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LB5306 - International Human Resource Management

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 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.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students should have acquired the basic HR concepts included in LB5205 People in Organisations.

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 10
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Non-standard start/end 07-Nov-2014 to 09-Jan-2015
Face to face teaching 07-Nov-2014 to 30-Nov-2014 (Fri 7/11 6pm-9pm, Sat 8/11 & Sun 9/11 9am-5pm AND Fri 28/11 6pm-9pm, Sat 29/11 & Sun 30/11 9am-5pm)
Coord/Lect: Dr Stephane Le Queux.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (30%); group presentations (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Adrian Kuah.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (30%); group presentations (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Lecturer: Dr Lisa Tombalakian.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (30%); group presentations (20%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (30%); group presentations (20%).

JCU Singapore, Block, Study Period 57
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Face to face teaching 08-Nov-2014 to 22-Nov-2014 (8/11, 11/11, 13/11, 16/11, 18/11, 20/11, 22/11, Exam 30/11)
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Lecturer: Dr Lisa Tombalakian.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (30%); group presentations (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.