This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23No such Code for pgprog: N1KM14
Department: Management and Marketing
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (EBS)
||Not available in 2021/22
Excluded Combination of Modules
- To make students deeply aware of the role of national culture in shaping business practices and organisational behaviour.
- To provide students with the specialised knowledge and tools required to analyse differences across cultures in organisational behaviour and management practices.
- To provide students with the advanced knowledge and skills needed in order to maximise the performance of a multi-cultural workforce.
- To provide students with the in-depth knowledge needed to successfully manage ex-patriation and re-patriation.
- To provide students with knowledge, awareness and skills that will enable them to maximise their own probabilities of success in a complex, multi-cultural business environment.
- The internationalisation of business and the increasingly multi-cultural nature of the workforce.
- Elaboration on the concept of culture.
- National culture and models of national culture.
- What is the evidence for national cultural convergence.
- National culture and economic performance.
- National cultural clusters and their characteristic management approaches.
- The effects of national culture on business practices and management approaches with special emphasis on leadership, work motivation and teamwork.
- Advantages and disadvantages of a multi-cultural workforce.
- Ex-patriation and re-patriation: problems and remedies.
- By the end of the module students will, from both an analytical and a managerial perspective:
- Have a critical appreciation of the use of appropriate leader behaviours according to the national cultural composition of the workforce.
- Have advanced knowledge and understanding of the key factors involved in designing human resource management systems according to the characteristics of the national culture in which they will be applied.
- Have a critical appreciation of how to exploit the advantages and minimise the disadvantages of a multi-cultural workforce.
- Have a critical awareness of strategies to minimise the problems inherent in ex-patriation and re-patriation.
- By the end of the module students will:
- Be able to analyse national cultures using the most validated models of national culture.
Written communication; planning, organising and time management; problem solving and analysis; using initiative; computer literacy.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Learning outcomes will be met through a combination of lectures, groupwork, case studies and discussion, supported by guided reading. The summative assignments are based on the analysis of case studies to test students' understanding of relevant concepts and their ability to apply and interpret what they have learned in specific business contexts.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
|Workshops (a combination of lectures, case studies, videos, in-class exercises and discussions)
|Preparation and reading
|Component: Written assignment
||Component Weighting: 70%
||Length / duration
|Report on a case study
||2500 words maximum
|Component: Written exercise
||Component Weighting: 30%
||Length / duration
|Written exercise requiring short questions to be answered on a case study
||1000 words approx. in total
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University