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Module Title LM International Perspectives on Industrial Relations
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 18979
Module Lead Dr Andrew Hodder
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
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Restrictions Compulsory for MSc HRM
Contact Hours Lecture-0 hours
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Work based learning-0 hours
Guided independent study-0 hours
Placement-0 hours
Year Abroad-0 hours
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Description

This module explores issues of regulation of the employment relationship. The role of the state, employers and trade unions in industrial relations systems are central to the module. Comparisons will be made across different institutional and national contexts. Contemporary industrial relations issues will be addressed, which may include supranational influences such as the ILO and labour standards.

Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand, analyse and critically evaluate government policy and legal regulation and how these shape and impact on organisational and HR strategies and practices
  • Understand, analyse and critically evaluate different theories and perspectives on employment relations
  • Understand, analyse and critically evaluate the impact of local, national and global contexts shaping employment and industrial relations climates
  • Understand, analyse and critically evaluate the role and functions of different parties to control and manage the employment relationship
Assessment 18979-01 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (70%)
18979-03 : Class Test : Class Test (30%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 2 hour exam (70%) and 1 hour class test (30%) Reassessment: 2 hour exam (100%)
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