Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Employment Relations In Small and Medium Sized Enterprises CEK 254 4 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses Industrial Relations
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. EKREM ERDOĞAN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res.Asst.Cihan Durmuşkaya
Course Category
Course Objective The aim of this course, be able to determine the status of SMEs in Turkey and the world in the light of recent developments in the EU, labor force status, working conditions, unionization, collective bargaining
Course Content Conceptual framework and the socio-economic importance of SMEs; Industrial relations issues, employment, working conditions and HRM; SME policies in the EU and and its influence in Turkey
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Defining socio-economic of SME Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
2 Understanding issues related to industrial relations in SME Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
3 Explaining the labor and employment in SME Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
4 Recognizing the employee participation and involvement in SME Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
5 Evaluating the SME´s policy at EU and Turkey Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction: The concept of SME
2 The place and importance of socio-economic area
3 In general Industrial Relations Problems of SMEs
4 Types of Employment in SMEs
5 Representative organizations of SMEs in Turkey
6 Unionization in SMEs
7 Collective Bargaining in SMEs
8 Midterm Exam
9 Employee participation at the workplace in SMEs
10 Social dialogue
11 Human Resource Management in SMEs
12 Policies for SMEs
13 The results of field research for SMEs
14 Discussion and general assesment
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring theoretical and practical competency in the fields of industrial relations, human resource management, social policy and labour and social security law both at national and international levels X
2 Mastering core industrial relations concepts X
3 Demonstrating awareness of issues related to social justice X
4 Competent use of Turkish language in written and oral communication and ability to reflect on what you have learned, and to conduct an inventory of skills and competencies gained
5 Ability to engage in independent analysis and communication of results and ability to independently formulate research or term paper topics
6 Competent use of statistics and databases to analyze data, interpreting graphs , tables, and index numbers and constructing them to convey information
7 Ability to work effectively in groups
8 Competent use of a foreign language in terms of oral, written and learning skills
9 Competent use of word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and statistical software used in human resources and labour relations
10 Developing an ethical sensitivity in professional and scientific contexts
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 10
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 70
2. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 20 20
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 114
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.56
dersAKTSKredisi 5