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WORK3201: International Human Resource Management

This unit considers the opportunities and challenges associated with managing employees in international and cross-cultural contexts, with specific emphasis on international recruitment, selection, preparation, placement, management development, performance management, reward and remuneration in the international, multi-national and trans-national corporation. Within the context of global labour markets, the unit considers the implications of internationalisation and globalisation for human resource management (HRM), the difference between domestic and international HRM, and the challenges of cross-cultural management. This unit provides students with a theoretical understanding of IHRM and cross-cultural management, as well as a practical understanding of the issues and challenges associated with managing employees in international, global and cross-cultural contexts.

Code WORK3201
Academic unit Work and Organisational Studies
Credit points 6
Completion of at least 48 credit points
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. explain the economic, social, cultural and political context of international human resource management
  • LO2. draw upon existing and new knowledge to identify and evaluate relevant issues in managing employees in an international environment
  • LO3. apply relevant processes in managing employees in an international environment
  • LO4. demonstrate evidence through readiness assurance tests and team application exercises of respectful, ethical and professional behaviour in diverse settings.