International and Comparative Human Resource Management
Module Code: 7BSP 1025
Module Leader: Dr Moira Calveley
University of Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Business School
1 Module Guide for International and Comparative Human Resource Management
Module Title: International and Comparative Human Resource Management HRM (Int/Comp HRM) Module code: 7BSP 1025
Level of Study: M
Credit Points: 15
Academic Year: 2013/14
Department (responsible for this module) Management, Leadership and Organisation
The module leader:
Dr Moira Calveley
M245, de Havilland Campus
Tuesday 10.00 – 11.00
Friday 10.00 – 11.00
Dr Natalia Rocha Lawton
M330, de Havilland Campus
Dr David Allsop
M245, de Havilland Campus
Day and Time of Lecture and seminars
Lecture: Tuesday 11.00 – 12.00 N110
Seminars: Tuesday 12.00 – 13.00 M139
15.00 – 16.00 M133
16.00 – 17.00 M133
Brief description of the module and the module aims
The module will critically explore the management of people from an international perspective, analysing the complex human resource and employment strategies and policies that organisations pursue in the context of globalisation. Students will be encouraged to evaluate and debate issues in contemporary international HRM which is recognised as a field of study and a professional area of work.
Learning outcomes of this module
Knowledge and Understanding
By the end of this module, successful students will typically have gained a knowledge and understanding of: contemporary developments in the field of IHRM and the influence of change on IHRM policy and practice; the importance of managing cultural diversity for international organisations; the strategic importance of IHRM and its policy role in ensuring the organisation’s effective adaptation to different international contextual settings; the impact of economic, technological, political, environmental and social pressures on IHRM.
Skills and Attributes
By the end of this module, successful students will typically be able to; demonstrate the ability to critically analyse and evaluate the reality of complex IHRM and employment relations issues from a variety of perspectives; demonstrate the ability to relate theory to practice;
demonstrate the ability to evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of selected national HR/ employment relations systems; demonstrate the ability to undertake systematic management research as required by module assessments and in-module participation, synthesise information and reference appropriately; communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
demonstrate the ability to use initiative and independence in study and application.
Format of Delivery
There is one lecture (1 hour) and one seminar (1 hour) per week.
4 How StudyNet will be used to support this module
StudyNet will be used for providing lecture notes and other materials relating to each session. These will be accessible prior to each lecture. StudyNet will be used for all communication on the module. Additional reading and links to journal articles will be put in the ‘Additional Reading’ folder under ‘Teaching Resources’. You should consult this folder on a regular basis as the readin supports your module.
Teaching methods used on this module
The module will use a variety of teaching methods which include lectures, seminars and workshops. A feature of the module is the emphasis placed upon student presented seminars. Students are expected to participate fully in the module. Prior to each session, they are expected to familiarise...
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