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This subject will examine the challenge of managing a global workforce in an international setting. The relationships between the external environment, organisational factors, and international HRM strategies and practices will be studied from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. The key issues considered will be cultural diversity in global business; international recruitment and selection; international performance management; training and development for global workforces; international compensation and international comparison of labour relations.
Intended learning outcomes
Identify changes in international human resource management practice
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Problem solving and critical thinking skills, which should be developed through group discussion and major project work;
- Communication skills and collaborative learning, which should be developed through group work and oral presentations in class;
- Application of theory to practice, which should be enhanced by analysing case studies;
- Synthesis of information, which should be fostered by evaluating international HRM strategies and practices; and
- Research, both in terms of accessing the appropriate material and analysing this information.
Last updated: 6 December 2019