Academic Catalog


Course Code: 8310553
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(0-3)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Science And Technology Policy Studies
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator:
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

During the course, the participants are expected to acquire: (i) understanding how ICT can change work organization; (ii) ICT and labour, who benefits from ICT; (iii) social aspects of innovation; (iv) the policy implications of the two literatures, how to deal with labour issues as a result of work organization and the localization versus globalization debate. And at the end of the course, the participants are expected to posses: (i) the ability to analyze the implications of the globalization process. Firms and production are becoming globalized; (ii) the ability to compare and contrast localization issue with globalization of production, (iii) the ability to examine the appropriate policy tools that stems from the localization versus globalization issue.