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WORK3208: Globalisation, Work and Employment

This unit of study examines the way in which the internationalisation of economic activities impacts on the nature of employment jobs and regulation across different countries and regions It considers how economic development in different countries has contributed to the growth of particular employment arrangements It focuses in particular on the country specific interplay between economics politics and society which has contributed to the development of particular employment regulatory regimes Further it maps economic changes on a global scale identifying international economic forces agents and political arrangements and seeks to highlight pressures and tensions on employment arrangements that result from these global interactions.

Code WORK3208
Academic unit Work and Organisational Studies
Credit points 6
Completion of at least 48 credit points
Assumed knowledge:
WORK1003 and (WORK1004 or WORK2201)

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate an understanding of the factors which influence national and international systems of industrial relations.
  • LO2. Critically assess the various theories of international and comparative industrial relations and apply these to the countries examined during the Unit.
  • LO3. Communicate to others the key features and issues of industrial relations of the countries that you have studied.
  • LO4. Collaborate positively with other members of the class in discussions.
  • LO5. Apply an understanding of the concept of human rights in the workplace.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.