Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

International Human Resource Management (HRM)

Module N1081

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to an analytical and critical approach to international aspects of HRM. Therefore, the module will examine inter alia: how power and politics are implicated in the internal dynamics of multinational corporations, how the "ideal worker" as construed by strategic IHRM practices informs the expectations from workers, and if corporate social responsibility can possibly suffice to ensure a fair employment relationship in the absence of a transnational regulator.

Module learning outcomes

Develop detailed knowledge informed by the core concepts, methodological tools, and debates in the field of international human resource management

Critically evaluate the core premises, heritage and methodological thrust of the culturalist approach to IHRM

Describe or comment upon current research/debates on the reasons behind and problems with international staffing and cross-border assignments

Unseen ExaminationSemester 2 Assessment75.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
ReportT2 Week 8 (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
Spring SemesterWorkshop2 hours11111111111
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour11111111111

How to read the week pattern

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

Dr Raphael Silberzahn

Assess convenor, Convenor

Dr Dmitrijs Kravcenko

Assess convenor, Convenor

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