Management and Development of Organisations

The management and development of organisations has been and is the central interest of the social sciences. In the theoretical and conceptual sense we shall apply a multidisciplinary approach from disciplines such as: sociology, economics, law, social psychology, organisational psychology and organisational theory. Theoretical and methodological content will be related with the analysis of recent social and economic trends and phenomena such as:

  • changing ownership structures and the management of a business organisation;
  • introduction and functioning of European labour force market;
  • functioning of world financial markets and business organisations in the context of globalisation and EU integration;
  • strategy in a fast and networked world: innovation as a strategy in networked markets;
  • feminisation of paid work and work migration on the world and European labour market;
  • selective transfer of management knowledge from profit organisation to non-profit organisations and public organisations;
  • new forms of cooperation/partnership between organisations and public and private sector;
  • teamwork in and beyond an organisation in the knowledge economy.

Seminaries will be based on student project work and problem focused.  Students will analyse and discuss various themes, within the above mentioned context, including the following: trust and cooperation in business life; social construction and embeddedness of business institutions; business organisation- change management, network relations within and between organisations; leadership, relationship between organisation, outside environments and the state;  globalisation of EU- division of power among states and inside the state, development of global corporate citizenship; the technology of applying power and the regulation of decision making processes; social and economic changes in Eastern European and Central European states, and EU integrations; gender construction of business life. Specific characteristics of modern organisations: diversity management in the age of globalisation from the point of view of gender, generations/age, ethnic and other social minorities; corporate social responsibility, sustainable organisation; changing the role and meaning of occupational life and other segments of private life- reconciliation of work and out of work life to achieve work life balance; coordination of individual occupational career with organisational career. Negative phenomena in an organisation (stress, mobbing, conflicts, etc.).


Ms. Anita Žagar
Ofice for Postgraduate study

Dr. Dana Mesner Andolšek
Study field coordinator

Dr. Andrej Kohont
Study field coordinator 

From the academic year 2021/22 the programme will not be implemented anymore.

Quick facts

Type: third level Doctoral study programme 
Duration: 4 years
ECTS: 240
Language: English
Professional title: Doctor of Philosophy / doktor znanosti
General requirements for enrolment: 300 ECTS
Tuition fee: 10.600 € for programme


Foreign citizens who have completed study programme abroad may enrol in doctoral study programme if they complete the offical Slovenian procedure of recognition of foreign undergraduate education.

General competences

The main purpose of the programmes is to provide doctoral students with fundamental knowledge from their research disciplines in different fields of the humanities and social sciences, while developing the competences required for independent research and the application of knowledge at an internationally comparable level.

Chair for Organizational and Human Resource Management and Development

Mission of the Department is to provide excellence in education, research and development of human resources and social management professional field.