• Acquire a set of concepts and analytical approaches so as to understand and handle dynamics of work organisation.
• Place 'organisation' as it actually works (and not how it should) into the centre of the analysis.
• Understand the importance of social regulations in production.
• Students carry out an operator internship at the end of the first semester (S1). This internship is the opportunity to analyse (first individually then as a group) production activity and work organisation by reusing concepts seen in class.
This course is divided into three sections which take place before the internship:
• Sociology on "knowledge of work activity" where the following topics will be studied: -production of a socio-technical system -the company as the place of a strategic game between stakeholders -identity phenomena in the company -group action and negotiation
• Ergonomy on "work activity" highlighting: -task and activity concepts -individual and group regulations -working conditions -safety at work
• Methodology of ergonomic and sociological surveys (observation and interview)
Course on Markets & Firms
CC = Continuous assessment
E1 = Final written exam from 1st exam period about fundamental concepts of sociology E2 = Written or oral exam from 2nd exam period
N1 = Final mark from 1st exam period N2 = Final mark from 2nd exam period