Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to the Course. Globalization
    • Varieties of Capitalism
    • Paired Country Comparisons 1
    • Paired Country comparisons 2
    • Industry Comparison
    • Introduction to International HRM
    • Managing Across Cultures
    • Staffing, Training and Development
    • Performance Management; Compensation
    • Repatriation of expatriates; Women in international management
    • Knowledge management
    • Course review
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links

At the completion of this degree, students should have:

  1. An advanced understanding of international and comparative human resource management and employment relations (IHRM and IER) as a functional area, adding to their career and vocational skills, and professional effectiveness.
  2. Critically evaluate scholarly perspectives on IHRM and IER and apply these to the analysis of the changing nature of work organisations and social regulation in the global economy.
  3. An understanding of the principal roles, functions and outcomes of IHRM and IER;
  4. The knowledge to problem-solve and critically evaluate IHRM and IER complexities, contributing to their organisational membership skills; and
  5. The knowledge to apply effective IHRM and IER values and techniques to real-world situations, and in particular, to apply these values to the practice of multi-cultural teamwork.
  • Assignment 1 - Research based assignment (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Group presentaion (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Research based assignment (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject provides students with an understanding of the cultural and national factors that affect people management issues in organisations that operate across national borders. It also examines the efficacy of different employment policies and practices within the world economy. The subject explains the reasons for the development of different forms of employment practices and the extent to which these differences are sustainable.

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