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.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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City Campus, 2014, Semester 2, Night


Online enrolmentYes

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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

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.


Assessment elementComments%
Critiically evaluate research articles on international employment relations40
Group case study report (1500-2000 words per student, 3-4 students per group)30
One two-hour in-class test30