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BX3152 - Managing a Global Workforce

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject provides an overview of Human Resource Management (HRM) in a global context. It covers a wide range of topics including the interface between national cultures and management of global/multinational and transnational/international corporations; the central role played by such corporations in the context of global labour markets and workforces; and HRM functions at play in a globalising business context. In addressing these topics, special attention is given to specific as well as emerging areas of practice, research and debate in the international HRM paradigm, such as: the impact of business structure and home/host-country institutions and culture; private regulation and corporate social responsibility; global labour issues and international regulatory frameworks; global management skills and the challenges posed by expatriate management. While this subject focuses on the complex task of managing globally, it also sheds a light on current and prospective issues surrounding global governance and best business practice in a global environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically assess strategic HRM in the light of overall business structure and governance, with a focus on best practices and innovative HRM initiatives developed by multinational corporations;
  • explain global labour issues and the impact of globalisation on labour organisations, industrial democracy, the international division of labour and labour standards;
  • appraise the challenges involved in managing a cross-cultural workforce and managing trans-nationally, including expatriate management and the conduct of organisational change and development in global business operations;
  • evaluate HRM from a comparative perspective with an emphasis on the mediating role played by national cultures and institutions and new trends in global corporate governance.
Prerequisites: 18CP OF SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BX3052

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Caroline Wong
Lecturer: Mr Paul McGrath.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (30%); mid-semester test (30%); case study (40%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Caroline Wong
Lecturer: Mr Paul McGrath.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: presentations (30%); mid-semester test (30%); case study (40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Caroline Wong
Lecturers: Mr Sandy Whyte, Mr Paul McGrath.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (30%); mid-semester test (30%); case study (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Caroline Wong.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (30%); mid-semester test (30%); case study (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Caroline Wong.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (30%); mid-semester test (30%); case study (40%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Jane Oorschot, Dr Caroline Wong
Lecturer: Mr Max Boudan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (30%); mid-semester test (30%); case study (40%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Mr Paul McGrath, Dr Caroline Wong
Lecturer: Mr Max Boudan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (30%); mid-semester test (30%); case study (40%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coordinator: Mr Paul McGrath, Dr Caroline Wong
Lecturer: Mr Luke Spiller.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (30%); mid-semester test (30%); case study (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.