Module Leader: Christina Niforou
Modular value: 10 credits
Assessment: 2-hour exam (100%)
This module aims to:
This module provides an introduction to international human resource management and locates this in a comparative context. It aims to help students understand the management of people in organisations operating across nations and cultures, from both an employee and management perspective.
Aims and objectives:
- Examine the origin and meanings of International Human Resource Management and the nature of the employment relationship and its management in comparative context.
- Assess critically and comparatively the concept of Human Resource Management in Multinational Firms and Across Different National Business Systems.
- Examine key Contemporary HRM policies and practices, such as recruitment, selection, training and reward and performance management in Multinational Firms.
- Provide informed up-to-date comment and analysis on the implications of local/regional/global issues in relation to the management of human resources in international organisations, for example the emergence of Shareholder Capitalism and the current global economic and financial crises.
- Identify and explain organisational impacts of international economic and business issues including social and political influences and legal requirements in people management.
- Analyse the relevance of international employee mobility to global organisations and the appropriateness of various human resource strategies in the deployment of international personnel.
By the end of the module the student should be able to:
- Assess the contribution made by HRM and HRD specialists in MNCs of different nationalities
- Understand, analyse and critically evaluate contemporary organizations and their principal environments
- Understand, analyse and critically evaluate how organizational and HR strategies are shaped by and developed in response to internal and external environmental factors
- Understand, analyse and critically evaluate globalization and international forces and they shape and impact on organizational and HR strategies and HR practices
- Understand, analyse and critically evaluate the impact of local, national and global contexts - shaping employment and industrial relations climates
- Critically assess and evaluate approaches to the development of leadership and management in international and global contexts.