International Perspectives on Industrial Relations

Lecturer - Dr Geraint Harvey
Email: g.harvey@bham.ac.uk

Modular value: 10 credits
Assessment: One class test (30%) and one 2-hour exam (70%)

This module aims to:

  • Explore the regulation of the employment relationship in different institutional and national  contexts; 
  • Examine the ways in which employers, trade unions and the state influence industrial relations; 
  • Examine supranational influences on industrial relations, such as the  ILO and labour standards 
  • Examine the implications of European integration for industrial relations; 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • Understand, analyse and critically evaluate government policy and legal regulation and how these shape and impact on organisational and HR strategies and practices 
  • Understand, analyse and critically evaluate different theories and perspectives on employment relations 
  • Understand, analyse and critically evaluate the impact of local, national and global contexts shaping employment and industrial relations climates 
  • Understand, analyse and critically evaluate the role and functions of different parties to control and manage the employment relationship