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Module Title LH International Human Resource Management
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 20565
Module Lead Dr Christina Niforou
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions BSc Business Mgt with Communications
BSc International Business with Communications
BSc International Business
BSc International Business with Language
BSc Business Management
BSc Business Management w/Placement
Contact Hours Tutorial-1 hours
Seminar-11 hours
Lecture-11 hours
Total: 23 hours
Description This module provides an introduction to international human resource management and locates this in a comparative context. It aims to help students understand the management of people in organisations operating across nations and cultures, from employee, management and business system perspectives. The module will: 1. Examine the origin and meaning of International Human Resource Management.
2. Examine key Contemporary HRM policies and practices, such as recruitment, selection, training and reward and performance management in MNCs and across different national business systems.
3. Provide informed up-to-date comment and analysis on the implications of local/regional/global issues in relation to the management of human resources in international organisations.
4. Identify and explain organisational impacts of international economic and business issues including social and political influences and legal requirements on HRM in MNCs.
5. Analyse the relevance of international employee mobility to global organisations and the appropriateness of various human resource strategies in the deployment of international personnel.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to:-
  • Analyse and evaluate contemporary organizations and their cross-border human resource strategies
  • Critically engage with how organizational and HR strategies are shaped by and developed in response to internal and external environmental factors
  • Understand, analyse and critically evaluate the impact of local, national and global contexts shaping employment and industrial relations practices.
  • Assess the role of country-of-origin and host-country effects in the formulation and implementation of HR policies
Assessment 20565-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 100% final examination (2 hours)
25% class assignment (essay of 2,500 words)
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 30463
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