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International Human Resource Management

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Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N12426

Semester: Spring

Convenor: Ziming Cai

Credits & Level: 10 Credits, Level 2

Pre-requisites: N11612 (Work and Society) AND N11613 (Organisational Behaviour) AND N12425 (Human Resource Management).

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: All Part I and II students with the required pre-requisites of N11612 (Work and Society), N11613 (Organisational Behaviour) and N12425 (Human Resource Management).

Delivery: 11 ninety-minute lectures and 2 sixty-minute tutorials

Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination (100%)

Exam Format:Answer TWO questions from SEVEN

Summary of Content This module aims to provide students with a critical understanding of the context, strategies, issues and key debates of International Human Resource Management (IHRM). Areas covered include: Globalization and HRM; HRM in Multinational Companies; HRM in emerging economies.

Aims To introduce students to the concepts and ideas of International Human Resource Management

Key Words: International Human Resource Management

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk
  • Leadership, management and development of people including the implications of the legal context
  • Leadership, management and development of organisations including the implications of the legal context
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values
  • Ability to recognise and address ethical dilemmas and corporate social responsibility issues, applying ethical and organisational values to situations and choices.
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • The ability to analyse facts and circumstances to determine the cause of a problem and identifying and selecting appropriate solutions
  • Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation
Professional practical skills
This module develops:
  • Self-analysis and awareness/sensitivity to diversity in terms of people and cultures. This includes a continuing appetitie for development.
  • People management, to include communications, team building, leadership and motivating others
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • Self-management and a readiness to accept responsibility and flexibility, to be resilient, self-starting and appropriately assertive, to plan, organise and manage time
  • Ability to work with people from a range of cultures

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