INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

MGT5IER

2015

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-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the applicability of different theoretical approaches to practical international employment relations 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:
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Critiically evaluate research articles on international employment relations

Activities:
Assessment tasks constructed to enable students to develop expertise and skills in critically evaluating research and theory in this area.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

03. Demonstrate awareness and knowledge of different theoretical perspectives on 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:
Writing (Writing)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Demonstrate theoretical understanding by outlining, explaining and critically discussing key concepts and ideas in the international employment relations research literature

Activities:
Assessment tasks constructed to enable students to develop expertise and skills in critically evaluating research and theory in this area.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2015, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Teaching rooms in city campus limited to 30 persons Order of application

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

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*
Critiically evaluate research articles on international employment relations40 01, 02, 03, 04
Group case study report (1500-2000 words per student, 3-4 students per group)30 01, 02, 03, 04
One two-hour in-class test30 01, 02, 03, 04