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Module Title LH International Employment Relations
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Management
Module Code 07 31996
Module Lead Trevor de Middelaer
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Description The course analyses key issues in employment relations. These include new management approaches, the decline of unions, the increase in workforce diversity, and the role of management and labour law in shaping employment relations. The module focuses on the impact of these issues in the UK, and the role of these issues in shaping ER in EU countries, the USA and Asia.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module, students should be able to:
  • develop a sophisticated understanding of the main changes in employment relations over the last 20 years and the nature and degree of these changes which vary according to national context
  • critically analyse the main conceptual issues underlying employment relations, including issues of worker participation and industrial disputes
  • critically evaluate channels of management-worker interaction, including decentralised collective bargaining and developments in ‘employee voice’
Assessment 31996-01 : Coursework : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 4,000 word individual assignment (100%)
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