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MGMT8011 - International HRM

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Title:International HRM
Long Title:International HRM
Module Code:MGMT8011
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CAROLINE O REILLY
Module Author: Antoinette Hogan
Module Description: This module will provide the learner with an understanding of moving a company's Human Resources (HR) practices into the international arena. It will provide the student with a comprehensive and critical knowledge in human resources management theory and its application in different countries and cultural contexts.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply the strategic issues involved in the management of human resources in an international context.
LO2 Critically evaluate different international perspectives and country cultural contexts on Human Resources Management (HRM).
LO3 Discuss the impact of organisational design on the internationalisation of the Human Resources function.
LO4 Appraise the challenges of corporate social responsibility and its relationship to international human resources management.
LO5 Critique the repatriation programmes available for international firms.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Purpose and Scope of HRM
Strategic framework for HRM, International HRM, changing role of the HRM function.
Culture Change Management
Culture and HRM, exporting company cultures, managing culture.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Contribution of CSR to HRM, integration into the HR function, reporting corporate social responsibiltiy issues.
Recruitment, Managing and Developing People
Recruitment and selection, learning styles in an international context, performance management and rewards, expatriate performance, expatriate pay and repatriation of staff.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Students will be requested to present on the strategic impact of internationalisation on the human resources management function. 1,2,3 30.0 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Learning 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Tutorial Learning 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent Study and Reading 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Directed Learning 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Lecture Class Based Instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Harzing, A., Pinnington, A. 2014, International Human Resource Management, 4th Ed., Sage Publications [ISBN: 9781446267301]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Reiche, S., Stahl, G.K. 2012, Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management, Routledge [ISBN: 9780415892964]
  • Stahl, G.K., Bjorkman, I., Morriss, S. 2012, Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management, 2nd Ed., Edward Elgar Publishing [ISBN: 9781849809184]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBUSS_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 2 Elective
CR_BBADM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business Administration 2 Elective
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 8 Elective

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