Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 3-hour seminar fortnightly
Enrolment not permitted
BUSN3013 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic provides students with an introduction to issues in, and strategies for, managing the workforce in international business operations. It extends basic principles in Human Resource Management (HRM) to the international business arena, and examines HRM issues that are distinctive features of global, transnational and multidomestic business operations. Areas covered include: international HRM planning and staffing; international recruitment and selection; staff training and development; expatriation and repatriation; international employment relations; managing multicultural teams; managing diversity; performance appraisal; compensation; HRM issues in international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.

Educational aims

This topic aims to introduce students to issues in, and strategies for, managing the workforce in international business operations. Much of the topic is based on international business case studies and International Human Resource Management (IHRM) theory, research and practice, and involves a high level of student participation.

Students will be expected to develop an understanding of:

  • IHRM vs. domestic HRM
  • International HRM planning, staffing and organisational structure
  • International recruitment and selection
  • Staff training and development
  • Expatriation and repatriation
  • Performance appraisal and compensation
  • International employment relations
  • Managing multicultural teams
  • Managing diversity
  • HRM issues in international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the issues in relation to international HRM and domestic HRM
  2. Analyse and report on the IHRM components of contemporary business operations including IHRM planning, recruitment, staff training and development
  3. Investigate and critically analyse IHRM theory and research
  4. Discuss international employment relations and problems in managing multicultural teams
  5. Analyse international business cases, with particular emphasis on IHRM elements

Key dates and timetable

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