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LB5306 - International Human Resource Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

This subject provides an overview of Human Resource Management (HRM) in an international perspective. The course covers a wide range of topics including the interaction between national cultures and management, the central role played by multinational corporations 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 International HRM, 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • An ability to understand HRM in a comparative perspective with an emphasis on the mediating role played by national cultures and institutions and new trends in global corporate governance;
  • The ability to analyse and 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 multi-national corporations;
  • The ability to ponder global labour issues and the impact of globalisation on labour organisations, industrial democracy, the international division of labour and labour standards;
  • An understanding of the challenges involved in managing a cross-cultural workforce and managing transnationally, including expatriate management and the conduct of organisational change and development in global business operations.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to place their research in a broader (preferably international)theoretical, practical and policy context.;
  • The ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students should have acquired the basic HR concepts included in LB5205 People in Organisations.

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (30% - 40%); group presentations (10% - 20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 55, Block
Census Date 21-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching 26-May-2012 to 10-Jun-2012 (Teaching over 3 weekends with exam scheduled on another weekend)
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (30% - 40%); group presentations (10% - 20%).

Townsville, Study Period 10, Block
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Non-standard start/end 16-Nov-2012 to 04-Jan-2013
Face to face teaching 16-Nov-2012 to 02-Dec-2012 (Fri 16/11 6pm-9pm, Sat 17/11 & Sun 18/11 9am-5pm AND Fri 30/11 6pm-9pm, Sat 1/12 & Sun 2/12 9am-5pm)
Coord/Lect: Dr Stephane Le Queux.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (30% - 40%); group presentations (10% - 20%).

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.