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Issues in International HRM

Module code: HRMG 3015

Module description

The module introduces the principal issues underlying international and comparative human resource management (IHRM) in a global context. With 'globalisation' and spread of multinational corporations (MNCs), appropriate strategies for managing human resources have become critical to competition between the MNCs.

The module examines the role and impact of different national contexts on the changing nature of human resource management and the issue of 'transfer' of HRM practices from one country to another and other managerial issues within the MNCs. Major economies such as US, Germany, China and India are covered. The practical focus is on the systems of recruitment, remuneration, training, corporate social responsibility and the management of diversity as key human resource functions.

Learning outcomes include an ability to demonstrate an awareness of the nature of the employment relationship in different national contexts; an ability to examine international perspectives on HRM in a critical manner; and an awareness of the processes involved in construction international HRM strategies and policies in MNCs.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures/Seminars: 33 hours


  • Essay: 50%
  • Group presentation: 50%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books