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Globalisation challenges managers and employees to grapple with complex issues as they seek to gain competitiveness. This subject will provide an examination of international human resource management (HRM), particularly firm-level human resource strategies in the international competitive environment. The relationships between the external environment, organisational factors, and international HRM strategies and practices will be studied from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The subject will include topics such as strategic issues for international HRM, HRM in a variety of international organisational forms, cross-cultural issues, and expatriate management.
Intended learning outcomes
- Be able to have an understanding of theoretical discussion about international human resource management (HRM) issues
- Be able to analyse and evaluate the body of empirical research conducted on international human resource management matters
- Be aware of the changing international human resource management practice under the globalization process and be capable of formulating research exercises in these topics
High level of development: oral communication; written communication; problem solving; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas.
Moderate level of development: collaborative learning; team work; statistical reasoning; use of computer software.
Last updated: 5 August 2020