HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY

IBU5HRM

2016

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. Students will explore both international and domestic human resource management dimensions, and focus on issues facing a range of organisations that operate in the international environment. On completion of this subject, you 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.

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInternational Human Resource Management 4/EPrescribedHarzing, A-W. and Pinnington, A.H. (Eds) 2015 Sage

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, In-class test or 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, In-class test or 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, In-class test or 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, In-class test or 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, In-class test or 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, 2016, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size40

Enrolment information City space constraint

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,500-word individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
one group presentation and report20 01, 02, 03, 04
one 1.5 hour in-class test40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

City Campus, 2016, Week 36-40, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size40

Enrolment information City space constraint

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 36 - 37
One 3.0 hours block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,500-word individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
one group presentation and report20 01, 02, 03, 04
one 1.5 hour in-class test40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,500-word individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
one group presentation and report20 01, 02, 03, 04
one 1.5 hour in-class test40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,500-word individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
one group presentation and report20 01, 02, 03, 04
one 1.5 hour in-class test40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2016, Online StudyPeriod 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 36 - 42
One 2.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend from week 36 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Problem Based Learning Week: 36 - 42
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 36 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,500-word individual assignment040 01, 02, 03, 04
one group presentation and report020 01, 02, 03, 04
one individual Case Study Report (2,500 words)040 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Vietnam, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,500-word individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
one group presentation and report20 01, 02, 03, 04
one 1.5 hour in-class test40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05