HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY

IBU5HRM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The aim of this subject is to provide a systematic framework within which to explore the complexities of managing people in a global business context. There will be four levels of examination of the subject; these are environmental, organizational, strategic and operational. Students will be exposed to both international and domestic human resource management dimensions and will focus on issues facing a range of organizations that operate in the international environment. On completion of this subject students should have a general understanding of the role of strategic international human resource management in the success of multinational enterprises.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUA4SHR

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions The Department of Management has an expectation of 80% attendance to lectures. The University reserves the right to offer this subject in other modes including seminars, lectures, and block mode or modes using electronic technologies. When offered in different modes, assessment schemes may also be varied.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTo be AnnouncedPrescribedTBATBA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the role of strategic international human resources management (IHRM) in the success of a global organisation.

Activities:
Lecture, Seminar discussion, Case studies, Class presentation and group report, Case Study Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Examine the environmental context that Human Resource Management (HRM) operates within multinational enterprises

Activities:
Lecture, Seminar discussion, Case studies, Class presentation and group report, Case Study Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Compare and contrast similarities and differences in HRM policies and practices in the international sector

Activities:
Lecture, Seminar discussion, Case studies, Class presentation and group report, Case Study Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Critically evaluate the HRM literature from a global perspective

Activities:
Lecture, Seminar discussion, Case studies, Class presentation and group report, Case Study Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Propose recommendations for managing people in an international context and identify IHRM issues that might lend themselves to different methods of management.

Activities:
Lecture, Seminar discussion, Case studies, Class presentation and group report, Case Study Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Room capacity at City Campus Priority given to students enrolled in a course at the City Campus, then by order of application.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on any day including weekend at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word individual assignment (critical analysis)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One group presentation and report5 mins/student for presentation, report 500 words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual case study40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

City Campus, 2018, Week 36-40, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Room capacity at City Campus Priority given to students enrolled in a course at the City Campus, then by order of application.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 37 - 39
Three 7.0 hours block mode every two weeks on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake online learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word individual assignment (critical analysis)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One group presentation and report5 mins/student for presentation, report 500 words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual case study40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word individual assignment (critical analysis)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One group presentation and report5 mins/student for presentation, report 500 words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual case study40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word individual assignment (critical analysis)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One group presentation and report5 mins/student for presentation, report 500 words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual case study40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 42
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word individual assignment (critical analysis)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One group presentation and report5 mins/student for presentation, report 500 words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual case study40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 08
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 08 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word individual assignment (critical analysis)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One group presentation and report5 mins/student for presentation, report 500 words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual case study40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 18 - 24
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 24 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word individual assignment (critical analysis)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One group presentation and report5 mins/student for presentation, report 500 words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual case study40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word individual assignment (critical analysis)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One group presentation and report5 mins/student for presentation, report 500 words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual case study40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word individual assignment (critical analysis)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One group presentation and report5 mins/student for presentation, report 500 words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual case study40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 46
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word individual assignment (critical analysis)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One group presentation and report5 mins/student for presentation, report 500 words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual case study40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Vietnam, 2018, Week 33-36, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 33 - 35
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word individual assignment (critical analysis)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One group presentation and report5 mins/student for presentation, report 500 words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual case study40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05