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Employee and Employer as Perceived by Management Students – Challenges for Management Education (Pracownik i pracodawca w perspektywie studentow zarzadzania – wyzwania dla edukacji menedzerskiej)

Agnieszka Postula () and Anna Pawlowska ()
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Agnieszka Postula: Wydzial Zarzadzania, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Anna Pawlowska: Wydzial Zarzadzania, Uniwersytet Warszawski

Research Reports, 2016, vol. 2, issue 22, 131-145

Abstract: This paper presents the results of research on the management education process concerning the employer-employee relationship. The aim of this paper is to analyze a perception of employers’ and employees’ social roles (Goffman, 1959) by diverse social groups (Kostera, 2012) and its consequences for the psychological contract which is a significant relationships factor in a working environment (Makin, Cooper and Cox, 2000). First-year students, last-year (fifth-year) students from the Faculty of Management (University of Warsaw) and employers took part in our research. In order to recognize ideas of respondents, we have used projection techniques with metaphors (Morgan, 1997) and then interpretation of metaphors followed. Our research indicated a relatively large discrepancy in this area. In conclusions we analyze this collision of respondents’ ideas and expectations, causes of this dissonance and we make an effort to set a direction of potential improvements in management education

Keywords: management education; psychological contract; type of relationship; metaphor; employee and employer. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M12 I2 M54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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