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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Enables the student to effectively conduct the management of diverse human resources, particularly in
the international employment relations context. Fosters an understanding of International HRM as well as
HRM practices in other countries.

Unit content

Topic 1 An introduction to international human resource management
Topic 2 The organisational context
Topic 3 Staffing international operations for sustained global growth
Topic 4 Recruiting and selecting staff for international assignments
Topic 5 International training and development
Topic 6 International compensation
Topic 7 Re-entry and career issues
Topic 8 IHRM in the host country context
Topic 9 International industrial relations
Topic 10 Performance management
Topic 11 International human resource management: A case study of China
Topic 12 Trends in international human resource management

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify the range of HRM practices in an international context
2 examine the challenges in implementing HRM practices in an international context
3 develop management solutions to implementing HRM practices in an international context
4 research HRM practices in the context of at least two countries
5 compare the HRM practices in the context of at least two countries.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the range of HRM practices in an international context
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    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  2. examine the challenges in implementing HRM practices in an international context
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    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  3. develop management solutions to implementing HRM practices in an international context
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  4. research HRM practices in the context of at least two countries
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  5. compare the HRM practices in the context of at least two countries.
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    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • Dowling, PJ, Festing, M & Engle, AD, 2008, International Human Resource Management, 5th edn, Thomson, Melbourne Australia. ISBN: 978-0-17-013701-0.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.