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This subject provides an alternative view of the globalised workplace. It examines why conflict occurs in the workplace and how conflict is managed by different agencies, such as the state, employers and unions. It attempts to identify and explain the manifestation of workplace conflict around the world, analysing how employment systems have evolved and how different nations deal with the same problems. Countries that may be studied include the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan and Hong Kong. Issues that may be considered include refugees and child labour.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain and critically evaluate major issues of workplace conflict in the global workplace.
- Analyse the main theories and evidence related to these issues.
- Suggest policies that might be put into place to help solve problems related to these issues.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following skills:
- Problem solving and critical thinking skills, which should be developed through seminar discussion and individual research;
- Communication skills and collaborative learning, which should be developed through oral presentations;
- The ability to apply theory to practice, which should be enhanced by developing policies to solve issue-related problems;
- Synthesis and evaluation of information, which should be fostered by adopting both pragmatic and critical approaches towards policy development.
Last updated: 15 July 2020