; and it will provide a team project experience in designing and evaluating global industry websites.
Seminar in Gender Stratification [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 28-01-2003Linda Grant
Fall Semester 2001
This course is an advanced-level doctoral seminar in gender stratification. We will review classical and contemporary theories of gender stratification advanced by scholars in sociology and related disciplines and then examine gender stratification gender stratification as it operates in the context of major social and cultural institutions, including the labor market, the family, the welfare system and the state, academia, science, education, medicine and health care, the organization of sexuality, and the like. The seminar presumes that students will have a basic grounding in Sociology of Gender and/or Structured Inequality. We will cover approaches that have been identified as feminist as well as those that have not.
Social Inequality: Contemporary Theories, Debates, and Models [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 22-11-2005David B. Grusky
This course reviews classical and contemporary approaches to understanding the differential distribution of valued goods and the social processes by which such inequality comes to be seen as legitimate, natural, or desirable. Although egalitarian values are a fundamental feature of postmodernity, these values exist in tension not only with massive departures from perfect equality but also with historic and unprecedented increases, at least in some domains, in the extent of these departures. Moreover, the processes that generate and maintain inequality appear to be changing, as are the consequences of inequality for lifestyles, consumption practices, and life chances. The foregoing changes invite fresh study of the structure of social inequality and how it varies by time and place.