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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-ordinatorAlice Li

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesClass lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around international employment relations. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsBUA5IER

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse the problems and challenges involved in international employment relations (IER).
02. Explain the main theoretical perspectives in IER.
03. Explain how global, national and local factors influence international employment relations.
04. Compare and contrast employment relations practices in different countries.
05. Apply IER theory and research to practical organisation problems and challenges.

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