INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

MGT3IHR

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The phenomena of internationalisation and globalisation have substantial implications for the human resource management of organisations. In addition to broad strategic concerns, issues such as understanding and appreciating differences between local environments and international staff placement are complex and have far-reaching implications. Even organisations that choose not to operate across national boundaries are affected directly by internationalisation and globalisation. This subject builds on the knowledge acquired in the 'Human Resource Management' subject and applies it in an international context. Both theoretical and applied approaches are used. It is hoped that students will thereby gain an understanding of the strategies and policies available to organisations in this increasingly important area.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlice Li

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MGT2HRM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MGT2IHR

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInternational human resource managementPrescribedDowling, P.J., Festing, M. & Engle, A. (2013)6th Edition. Cengage

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise the important role of international human resource management (HRM) in multinational organisations

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorial, Final examination, Journal article analysis, Group presentation and written assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

02. Explain the increased recognition of international HRM and the objectives and purposes of international HRM

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorial, Final examination, Journal article analysis, Group presentation and written assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

03. Critically analyse the dynamic nature of national context and its impact on the management of people in organisations

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorial, Final examination, Journal article analysis, Group presentation and written assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

04. Define a strategic approach to international HRM

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorial, Final examination, Journal article analysis, Group presentation and written assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

05. Compare and contrast theoretical and applied approaches to international HRM

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorial, Final examination, Journal article analysis, Group presentation and written assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlice Li

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour final examination50 01, 03, 05
One group research and presentation500 words and 5 minutes per student20 02, 03, 05
One individual critical analysis1,000 words30 01, 04, 05

France, 2016, Week 37-52, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlice Li

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 52
One 3.0 days lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour final examination50 01, 03, 05
One group research and presentation500 words and 5 minutes per student20 02, 03, 05
One individual critical analysis1,000 words30 01, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlice Li

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour final examination50 01, 03, 05
One group research and presentation500 words and 5 minutes per student20 02, 03, 05
One individual critical analysis1,000 words30 01, 04, 05

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlice Li

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture 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-hour final examination50 01, 03, 05
One group research and presentation500 words and 5 minutes per student20 02, 03, 05
One individual critical analysis1,000 words30 01, 04, 05

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlice Li

Class requirements

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour final examination50 01, 03, 05
One group research and presentation500 words and 5 minutes per student20 02, 03, 05
One individual critical analysis1,000 words30 01, 04, 05