INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

MGT5IER

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores the changing nature of employment relationships in the context of internationalisation and globalisation. Using comparative employment relations methodology we explore labour market developments, international trade unionism, the role of international institutions, recent developments in international business and the changing nature of work. We compare employment relations structures and processes in a range of countries including from Europe and Asia. We also explore developments in particular industries that have an international focus.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUA5IER

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTBDPrescribedTBDTBD

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the problems and challenges involved in international employment relations (IER).

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around international employment relations. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

02. Explain the main theoretical perspectives in IER.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around international employment relations. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

03. Explain how global, national and local factors influence international employment relations.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around international employment relations. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

04. Compare and contrast employment relations practices in different countries.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around international employment relations. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

05. Apply IER theory and research to practical organisation problems and challenges.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around international employment relations. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x Individual Assignment (1500 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One x Individual Assignment (2000 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One x 2-hour test30 01, 02, 03, 04

Vietnam, 2018, Week 40-47, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 40 - 47
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 40 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x Individual Assignment (1500 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One x Individual Assignment (2000 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One x 2-hour test30 01, 02, 03, 04