School of Business, Management and Economics

Emerging Issues in HRM and Ind Rels (N1085)

Emerging Issues in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Module N1085

Module details for 2011 cohort.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to emerging issues in the practice and theory of human resource management and industrial relations. It aims to keep students abreast with challenging and leading edge issues facing organisations in these topics and through detailed discussion of these, develop the practice of critical thinking. The content of the course will change as new challenges emerge, however lectures will initially include issues such as what combination of HRM practices produce effective performance, comparing managers across international spaces and the impact of high performance workplaces in the organisation. The course will therefore cover emerging in both human resource management and industrial relations.

Module learning outcomes

Recognise the key emerging issues associated to HRM and industrial relations

Explain and define what challenges they raise to our existing understanding of the literature and theory in this area

Identify and provide evidence from case studies and the practitioner literature of the existence of new management and organisational practices in HRM and industrial relations.

Unseen ExaminationMid Year Assessment75.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Group PresentationT1 Week 12 (20 minutes)100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn TeachingLECTURE1 hour111110111111
Autumn TeachingSEMINAR1 hour111110111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Andreas Kornelakis

Assess convenor, Convenor

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