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BX3152 - Managing a Global Workforce

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

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: BX2051 AND 18CP OF SUBJECTS

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce, Dr Stephane Le Queux
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman, Dr Stephane Le Queux.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (30%); mid-semester test (20%); case study analysis (individual) (50%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman, Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: presentations (30%); mid-semester test (20%); case study analysis (individual) (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce, Dr Stephane Le Queux.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (30%); mid-semester test (20%); case study analysis (individual) (50%).

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.