2014 Unit of Study

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International Human Resource Management
UoS Code WORK2217
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites 40 credit points worth of units of study including either (WORK1003 or WORK1001) OR (IBUS2101 or IBUS2001)
Prohibitions WORK2017
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week
Assessment tutorial participation (15%), tutorial facilitation (15%), short essay (15%), major assignment (35%), and exam (20%)
Description This unit considers the opportunities and challenges associated with managing employees in international and cross-cultural contexts, with specific emphasis on international recruitment, selection, preparation, placement, management development, performance management, reward and remuneration in the international, multi-national and trans-national corporation. Within the context of global labour markets, the unit considers the implications of internationalisation and globalisation for human resource management (HRM), the difference between domestic and international HRM, and the challenges of cross-cultural management. This unit will provide students with a theoretical understanding of IHRM and cross-cultural management, as well as a practical understanding of the issues and challenges associated with managing employees in international, global and cross-cultural contexts.